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

Job Market Gains Propels Stock Market To All Time Highs

Stocks Continue To Do What They Do Best In 2013 – Go Higher Another week is in the books and as with most other weeks in 2013, the stock market again finished higher than the previous week. As a matter of fact the S&P 500 closed at a new all time record high of 1,614. … Continue reading

Stocks Stay Put – Get Your Low Interest Rates Before They Are Gone

Stock Market Takes The Long Way Home The markets got off to a rocky start on Monday as the S&P 500 fell 1.8%.  The Volatility index (which measures fear in the market) surged 35% – one of the biggest one day move in volatility in the past 10 years.  It appears that investors still have … Continue reading

S&P 500 Closes Down For the Week – First Time in 2013

Two Days of Losses- Is the Rally Over? The strong run in the USA stock markets that began on January 1st finally came to an end this past week.  For the first time in 2013, the stock markets had back to back days of losses on Wednesday & Thursday which resulted in about a 2% … Continue reading

Individual Investors Return To Markets…… At Six Year Highs

The Stock Markets picked up right where they left off at the end of the month of January.  For the first eight days of February, the stock markets have continued to respond to each short term sell- off by once again working their way higher. The S&P 500 closed this week at 1,518 – which … Continue reading

Stocks Continue Higher – Showrooming Is Here To Stay

  Stocks Record Gains For The Second Week In A Row The stock markets began the week by selling off on Monday and Tuesday on fears that Congressional leaders and the White House would not come to an agreement on the Fiscal Cliff anytime soon.  However the markets recovered on Wednesday morning and from that … Continue reading

The Holiday Season Kicks Off With The Best Gains in Weeks

Markets Rally While Congress Goes Away It was the first good week for the stock market since September.  With Congress in recess for the Thanksgiving Holiday, there was not the “Fiscal Cliff” overhanging the markets and stocks responded favorably.  Entering the week the markets were also as technically oversold as they had been in six … Continue reading

Stock Markets Continue To Retreat From the Fiscal Cliff

Stock Markets Continue To Give Back their 2012 Gains Fears of the Fiscal Cliff continued to weigh heavily on the stock markets during this past week.  The S&P 500 reached it’s highs for the week soon after the markets opened on Monday morning.  However the markets failed to hold their Monday morning gains and stocks … Continue reading

Stock Markets Continue Sideways – Big Move still to Come?

  After being down as much as 30 points during the week, the S&P 500 rallied on Thursday & Friday and ended the week higher by 2  points at 1,356. The primary catalyst for the end of the week rally were the earnings from JP Morgan and Wells Fargo which both reported earnings that were … Continue reading

USA Markets & Economy – Best Strength in a Weakening World

The S&P 500 closed down 7 points or about 1/2% for the week ending June 22, 2012. After a promising start to the week where the S&P 500 rose to 1,364 – right into the resistance zone we discussed in last weeks article – the index turned down on the markets disappointment that the US … Continue reading

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