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1.31.2017 Bookmark

1.31.2017

Hello all, it's Tuesday. Do you have your "what's Trump going to do" popcorn bowl ready?  One thing is for sure, love him or hate him, he's not boring. Every day brings something to talk about, and today will be no different. 

1.30.2017 Bookmark

1.30.2017

Good morning all, welcome back from what I hope was a great weekend. Ours was one of the quieter one's we've had lately, as we stayed close to home Saturday and then Saturday evening the weather turned on us. We got a bit of rain and "for here" some cold weather came through. Sunday was dreary, wet and "cold". So it was a good day to make stew, catch up on some overdue Emails, and "shelter in place". 

1.28.2017- Member Questions about trading Bookmark

This weeks free investing newsletter is up and today we take a break from dissecting the global political and economic situation, and move to answering some questions that members have sent in regarding "trading" the market. In it we discuss why we never trade the first 15 minutes of the market, how we select entry levels for the more casual traders, and why "scale and trail" is such a good concept. 

If you've been thinking about trading your own investment account, by all means take a read of today's letter, simply because the more tools you have to use, the more successful you'll be. 

1.28.2017 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Trading Questions
 
I’m going to take a slightly different route today, because lately I’ve been getting some really good questions about “trading” the market, and I figure it makes a lot of sense to try and answer them to a larger audience. So, for today let’s talk trading.
 
One question I just got was in response to a post I had made where I said that “for the average investor, it is usually not wise to trade during the first hour of the day, commonly known as amateur hour.”  The question was basically “why don’t you trade during the first hour of the open market?”  So let’s dissect that and see why.

1.27.2017 Bookmark

1.27.2017

Mornin' all, we've made it to Friday. I wonder what it brings....

Okay so we got our DOW 20K and yesterday we spent the session digesting that move.  While the DOW managed to inch higher, gaining 32, the S&P couldn't stay green and ended the day down a point. However once again there was horrible volume. At the end of the day the SPY only traded 60 million shares.  To put that in perspective, back on Nov 9th when they all decided that a Trump win might indeed end up being okay, the volume was 259 million. When you get an up day ( or down for that matter) on big volume, you know the move is confirmed. It shows that a "lot" of people traded a LOT of stock.  

1.26.2017 Bookmark

1.26.2017

Good morning all, we've made it. After a month of trading sideways and banging our heads on that prize, we finally overtook it. There was much blowing of kazoo's, and high five's.

1.25.2017 - DOW 20K, it's Here Bookmark

We've been waiting on it for a month and today Wednesday the 25th it happened. The Street was so impressed by the way Trump has gotten down to business signing orders, that they feel he's going to be successful in cutting taxes and reducing the red tape that every business hates. If he pulls that off, then indeed the market will continue to move higher. 

 

So our free investing newsletter is now posted to the site. It's up a bit earlier than normal as I have a function to attend and can't wait for the close of market business. However in it, we discuss the idea of just how far this market can go and why. 

1.25.2017 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Until It Can’t?

Over the years, we’ve talked many times about the fact that Central banks are now enormous buyers of actual stocks. We’ve mentioned how the Bank of Japan owns almost ¾ of all their market ETF’s. How the Swiss national bank has bought literally billions of dollars worth of AAPl,  and MSFT and XOM.  We’ve talked about how companies have borrowed money at virtually zero interest rates and used the money to buy up their own shares of stock.

1.25.2017 Bookmark

1.25.2017

Good morning all, is today the day?   After a month of trading sideways, they decided on some random Tuesday (yesterday) that is was finally time to go back and attack DOW 20K.  Why yesterday? You can all come up with your own ideas, but the bottom line is that there wasn't really any catalyst. Earnings are still coming out as normal, meaning that if they used GAAP accounting they missed the estimates, but if they report "non GAAP" they're all basically beating estimates. Then of course we have more companies announcing they're going to take on debt and buy up more stock.  So nothing's changed there. 

1.24.2017 Bookmark

1.24.2017

Hello everyone, here comes Tuesday. 

Monday was a sleeper. While they did take us well off the lows of the day, when it was all over we were still down yet again. I think that makes 7 of the last 8 days where the DOW slid sideways and down. It is beginning to look like we might not get that last hurrah push higher.

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