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Trader Mike


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 ...


September 18, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1337606
Thursday was day 3 of the bounce from extreme oversold levels as investors continued to celebrate the Federal Reserve's dovish policy statement. The S&P 500 gained 0.49% and the NASDAQ 0.68%. Not too much in the way of economic data other than weekly jobless claims and the ...


September 17, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1336854
The indexes were in a new coma today until the Fed announcement at which point they jumped a bit to the upside. The S&P 500 gained 0.13% and the NASDAQ 0.21%. Since all the discussion was about the Fed today, we'll focus on what happened there. ...


September 16, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1336160
We saw a nice bounce in the indexes today which the NYSE McClellan Indicator told us had a quite good chance of happening. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ had twin gains of 0.75%. We should have either a continuation of a quick reversal tomorrow afternoon based on ...


September 15, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1335459
Quite an interesting day in terms of large divergences between the 2 indexes; the S&P 500 only fell 0.07% while the NASDAQ sunk a full percent lower! A lot of very popular "tech stocks" fell as people anticipate the debut of Alibaba - some fund managers could be selling ...


September 12, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1334240
We had the first down week in five this past one and our NYSE McClellan indicator helped us out a bit as it turned negative late last week and we didn't see a return to positive this week. It need need be positive for the market to rally but ...


September 11, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1333600
Indexes were in the red most of the session but a late rally pushes markets into the green. The S&P 500 added 0.09% and the NASDAQ 0.12%. News flow again remained slow; as it has been all week. Original post: STTG Market Recap September 11, 2014 Read the full article ...


September 10, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1332926
After a drop this morning pushed the S&P 500 to some key support we saw dip buyers jump in but at a relatively modest pace; the NASDAQ was stronger as the very severe Apple influence weighed on it. Economic news continues to be very light this week after ...


September 9, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1332206
Indexes fell Tuesday as some underlying weakness we have begun to notice the past 3-4 sessions has finally hit a broader array of stocks. Treasury yields on the 10 year bond spiked back to the 2.50% range for the first time in a while; they have stayed strangely very ...