Alibaba and Exports?

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It is Election day and regardless of your politics or mine, I urge you to go out and vote. It is one of the most important duties we have as citizens in this nation. I am not sure how the market will react, perhaps it is time to “Sell the News” as it seems we 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…

Stuck in the 1930s

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QE1, QE2, QE3 it seems like we keep repeating ourselves. The sell off and selling pressure is coming from a concern of a wind-down of QE and also a hike in interest rates. The parade of talking heads in the financial media actually BELIEVES the Fed is going to hike rates sooner and completely end Read more…

ZIRP

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We are seeing significant volatility and huge swings in the market. No doubt that panic is starting to rear its ugly head. While I am critical of this market and do expect a correction, I don’t believe the Fed will sit by in this next FOMC meeting and risk a significant market sell-off heading into Read more…

Alibaba IPO

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If we didn’t have the Fed FOMC meeting and the Scottish Independent vote, the only thing the financial media would be covering is the whopping Alibaba IPO. So should we buy it? Alibaba IPO Courtesy of wikipedia Should I BUY Alibaba IPO? I have been asked several times this week by friends who know I Read more…

Ain’t no mountain high enough!

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The market continues to hold strong as we wait for the monthly labor report tomorrow. I suspect that the string of economic data heading into the mid-term elections will be better than expected and reflect a strong recovery, despite the reality on the ground. Ain’t no mountain high enough! Marvin Gaye – Courtesy of wikipedia Read more…

Consumers

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The market is holding up very well as it looks like nothing has changed as far as monetary policy. Additionally the geopolitical landscape remains at a simmer for now. We will be getting the highly watched labor report and one should continue to expect improvements. The jobs data could even help push this market higher Read more…

Walmart Earnings

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The market seems to have found the support area and seems to be getting a decent bounce if we look at the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and the NDX. However, when we look at the Russell index it seems to have been having difficulty getting above that 1150 area. Unless we can get the Russell Read more…

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