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THe Halfway Point

THe Halfway Point

Friends The final trading session of the quarter was similar to many of the other trading sessions of the quarter- mostly quiet and calm. Stocks spent most of the session in negative territory, but it seemed likely attributable to the lack of desire by traders to make any commitments...

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Quiet Drift

Quiet Drift

Friends Wow, what a quiet day of trading. Stocks just drifted throughout the session. On the economic front, the weekly jobless claims number broke the 300,000 level, as only 284,000 new claims were made. The PMI Manufacturing Index slowed a bit, but was still strong, but New Homes Sales...

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A Genuine Down Day

A Genuine Down Day

Friends Stocks were drifting along this morning, quietly minding their own business when all of a sudden, around midday, the bears came out of hibernation. The reason for the pullback was attributed to more bad headlines out of Iraq which include bombing from Syrian planes. Nevertheless the bulls seemed...

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Busy Data Week

Busy Data Week

Friends Stocks did actually suffer a down day today. Ok, it wasn’t much and there was very little volume or volatility, but stocks did actually spend most of the session in negative territory. All three of the economic data points were positive today. Existing home sales were better than...

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk

Friends Stocks will never go down again, ever. Ok, I am just kidding, of course, but as market participants (portfolio managers, pension funds, individuals etc.) sit around “waiting for the next explosion” (a nod to Jimmy Buffett), stocks continue to climb “higher and higher” (a nod to Jackie Wilson)....

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Back To Quiet

Back To Quiet

Friends In the aftermath of the Fed statement and Ms. Yellen’s Q&A, traders seemed somewhat uninterested throughout the session today, as stocks spent most of the day in negative territory only to climb into the black right before the close. The President spoke and answered some questions midday, but...

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