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Is the world coming to an end? It would seem so as we watch the market take a nose dive, only to rebound in what seems nothing more than a “dead cat” bounce. So why all the turmoil, volatility, and radical markets? We can certainly try ...

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Market Sell-Off?

As expected the market is coming under pressure after the New Year. The problems stem from the underlying weak economy, both domestic and abroad. The economy has never been as strong as some of the headline data would suggest, because of the Federal ...

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2016 Predictions

It is the end of 2015 and we have been in for a wild ride, driven by Fed interventionism and uncertainty. The Fed raised rates to the upper end of their 0 - .25 years long ZERO rate policy. However, the 25bps raise had little effect on bonds or the ...

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Easy Money

While earnings have been significantly mixed; Walmart, IBM, Chipotle and others getting crushed and Google, Amazon, and others beating – we are seeing huge volatility. There is one common theme that is a little concern, is that the net ...

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Variables?

What are the variables? The market moves based on order flow and to drive order flow you need a catalyst event. An event can be something that is mechanical like a short-covering rally or margin call, or it can be perception based that drive herd ...

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Shoe Shine Boy?

The market fell again and we are now in precarious levels. We are roughly back to the previous lows in which we bounced from, only to revisit them a few short weeks later. The pattern we are experiencing is frequently referred to as a “Dead ...

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Bear Market?

Murphy’s Law struck and of all the days – seriously – it was yesterday in which our open position files from the clearing firm were not updated in the morning (the clearing firm was having problems). I was excited to get into work ...

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Oil Story

Perhaps this week the market can take a rest from the volatility that circles our world. What is interesting is the market (fueled by our media) acts surprised by these volatile events, when in reality they are all fairly well known and we should ...

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