Investors Respond to Rules Change By “Getting Out”

Federal Reserve Changes The Rules For The Economy In the Famous 1999 Movie “The Matrix” there is a scene where Neo, Morphues and their crew are inside the Matrix on a reconnaissance mission.  While in the Matrix, Neo notices a cat walking by a doorway and then shortly later the same cat walks by again … Continue reading

Stocks Are Loving 2013 – Local Real Estate Continues Higher

USA Stock Markets Continue To Outperform The excellent run in the USA stock markets that began on January 1st of this year continued this week as the S&P 500 gained 1.7% and closed within 15 points of it’s recent all time highs. Leading the stock market higher were the more economically sensitive stocks which brought … Continue reading

Stocks Close Down for the Week – While the Fiscal Cliff Approaches

  USA Markets Suffers Worst Week Since June This week, stock markets  in the USA gave back some of their recent gains from the past few weeks.  The market got off to a slow start on Monday as the World Bank lowered it’s growth projections for the Asia region.   On Tuesday, the entire financial sector … Continue reading

Goldmans Sachs “Once in a Generation” to Buy Stocks Call – Three Years to Late?

This week The Wall Street Firm Goldman Sachs has issued a call for investors to buy stocks.   Goldman Sachs described this opportunity for investors in a paper that was released by the firm this week. ….The prospects for future returns in equities relative to bonds are as good as they have been in a generation…. … Continue reading

Warning – Bonds Handle With Care

  One of my favorite days of each year is the release of the annual letter to shareholders from the legendary Warren Buffet.  This years is no exception.   Below is a link to a PDF File of this years letter.   Warren Buffet 2011 Letter   Warren offers many nuggets of wisdom in his letter … Continue reading

It a Long way to the Top If…………..

You Want to Rock & Roll. Ridin’ down the highway Goin’ to a show Stop in all the by-ways Playin’ rock ‘n’ roll Gettin’ robbed Gettin’ stoned Gettin’ beat up Broken boned Gettin’ had Gettin’ took I tell you folks It’s harder than it looks February 19th is the 32nd Anniversary of the Passing of … Continue reading

Markets Consolidate Gains – Sentiment Indicators Flash Caution

The Markets for the week ending February 10, 2012 ended up  pretty much where they finished last week.  The S&P 500 finished down 4 points for the week while the Nasdaq finished  down 3 points. I would like to discuss briefly how sentiment is reaching levels that would indicate that the major  indexes are vulnerable … Continue reading

Nasdaq Closes at 11 Year Highs – Next Stop 3,500?

The Nasdaq closed at 11 year highs on Friday, February 3rd.  The Technology weighted index closed at 2,906 – at it’s high for the day. We had alerted readers to the Technology stocks superior performance on January 17th .  Since that date, Technology stocks have climbed higher and offered very little opportunities for Investors to … Continue reading

Got Manufacturing?

The New York Times has produced a short, insightful video into the problem today where in the USA , the economy is not producing higher wage jobs in large numbers.  One reason why there is so much difficulty for the current economy to create jobs is because the Manufacturing of goods (outside of the defense … Continue reading

Unemployment Claims – Lowest since April 2008

Today’s report of the Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims is signaling that after 3 years, the conditions for job creation in significant numbers may finally be here. The Department of Labor (DOL) reports in the week ending January 14, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 352,000, a decrease of 50,000 from the previous … Continue reading

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