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Logical Market Update: From That to This & This…

 From that to this & this… For most of this week the best trading has taken place within the first couple of hours of U.S. trading.  But it appears that once lunchtime rolls through the East and Central time zones volume does a vanishing act.  Which often leaves computers with nothing to do but switch […]

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Logical Market Update: Nat Gas Surges Higher Off of Intraday Lows

Natural Gas Surges higher Off of Intraday Lows On the Third Day of the Correction the markets gave to me… Three parabolic earnings trades, two panic buyers and a bear pushed up a pear tree.   Interesting and yet transparent the markets moved back into cross hedging mode – what I mean by this is that […]

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Logical Market Update: Never Short a Dull Market – or….

Never Short a Dull Market or What Happens When You Host a Party and Nobody Comes – the Volatility Indexes Have you ever gone to highly anticipated event and wished you were anywhere else?  That is what the markets were like on Monday.  Stuck in neutral with nobody left to push prices in either direction.  […]

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Logical Market Update: Friday is Futures & Options Expiration – Equity Update

Friday is Futures & Options Expiration – Equity Update – GOOG & MSFT Disappoint & Slide 5% Media headlines are becoming more humorous as reporter’s grapple to find a reason for the markets continued rise.   One very popular financial site ran a banner “Breaking News” headline: Detroit Has Filed for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection right […]

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Logical Market Update: Near Term Outlook for Treasuries

Near Term Outlook for Treasuries – 10 Year Note Continues to Lead Direction   “Let’s talk about bonds baby…. let’s talk about you and yield…let’s talk about bonds…” – sound like a familiar tune – it should.   The rally in treasuries has stalled – paused for thought – needs an additional “goose” only received […]

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Logical Market Update: Dividend Momentum Trade – Dead or On Hold – Money Rotation Continues – Where Might Surprise You

Dividend Momentum Trade – Dead or On Hold  – Money Rotation Continues – Where Might Surprise You As I listen and read the media report on “recovery” or lack thereof – of an improving economy or lack thereof.  The conversation usually falls back to Fed Chairman Bernanke having solved the problems and not just within […]

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Logical Market Update: No, the Sky is Not Falling but a Correction may be Underway!

No – the Sky is Not Falling but a Correction May be Underway! While I remain firmly in the bullish camp over the mid to long-term I have been expecting and anticipating a correction to begin for the past couple of weeks.  The extended nature of the moves underway has been impressive and to be […]

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Logical Market Update: DJIA – S&P 500 Post Additional New Highs – Volumes Drop – Volatility Upticks – Correction is Near

DJIA, S&P 500 Post Additional New Highs – Volumes Drop – Volatility Upticks – Overbought Indicators Flash Caution – Signals a Correction is Near   Here we are pushing to close out the second week of April and still no pullback to speak of in sight.  Haven’t the bulls checked the charts – mulled over […]

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Logical Market Update: DJIA – S&P 500 Produce New Highs – Russell 2000 Shows Weakness – Precious Metals Strong

DJIA and S&P 500 Move to New Highs – Russell 2000 Shows Exhaustion and Weakness The Dollar/Euro Remains Volatile – Precious Metals Again Strong   Initially I felt Tuesday’s trade would be narrow and slow as many participants wait for next round of earnings reports to include the “big boys”.  This remained the case for […]

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