Growth Concerns

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The market seems stuck in a range, not selling off and not rallying. The stall has come as a host of concerns weight on investors; Greece, China, and probably most heavily whether the Fed will start raising rates. There have been glimmers of hope and with nowhere else to put your money, the market continues Read more…

Dollar Factor

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Earning season has been a little weaker on top-line revenue and growth, the GDP headline came in a little weaker than expected (but strong consumer growth), and the FOMC statement remained “data dependent” and rather dovish. The one factor that is not getting the headlines and is impacting the market is the dollar. Dollar Factor Read more…

GDP Good or Bad?

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The market had a good bounce off the lows and the “Dovish” FOMC statement certainly left many guessing if the Fed would raise rates in September. Today the GDP will not just give us an idea of the health or weakness of the economy, it will reaffirm to many market participants as to whether the Read more…

Tech Bubble?

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While we wait for the FOMC statement this afternoon, which may bring some volatility to the market as analyst try to read the tea leaves, it is the tech sector that is bringing some volatility to the market. Are we in a semi-tech bubble? Tech Bubble? I was a market maker during the dot.com boom Read more…

SEPTEMBER RATE HIKE?

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The pre-market futures are showing a bounce after the recent sell-off. No doubt the major indices are now down at precarious levels that are either signaling a “buy the dip” or “sell into the correction”. Ironically the market has reached this pivotal level at the start of the FOMC meeting. SEPTEMBER RATE HIKE? The general Read more…

China, FOMC, Dollar?

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The Chinese market took it on the chin and was down 8.5%, the most in years. That is trickling over into the European markets and we are seeing the pre-market futures in the U.S. under pressure. Last week the US markets closed lower with no late rally. This morning will certainly be a test of Read more…

July Review

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I am finally back from a much needed break with the family. My time has been divided with our new Lendacy.com business, expanding and migrating our trading operation, and of course my absence dealing with family issues. With batteries renewed – we meet the second half of the year with vigor and tenacity. July Review Read more…

Greek Crisis ?

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I apologize for not keeping up with the Market Preview recently. Between expanding and working on our new business www.lendacy.com, working on our new site and content, and focusing on business – I have not allocated the proper time to write the daily market preview. Additionally, dealing with family issues this year has forced me Read more…

Buy the Bounce?

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The market pulled back yesterday to those support areas and looking at this morning’s pre-market futures it looks like we are going to bounce and rally back. This rinse and repeat scenario can lead us into a false sense of security, in which we expect to buy every dip to ride the market higher. Buy Read more…

Market Tremors?

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It has been a while and I apologize for not keeping up with the Market Preview. There are many changes in the works and my time has been focused on launching our Lendacy business. There has not been any a significant change in the economic or market conditions and the nuances in the Fed positioning Read more…

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