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Eight Charts to Recap 2015 – CNDR Index Rose 10.4%

End-of-the-year headlines noted “A Roller Coaster Year Ends with U.S. Markets Mostly Down” (New York Times) and “U.S. Stocks Post Worst Annual Losses Since 2008” (The Wall Street Journal). In this new year on Jan. 4, wsj.com noted “Weaker-than-expected manufacturing data and a falling currency triggered a 7% fall in mainland Chinese stocks that led […]

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Weekly Market Outlook – Santa Claus Rally & The Dollar

Last but not least, November’s durable goods orders were posted last week. They weren’t stunning, with or without transportation orders factored in. On the other hand, bear in mind that the figures represent a comparison to October’s totals – not November 2014’s totals. It’s also pretty clear from the chart below that we can’t sweat […]

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Weekend Review – 12/29/2013

Barron’s The Striking Price column discusses a couple of fairly interesting option trades for the first quarter of 2014.  The first involves having half your portfolio in cash and the other half in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY – 183.85).  The option part of the strategy involves selling out of the money SPY calls […]