Did Bernanke Mean: “Let Them Eat Cake!”?

http://www.examiner.com/article/did-bernanke-mean-let-them-eat-cake Did Bernanke mean: “Let them eat cake!”? BY: THOMAS PETTY Can you remember back to a day when your parents made a big decision that drastically complicated your life — a decision that made no sense to you and totally frustrated you? You were still trying hard to adjust to that decision when, from out of the blue, your → Read More

Be Prepared

For the benefit of new subscribers, and to reinforce what I’ve covered in recent newsletters, I want to quickly go over a few things. The focus of this newsletter is not only to provide you with numerous high probability trade candidates each month, but to also educate and continuously reinforce how to actively trade in → Read More

IWM Showing Strength

Strong buying came into the Russell 2000 yesterday. Volume on the IWM increased 212% from the previous day, 106% above the recent average. IWM’s lower highs and lower lows since September have formed a tight channel. The IWM has pulled back to the 38.2% Fibonacci level, meaning it has retraced 38% of its gains since → Read More

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The market has been retreating, and some analysts and websites are predicting a more substantial down-move. An election that may accelerate or change the direction of the country is days away. A “storm of the century” is heading towards the east coast. There is a full moon today, adding perhaps the final ingredient to the → Read More

EEM Is An Emerging ETF

Stocks that have disappointed with their earnings announcement have taken it hard. However, the rest of the market, the stocks that either haven’t announced earnings or presented acceptable results, have been holding up. I’m typing this on Thursday night, and Apple just announced earnings that didn’t meet expectations. Amazon and Deckers are getting hit after → Read More

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

Is another of those large October market drops underway? The S&P 500’s chart looks like one has taken hold, and if you have been reading Marketwatch.com you are likely to believe this is 1987 again.Yes, the S&P 500 closed solidly below the 50-day moving average. Yes, last Friday’s volume was well above average (did I → Read More

Several Sector ETFs Are Showing Strength

OIH has moved up a percent or so since I pointed out the tight trading range it was in last week: XLB, the basic materials ETF, is also showing strength, a good sign for those looking for an upturn in the economy. What I don’t like is the weakness in the overall market. The SPY → Read More

Sectors Showing Strength

This week something like 27% of the S&P 500 report earnings. In the past week, I read numerous warnings that earnings will be below expectations. The S&P 500 pulled back 3% over the past six days, threatening to penetrate its 50-day moving average. But what a difference a day makes. Yet once again, news comes → Read More

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