Cyber Monday?

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Was Cyber Monday strong enough to make up for the lack-luster Black Friday? The data coming out this morning is mixed and even conflictive. Meanwhile oil continues to be a concern that could further galvanize future geopolitical alignments not beneficial to the U.S. or the West. Cyber Monday Courtesy of cybermonday Yesterday we reported that Read more…

Red Friday?

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Traditionally Black Friday is the time of shopping, families and friends plan which store to visit first, what to buy, and check the sales. For many it is a tradition and affair and even part of the holidays. It is true that online sales have been growing, stealing business from the traditional brick-n-mortar stores, but Read more…

30 days till Xmas

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30 days till Xmas is when the market starts tracking closely the foot traffic, initial holiday sales, per ticket sales, same store sales, and every matrix you can think of. Black Friday is coming quickly and marks the day when retail businesses move into the “Black” (positive profits) for the year. 30 days till Xmas Read more…

Weak Retail Sales

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The market gave up on the rally yesterday. What was more concerning was the weakness in the broader base Russell that gave up. I am still expecting that we don’t crack down below the critical support levels prior to the mid-term and believe the Fed has their hand on the printing press button. However, that Read more…

Green Shoots?

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The market was under pressure yesterday and we saw several indexes very close to those support levels, but late in the session the market started to bounce again. There has been nothing more on the Ukrainian front to bring additional concern. Obama met with the newly installed Ukraine PM for a photo opportunity and a Read more…

Online vs. Offline

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Hope everyone had an excellent holiday with their family and friends. I always look forward to cooking and my stranding rib roast, partially smoked on my Green Egg, exceeded my expectations. It was an excellent time with my family and as we exchanged gifts, I took not of what was purchased online vs. offline. I Read more…

Black Friday

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn’t get caught up in the traffic or delays. The market paused its strong rally during Friday’s half-day trading session. We may also see light volume today, with it being Cyber-Monday, and with many people still on a prolonged holiday. Was Black Friday as good as everyone 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…

Federal Reserve Week

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So as September’s volatility hopefully winds down as the Syrian military strike side-show is now kicked-down the road (along with everything else), all eyes will be on the Federal Reserve meeting next week, which will bring forth the questions of the Taper and on who will be the next Federal Reserve Chairman. It should make for Read more…

Citigroup Earnings

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Are you ready for the break-out higher? We are sitting at those resistance levels and are looking stronger in the pre-market this morning. While we do have some big events in the next couple of weeks, first look at the 2nd quarter GDP and the July FOMC meeting at the end of month, for now Read more…

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