Monthly Archives: May 2010

Summer Doldrums Starting Early

Here we are June 1st and the doldrums are upon us. I believe that we will have a very subdued trading climate for the rest

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Re Print of May 8th blog- Thank you Newsweek

Given the level of fear and loathing of the financial markets coming out of Asia and Europe, I think I am looking for a further

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Volatility is the only constant

The Heisenberg uncertainty principle is frequently confused with the “observer effect”. The uncertainty principle actually describes how precisely we may measure the position and momentum

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Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen’s most famous and commercialized song is actually a protest song, if you really listen to the words. In the 80’s, when he wrote

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Where is the support? I’d say down at 50%

Perhaps as traders we should heed the old adage, sell in May and go away. Take advantage of the coming slow months in equities.Thursday was

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Why we use stops-today was a prime example

If you were long today trading S&P futures or Dow futures, you learned the benefit of using stops. Luckily, the market rebounded and it seems

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2 percent is enough to say the sky is falling?

We’ve rallied for 14 months and today a 2 percent down move is enough to send the collective cable investment/trading commentators start looking at one

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Waiting for the other shoe to drop?

Still on Wall Street we climb the wall of worry, inexorably higher, creeping like a vine up the side of a building, seeming to defy

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