Category Archives: Equity

President Reagan On The ’87 Stock Market Crash

President Reagan certainly understood the nature of markets. That is they do whatever they are going to do, sometimes without a fundamental rhyme or reason.   Very different from the current occupant of the White House who seems to think every … Continue reading

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JFK-Trump S&P500 Analog – It’s Showtime!

After 363 trading days since election day, the JFK and Trump S&P500 are only 1.52 percent apart regarding price performance. The Kennedy bull run peaked 274 trading days after the November 7, 1960, election rising 31.81 percent and topping on … Continue reading

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The Key to Understanding Facebook’s Current Crisis – WSJ

Facebook’s current data crisis involving Cambridge Analytica has angered users and prompted government investigations. To understand what’s happening now, you have to look back at Facebook’s old policies from 2007 to 2014. WSJ’s Shelby Holliday explains. Illustration: Laura Kammerman Don’t … Continue reading

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Ugly Politics Puts U.S. Bull Market At Risk

We often post political analysis but rarely stray into the crocodile-infested swamp of partisan politics. It is our duty to our readers from across a broad political spectrum to stay true to our mission to provide, mostly, positive economic, financial, … Continue reading

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Efficient Markets?

Now up 400 percent! Long Island Iced Tea Corp to rebrand as "Long Blockchain Corp", stock up 280% in 6 minutes since issuing press release to change name. Unreal. $LTEA — Dennis Dick (@TripleDTrader) December 21, 2017

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Wall Street’s year-ahead forecasts have a familiar ring – FT

Wall Street strategists have unveiled their 2018 forecasts — and many look similar to the wrong bets of previous years, says US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM

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Hong Kong closes its trading floor

Hong Kong’s floor traders will vacate the city’s trading hall for the final time on Friday after the exchange operator shuts the premises permanently. Don Weinland reports. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM

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Watch This Space – Industrials v Transports

Not as relevant as it used to be,  but something to keep on your radar.  Transports approaching 200-day moving average at 9,117.59 (corrected on Aug. 19) and diverging from Industrials. Dow Theory, baby! The [Dow} theory was created by Charles … Continue reading

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COTD: Amazon Eating Retail

(COTD = Chart of the Day) It’s important to note that Amazon still only boasts a 5 percent share of total retail sales, excluding food, across the country, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Sanderson said. – CNBC … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of Stock Value: Why It’s So Difficult to Call The Top

This is one of our favorite posts of all-time. Thought it apropos to re-post given that everyone and their mother is trying to call the top in stocks.  It’s all about yield-seeking capital flows, my friends.   Tell us what interest … Continue reading

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