Durable Goods Orders March 2013 Fall 5.7%, FOMC May Hold QE Signals

No need to worry about the Fed ending QE with mixed economic data: Durable goods orders fell in March as businesses cut back on investment in capital equipment. The Commerce Department said durable-goods orders for long lasting manufactured goods fell by 5.7 percent from the prior month.  Some of the decrease in durable goods orders[…]

Equities Make Comeback After 2013 Worst Day Ever On Housing And Consumer Data

Equities Make Comeback After 2013 Worst Day Ever On Consumer And Housing Data Will it last? Stocks made a strong comeback today after the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 200 points yesterday to close with the worst point loss in 2013 so far.  After 3 weeks of severely tight trading, stocks broke out of[…]

Predictions 2013: Bonds vs. Stocks

Predictions 2013: Bonds vs. Stocks: It’s simple.  Stocks. This year will be lackluster for bonds.  Most of the year, we expect bonds to do poorly and this follows from our analysis last year.  We were telling our readers to avoid the TLT exchange traded fund and buy the XLF.  We saw a few people around[…]

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Will There Be Another Good Time To Buy Equities Before 2012 Ends?

Will There Be Another Good Time To Buy Equities Before 2012 Ends? The market last week was a mix of positive and negative gains for the major averages.  The Dow was up along with the S&P 500 while the NASDAQ was down marginally due to Apple.  Apple is taking back some of its gains for[…]

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Stocks Turn Around Late In Session Before Election Day 2012

Stocks Turn Around Late In Session Before Election Day 2012: The stock market drifted down in the early part of the trading session but rallied towards the close as investors await the presidential election tomorrow.  Most traders are hoping for a smooth election without a large scandal that keeps the balance of power from changing[…]

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Stocks Have Worst Day Since June On 25th Anniversary of Black Monday, Has The October Rally Ended?

Stocks Have Worst Day Since June On 25th Anniversary of Black Monday, Has The October Rally Ended? It’s not clear yet. U.S. stocks fell the most since June as earnings from GE, Microsoft, McDonalds and Google yesterday failed to keep market momentum rising from earlier in the week.  Earnings for large conglomerates have been lackluster[…]

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No Follow Through For Stocks Post Presidential Debate 2012 Part 2:

No Follow Through For Stocks Post Presidential Debate 2012 Part 2: Stocks made no follow through after the second presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney at Hofstra University this week.  The market didn’t tank but there was little positive reaction from yesterday’s upswing the first day after the debate. The S&P 500 fell by[…]

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Stocks Rangebound Ahead Of Earnings And Jobs Report September 2012

Stocks Rangebound Ahead Of Earnings And Jobs Report September 2012: Stocks have barely moved in the last two days as investors await earnings news and the September 2012 jobs report.  The stock market has been in a tight range to begin the fourth quarter with the first 2 days of October characterized by rangebound trading[…]

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Stocks Meander Sideways Before The September 2012 Close Of The 3rd Quarter, Money Managers Will Chase Performance

Stocks Meander Sideways Before The September 2012 Close Of The 3rd Quarter, Money Managers Will Chase Performance: Stocks barely moved today and rebounded off of the lows in the early part of the session as traders await housing news tomorrow and Fed estimates of GDP this week.  U.S. equities are behaving normally after running up[…]

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Will The September 2012 Rally End On A High Note?

Will The September 2012 Rally End On A High Note? Stocks are rebounding from lows today (at 11:45 am) as investors look for buying opportunities after a few days of declines last week.  Apple fell below $700 today but this didn’t discourage investors from looking at other equities.  Apple’s new iPhone 5 was a hit[…]