Thanksgiving Tips

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Today’s market should be fairly quiet as people travel (or try to), do last minute food shopping and prepare for visitors. Perhaps we can forget about all the machinations, headaches and silliness of economics and politics just for a bit and be thankful for our friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Tips! I was going Read more…

Fed Governor’s View

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Yesterday’s hype about the big “Deal” with Iran, which initially jolted markets higher around the world, faded by the late afternoon. By evening only a few cable networks were still pumping it up as if it were equivalent to the Berlin Wall coming down (literally). As with most headlines, once the market digests the details Read more…

Iran Deal?

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The market embraces headlines, either good or bad, and then over reacts. These huge knee jerk moves either fuel fear and panic or optimism and thus short-covering. Could we be in for a knee jerk move that spurs short-covering this morning? It seems so, as news about a deal with Iran graces the air waves. Read more…

Santa Claus Rally?

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Pushing up to those big resistance levels and we could get a follow through. Yesterday’s retailer news wasn’t good and there are some concerns about the holiday sales; however that didn’t stop the market from moving higher. A solid break-out above 16,000 in the Dow Jones as well as the other indices can certainly boost Read more…

Its all about the Margins!

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The market is making runs up to resistance points and just coming off. It seems like in the morning we attempt to make a run that will break-through, but by the late session the buyers start to fade off. Perhaps this is a lull heading into the anticipation of Black Friday sales. Speaking of holiday Read more…

Bernanke and the FOMC

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The market came off a little as it continues to fight against those resistance levels. The Bears argue from a fundamental and economic side, while the Bulls still have the Fed solidly behind them. So far it has been proven that you can’t fight the Fed, as long as they are flushing billions into the Read more…

US Dollar & Bitcoin

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There are some big index numbers which are gaining some attention and bringing forth a battle between the Bulls and Bears. The Bulls are winning and have the Fed’s monetary policy on their side. The Bears are pointing to the weak jobs data, weak forward guidance, and general stagnation. They are also pointing to the Read more…

No Taper!

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The main theme over the last two days has been solely focused on Yellen and the expectations of monetary policy. On Wednesday, we had the Yellen late day rally as she released her opening statement, which indicated that QE is here to stay and there was even innuendo that they could increase their asset purchases. Read more…

Volatility – Yellen, Earnings, Economics

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Yellen confirmation, some economic data, and a couple of late earnings could equate to a little market excitement. While most of the earnings are already out this quarter, a few big names left to report could inject some volatility. Yellen’s confirmation hearing will surely elicit some questions and set the tone as to when and Read more…

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