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Nonlinear Thinking: iMonitoring Heart Attacks

Freakin’ amazing! EPFL scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory: a minuscule device implanted just under the skin provides an immediate analysis of substances in the body, and a radio module transmits the results to a doctor … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 19

Not much here. The markets continue to slowly grind higher on strong seasonals.   The S&P500 (SPY) gained 0.34 percent and the Russell was up another 0.16%.   Utilities were strong, financials up 0.32 percent, and the VIX basically flat. Employment number … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 18: Can Kicks Back

Lots of divergences today. The markets caught a bid on China’s Shanghai catching a bid from nowhere.   The Shanghai was up close to 3 percent and off a three year low,  which had the index down 11 percent for the … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 17

Not much happening x/ markets remain weakish. The big moves came in gold, down over 1 percent, and the VIX continues to move higher.  No panic yet as the Russell continues to outperform.  Concern?  Yes.  Panic?  Not yet. Apple couldn’t … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 16

December, the overall best month for stock performance, isn’t supposed to start like this! The S&P500 opened almost at its high of the day, traded through the 50-day moving average, got spanked  and commenced to sell off the rest of … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 15 “…almost nowhere”

Same old same old. Politician speaks, market sells off, shorts cover, market closes unchanged.  This is getting old. Boehner came out throwing flames today saying the negotiations are “almost nowhere” and calling the President’s opening offer not a “serious proposal”.  … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 14

This market wants to rally. It certainly feels that way after yesterday’s trading — big downdraft at the open only to reverse and close up big and at the highs — coupled with today’s resilience after speaker Boehner’s negative comments.  … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 10

What fiscal cliff? The markets seem to have ignored it – the S&P500 has ramped over 65 points from last Friday’s low, albeit on very low volume.  Furthermore, Dan Clifton over at Strategas notes, Since the election, the number of … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 8

Watching paint dry!  Boring market. Equities moved a little higher on the back of the Israeli/Hamas cease-fire announcement.  It’s easy to get ground up trying to trade such a directionless market.   No volume, but, still, the market is holding its … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 6

No politician, no cry. The President is out of country and Congress is not in session.   Though Speaker Boehner tweeted a cheeky remark about where’s the President’s spending cuts,  all was quiet at the edge of the fiscal cliff. … Continue reading

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