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  • U.S. Debt At 104% Of GDP Hits Another Record. Stocks, Gold Should Do Well On Slow Rate Hikes
    Tue, Apr. 14 SPY, VOO, VTI 25 Comments

    Summary

    • The US budget deficit grew another $52.9 billion in March 2015.
    • Total US debt now stands at a record $18.15 trillion or 104% of GDP!
    • So far, the US borrowed 23.6¢ of every dollar it spent in Fiscal 2015.
    • The S&P500 via its ETF SPY has continued to be a great investment.
    • Perhaps now is the time to consider gold in addition to stocks.
  • SPY 1.8% Below Record High While ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Rises To 6-Week High
    Mon, Feb. 9 SPY 11 Comments

    Summary

    • On Friday the S&P500 closed at 2,055.47, 1.8% below its record high of 2093.55.
    • SPY closed at 205.55, 2.95% below its dividend adjusted record high of 211.80.
    • ECRI’s WLI fell slightly while its growth rate rose to a six week high.
    • GDP grew at an average of 3.8% for the last two quarters.
  • SPY Sets Another Record High While ECRI's WLI Growth Fell To A 2.3-Year Low
    Nov. 10, 2014 SPY 3 Comments

    Summary

    • On Friday the S&P500 closed at a record high of 2031.92.
    • SPY also closed at a record high of 203.34.
    • ECRI’s WLI was up while its growth rate fell to a 2.3 year low.
    • GDP grew at an average of 4.5% for the last two quarters.
  • ECRI Says U.S. Inflation Pressure Elevated As Gold Falls Below $1,200 Per Oz.
    Oct. 7, 2014 SPY, GLD 7 Comments

    Summary

    • ECRI's USFIG remains near a six-year high.
    • Inflation pressure in seven other regions is mixed.
    • Friday the price of gold fell below $1,200 per ounce.
  • Despite The Dow Soaring To A Record High, The Dow/Gold Ratio Is Still Low On An Historical Basis
    Sep. 5, 2014 GLD 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Thursday the Dow set a record intraday high of 17,161.55 before closing at 17,069.58.
    • Gold closed at $1,261.70, well off its all-time high of $1,923.70.
    • The Dow/Gold ratio is 13.53, 70% off its record high of 44.56.
  • U.S. Debt At 102% Of GDP Hits Another Record... Is It Time To Buy Gold?
    Aug. 13, 2014 GLD 71 Comments

    Summary

    • The US budget Deficit grew another $95 billion in July 2014.
    • So far, the US borrowed 15.7¢ of every dollar it spent in Fiscal 2014.
    • Total US Debt now stands at a record $17.7 trillion or 102% of GDP!
    • ECRI’s USFIG (US Future Inflation Gauge) now at a 71-month high.
  • The Dow Economic Sentiment Index Supports A Higher Market
    Aug. 5, 2014 DIA 6 Comments

    Summary

    • The Dow (DIA) is 3.45% below its all-time high.
    • The Dow is down 0.04% YTD.
    • The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) is in the center of its historical range.
  • SPY Sets Another Record High While ECRI's WLI Is Just Below A 6.3-Year High
    Jul. 28, 2014 SPY 4 Comments

    Summary

    • On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the S&P 500 index reached an all-time record high of 1,991.39.
    • SPY also hit an all-time high of 199.06.
    • ECRI's WLI & WLI Growth Rate were up.
    • I remain long SPY.
  • SPY 1% Below Record High, While ECRI's WLI Is Just Below A 6.3-Year High
    Jul. 11, 2014 SPY 2 Comments

    Summary

    • On Thursday July 3, 2014, the S&P 500 index hit an all-time high of 1,985.59.
    • SPY also hit an all-time high of 198.29.
    • ECRI's WLI & WLI Growth were up.
    • I remain long SPY.
  • SPY At Record High While ECRI's WLI Just Below A 6.3-Year High
    May. 27, 2014 SPY 18 Comments

