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Finance Roundtable

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Trader Mike


September 25, 2017, 6:09 am, 1779024
Four days of mild gains offset by a day of modest losses led to a quiet week. For the week the S&P 500 gained 0.4%, the NASDAQ fell 0.3% while the Russell 2000 was the standout with a gain of 1.3%. The Federal Reserve did announce the long awaited ...


September 17, 2017, 11:28 pm, 1776496
A sharp rally Monday was followed by 4 relatively quiet days as gains were efficiently consolidated. After a brief respite, bears are back on the run again. No real catalyst Monday other than "less damage than expected from Irma" and no weekend hijinks from the North Koreans. ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774337
This past week represented so many of the weeks of 2017; slow action with a bit of an upward skew. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday were sleeping - and minor gains Wednesday were offset by small losses Friday; in the end we had small gains for the week! Rinse, ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774336
Another week like so many others in 2017. Little volatility, little movement - even with a slew of big name earnings. This certainly is a strange atmosphere just from the lack of volatility over many many months alone. However companies seem to be doing well enough: With ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774335
It was looking like YET ANOTHER low volatility week...until Thursday... when finally some fireworks went off. Many attributed it to sabre rattling between the U.S. and North Korea but eventually the market has to come down, and a convenient reason will be found when the time comes. ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774334
The story of 2017 has been "lack of volatility". There is finally some volatility entering the market, which is nice for those out there who like to actually trade a bit rather than buy and hold. In last week's recaps we noted the NYSE McClellan Indicator had registered ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774331
The holiday shortened week started with a bout of moderate selling but things were largely quiet in the indexes after that. The debt ceiling turned into a nothing burger - we didn't even get the normal rhetorical circus out of D.C. before they kicked the can forever down ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774333
It was a quiet week aside from Tuesday which saw a nearly 1% jump in the S&P 500 - but not necessarily a win for the bulls (yet). Much like on an upward move you want to see periods of consolidation to rest and consolidate; we are in ...


September 12, 2017, 1:19 pm, 1774332
It was a week of "fixing things" technically. Tuesday some geopolitical tension surfaced after North Korea launched a missile over Japan and indexes opened down but buyers dove in and the indexes essentially rallied 3 days straight at a 45 degree angle! Wednesday was a key day ...


August 6, 2017, 11:14 pm, 1769918
Despite a slew of economic data and earnings reports, it was another LOW volatility week for the major indexes. While we don't discuss the Dow Jones Industrial Average due to its narrow breadth (30 stocks), one of the stories of the week was the 9th consecutive gain in that ...