Up 5.31% so far this month, the S&P 500 is on track for its best January since 1997 - happy...

Up 5.31% so far this month, the S&P 500 is on track for its best January since 1997 - happy news for the "as January goes, so goes the year" crowd. Maybe of more interest: Apple - the S&P's highest-weighted member - is also the worst-performer, -14.3%. Has there ever been an instance when the index has done so well while its largest holding did so poorly?
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  • Rousseau SC
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    I don't trust historical indicators in this market that the Fed is pumping up with unfettered money-printing.
    31 Jan 2013, 09:47 AM Reply Like
  • jirim
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    fed and banks - federal reserve?
    31 Jan 2013, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • uli35
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    things have a way to "change on a dime".
    Just a small hint that Mommy comes in to take away the punch-bowl may do the trick.
    31 Jan 2013, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • Ray - Kitchener
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    The big guys are setting this up again to suck every last buyer standing on the train station. The time to buy was last week in December. The time to sell is now. Wait for the correction to get back in again. Profits are good. Don't be lulled into the classic "Pump & Dump".


    Apple may be down and trading a single digit P/E. But we have Amazon trading at 3,000 plus. Go figure.
    31 Jan 2013, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • hahaha48
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    When are you liitle guys stop wining.
    It has always been the case that the small investors are always wrong.
    In the past there was an indicator call odd lot short index. They measure how many small investors are shorting stocks. The more they do the more likely the market will go up.
    Yes, the big guys has the advantage of insider information. But they have the disadvantage that when they buy or sell they move the price against themself. So overall it is about even or at least better odds than gambling in casino
    The other main problem for small investors is that they do not know how and when to exit a bad trade. It is typical that when their stock start to go down they will buy more to average down. They keep doing that until they have no more cash. Then they get scare and sell at or near the low
    31 Jan 2013, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • xeys_00
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    Just shows something's really wrong with the market. People are too scared to buy apple, but when it goes back to 500, then they'll jump on. 50 points too late.
    31 Jan 2013, 08:16 PM Reply Like
  • Petrarch
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    strong market despite Apple. listen to that. pay attention to the data
    31 Jan 2013, 10:33 PM Reply Like
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