    Summary

    • On Friday May 23, 2014, the S&P500 index closed for the first time ever above 1900.
    • SPY closed less than 0.1% below its all-time intraday high.
    • ECRI's WLI Growth was up.
    • I remain long SPY.
  • SPY 1% Off Record High, While ECRI's WLI Sets A 6.3-Year High
    May. 12, 2014 SPY 17 Comments

    Summary

    • ECRI’s Weekly Leading Index is at a 329-week (6.3-year) high.
    • On Friday May 9, 2014, the S&P500 index closed 1% below its all-time intraday high.
    • SPY was also 1% off its recent all-time high.
    • ECRI Warns the commonly-touted “upturn” in earnings growth is largely illusory.
    • I remain long SPY.
  • SPY 4% Off Record High, While ECRI's WLI Sets A 205-Week High
    Apr. 14, 2014 SPY 13 Comments

    Summary

    • ECRI’s Weekly Leading Index at a 205-week (3.9-year) high.
    • On Friday April 11, 2014, the S&P500 index closed 4.33% below its all-time intraday high.
    • SPY was also 4.3% off its recent all-time high.
    • I remain long SPY.
  • Is Tesla Motors Worth $65 Or $320? Are Ford, GM Or BMW Better Bets?
    Feb. 28, 2014 TSLA 263 Comments
  • Cisco Should Pay Much More Than $28 To Buy Out Finisar
    Feb. 6, 2014 FNSR 18 Comments
  • SPY 4% Off Record High While ECRI's WLI Near 193 Week High
    Feb. 3, 2014 SPY 4 Comments
  • SPY 1% Off Record High While ECRI's WLI Is At A 191-Week High
    Jan. 6, 2014 SPY Comment!
  • SPY Makes Another Record High While ECRI's WLI Moves Up Again
    Dec. 30, 2013 SPY 1 Comment
  • SPY Sets Another Record High While ECRI's WLI Is Back Near Its 3-Year High
    Nov. 4, 2013 SPY 6 Comments
  • SPY Tests Record High While ECRI's WLI Is Just Below A 177-Week High
    Oct. 25, 2013 SPY 1 Comment
  • Yield Seekers Surge The Dow After Rare Penetration Of Its 200 Day Moving Average
    Oct. 11, 2013 DIA 2 Comments
  • Is The Bottom In For The S&P500 And Its ETF SPY?
    Oct. 10, 2013 SPY 5 Comments
  • SPY 2.2% Off Record High While ECRI's WLI At 3-Year High
    Sep. 27, 2013 SPY 11 Comments
  • SPY 4.6% Off Record High While ECRI's WLI Is Back Near Its 3-Year High
    Aug. 30, 2013 SPY 4 Comments
  • European Stocks Making New Post-Financial-Crisis Highs
    Aug. 8, 2013 DIA, SPY, VGK 1 Comment
  • SPY Makes New Record High While ECRI's WLI At 119-Week High
    Jul. 26, 2013 SPY 3 Comments
  • S&P500 And SPY At New Record Highs While ECRI's WLI Near Multi-Year High
    Jul. 15, 2013 SPY 2 Comments
  • Gold Plummeted With Falling Inflation Pressure Except In Japan
    Jul. 5, 2013 SPY, VTI, GLD 7 Comments
  • Intel Now Inside A Samsung Galaxy Tablet
    Jun. 3, 2013 INTC 11 Comments
  • Citigroup Rising From The Ashes
    May. 17, 2013 C 4 Comments
  • S&P 500 And SPY At New Highs While ECRI's WLI Moves Higher Again
    May. 13, 2013 SPY 5 Comments
  • S&P 500 Breaks Above 1600, SPY At Another Record High And ECRI's WLI Moving Higher
    May. 3, 2013 SPY 4 Comments
  • Take Profits Or Sell BND And Buy Series I Bonds
    May. 2, 2013 BND 13 Comments