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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.


Zero Hedge

Johns Hopkins, Bristol-Myers Face $1 Billion Suit For Infecting Guatemalan Hookers With Syphilis 

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

A federal judge in Maryland said Johns Hopkins University, pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Rockefeller Foundation must face a $1 billion lawsuit over their roles in a top-secret program in the 1940s ran by the US government that injected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis, reported Reuters.

Several doctors from Hopkins an...

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This Is The One Chart Every Trader Should Have "Taped To Their Screen"

Courtesy of Zero Hedge

After a year of tapering, the Fed’s balance sheet finally captured the market’s attention during the last three months of 2018.

By the start of the fourth quarter, the Fed had finished raising the caps on monthly roll-off of its balance sheet to the full $50bn per month (peaking at $30bn USTs, $20bn MBS, although on many months the (balance sheet) B/S does not actually shrink by this full amount which depends on the redemption schedule) and by end-Q4 markets also experienced some of the largest volatility and drawdowns in nearly a decade.

As Nomura&...

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The Competition For Capital Has Made Stocks Cheap

By Michelle Jones. Originally published at ValueWalk.

The new year is upon us, and now is the time many investors look at what 2018 was and prepare for what 2019 might be. Recession jitters are starting to pick back up again, especially now that the full picture of 2018 is in the books. But what if you could pick only one theme for 2018? Jefferies strategist Sean Darby and team have a suggestion which is especially timely given that it appears to mark the end of an era.

StockSnap / PixabayVolatility carries into the new year

This past year was one of extremes, and the markets ended i...

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Kimble Charting Solutions

Stock declines did not break 9-year support, says Joe Friday

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

We often hear “Stocks take an escalator up and an elevator down!” No doubt stocks did experience a swift decline from the September highs to the Christmas eve lows. Looks like the “elevator” part of the phrase came true as 2018 was coming to an end.

The first part of the “stocks take an escalator up” seems to still be in play as well despite the swift decline of late.

Joe Friday Just The Facts Ma’am- All of these indices hit long-term rising support on Christmas Eve at each (1), where support held and rallies have followed.

If you find long-term perspectives helpf...

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Digital Currencies

Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain


Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

Blockchain technologies can empower people by allowing them more control over their user data. Shutterstock

Courtesy of Ajay Kumar Shrestha, University of Saskatchewan

Blockchain has already proven its huge influence on the financial world with its first application in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It might not be long before its impact is felt everywhere.

Blockchain is a secure chain of digital records that exist on multiple computers simultaneously so no record can be erased or falsified. The...

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Insider Scoop Explores Strategic Alternatives, Analyst Sees Possible Sale Price Around $30 Per Share

Courtesy of Benzinga.

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Chart School

Weekly Market Recap Jan 13, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

In last week’s recap we asked:  “Has the Fed solved all the market’s problems in 1 speech?”

Thus far the market says yes!  As Guns n Roses preached – all we need is a little “patience”.  Four up days followed by a nominal down day Friday had the market following it’s normal pattern the past nearly 30 years – jumping whenever the Federal Reserve hints (or essentially says outright) it is here for the markets.   And in case you missed it the prior Friday, Chairman Powell came back out Thursday to reiterate the news – so…so… so… patient!

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced that message Thursday during a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington where he said that the central bank will be “fle...

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Members' Corner

Why Trump Can't Learn


Bill Eddy (lawyer, therapist, author) predicted Trump's chaotic presidency based on his high-conflict personality, which was evident years ago. This post, written in 2017, references a prescient article Bill wrote before Trump even became president, 5 Reasons Trump Can’t Learn. ~ Ilene 

Why Trump Can’t Learn

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (...

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. from

Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.


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Mapping The Market

Trump: "I Won't Be Here" When It Blows Up

By Jean-Luc

Maybe we should simply try him for treason right now:

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up

The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.

By Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the nationa...

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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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