U.S. Stock Market Rally Continues Amid Negative July 2014 Global Headline Risk

The next leg of the rally may have just begun: The U.S. stock market continues to be the ‘most hated rally’ in history.  Long-term holders have been rewarded for their patience while short-term buyers are rewarded for purchasing on dips. Even global headlines that were extremely negative have not dampened bullish sentiment.  Here are 3[…]

Dow Closes Above 15,000 For First Time Ever, Is It Time To Fade This Leg Of The Rally?

Sell In May And Go Away Isn’t Working – Yet? The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 15,000 for the first time ever as positive market sentiment kept shorts from stepping in. The rally in U.S. stocks has stopped large distribution days from occurring but it’s possible that institutions could pause in the near-term as[…]

Stock Market Rallies As If 2007-2008 ‘Financial Crisis’ Never Happened

Sectors Important As January 2013 Stock Market Rally Closes In On Pre-2007 Levels: Market rebounding as if 2007 never happened or was grossly overestimated. The U.S. stock market remains in rally mode closing in on 2007 levels before the ‘near collapse of the financial sector’- which hasn’t happened several times now.  In prior times of[…]

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Newsweek Tells President Barack Obama To “Hit The Road”, Let The Risk-Taking Begin?

Newsweek Tells President Barack Obama To “Hit The Road”, Let The Risk-Taking Begin? Newsweek was one of the first non-conservative magazines to claim President Barack Obama “must go”.  The article from Newsweek is particularly important because it invites political risk-taking.  We believe stocks have already jumped due to excitement about the Romney-Ryan ticket and although[…]

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Happy 4th Of July 2012 From Tory Capital!

Happy 4th Of July 2012 From Tory Capital! Looks like this July is shaping up to be better than last year.  U.S. equities may continue to show strength although the economy is weakening.  Stocks and the economy can move in different directions over the medium run. Bearishness is at significant highs compared to the financial[…]

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JP Morgan Claims $2 Billion In Losses, Dodd Frank – Volcker Rule Speculation Rises

JP Morgan Claims $2 Billion In Losses, Dodd Frank – Volcker Rule Speculation Rises: JP Morgan chief executive officer Jamie Dimon revealed to the press yesterday that the company would be taking deep losses in the next quarter due to errant trading that cost the company billions.  Investors were caught off guard when JP Morgan[…]

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4 Reasons U.S. Stocks Had The Worst Week All Year (Ended April 5 2012)

4 Reasons U.S. Stocks Had The Worst Week All Year (Ended April 5 2012): Last week was the worst so far for stocks in 2012.  The major U.S. averages all trended downward back to levels before Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke gave hints that more quantitative easing was in the pipeline.  The announcement helped markets jump[…]

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March 13, 2012 FOMC Policy Meeting Minutes Tank Stocks: QE3 Less Likely – Car Sales Data Improves

March 13, 2012 FOMC Policy Meeting Minutes Tank Stocks, QE3 Less Likely – Car Sales Data Improves: FOMC news trumped positive data from the car manufacturers. The Federal Reserve Banks is still concerned about the housing market and employment.  The market was already in a downtrend but the meeting minutes when released help accelerate losses[…]

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March 30, 2012: U.S. Stocks Have The Best First Quarter Since 1998, Personal Incomes, Consumer Spending and Sentiment Rise:

March 30, 2012: U.S. Stocks Have The Best First Quarter Since 1998, Personal Incomes, Consumer Spending and Sentiment Rise: The U.S. stock market is roaring.  The U.S. major averages rose over 19 percent in the first quarter of 2012 which is the best performance since 1998. Technology had the best first three months of the[…]

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Stocks Retreat To Pre Bernanke QE3 Comments Made Monday March 26, 2012: Durable Goods Orders Up:

Stocks Retreat To Pre Bernanke QE3 Comments Made Monday March 26, 2012: Durable Goods Orders Up: Stocks fell precipitously in early trading today below the gap up caused by Ben Bernanke’s QE3 comments earlier this week.  The selling may be related to the end of the quarter and traders taking advantage of the rise in[…]