Posted by on June 29, 2015

Monday Musings

Overseas markets have taken a beating today and the pre-market futures in the US imply a drop on the opening of over 1% this morning as negotiations in the Greek debt talks fell apart over the weekend. Any market rallies last week were attributed to optimism that some compromise would occur and the harsh reality…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on June 22, 2015

Monday Musings

The Fed was the star of last week holding rates steady as expected but indicating that it would begin to increase the Fed Fund target rate sometime this year. The market’s immediate reaction was muted on Wednesday immediately following the announcement. The statement included a reduced economic growth forecast from the Fed and indicated that…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on June 15, 2015

Monday Morning Musings

Thanks to a big up day last Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were able to scratch out small gains last week, but the technology NDX (Nasdaq 100) was not as fortunate for the bulls and experienced a small weekly loss.   Greece was the headline concern. The IMF said that…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on June 8, 2015

Monday Musings

Markets tend to move in trending fashion. “The trend is bullish, the trend is bearish,” normally pretty obviously identifiable for traders. This is why moving averages are so important, to assist active investors in identifying what type of market environment we find ourselves. Well despite a third consecutive weekly decline in the major averages, this…  Continue Reading
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