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12.30.2016 Bookmark

12.30.2016

Good morning all, welcome to the last trading day of the year. 

If you've been watching the media, you know that Obama has put sanctions in place against Russia. They are kicking out some 35 Russian diplomats, and closing down two Russian "compounds" here in the states.  This is supposedly in retaliation to the Russian Hacking that they say they can prove. 

12.29.2016 Bookmark

12.29.2016

NOTE>  If you go to Investyourself.com you might see a warning that the security certificate has expired or isn't yet valid, and that you probably shouldn't continue to use the site.  There's NO  attempt to "fool you" or do anything silly.  Our SSL certificate was scheduled to expire on the 28th. So back on Friday, I went through the steps to renew it. Well, I guess because of the Holiday, it still hasn't been renewed, however they were QUITE fast to charge my credit card. 

Another NOTE>>> we do NOT store any credit card info on our site. None. Nada. Zip.  When someone signs up for the Insiders club, the form you fill out is actually hosted by Authorize.net, the biggest card processor in the world. We implemented that 15 years ago, because I never ever wanted  the problem of getting hacked and being responsible for people's cards being compromised. No thanks.

12.28.2016 Bookmark

12.28.2016

Good morning everyone, welcome to Wednesday.  

Yesterday was a low volume session, where the indexes hovered around the unchanged line for most of the day. While they did manage to tack on 11 DOW points and 5 S&P's, it was a tough session to endure. We only beat Friday's volume by a few million shares, making it one of the lowest volume days of the year. 

12.27.2016 Bookmark

12.27.2016

Good morning all, welcome back from the extended Christmas weekend. I trust that Santa came and made everyone's day quite fun? 

Yes the Jolly fat guy made it down here to Sarasota also. How he gets that sleigh down here is a mystery because it was 84 degrees Sunday.  Ha. 

Anyway, we're coming into the week that's typically called "the Santa Rally".  Let's see if this is  the week they finally claim their DOW 20K hats. 

12.23.2016 Bookmark

12.23.2016

Hello everyone, welcome to the last trading day of the week, and of course the last trading day before Santa shows up.  

Are you all ready for the big man to show up?  I was talking to an old chum last night, and he said he couldn't meet with me today because...." I haven't started Christmas shopping yet".  That did my heart good, I thought I was the only one that waited until the last week to pick up the items that need being picked up

12.22.2016 Bookmark

12.22.2016

Mornin' all, welcome to another day. 

One thing that has always kept me in the game here is that each day brings new absurdities to chat about.  It's pretty darned rare when I snuggle down into my office chair, and I'm not instantly slammed with some headline that is either amusing, infuriating, or blatantly false. I guess that's what drives me to try and connect the dots in this crazy world.

12.21.2016 Bookmark

12.21.2016

Hey folks, a couple little notes here this am.  

First, I've been hearing from folks that like to read the updates on their phones that it often doesn't come in correctly, with words superimposed on the text. So over the next two days I'm going to be trying out some different "mobile phone friendly" templates. So if you get an update and it looks considerably different than usual, it's simply because I'm changing to something that doesn't get perverted on mobile devices.

12.20.2016 Bookmark

12.20.2016

Good morning all, welcome to a new day. 

Yesterday was certainly interesting on a lot of levels. It was of course electors day, and all eyes were on the votes. In quite the interesting twist, Trump had 2 electors that wouldn't vote for him. But Hillary actually lost 5! Ha. Actually it is much worse than that for her, as in Nevada a lot of Hillary electors were going to abandon her, but a judge actually forced them to hold the line.

12.19.2016 Bookmark

12.19.2016

Hello everyone, welcome to the Christmas week.  

As always I hope you all had a tremendous weekend. I know for a lot of you it's been hard, considering half the country is socked down by heavy snow and wicked cold. We've been pretty fortunate down here in Florida as we've been enjoying the warmth and sunshine

12.16.2016 Bookmark

12.16.2016


Hello all, we've made it to options expiration Friday. 

Yesterday the market ended the day quite green, but literally 50% off the days highs. Yesterday was also a big day for sector rotation. They sold out of Industrials and materials, and rotated into things that hadn't run as much.  

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