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Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dec 17 2014

What a ride it was on Tuesday

Market Recap: What a ride it was on Tuesday – stocks started with 100 point plus decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average before climbing sharply to an over 200 point gain for the blue-chip index to ultimately close about ½% lower for the day. Treasuries, Oil and currencies were all just as erratic, as …

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Dec 16 2014

Current market psychology is fragile but short lived

Market Recap: In spite of a very strong start of the trading day, where the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed triple digits by noon, stocks ended the day in negative territory as falling oil prices dragged equities down. In addition to falling energy prices, markets were apparently impacted by year-end window-dressing and portfolio clean-up activity …

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Dec 12 2014

The weakness in Thursday’s market close

Market Recap: After a sharp sell-off on Wednesday, stocks started with a sharp reversal on Thursday as the DOW climbed more than 200 points by mid-day. Stronger than forecast November retail sales data and a sharper rise in consumer confidence helped lift investors’ spirits in early trading. By early afternoon however, falling oil prices started …

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Dec 10 2014

Markets show some signs of confliction

Market Recap: It was a tough day on Wall Street, as markets started sharply lower in sympathy with the sell-off in Asian equities before declining further after the JOLTS report confirmed yesterday’s weaker than forecast Labor Market report. On the positive side, Small Business Optimism was shown to rise much more than expected in November, …

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Dec 09 2014

Don’t allow short-term news distract you from your investment thesis

Market Recap: Stocks started the week on a relatively muted note, before a disappointing Labor Market report disappointed market participants. The latest read on job creation and overall employment conditions by the Fed fell well short of expectations for the month of November, sharply contradicting last week’s strong jobs report. Oil continued its recent slide, …

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