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Trader Mike


October 20, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1354423
Monday's action in the indexes is more typical of how a bull market rally behaves; early selling is met with a rush of buyers. After a quick open to the downside buyers jerked the indexes up immediately and a steady stream of buying came in all day. ...


October 17, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1353310
Indexes gapped up Friday and held steady most of the day as yesterday's jawboning by the Federal Reserve continued forward a day as investors hoped for either continued stimulus or a new round of it. They have been trained on this since 2008 so it is no surprise that ...


October 16, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1352577
Indexes dipped at the open once again but stabilized as the day went by on jawboning from the Fed. That said, it was more of less selling than a lot of buying pressure. The S&P 500 gained 0.01% and the NASDAQ 0.05%. A Federal Reserve official ...


October 15, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1351953
We mentioned a couple of troubling items in yesterday's recap - first the nature of yesterday's bounce was feeble and second the spike down in ten year yield's to new year lows (2.20% range); the latter is usually a sign of fear or foreshadowing a weaker economy down the road. ...


October 14, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1351211
We saw a bounce today in the indexes but considering how oversold the market is, it was not a very impressive one. The S&P 500 gained 0.16% and the NASDAQ doubled that at 0.32%. Not much in the way of economic news as the market transitions to ...


October 13, 2014, 9:14 pm, 1350500
Indexes were flat most of the session until hit late in the afternoon. The S&P 500 sunk 1.65% and the NASDAQ 1.46% as the correction continues. Usually in strong periods in the market we see some morning selling that is readily bought; now we are seeing late day ...


October 10, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1349455
Hello readers – final reminder, if you have not done so please take a minute and take our 3rd quarter reader survey – it is only a few short questions and helps us gauge how we are doing. Thank you.Friday's session seemed relatively benign (at least in the S&P 500 ...


October 9, 2014, 7:13 pm, 1348857
Hello readers - one more reminder, if you have not done so please take a minute and take our 3rd quarter reader survey – it is only a few short questions and helps us gauge how we are doing. Thank you.The market had one of its worst session of the ...


October 8, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1348233
Hello readers; if you have not had seen it yet please take a minute and take our 3rd quarter reader survey – it is only a few short questions and helps us gauge how we are doing. Thank you.The Federal Reserve continues to capture the heart and minds of Wall ...


October 7, 2014, 9:13 pm, 1347634
Weakness continues as the indexes gapped down at the open, and generally sold off all session; stocks closed at their lows of the day. The S&P 500 fell 1.51% and the NASDAQ 1.56%. Bad economic news from Europe - namely economic engine Germany - spooked investors:German industrial output ...