Russell 2K Closes At All Time High July 2013 After Bernanke Speaks Accommodatively

The recent rally in stocks has had many haters and new ones will be coming to the fore shortly.  The ‘most hated’ rally in history moved up another leg today after Ben Bernanke’s speech yesterday clarified which way the Fed will be headed.  The two most major initiatives of the FOMC are to monitor inflation[…]

May 2013 Best Since 2009 For Equities, Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Will June 2013 Be Better Than May? The stock market has been on a tear recently and May 2013 was profitable for bullish traders. Bonds took a drubbing as risk lovers gobbled up stocks and June 2013 could be another good month.  There are lots of reasons for the 2013 rally but here are a[…]

TLT Bond Bubble Prediction Update And Technical Analysis May 2013

TLT Technical Analysis Update- Is The Bond Bubble Bursting? Yes. A few months ago we updated our technical analysis notes telling our readers a bond bubble had formed that was on the break of busting.  This was at a time when people were saying equity buyers were part of an occult and as the stock market[…]

What Sequestration? Dow Hits New All-Time High Of 14,253

What Sequestration? Dow Hits New All-Time High Of 14,253: But hold on, the economic data is coming. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 14,253.77 up 125.95 or 0.89 percent hitting a new all-time high only a few days after the sequestration begun. Equities were led by the financials, small-caps and mid-caps as bulls were[…]

Markets Mixed As Investors Look For New February 2013 Catalyst, Watch The TLT ETF

Markets Mixed As Investors Look For New February 2013 Catalyst, Watch The TLT ETF: Stocks posted mixed results today as investors look for new reasons to buy, sell or hold. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell -9.52 to 13,973.39 but the NASDAQ rose 1.78 to 3,198.66 and the S&P 500 was up 1.05 to 1,521.38.[…]

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Fed Announces More Bond Buying At December 2012 Meeting, Ties Rates To 6.5 Unemployment Level But Rally Fades

Fed Announces More Bond Buying At December 2012 Meeting But Rally Fades: One day after the Federal Open Market Committee announced it would be buying more bonds (QE4?), the stock market rally that began with a jump in the markets on the day of the announcement faded.  After Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke[…]

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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 Fall On First Day Of Trading For The Month Of December 2012

Stocks Fall On First Day Of Trading For The Month Of December 2012: The S&P 500 fell 6.72 to 1,409.46 or -0.47 percent as investors digested new headlines about the fiscal cliff. Republicans are giving President Obama no room to raise taxes and the pending reductions in spending may be implemented at the end of[…]

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S&P 500 Barely Makes A Gain For The Month Of November 2012

S&P 500 Barely Makes A Gain For The Month Of November 2012: Stocks were laggards this month as bonds outperformed them with the S&P 500 posting a gain of 0.57 percent for the week.  The benchmark index is up 13 percent for the year but gave up a significant amount of momentum this month with[…]

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Stocks Retreat From September 2012 Rally Apple Hits New High Above $700

Treasuries and the dollar got some attention from investors today as traders took profits after a four day run up in stocks.  The euro rose today and the dollar continued its weakness.  The September 2012 rally may not have faded yet but downward pressure is putting some investors in defensive mode.  There was no real[…]