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Comment by Paul Rosengrant

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  1. Paul Rosengrant
    March 10th, 2008 at 12:43 am
    You’re so right!  Thanks for the reminders.  They should be a daily mantra!

Comment by goober

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  1. goober
    April 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    The plots thicken. My only question is? Is it OK to deal from the bottom of the deck and play the end against the middle? Or is it only OK if you have a team of very expensive lawyers and vest pocket politicians to say it’s OK.. I’m confused? …It will be interesting to see how the dynamics of Greece/ECB/EU/EURO play into GS’s malfeasance. I have been following it very closely because I think this may end up being a great play. The stakes are huge and the fallout  will be immense on many levels. I have been shorting all of the above off and on as the opportunity presents itself. I think this set of circumstnces will manifest some very good trades. I would appreciate  others POV and positioning.

Comment by Phil’s Favorites

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  1. Phil’s Favorites
    April 29th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Yeah, agreed, great analogy.  And if you read Tyler’s articles – Zero Hedge section – the meat market nature of this market makes more sense.

Comment by humvee4me

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  1. humvee4me
    April 14th, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    Great pick with AMD!!

Comment by snow

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  1. snow
    September 19th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Meh – this guy doesn’t get it – look at this: "many a European wondered whether he spoke for Washington or for Wall Street, no doubt" – he still thinks there’s a difference.

Comment by Lincoln

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  1. Lincoln
    March 13th, 2011 at 11:59 am
     OK, filled @$1.15 and looking forward to learning how to monitor and work these trades.

Comment by gohp

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  1. gohp
    June 11th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    This article refetrs to ratios and not any absolute measure of money in the market.  The data does not support the conclusion.   What if there are 24,000 Bulls and 10,000 bears each with a million in the market and 1,000,000,000 folks in cash with a gazillion dollars each?  This chart would be the same.

Comment by stockdoc9999

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  1. stockdoc9999
    March 24th, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    The tottering banks hold 68 billion euros in deposits, including 38 billion in accounts of more than 100,000 euros – enormous sums for an island of 1.1 million people which could never sustain such a big financial system on its own.
    So … they shouldn't make any deals to save it. Defaulting and starting over at a level appropriate to the size of their own economy makes the most sense.

Comment by marinermac1

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  1. marinermac1
    January 28th, 2011 at 9:21 am
    Your selective post of Ms. Bachman’s speech and the diatribe therefrom by a partisan, anonymous, with crass, semi literate prose and content, should be posted on the Puffington Post, or The Nation, or whatever rag you use a mirror to reflect and reinforce your 19 year old college sophomore world view.
    I am neither stupid or naive, being 62 years old, a retired marine engineer that has seen more of the world in a decade than you could in a lifetime.  I didn’t join this site to read political commentary of a Chris Mathews in a skirt variety.
    Please keep a lid on pushing your minority Progressive smarmy comments to your friends  and pets.
    I’m here for financial reasons, not Left wing Progressive/Marxist/Socialist  (PMS) jive and superficial polemic.

Comment by flipspiceland

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  1. flipspiceland
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:08 am
    So I should be able to get richer just by dumping everything and selling a $50.00 interval, bear put spread, on one of the indexes, thankfully have to avoid plowing thru all the lefty political on PSW, then go golfing?
    I like it.


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Overpriced tech IPOs sell grand visions but aren't worth their valuations


Overpriced tech IPOs sell grand visions but aren't worth their valuations

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Courtesy of John Colley, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

The year of the tech IPO is 2019. Uber went public on May 10 with a US$82.4 billion valuation. Fellow ride-sharing app Lyft floated in March with a U$24 billion valuation and Pinterest had a US$10 billion IPO in April...

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Zero Hedge

Futures Slides As Trade Tensions Escalate

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

S&P futures were lower on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc in muted trade amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China spat after reports Washington is considering cutting off the flow of American technology to as many as five Chinese companies including Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, the world's largest supplier of video surveillance products, expanding the US crackdown on China beyond Huawei to include world leaders in video surveillance. The dollar and 10Y yield were unchanged ahead of today's FOMC Minutes.


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Kimble Charting Solutions

Emerging Markets About To Submerge If 3-Year Support Breaks?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Are Emerging Markets about to “Submerge” and head a good deal lower? What they do at (3) will go a long way in answering this question!

Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has been lagging the broad market for the past 15-months. They hit their 50% retracement level of the last year’s highs and lows and falling resistance at (2) recently. The weakness of last has EEM trading below its 200-MA line.

EEM has spent the majority of the past 3-years inside of rising channel (1), which reflects that this trend remains up. The weakness of late has it testing the bo...

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Insider Scoop

Amgen To Buy Danish Collaborator Nuevolution For $167M

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) took a logical step forward in buying a preclinical biotech it has been collaborating with since 2016. 

What Happened

Amgen announced Wednesday an agreement to buy Copenhagen-based Nuevolution for $167 million.

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Chart School

Weekly Market Recap May 18, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

China – U.S. trade talk continued to dominate the week.   A heavy selloff Monday was followed by 3 up days, with Friday moderately down.

On Monday, Chinese officials announced retaliatory tariffs against the U.S., hitting $60 billion in annual exports to China with new or expanded duties that could reach 25%.

Then on Wednesday:

The Trump administration plans to delay a decision on instituting new tariffs on car and auto part imports for up to six months, according to media reports.


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Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream - the battle is on to bring them under global control


Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream – the battle is on to bring them under global control

The high seas are getting lower. dianemeise

Courtesy of Iwa Salami, University of East London

The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are adopting these assets and the blockchain technology that enables them, in what ...

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red. David Gilbert/Kyle Klein, CC BY-ND

Courtesy of David M. Gilbert, Florida State University


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More Examples Of "Typical Tesla "wise-guy scamminess"

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Stanphyl Capital’s letter to investors for the month of March 2019.

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Friends and Fellow Investors:

For March 2019 the fund was up approximately 5.5% net of all fees and expenses. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 was up approximately 1.9% while the Russell 2000 was down approximately 2.1%. Year-to-date 2019 the fund is up approximately 12.8% while the S&P 500 is up approximately 13.6% and the ...

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Members' Corner

Despacito - How to Make Money the Old-Fashioned Way - SLOWLY!

Are you ready to retire?  

For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

Still, the stock market has been better over the last 10 (7%) an...

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Mapping The Market

It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism

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It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism


The threat to America is this: we have abandoned our core philosophy. Our first principle of this nation as a meritocracy, a free-market economy, where competition drives economic decision-making. In its place, we have allowed a malignancy to fester, a virulent pus-filled bastardized form of economics so corrosive in nature, so dangerously pestilent, that it presents an extinction-level threat to America – both the actual nation and the “idea” of America.

This all-encompassing mutant corruption saps men’s souls, crushes opportunities, and destroys economic mobility. Its a Smash & Grab system of ill-gotten re...

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Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...

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Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"



Here's a free ebook for you to check out! 

Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.

In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.

This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.

Some other great content in this free eBook includes:


·       How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union


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