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[…]

Cyprus Possible Contagion Effect Lingers As Investors Wonder Which EU Nation Is Next

The moral hazard problem in the Euro region revisited. Stocks were unable to hold early session gains as traders were reticent to hold long positions after news from Cyprus brokering a deal on its bailout failed to impress.  Market participants are still wondering which nation will be next and signaling from EU bankers didn’t help.[…]

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Stocks Rise After Gaza Cease Fire Announced, Will It Last?

Stocks Rise After Gaza Cease Fire Announced, Will It Last? Stocks came back from early losses today when it was announced the Egypt along with the United States had brokered a deal to end the fighting in Gaza which began late last week.  The ToryCapital/InterSearchMedia staff was abroad as the fighting started but stocks came[…]

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Will The Arab Fall Be President Obama’s “Carter Moment”? – 3 Historical Similarities

Will The Arab Fall Be President Obama’s “Carter Moment”? – 3 Historical Similarities The Middle East and Africa are in turmoil right now after the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya.  After the Arab Spring that caused changes in leadership throughout the region, the consequences of ‘democracy’ are now coming home to roost.[…]

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JP Morgan’s 2nd Quarter Earnings 2012 Upside Surprises, China GDP 7.6 Percent

JP Morgan’s 2nd Quarter Earnings 2012 Upside Surprises, China GDP 7.6 Percent: JP Morgan helped the financial sector rally today as the company came in with greater than expected second quarter profits.  Aside from the London Whale’s erroneous somewhat – non hedging trades, JP Morgan beat earnings projections today that helped the overall market rally[…]

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July Jobless Claims Down But June 2012 Foreclosures Up, World Central Banks Ease – Cut Rates:

July Jobless Claims Down But June 2012 Foreclosures Up, World Central Banks Ease – Cut Rates: Jobless claims dropped by levels not seen in several months as less Americans applied for unemployment benefits.  Initial jobless claims fell by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 the Labor Department said today.  The fall in initial jobless claims brought[…]

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ECB Lowers Rates To New Low, China Drops Rates, Bank Of England Announces More Bond Buying

ECB Lowers Rates To New Low, China Drops Rates, Bank Of England Announces More Bond Buying: Global easing may not be over -it may just be the beginning. The European Central Bank cut rates to a new record low today in attempts to stem the debt crisis that has been dogging the region for several[…]

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After The Greek Elections June 17, 2012 Attention May Go Back To Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland……

After The Greek Elections June 17, 2012 Attention May Go Back To Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland…… The European debt crisis won’t end on Monday. The Greek elections tomorrow have received massive press and are currently the major headline risk reducing the global demand for equities.  This is evidenced by the outrageous yields on bonds around[…]

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May 2012 Industrial Production Falls 0.1 Percent, Stocks Rise Before Greek Elections June 2012

May 2012 Industrial Production Falls 0.1 Percent, Stocks Rise Before Greek Elections June 2012: U.S. industrial production fell in May which was more than expected as manufacturers eased back on the production of consumer goods based on lower anticipated demand.   Factories, mines and utilities produced less which made it the second time in three months[…]

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Financials Hold Support Levels, Shrug Off Fitch Spanish Bank Downgrades

Financials Hold Support Levels, Shrug Off Fitch Spanish Bank Downgrades: The stock market rebounded today one full trading day after U.S. equities rose to new highs and fell below the prior day on news of a Spain bank bailout. The rally today didn’t bring stocks back above Monday morning levels but the leaders we have[…]