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Market Fails To Breakout 06-11-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In “Recent Layoff, Life Change or Just Getting Ready To Retire – These 10-Questions Will Make Sure You & Your Advisor Are On The Same Page With YOUR Money.”  On Tuesday, I updated last weekend’s analysis stating: “On Monday, the market did indeed break above 2100 as suggested. That rally higher was driven by Yellen’s comments that suggested no rate hike coming in the months ahead. However, while her comments were certainly...

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Economic Data Derails The Breakout 06-03-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In “Recent Layoff, Life Change or Just Getting Ready To Retire – These 10-Questions Will Make Sure You & Your Advisor Are On The Same Page.”  On Thursday, the market briefly peaked above 2100 giving the “bulls” a glimpse at all time highs. As I penned on Friday: “The good news is that this sideways pattern of market action over the last year will come to an end and likely very soon. The only question investors have to get...

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Are The Bulls Back? 05-27-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In Seating Is Limited & Registration Is Almost Full “Sell In May & Go Away. Investing For A Trump Or Clinton Presidency. Interest Rates, Oil & The Dollar.”  This past week, the markets rallied sharply from last week’s lows sending the “bulls” stampeding into the market with claims the market is back. To wit: “Hold on to your hats, folks. According to Andrew Adams, a market strategist at Raymond James, there exists a...

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The Line In The Sand 05-20-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In “Sell In May & Go Away. Investing For A Trump Or Clinton Presidency. Interest Rates, Oil & The Dollar.”  Another week of volatility, but with no real resolution to the burning question of “where do we go next?”  This past week, the release of the FOMC meeting minutes from April did little to solve the overall confusion. On Friday, I noted some key highlights from the minutes: “Participants generally agreed that the...

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Going Nowhere Fast 05-13-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In How to protect your retirement from Government overreach, taxes, and market debacles. Another week of volatility, but with no real resolution to the burning question of “where do we go next?”  Is this a continuation of the broadening topping process that began 15 months ago? Or, are the markets setting up the next bullish advance to all-time highs? Unfortunately, while we can all speculate, the reality is that we will not know...

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Should I Stay Or Go 05-06-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In Why Dave Ramsey Is Wrong & What You Can Do To Build A Tax-Free Nest Egg. Over the last couple of weeks, the market has been working off the overbought condition that accrued from the surge off the February lows. As I wrote recently: “With the markets still extremely overbought from the previous advance, the easiest path for prices currently is lower. The clearest support for the markets short-term is where the 50 and...

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Still Looks Like A Trap! 04-29-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In Over the last couple of week’s, I have written extensively about the breakout of the market above the downtrend resistance line that traced back to the 2015 highs. To wit: “With the breakout of the market yesterday, and given that ‘short-term buy signals’ are in place I began adding exposure back into portfolios. This is probably the most difficult ‘buy’ I can ever remember making.” I also stated that it was probably a trap and...

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It’s Probably A Trap! 04-22-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In A BIT OF HISTORY Earlier this week, the market broke above 2080 on the S&P 500 pushing a breakout above the downtrend line that began last May. That breakout required a slight increase in equity risk allocations. Not surprisingly, I got a tremendous amount of push back this past week from individuals with comments like: “Makes me scared to be a bull when bears throw in the towel.”  I can certainly understand that sentiment. It...

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Standing At The Crossroads 04-15-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT If you can’t attend but would like a copy of the presentation, please register. A recording will be sent out following the event. Is The Bull Market Back, Or Is It A Trap? I wish I had a more definitive answer for you this week, but the market is standing at the proverbial “crossroads” of bull and bear. From a “fundamental” perspective there is not much good news. The past week we saw...

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Market’s Hanging On Every Word! 04-08-16

For Daily Updates Follow Me On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW FOR THIS EVENT YELLEN IS YELLIN’ & THE MARKET’S ARE LISTENIN’ If you like volatility, you had to love this past week. After sliding 22 points on Tuesday, the market rebounded sharply on Wednesday, gave up those plus more on Thursday, and as of Friday is struggling to stay positive. The spike on Wednesday followed the release of the FOMC minutes which confirmed “bad news is still good news” for the...

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