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Goodbye August

Goodbye August

Friends Trading for August came to a close today and not a moment too soon. What a month we had. The final tally shows the S&P 500 down about 5.5% for the month after being up 5.97 points today to close at 1218.89. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished...

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QE3 ?

QE3 ?

Friends, A lot of news today, but not a lot of price action. This morning we received an awful consumer confidence number (the worst since April 09) which indicates that sentiment is deteriorating. After what we have had to witness in August (ugly politics, collapsing Europe and falling stocks),...

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Stocks Up Nicely

Stocks Up Nicely

Friends, Stocks enjoyed a very nice rally today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 254 points and the S&P 500 up 33 points to close at 1210. Even though volume was light, it was nice to see the S&P climb above the 1200 resistance level. If we can...

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Dualing Hurricanes

Dualing Hurricanes

Friends, Wall Street was preparing for two Hurricanes this morning. The first was Hurricane Bernanke whose speech at Jackson Hole, Wyoming was set to wreak havoc on the markets. Was there going to be an announcement of a QE3? As we pointed out earlier in the week, we felt...

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Anticipation

Anticipation

Friends There were a lot of things for the markets to deal with today. First and foremost, there is a rather large hurricane bearing down on the east coast of the United States that looks like it will make landfall this weekend. There could be a lot of damage...

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Shake It Up

Shake It Up

Friends The news of the day was the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast. Amazingly, it was felt all up and down the east coast as well as places as far away as Ohio and Michigan as well as Canada. Stocks were enjoying a nice day right...

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Reason to Believe

Reason to Believe

Friends “At the end of every hard earned day people find some reason to believe.” Recently, I had a request to include some more song titles and lyrics into the daily updates, and I thought what a better time than today, at the end of the third week of...

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Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Friends After a nice calm Wednesday, where the Dow was up a mere 4 points, this morning promises to provide plenty of fireworks and some additional volatility. Rumors in Europe once again center around European banks, and the markets around the world are lower as gold continues to rise....

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Back Down We Go

Back Down We Go

Friends As we pointed out this morning, the craziness is back as stocks fell more than 4% on the S&P 500 again today, albeit on a bit lighter volume than last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 419 points after being down more than 500 points late...

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