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  • Developments In China Explain The End Of Gold's Rise [View article]
    Is a GDP growth rate of 7% for China a realistic number over the next five years. And no significant inflation. Wow, a Goldilocks economy.
    Jan 30 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: An Ample Reward Awaits The Patient Investor [View article]
    Good article. Yes, Intel is a buy at this price level. And you get a 4.26% yield in a great company.
    Jan 23 08:55 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Volatility Play With Significant Upside Should We Go Off The Fiscal Cliff [View article]
    The chart for VXX is real ugly - contango. Who has made money on this product in recent history playing a short-term long position directly or with calls?
    Dec 2 04:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VXX: A Reverse Split Of Shares On This Volatility Product - What Does It Mean For You? [View article]
    Yes, invest in the VXX for the short-term: very short-term. This is the king of reverse splits.
    Oct 8 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dow Theory: Not Broken, Just Misunderstood [View article]
    "The two averages must confirm each other" is only one of the basic principles of Dow Theory. All the principles are guidelines and not one of them is infallible.
    Oct 3 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: There's Certainly A Bull Case [View article]
    Excellent article and well researched. I trade based on the charts and at this time the charts are telling me not to invest in Intel. When I see a reversal pattern for the intermediate downtrend, I will gladly invest in this company.
    Oct 3 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A happy ending looks to be in store for Capstead Mortgage (CMO) investors today, as the stock moves into positive territory after earlier tumbling 7.5% in minutes for no apparent reason. [View news story]
    Look at the 4 year chart for CMO. Similar drops on the chart including a major one in May, 2010. The candlestick pattern is called a hammer. Yes, the stock was hammered and bounced back.

    Someone on Seeking Alpha must be able to shed more light on the trading activity for CMO.
    Oct 3 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Has The QE Rally Gone? [View article]
    It is called profit taking for the intermediate uptrend which started in June. Now the S&P Index must hold the support zone or there will be a retracement to around1,365.
    Sep 27 10:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil ETF Hits Extreme Low Reading, What Does This Mean Historically? [View article]
    Could easily retrace the prior intermediate move all the way to $30.00
    Sep 26 11:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Off 75% YTD and trading below $10/share, the iPath S&P VIX ETN (VXX) will get a 1-for-4 reverse split on October 5, announces Barclays. Despite the price plunge steepening in past months, the ETN has managed to draw another $900M in AUM thus far in Q3. [View news story]
    VXX needs to be labeled as "toxic for your portfolio". How many reverse splits for this dog?
    Sep 24 06:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another bear gets carried out, as the S&P's close over 1450 has Bob Janjuah backing off his call for stocks to lose maybe 25% of their value by year's end. Tactically neutral at the moment, Janjuah says risk assets are in a bubble, and a weekly close below 1450 might have him short again with the modest target of 800. [View news story]
    I closely monitor the TSX Index. Risk-on trades including metals, oils and Lifecos have done relatively nothing in the latest rally and are now turning over for the next near-term down leg. Take a look at the sad looking chart for the TSX Index. It gave up the excuse for a rally at 12,500
    Sep 24 06:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • VIX ETN Hits All-Time Low, In Single Digits As Contango Deepens [View article]
    I would not place my bets on VIX staying at 14.38 for too long. This is the bottom of the five year trading range. VIX is like a loaded spring and even a known-known like an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities would cause the VIX to surge.

    As for VXX. It is a dog as Richard so aptly describes.
    Sep 9 07:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Volatility Just Ain't What It Used To Be [View article]
    Excellent article explaining the VIX. Any long position in the VXX fund has been a big loser.
    Jul 20 10:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Copper Demand And The Importance Of China [View article]
    Thanks for this post. I have the current support level for copper at $3.70/lb and the resistance level at $3.95/lb
    Apr 10 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Armour Residential REIT: An Attractive Buy Now [View article]
    I already own CMO and AGNC.

    Thanks for your informative post.

    Apr 9 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment