Hello MarketClub members everywhere. You've probably heard by now that the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is not going to be moving one of its plants to Mexico. Finally, the U.S. is waking up and realizing that it cannot be a superpower while having a service economy. Whether you voted for Trump or not, I think we have to give him credit for this save. Hopefully, some of the other promises he made will also help the U.S. economy like lowering taxes and nixing some of the onerous regulations that are handicapping businesses in the U.S.
So far the markets seem to like what they see with all of the indexes higher for the week. The big winner this week was the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:COMP) which jumped +1.84%.
Hello MarketClub members everywhere. According to St. Louis Fed Pres. Bullard (voter) December seems to be a "reasonable time" to raise interest rates. My guess is that the Fed will do zero and hope to hold off raising interest rates until 2017. The reason I say that is that it would more than likely hurt the Christmas shopping season and that is something the Fed is loath to do.
Now let me say this, I'm not a fan of the Fed and I think they've handled things very poorly and have done nothing to spur or help the economy. I do however believe that when interest begin to move higher, it will be an incentive for people to go out and begin buying things and looking at real estate again before rates get out of their price range. In other words, I think it will have the opposite effect of not dulling the economy, but spurring the economy to greater productivity. Continue reading "Did This Formation Just Indicate That A Fed Rate Hike Is Ahead"→
Hello MarketClub members everywhere. The Chinese have a saying that goes like this; "May you live in interesting times" well these certainly are interesting times in America.
It doesn't matter if you are on the right side of the ledger or the left side of the ledger change is coming. Just like the how the markets change the political climate also changes every so often and we are in one of those times right now.
So what's ahead for President-elect Trump? Well, I think it's fair to say that most all the pundits got this one wrong and to guess what's ahead would be in my humble opinion a mistake as no one knows at this time. What we do know is what the market are telling us and that is something we should all listen to and put aside any political differences.
Today I want to start off by thanking the brave men and women who have and continue to serve and protect our country. Thank you for all that you do!
Let's look at two very well-known and some would say mighty stocks. Both of these stocks are households names and have proven to be safe investments over time. The question now is, is that dynamic changing or has it changed already? Let's get started by looking the first stock.
Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG): For the first time in a long time Alphabet triggered a major sell signal which pushed all of the Trade Triangles into a negative mode. The first indication that there was trouble afoot for GOOG came on November 2 when the weekly Trade Triangle gave a red exit signal at $773. Is GOOG a buy here or is this once mighty stock headed lower? Continue reading "How The Mighty Have Fallen"→
Hello MarketClub members everywhere. If you live in the United States or you've been following this year's presidential election maybe it's time just to take a deep breath, let it out and relax. Just when you thought things could not get any crazier, they get crazier.
When FBI Director James Comey came out on a Sunday with no less than two days before the election to say that his original decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton still stands the market went wild moving up almost 1 1/2% overnight. The question is, is this a significant turnaround for the market or just a dead cat bounce?
On the other side of the coin, gold has taken a hit this morning down about 1.4%, close to its original breakout point of $1284.03. It also brings gold back to its RSI support line at 50. While the very short term daily Trade Triangle is negative indicating near-term weakness, the weekly Trade Triangle remains green and will only turn red if the $1250 level is broken. I continue to remain longer-term positive on gold. Continue reading "Just Take A Deep Breath And Relax"→