Sustainability

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The market roller coaster ride continues and will continue until we get to that FOMC meeting. The market, investors, the world needs certainty as to what the Fed will do and also set a tone of expectations going forward – rather than this we will see attitude that is “Data Dependent” which keeps us guessing Read more…

Bear Market?

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Murphy’s Law struck and of all the days – seriously – it was yesterday in which our open position files from the clearing firm were not updated in the morning (the clearing firm was having problems). I was excited to get into work with the market down significantly, as we were over-hedged in all positions Read more…

Margin Call

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The market broke supports and closed on the lows. But is this the beginning of a major correction and bear market or is this a buying opportunity? What I feel it should or should not be is less important than what it actually is. I preface this because we know there are structural problems in 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…

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…

2015 Predictions (Part I)

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What will 2015 hold for us? While there are certainly unknown risks, we all try to plan for the inevitable, or at least highly probable. I will endeavor to make my predictions over the next couple of days, hopefully they will prove useful. 2015 Predictions (PART I) Predictions, even with the best of data in Read more…

Dollar and Oil Prices

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Earnings, oil prices, strong dollar coupled with ECB and BOJ accommodation are just the economic volatility in the market. Then we have ISIS, Ebola, Ukraine, and Hong-Kong vs. China, which has not really impacted market fundamentals or global trade. Yet with all this uncertainty and potential volatility in the market, the one factor that can Read more…

Buying Opportunity?

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The markets continue to remain under pressure, but the narrow based indices continue to hold up fairly well. I continue to mention the weakness and declines in the Russell (broad-based index), which is a better gauge of over-all order flow into the market. We need to continue to monitor the Russell index and watch for Read more…

Correction Looms?

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The FOMC meeting has come to pass, regardless of what adjectives are included or not in the text is immaterial, actions speak louder than words and actions remain accommodative. Alibaba IPO too much fanfare, the largest IPO ever and also the a Chinese company that by-passed the traditional foreign listing -> ADR methodology. So what Read more…

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