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Oil and Water; Politics and Economics

Some things do not mix well, politics and economics certainly are two.  It has been important for investors to keep this in mind.  Obviously, there are times that the political realm overwhelms economic life, but in most ordinary circumstances, this is infrequent.  Certainly less frequent than the fear of such a prospect.  In the United […]
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Scream

Last week the stock markets around the world reacted to geo-political fears of conflict between the U.S. and North Korea.  Even though the underlying fundamentals, recent money flows, and profits outlook remained positive, the emotional atmosphere changed from optimism to fear. It’s hard to be optimistic in the face of potential nuclear conflict.  So some […]
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Seasonality

There is a well-known seasonality in stock market performance.  It is one that records poor performance during the late summer, early fall period of August and September.  Certainly this seasonality is not hard and fast, but appears frequently enough to be of note.  There are many explanations put forth  as to why this exists.  Some […]
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Teeter-Totter

Our U.S. stock market is making a shift to value or business cycle sensitive stocks from growth stocks that are not sensitive to this cycle.  This has not been one major shift, but a process of going back and forth as investors look for evidence of a pick-up in business activity that supports the value […]
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Earnings Bungee Jumping

Watching the reaction to some earnings report is like watching people jumping off a bridge with a bungee cord.  It a lot of drama, but in the end goes nowhere.  It’s remarkable the overreaction some stocks get for the slightest miss or sometimes even gains.  With time and more sober analysis and interpretation, the net […]
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Green Light!!

Money flow indicators have turned decidedly positive for business cycle sensitive stocks.  These are in the financial, industrial, tech, materials, energy, and discretionary sectors.  Other defensive sectors should lag or go down.  This is confirmation of the leadership change already underway.  It is also especially encouraging because it includes a broad swath of the stock […]
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Muddy Waters

The U.S. stock market is making a transition from a focus on growth stocks to one focused on value.  This transition would reflect a growing optimism in a reacceleration in our economy’s growth rates.  Growth in Europe, Japan, and even China is accelerating, giving hope to investors here that our economy will do the same.  […]
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