Monthly Archives: January 2013

thursday update

SHORT TERM: pullback continues, DOW -50 Overnight the Asian markets lost 0.2%. Europe opened lower and lost 0.7%. US index futures were lower overnight. At 8:30 weekly Jobless claims were reported higher: 368K vs 330K, Personal income was higher: +2.6% … Continue reading

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wednesday update

SHORT TERM: interesting FOMC day, DOW -44 Overnight the Asian markets gained 1.0% – mostly Japan. Europe opened lower and lost 0.4%. US index futures were lower overnight. At 8:15 ADP was reported lower: 192K vs 215K, then at 8:30 Q4 … Continue reading

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tuesday update

SHORT TERM: new uptrend highs, DOW +72 Overnight the Asian markets were mixed and closed flat. Europe opened higher and gained 0.3%. US index futures were higher/lower overnight, and at 9:00 Case-Shiller was reported higher: +5.5% vs +4.3%. The market opened … Continue reading

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monday update

SHORT TERM: consolidation day, DOW -14 Overnight the Asian markets lost 0.2%. Europe opened higher but ended the day mixed. US index futures were mixed overnight as well, and at 8:30 Durable goods orders were reported higher: +4.6% vs +0.8%. … Continue reading

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weekend update

REVIEW Another productive week for the equity markets. For the second week in a row the SPX made new bull markets highs, and is now just 5% below its all time high. The DOW is around 2% below its all … Continue reading

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friday update

SHORT TERM: marginal new high, DOW +71 Overnight the Asian markets gained 1.2%: mostly Japan. Europe opened lower but gained 0.8%. US index futures were higher overnight, and the market opened higher at SPX 1499. The SPX had closed at … Continue reading

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the stock market’s best and worse presidents

First published in 2008. Thought to update it through January 21, 2013. Only goes to confirm that raw statistics are just raw statistics. DOW performance for their entire tenture, ranked from best to worse: Clinton   …   + 226.3% Roosevelt … … Continue reading

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