Posts filed under “Markets”

Chart of the Week: Nasdaq Comp: 52 Week Highs/Lows

The 10-day MA of new highs-new lows on the NASDAQ (green
line) is still trending below the zero line. While it can gauge oversold levels
is also suggests that conditions are weak and deteriorating.

Nasdaq Comp: 52 Week Highs/Lows
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Kevin Lane observes “After breaking an accelerated up trend
the S&P 500 is probing the January lows (towards 1,160). Some where in and
around these levels as the S&P tests a secondary up trend line and support
we would suggest the market will try to at the very least make a shortterm


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Quote of the Day:

"For every complex problem, there is
a solution that is simple, neat and wrong.”
-H.L. Mencken

Category: Markets

Ugly Quote of the Day

Category: Investing, Markets

Fund Flows

Category: Investing, Markets

Dot-Coms vs. Real Estate

Category: Finance, Markets, Psychology

Stock Market Extremes and Portfolio Performance

Category: Investing, Markets

An Excuse for Bad Advice

This chart has been used primarily as an excuse for bad investment advice: Source: Marketwatch Why an excuse? It builds in an out for the advice giver: See, you just have to hold onto stocks long enough . . . then you will outperform other asset classes. Now all we need to do is figure…Read More

Category: Books, Investing, Markets

The Magazine Cover Indicator Strikes Again!

Here’s a (belated) recognition of a contrarian signal: The Magazine Cover indicator "The Incredible Shrinking Dollar" Source:  Newsweek I’ve been meaning to post this for a week, ever since Aaron Task mentioned it in Columnist Conversation — but I never got to it. BTW, is it just me, or does this paragraph (from the cover…Read More

Category: Markets, Media

The Hardly Efficient Market

I got my first iPod (a Press loaner from Apple) the first week they came out. It was a transcendant experience, and I pounded the table to nearly everyone I knew that this was a huge winner. It made Apple stock, trading then at a pre-split price of $18, with $13 in cash, absurdly cheap….Read More

Category: Markets

Forward Earnings are Opinions

Category: Investing, Markets

Spring Forward, or Fall Back?

Category: Markets