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Insiders Club - 12.15.2014 Bookmark

12.15.2014

Good morning all, welcome to a new week....

Everyone knows about last week. It was the worst performance of the S&P in over two years. We saw something like 700 points flee the DOW. It was indeed the very sell off that we expected the week before, it was simply postponed a week.

There's a lot of reasons why we got the sell off. Profit taking, locking in yearly performance, tax selling, crashing oil prices and a host of other reasons. The only important question is this... is the selling over? I don't truly know that answer, but I can give my guess/opinion about it.

Insiders Club - 12.8.2014 Bookmark

12.8.2014

Good morning all, welcome back from the weekend. I had spent the last week up in NJ, seeing some friends, and shutting down our little vacation get-away in the woods. It was a fun week, but the weather certainly didn't cooperate for us as It rained almost every day I was there. After living in FL for the last 8 years, it doesn't take many 30 degree rainy days to chill me right to the bone! I'm glad I'm home!

Insiders Club- 12.4.2014 Bookmark

12.4.2014

Morning all....

Well at 8 am the first thing we learned is that the ECB has left rates "unchanged". Well there's a surprise eh?  They certainly couldn't raise them, and since they're basically at 0 now, cutting seems pretty desperate.  So, shortly after the ECB announcement, the US futures were up about 15 points on the DOW, 2 on the S&P. Now of course all eyes will be on Mario Draghi, as they expect him to plead the case for massive QE, something he's been jawboning about for two years.

Insiders Club - 12.3.2014 Bookmark

12.3.2014

Hello Everyone....

At 8 am the futures are statistically "flat" with the DOW down 2.

Yesterday we gained 102 points to a new all time high. Did I expect that? Nope. While I did figure they'd try and get us green after Monday's dip, I had no feeling that they'd get us "that green".

Insiders Club - 11.28.2014 Bookmark

11.28.2014


Good morning all, welcome back from your Thanksgiving feast. I had what I consider the perfect day, it was low key, filled with family and friends and we did a "whole lot of nothing" except chatting, eating and drinking. I wish it was more like the old pilgrim "days of thanks" because their's wasn't just one day, it was THREE!

But it's over now and we're back in the saddle. Remember folks the market is only open until 1 pm Eastern today. I'll probably be shut down an hour ahead of that.

Insiders Club - 11.20.2014 Bookmark

11.20.2014

Morning all, welcome to a new day.

The world is certainly a funny place right now. Overnight we saw PMI's come in below estimates from Europe to China, to Japan. That along with the fact that the Fed's minutes didn't contain any hints of keeping rates at zero for ever, or even the slightest mention of board members considering QE...has the futures a bit underwater. At 8 am we have the DOW off 60 and the S&P off 8.

Insiders Club - 11.19.2014 Bookmark

11.19.2014

Hello folks, lets see if any of these Emails get to you today. Back on Monday at about 9 am, our Email service "Constant Contact" pretty much blew up. It was a hard crash where none of their services worked. Even yesterday things were not looking good, as Emails were being sent but they were sporadic and very late.  Today they say they're back to running normally, but time will tell.

Insiders Club - 11.14.2014 Bookmark

11.14.2014

Good morning all, we've made it to Friday.

There will be NO afternoon update today. I'm traveling to Arizona for the Financial Fest event being held in Scottsdale tomorrow.  In fact, I hope that any of you who live in the area stop by and introduce yourself. I'd really enjoy meeting you. 

Okay, on Sunday we said in the newsletter that the market was overbought and probably setting up for either a pause or a pullback. So far the week has been more of a pause than anything else.  Monday was up, Tuesday and Wednesday were "dead flat" and yesterday they rallied the troops in the afternoon to reverse a red start.

11.5.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

The Big Sweep

I don’t make a habit of talking politics too much, because frankly I don’t generally like politicians. But there are certain times when you have no choice because the fact is, we get our policies from these lunatics and those policies affect us.

Everyone knows by now that the Republicans swept up Tuesday, and now control both houses of Congress. The bigger question is “why” did they win so big, and of course…does anything change? So first let’s look at the why of things. This is going to wander down some paths you might not have thought of, but I think you’ll find interesting.

10.15.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Fake Facts You Believe

One of the problems you face when you write a newsletter that goes out to thousands of folks, is that often the things you say…are diametrically opposed to what people have taken as fact for years.  Then they have to try and figure out if I’m simply nuts, or maybe realize that they’ve been shoveled a bucket of horse hockey all those years.  It causes stress I’m sure.

For instance we all know that Eve ate an apple in the Garden of Eden right? Well not so fast. She ate from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Not once is it mentioned in the Bible that it was an apple. It probably wasn’t. Yet it’s taken as a generalized fact that she ate an apple.

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