February 19, 2014

“A good trader merely takes advantage of recognizable patterns that do occur and stays out of trouble the rest of the time.” –Linda Raschke After eight days in a row of Nasdaq up, it is logical to expect some softness. As noted on the Twitter feed at the time, the fourth day... [more]

January 26, 2014

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas A. Edison In the wake of the averages’ 2% drubbing of Friday, we would use care about jumping to any conclusions. The following is what is objectively known: 1)    The averages... [more]

January 13, 2013

 “Just win, baby.” – Al Davis Shares continue higher. Leading growth stocks generally act well. The backdrop is quite positive, as low interest rates and low inflation combine with an expanding economy. ... [more]

December 30, 2013

“Many an opportunity has been lost waiting for one last rally or decline.” – Robert Prechter   Courtesy of buying in the wake of the recent Federal Reserve decision to commence the taper, shares are overdone short-term. While this is never a reason to refrain from initiating new commitments,... [more]

December 17, 2013

“Those who are the best at losing will get all the money in the end.” — Professional currency trader   The Nasdaq Composite has gone over a year without more than a 6.7% pullback. In a bull market, such occurrences are rare. The longer the averages go without a pullback, the more likely there is to be one. For... [more]

November 25, 2013

“When the least-probable scenario plays out, there’s a very powerful reason why.” — Linda Raschke Shares started out last week with three-straight down days before gaining their composure and rising on Thursday and Friday. Nasdaq volume was below average all five days. ... [more]

November 18, 2013

 “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill Last Wednesday and Thursday’s action in numerous growth issues tilted the speculative sentiment back into the percolating stage. “Selective buying is valid” was written last week, and this stands. There... [more]

November 11, 2013

  “Never trade in situations where you don’t have control. For example, I don’t risk significant amounts of money in front of key reports, since that is gambling, not trading.”   — Paul Tudor Jones   Shares remain in good shape. Leadership is thin, as most glamours, from the Four Horsemen to most recent new... [more]

November 4, 2013

“Once you understand that news is not causal, you realize that even if you got it in advance, you could not forecast the stock market.” – Robert Prechter Shares remain in good shape overall. Intermediate trend, breadth, and volume are all solid. Within the list, the high-expectation segments like discretionary, and industrial outperform, a plus. That the defensive staples... [more]

September 30, 2013

  “If it’s obvious, it’s obviously wrong!”   –Joe Granville   Shares remain in good shape, the Nasdaq off as much as a slim 1.7% thus far in this week-plus sideways drift. While the weaker sister, the S&P is down as much as a mild 3.2%, barely qualifying for reaction territory, let... [more]