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Finance Roundtable

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April 17, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1257366

Blain here: Final reminder to take our quarterly reader satisfaction survey. Results will be posted next week. Thanks!

With markets closed for Good Friday, stocks finished off a very good week, retracting a decent portion of the losses we had seen in the previous few weeks.  The coast is ...


April 16, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1256752

Blain here: If you have not yet taken our 30 second reader survey, we'd really appreciate your feedback. Thank you in advance.

We missed an interesting session yesterday with our quarterly survey so it is worth mentioning it today.   The market was very volatile yesterday but sometimes that ...


April 15, 2014, 1:13 pm, 1255882

With the 1st Quarter of 2014 now behind us, it is time to take a break from our daily market recaps to conduct our next StockTradingToGo (STTG) Reader Satisfaction Survey.

For newer readers, our quarterly surveys are only three questions and it is extremely important to participate.

Your feedback ensures we ...


April 14, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1255512

Blain here:  Hi everyone, just wanted to give you a notice that we will be doing our quarterly STTG reader survey tomorrow so there will be no market recap. As always, it is just a few questions and we really appreciate hearing from you on how we are doing. See ...


April 11, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1254576

The selloff continued Friday as we hit short term oversold levels.   The S&P 500 fell 0.95% and the NASDAQ 1.34%.  For the week, the S&P 500 fell 2.6% and the Nasdaq lost 3.1%, the biggest weekly decline for both indexes since June 2012.  The market ignored a U.S. consumer sentiment ...


April 10, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1254007

While many in the financial media were cheering yesterday's gains, we told readers last week that there had been a major trend change, specifically in the NASDAQ and the recent volatility just meant random movement day to day.  In fact our quote yesterday was:

We are seeing an increase in day ...


April 9, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1253359

Dovish commentary in the Federal Reserve minutes encouraged buyers to show up in droves as worries that the Fed might tighten in early 2015 were pushed off the table.   The S&P 500 jumped 1.09% and the NASDAQ 1.72%.  We are seeing an increase in day to day volatility and random ...


April 8, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1252696

The very oversold NASDAQ led stocks up Tuesday but the S&P 500 lagged in a relative sense; this makes sense as the NASDAQ has taken much more damage in the past few weeks.   In fact the NASDAQ had its worst 3 day performance since 2011 coming into the day. ...


April 7, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1252086

Stocks continued recent weakness Monday as the S&P 500 fell 1.08% and the NASDAQ 1.16%.   This pushed the S&P 500 into the red for the year.   Things looked much brighter a week ago at this time but please note how we highlighted a weird situation where the utility stocks (which ...


April 4, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1251161

Friday was a reversal of fortune session.   A solid jobs report initially had people pleased, but biotech / momentum stock selling led to selling that did not relent.  Indexes finished near sessions lows as the NASDAQ continues to be the weak sister, down a whopping 2.6% to the S&P 500's ...