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2nd Quarter Wraps Up

2nd Quarter Wraps Up

Friends Headlines and rumors had stocks gyrating back and forth throughout today’s trading session, but by the close the bulls were able to scratch out a small gain. It appears, that market participants are reluctant to become more involved with the markets considering not just the Greek situation, but...

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Greece Stirs Selloff

Greece Stirs Selloff

Friends The stock market was rocked by news that Greece confirmed that they will not be able to make payment on 1.55 billion euros to the IMF on Tuesday. Those IMF loans were the lifeline that had been cast for these many years, and now it is getting serious....

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Stocks Give Up Early Gains

Stocks Give Up Early Gains

Friends Lack of any progress out of Greece (yes, I know you’re tired of hearing about Greece, and I’m tired of mentioning it) seemed to weigh on traders as stocks turned early morning gains into afternoon losses. Again, it’s not that Greece in itself is that important, but it’s...

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Greece and Carl

Greece and Carl

Friends Stocks spent the day in negative territory as hope of a Greek debt deal faded early this morning. Comments by Greek officials that their restructuring plan had been rejected should come as no real surprise. As we mentioned yesterday, we were somewhat skeptical of the enthusiasm exhibited by...

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Waiting For Greece

Waiting For Greece

Friends The markets seemed to be on hold today, well the stock market anyway, as traders seemed mesmerized by the hope that a Greek solution is close at hand. I’m not sure I would want to bet my house on it, but nevertheless. As for today, stocks traded mainly...

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It’s All Greek To Me-Again!

It's All Greek To Me-Again!

Friends Have I mentioned that the market seems to have case of amnesia from day to day? Market participants apparently are concerned about what might transpire over the weekend with regards to Greece, and to that end they really didn’t feel like buying stocks ahead of potential news. Quadruple...

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Day After Rally

Day After Rally

Friends In the aftermath of yesterday’s Fed meeting, stocks staged an impressive rally, aided by a strong leading indicators number and hope that the Greece situation might find a solution. Interestingly the CPI number was a little hotter than expected and the weekly jobless claims number continues to improve...

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Are We Ready For Lift-Off?

Are We Ready For Lift-Off?

Friends Traders seemed a bit confused (as per usual) when the FOMC statement came out, as stocks gyrated in every direction for a period of time. But, by the time Chair Yellen began her press conference, market participants decided that buying stocks was the appropriate response to the release....

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