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Insiders Club - 11.13.2014 Bookmark


Hello everyone, welcome to Thursday.

Yesterday was a long grinding session of ...."sideways".  After a brief 60 point drop at the open, the market moved back to the unchanged level and wobbled around it for virtually the entire session. Coming into the last few minutes, they tried to make the averages green for the close, but they missed by a couple points.

11.12.2014 Red Futures? Bookmark

Red? Were those red futures I saw?  Is that even legal now? I almost had to do a double take when I saw them. Naturally I'm kidding around here, but it does show you the madness that is indeed our markets. We've gained 1700 points in like 18 sessions since the 10% dip. I don't know if that's a record gain, I haven't checked...but it's certainly "too much too quick".

Insiders Club - 11.12.2014 Bookmark


Good morning all, welcome to Wednesday.

I almost had to do a double take this morning. Was that red futures I see? Sure enough they were. Wow, that's rarer than the proverbial "hens teeth" lately.

Granted we're certainly not red by that much, we've got the S&P red by 8 and the DOW red by 65. The question is, does it mean anything?  Well it could.

Insiders Club - 11.3.2014 Bookmark


Good morning all, welcome back from your weekend. I don't think it would be a stretch for me to guess that for most of you, it got "pretty darn chilly" this weekend. Even down here in Florida where it has been uncharacteristically hot all summer and fall, we got our first blast of some arctic air, pushing temps into the 40's at night. Now that isn't very impressive to someone living in say New Hampshire, but in Florida...it causes folks to put on enough clothing to resemble a yeti.  But it was all good, the sun did come out and the sky was blue and all in all, it was a welcome refreshing blast. Oh and by the way, by Wednesday we're back to 87 according to the weather guy.

10.31.2014 Japan Goes Full Stupid Bookmark

As if seeing the market rise 200 points yesterday on the heels of Visa and their 5 billion dollar buy back wasn't enough, this morning I wake up to almost "limit up" futures. What in the world was that about? Well it seems that over in Japan, they've gone "all in" on a new round of QE, saying they will flood their market with 80 TRILLION yen.

Insiders Club - 10.29.2014 Bookmark


Yesterday for no really discernible reason the market decided to go nuts. The moves weren't little and cautious, we were seeing stocks moving in big chunks. CMI for example was up 9 dollars. Buffalo Wild wings up 18 on the day. If a company even got close to its estimates, it was "straight up".

Consider for a minute Amazon. The other day they announced earnings that showed they were off about a buck a share. Everyone grumbled that maybe Amazon's river of no returns was over. Yet it was up over 7 bucks a share.

Sanity has left the building.

Insiders Club 10.28.2014 Bookmark


Yesterday the market took a pause to catch its breath. It was a well deserved rest considering how far the indexes have come in just 6 trading sessions. But overnight the futures resumed their magic levitation, and frankly...there's not a lot of reasons for it that make any sense.

Insiders Club - 10.23.2014 Bookmark


Here we go again....

After four days of intense buying, the market was short term overbought, and quite stretched. It needed a pause day, and yesterday was it. They blamed oil, they blamed the strange shooting situation at the Canadian Parliament. But we tend to think they were excuses rather than reasons.

All night long the futures were soggy. Over in Europe most of the indexes were slightly red. But then they got the juice they needed.

Insiders Club - 10.21.2014 Bookmark


Good morning folks, the madness continues.......

Yesterday the S&P put in a good showing, and even the DOW made it to slightly greed despite IBM missing earnings by a mile. After the close and Apple's earnings, there was a flurry of futures action, and then the air started coming out. Futures were drifting lower and once again there was the all too familiar "save".

Insiders Club - 10.20.2014 Bookmark


Good morning all, welcome back from your weekend. I surely hope it was a good one for you all. Down here in Florida, we had a most spectacular weather weekend. The humidity went away, the temps cooled off and the sky was deep blue. It made for a perfect day to go for our weekly bike ride and beach walk.  I could surely go for a bunch more days like that.

In market land, things got sort of crazy this morning. Overnight the futures were up pretty strong, although they were fading just a bit from the highs. Then they simply "crashed". What was the problem? IBM.  They came out with their earnings, and they missed by a mile on the top and bottom line. It was the 10th quarter in a row of year over year drops.

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