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US economy is still doing OK

The US economy remains modestly positive. The latest figures on industrial production in August posted an uptick of 0.6% m/m and 0.4% y/y. Manufacturing production was down 0.4% y/y, up a little from a negative 0.5% the month before. And capacity utilization inched up...

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Breaking Down The Bull/Bear Argument

Market Review & Update Breaking Down The Bull/Bear Argument Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Market Review & Update Really! Another week of nowhere? This is the same chart...

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Violent Volatility Dangerous to 2009 Bull

Due to the violent increase in volatility which occurred during August, the S&P 500 finds itself in an extremely vulnerable position for the last week of the summer of 2019.  The volatility has increased the risk that the S&P 500 could decline by more than 100...

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Where are you going market?

One seasoned trader just noted that he believes that many market participants right now are experiencing a down market for the first time during this prolonged bull market and as a result are getting pummeled. The crazy moves in the markets are not over and we will...

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Stock Buybacks Imperil Corporate Viability

Goldman Sachs just completed an analysis of corporate balance sheets and found that dividend and stock buybacks accounted for 103.8% of their free cash flow. Meaning that they were paying more out in cash than they had on hand!  Over the last year, free cash flow has...

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Mauldin – MMT Could Destroy This Nation

I am back from my 14th annual Maine fishing camp. The private event at Leen’s Lodge is generally called Camp Kotok in honor of David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors who started these outings many years ago. CNBC and others began calling it the “Shadow Fed,” but it is...

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Risk Happens Fast. Is The Selling Over? 08-09-19

Risk Happens Fast Is The Selling Over? Risk Happens Slowly, Too. Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Risk Happens Fast Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing the potential for a...

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ChoiceTrade Shares, Ready to Rocket!

The share price of ChoiceTrade Holdings is getting ready to rocket from $1.70 to $30.00 per share.  The holding company’s online broker subsidiary, ChoiceTrade has been operating since 2000.  It conducts business in all 50 US states and in 58 countries.  Over the...

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Technically Speaking: Bull Market Or Bull Trap?

For the fourth time, since the end of 2017. the market has set an all-time high. Each previous all-time high has led an almost immediate sell-off. Will this time be different?Such is the belief currently which is being driven primarily by the “Pavlovian” response of a...

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Technically Speaking: Bull Market Or Bull Trap?

For the fourth time, since the end of 2017. the market has set an all-time high. Each previous all-time high has led an almost immediate sell-off.  Will this time be different? Such is the belief currently which is being driven primarily by the “Pavlovian”...

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The Economy IS Slowing

The problem when it comes to blindly investing in markets without a thorough understanding of underlying dynamics is much the same as playing “leapfrog with a…

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Why Another Volatility Spike May Be Ahead

In early October, when the U.S. stock market had reached an all-time high and investor sentiment was extremely complacent, I published a warning in Forbes called “Why Another Market Volatility Surge Is Likely Ahead.” I showed three indicators that I believed pointed...

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Signal for Bull & Bear Tracker Now GREEN

The signal for the Bull & Bear Tracker has gone from RED to GREEN.  The market crash that had been underway since October 10th has been abated.  Those who participated in my strategy which I outlined in my October 5, 2018, article entitled “Perfect...

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Day of Reckoning Approaching for Market

A day of reckoning is approaching for the US stock market.  The market’s math simply does not add up. The math not adding up was why I recommended to all the readers of my September 2007, Equities Magazine column to get out of the five largest brokers...

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Frenzied Market Blow Off Underway

A frenzied blow off for the stock market and especially the Dow Jones Industrial composite index is underway.  Investors are selling everything that is not tied down to pour their money into the index which houses 30 of the world’s largest companies....

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Party Like It’s 1992?

Last week, Mark Hulbert warned of an indicator that hasn’t been this inflated since the “Dot.com” bubble. To wit: “It’s been more than 25 years…

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Bulls Charge To All-Time Highs 09-21-18

Bulls Push To All-Time Highs Get out your party hats ladies and gentlemen, the markets hit all-time highs this past week. After increasing equity exposure in portfolios on the 11th, as the markets pulled back to the previous break-out support levels, I suggested a...

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Brexit is approaching fast

The UK continues to struggle in its efforts to come up with the right Brexit formula for a deal with the EU as there are just 193 days left before the due date.  Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled that she will be the difficult woman she advertised she will be in...

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Kass: The Bullish Bias Resounds

This morning the futures (S&P and Nasdaq) are, as is the custom, higher. The markets continue to ignore a number of cautionary signposts/macroeconomic events/concerns and…

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World Economy Stalling

The economic numbers for the US remain positive, albeit they are weakening. The latest statistics are initial jobless claims for the week ending August 25 and personal income and spending for July. The jobless claims rose slightly for the week and the income/spending...

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Confusing Economic Stats

The economic news these days is anything but clear and informative. It is mainly confusing and contradictory. The latest information on consumer confidence is both positive and negative with the Conference Board reporting the best numbers in almost 18 years. Meanwhile...

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tZERO to Drive Overstock.com Shares Higher

Overstock.com’s share price has the potential to significantly outperform the market in the foreseeable future.  Since it owns 80% of tZERO, Overstock.com shares are the only publicly traded “regulated” crypto infrastructure pure play for investors.  ...

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Bull & Bear Tracker’s signal back to GREEN

The signal for the Bull & Bear Tracker is now GREEN.   The signal had been RED since July 20, 2018. See Equities article ​“Signal for Bull & Bear Tracker has gone RED”.  The signal switched from RED to GREEN due to the volatility between the US...

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Tech Stock Armageddon to Begin

Facebook shares plummeted by 23% in after-hours trading when the company reported its quarterly earnings and held its conference call after the market closed. The company’s revenue and active users came in below analyst estimates. The big miss is the...

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Signal for Bull & Bear Tracker has gone RED

The signal for the Bull & Bear Tracker has gone to RED. The signal had been GREEN since June 1, 2018. See my article ​“Two signal changes for Bull & Bear Tracker since May 23rd”.  The signal switched from GREEN to RED due to the volatility of the...

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Tweets by Lawyer Fighting Tesla Very Telling

On Friday July 13, 2018, Stuart Meissner, an attorney representing a Tesla whistle blower put out the following tweet about Tesla. When Mr. Meissner was asked as to whether he was short Tesla’s shares he stated that he did not but should based on what he...

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Tesla China Announcement and Timing Suspect

Tesla’s share price increased by $4.00 and by approximately 1% on Tuesday July 10, 2018, after the company announced that it had entered into a memo of understanding with the Shanghai government to build a factory to produce 500,000 autos per year in China...

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Support for US Stock Market now on Quicksand

The foundational support for the US stock market is now quicksand.  According to recently released data pertaining to shares and ETFs investor the churn rate for the markets has increased significantly.  More than $2.9 trillion worth of the shares of the...

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Effect of SCOTUS Sales Tax Decision on Markets

The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled today that the State of South Dakota can apply their brick and mortar sales taxes to those businesses domiciled outside of the state who sell their products and services online to South Dakota’s residents.  This is a significant...

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Quo vadis America?

The American economy went through almost ten years of a wrenching economic stagnation.  At the start of 2018 it looked as though the American economy was finally expanding nicely and broadly. Then President Trump decided to throw a wrench into the global...

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Statements made by Michael Markowski and Profitfromthecrash.com  pertaining to returns made from investing in Airbnb, UBER and Snapchat are not indicative of a TRACK RECORD. They are examples for educational purposes only.