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Finance Roundtable

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October 1, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1344666
Indexes kicked off the fourth quarter in negative fashion as they opened down and sold off most of the session. The S&P 500 fell 1.32% and the NASDAQ 1.59%. Airline stocks were particularly hit in a knee jerk reaction to a new Ebola case in the U.S. ...


September 30, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1344058
Tuesday was a bit of a sleepy session as indexes ping ponged between small losses and gains. In the end both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ dropped 0.28%. In economic news, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell to 86 in September from 93.4 the month before and ...


September 30, 2014, 1:14 pm, 1343859
Today I am extremely pleased to announce that version 2.0 of our trade tools software is now officially live. Log your trades in the cloud, track your mistakes, test new strategies, and improve your trading.I've been on a quest to conduct more meaningful post trade analysis since the beginning of ...


September 29, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1343338
Indexes gapped down sharply at the open but traders came into the market as the day went on and limited losses. The S&P 500 fell 0.25% and the NASDAQ 0.14%. There was some unrest in Hong Kong which had markets nervous today. The Hang Seng closed 1.9% ...


September 26, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1342156
Indexes rebounded some from extreme oversold conditions Friday as stocks opened slightly up then built on that in the afternoon. The S&P 500 gained 0.86% and NASDAQ 1.02%. There should be a good 3 or so day rally somewhere here in this mess. In economic news, ...


September 25, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1341558
Thursday was a quite rotten day in the market as we saw broad selling and the market's big cap leader in Apple (AAPL) get taken to the woodshed. Indexes opened negative and they sold off through the entire morning and then flat lined the rest of the session. ...


September 24, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1340859
U.S. indexes rallied after a quiet open as yesterday's negative economic news out of Europe had some believing the European Central Bank will be forced to be even more aggressive in monetary stimulus - hence bad news = good news. Combined with a very oversold short term condition we ...


September 23, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1340132
After opening mixed and holding in a tight range in the morning, indexes sold off in the afternoon to close at session lows. The S&P 500 fell 0.58% and the NASDAQ 0.42%. Most of the negative energy right now is coming from overseas where data out of Europe ...


September 22, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1339482
Indexes sold off relatively strongly Monday; the opened down at the open as some comments out of China indicated no new easing would becoming from the government and never really mounted any serious rally intraday. If you recall in one of our recaps last week we had noted some ...


September 19, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1338289
A generally quiet day in the markets was dominated by the crazy debut of Alibaba. The S&P 500 fell 0.05% and the NASDAQ 0.30%. Meanwhile, Alibaba surged 38% from its IPO price giving it a first day valuation of $200 billion! Oracle fell after its long time ...