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  • Stock Market Top-Callers Are Missing One Key Ingredient [View article]
    Chris, You are correct about the occurrence of lower highs and lows. But, such must also occur on higher volume. I use a daily diffusion index to track highs and lows for 450 stocks and another such for volume. During recent days the volume was decidedly light. And there was no follow through with the highs and lows in any direction. If you are bearish on the market, then (like a crap shooter) you are betting on the come.
    May 29, 2015. 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Considerable Transitory Period [View article]
    outstanding perspective provided here
    May 4, 2015. 10:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Investors Get Out In Time This Time? [View article]
    billcharlesdixon, I am glad that such was of use to you.
    Apr 28, 2015. 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keeping Perspective [View article]
    Eric, another good article

    And dear God, give me patience right now!
    Apr 28, 2015. 10:40 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is How A Bear Market Starts [View article]
    Eric, an excellent article complemented with sage perspective. Experience keeps an expensive school but fools will learn in no other.
    Dec 18, 2014. 08:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 8 Pieces Of Our Oil Price Predicament [View article]
    Excellent article
    Dec 8, 2014. 07:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Countries For Old Bulls [View article]
    Eric,

    Very nicely presented.
    Nov 13, 2014. 06:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The Bulls Run Into Year-End? [View article]
    Brett,

    You are correct. But, market timing is a dangerous game only if you don't understand its capabilities and limitations. Chris does understand such and he is nimble when he has to be.

    Emerson wrote in his brilliant essay called Self Reliance "live ever in a new day and speak your truth as you understand it. So what if your belief today is the opposite of what it was yesterday?" When conditions change you should change with them or perish.
    Oct 31, 2014. 10:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The Bulls Run Into Year-End? [View article]
    Chris,

    12 trading days ago it looked like the market momentum was clearly to the downside. The "Bullard bounce" reversed just about everything (except gold) to the upside and it now looks like the market is poised to go parabolic. On the day that the bottom occurred the volume of trading was double its 40 day average. During the last 5 days the volume was about 7% below that average. This is a technical bounce so enjoy it while it lasts.
    Oct 31, 2014. 03:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Market That Satisfies No One [View article]
    Cogently and brilliantly written.
    Oct 28, 2014. 09:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks: Is It Time To Get Back In? [View article]
    Coldcall,

    At least you know that you are speculating on the basis of the bigger fool theory.
    Oct 22, 2014. 07:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock Rally Faces Important Test [View article]
    Chris,

    The snake oil salesmen for the Fed continued to do their dog and pony act last week when it appeared that the market was in a correction mode. Bullard (it could have easily been Plosser, Dudley) made a statement that placated the Wall Street crowd and immediately buying support came in to boost stock prices. Usually, the Fed statements refer to its dual mandate for promoting employment. The recently released employment report was pretty good. Bullard’s statement was a stretch and he referred to the fact that the Fed was not meeting its inflation goal of 2% so interest rates should remain at current low levels. Two days later the President of the Boston Fed criticized Bullard and said, in effect, Fed officials should not be making statements to boost stock prices.

    If you have a bearish view on the market, you have got to be wary of what Fed officials say. Instead of using QE to boost asset prices, it should have just bought the SPY.
    Oct 21, 2014. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Could The S&P 500 Fall To 1,625? [View article]
    Chris,

    Good job. As the saying goes, "If you divine the future study the past." Your 1625 is certainly plausible.
    Oct 16, 2014. 02:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Most Important Chart On Wall Street [View article]
    Chris,

    When I saw the way the market was closing on Tuesday, I bought a few more shares of SPXS to add to my position. It is now Wednesday morning and the futures are very weak. A bad day in the market today would make the charts without any hint of a bottom. And, that would likely lead to another bad day on Thursday.
    Oct 15, 2014. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are We Witnessing The Setup To The Most Important Macro Trade Of 2014? [View article]
    Very well written
    Oct 14, 2014. 11:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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