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Index Wrap

THE BOTTOM LINE: The S&P started slipping when the Dow fell under its up trendline week before last. Nasdaq followed last week when Apple (AAPL) failed to clear resistance I projected for the 650 area. I’ll start with the same charts I’ve featured in this section recently, that of the big cap S&P 100 (OEX) […]


This Week’s Market Movers

The market appeared to lose its momentum last week for the first time this year as global growth worries overtook optimism about the U.S. economic scene. Even so, the pullback is modest relative to the gains thus far this year, and could easily get reversed given this week’s potentially market-moving releases. The more likely course […]


Options Tip of the Week

Who is the better options trader? A. Two Nobel Prize winning economists who founded the very model that options pricing is based on. Or… B. A guy who thinks the market is like a giant poker game. Of course, A right? They are the geniuses. I mean they wrote the Black-Scholes options pricing model. But, if you […]


30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Falls To A New Record Low

According to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.88% for the week ending yesterday, which is a new record low, down from 3.89% the previous week and 4.74% a year ago. Rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.17%, up slightly from 3.16% last week and below 4.05% a year earlier.


Cement, Concrete and Aggregate Group: EXP

As subscribers know, my searches for suitable stocks to buy follow a strict process: evaluate the market through the guidance provided by the proprietary Market Momentum Meter, drill down to find the Industry Groups and, finally, zero in on those stocks with the best chart patterns. I can’t tell you the Meter’s specific reading because […]

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