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  • Have Riverbed left the building with MAC?
    MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence) is a good indicator of momentum. Is is not an indicator of overbought/oversold conditions. Standard MACD is the difference between the 12 day and 26 day exponential moving averages (NYSEMKT:EMA). The MACD signal line (MACD-S) is the 9 day EMA.

    MACD signals are often used to determine when to buy or sell a stock. One such signal is a signal line crossover. A signal line crossover occurs when the MACD crosses the MACD-S.  Crossovers at positive or negative extremes can be deceptive. Like Elvis, Riverbed is looking like it may have left the building, with a near signal point crossover at a positive extreme.

    Another MACD signal is the centerline crossover (MACD-C). When MACD moves above zero, it means the 12 day EMA has crossed the 26 day EMA. Some prefer to have both the MACD-S and MACD-C be positive.

    A MACD divergence (MACD-D) occurs when the when a stock records a lower low and MACD records a higher low.

    So where is Riverbed? Both Elvis and MAC says "hold on to her".

    Tags: RVBD, Technology
    Dec 12 9:32 AM | Link | Comment!
  • OBAMA NATIONALIZES BP, GS - Blankfein, Hayward jailed
    A tea party nightmare. These are the fears I have for our government as it meddles in our commerce. How do we invest with these thoughts in our minds?

    Large corporations  need supervision for sure, I just hope we don't go too far! I don't even like to THINK we might go too far!

    Disclosure: GS

    Disclosure: GS
    Jun 03 11:03 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Barney Frank says Derivatives Proposal Goes Too Far

    From the WSJ;

    "Banks ought to be able to hedge their own risks," Mr. Frank said. He said banks would be prohibited from overly risky derivatives activities by the Volcker Rule and that the separate provision wouldn't be necessary.

    "I don't see the need for a separate rule regarding derivatives because the restriction on banks engaging in proprietary activities would apply to derivatives as well as everything else," Mr. Frank said.

    He said banks would be able to do derivatives under the rules established by the bill "for their own commercial risk or their customers, but they will not be able to run separate profit centers where they trade them."

    Mr. Frank's comments were delivered in a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

    Disclosure: GS
    Tags: GS, GS
    May 25 8:31 PM | Link | Comment!
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