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Why the rally isn’t holding: After yesterday’s 1,000 point gain, today the profits are on the downside

Yesterday, Wednesday December 26, U.S.markets staged a historic rally with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining more than 1,000 points. All of the major U.S. indexes gained better than 4% on the day. Today, Tuesday, December 27, as of noon New York time, the Dow was down 345 points, or 1.51%, to 22,547.92. The low […]

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Santa Claus rally–but on very little substance

Traders seem determined to use the traditionally low-volume days between Christmas and New Year's to stage the traditional Santa Claus rally--bear market or no bear market. But today's substantial rally seems stitched out of very thin cloth. We had a recommendation from President Donald Trump to buy stocks because they're cheap. We had another endorsement […]

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

... words to count. Big time. Everyone, including my Aunt Tilly, expects that the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate 25 basis points at the Wednesday, December 19, meeting of the Open Market Committee. The CME FedWatch tool, which uses prices in the Fed Funds Futures market to calculate the odds of a […]

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‘Tis the season–well “seasons” actually–for end of year selling, portfolio window dressing, small cap rallies, and the January effect

So many trends get packed into the last three months of the year--and you shouldn't forget about any of them when it comes to buying and selling. (You'll find lots of information on these and other calendar trends in the Stock Trader's Almanac by Jeffrey and Yale Hirsch (stocktradersalmanac.com) First, there's the trend we're living […]

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Could Thanksgiving be the pause that refreshes this rally? Despite any clouds on the horizon?

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I don’t rule out the traditional Santa Claus rally this year–but I’m not sure it will be worth playing

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Low level of profit-taking after 6% gain in 8 sessions is positive on upward trend

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

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Computer trading keeps Santa on schedule

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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

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