Too Far, Too Fast

Too Far, Too Fast

The S&P 500 has now logged a nearly vertical climb of 11.6% in just 17 sessions. The stochastics have entered overbought territory, currently scraping the top of the range (not unusual when the underlying index keeps setting new highs). In both distance and duration this recent up-move is above-average for the S&P 500. There is → Read More

The Power of Blockbuster Products

The Power of Blockbuster Products

Try to imagine being “in the shoes” of Dr. John Lechleiter, CEO of the venerable pharmacy company Eli Lilly (LLY). Of the world’s top three “blockbuster drugs” that are due to lose their patent protection in 2013, Eli Lilly has two of them: 1. Cymbalta:  Although Lilly did manage to successfully manage a six month → Read More

Transformative Innovation

Transformative Innovation

What transformative development that each of us takes very much for granted involved each of these seemingly non-correlated elements: 1)  Novel vision 2)  Determination to overcome these seemingly insurmountable obstacles: Bureaucracy Differences between New York and Chicago Railroad inertia (later in its history) 3)  A synergy of new technology 4)  Smoking Stumped? I imagine that → Read More

Are The Widows And Orphans In Yet?

As much as I’d like to see a sell off in the market – just to get some volatility back; and as much as I think the $SPX is ready for at least a slight pullback just based on the chart…. …and with the SPX reaching both the high-end of this uptrend channel and overhead → Read More

Bullish But Cautious

We continue to move higher and I continue to be bullish. We are currently at a key resistance level in the Compq and we are testing the closing high from October 2007 at 2834. We are also about 29 points away from the trading high at 2862 in that index. The levels that we need → Read More

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