It’s all about the Fed!

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I did receive a few emails, which was expected from my headline. The point that I wish to make as it pertains to the markets is that government interventionism (monetary and fiscal) have only escalated of late (Japan QE, Obamacare, Tax changes, ECB QE, ZIRP, etc.). The economies and therefore markets are becoming MORE dependent Read more…

Happy Festivus?

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It’s a half-day and we should not expect too much volatility today. I will be taking time to draft my 2015 predictions and formulating some opportunities and risks in the coming year. In the meantime, enjoy this time with family and friends. Enjoy this fun article – The COST of the Twelve Days of Christmas Read more…

Fed’s True Colors

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The Russell remains one of the best indicators of general market order-flow. I believe coupled with the bond market has been the best indicator of future Fed monetary policy. The bond market rallied, sending rates below 2.2%, that was the first sign the Fed was not going to raise rates or become Hawkish. Earlier this Read more…

P&G, Boeing, YUM earnings

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The market made a good solid move higher yesterday, but faded into the close. This morning the futures are under pressure slightly, did we see resistance and selling pressure kick in at the close yesterday? Perhaps. This earnings seasons seems to be telling the same story we have seen being played out over the last Read more…

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…

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…

Error 404

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Due to the Federal government shutdown, the Market Preview could not be found… Just kidding, I am out of the office today and tomorrow. The Market Preview will return on Wednesday.

Labor Report?

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Day 4 of the shutdown and the rhetoric in Washington continues on. At this point the economy is not “feeling” the impact of the shutdown. Most citizens are not yet seeing the day-to-day impact and most of the furloughed workers are not yet feeling the pain, as they have not missed a paycheck (which doesn’t Read more…

Default Looms!

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We are in day 2 of the government shutdown and wouldn’t you know it, the sun still came up. While a partial shutdown of non-essential governmental services is certainly not a good thing, the amount of rhetoric and media fueled hysteria is not doing anything to resolve the problem. The real monsters under the bed Read more…

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