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Technical Problems 3/9/15

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April 20, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1458598
China taketh and China giveth. After Friday's selloff was caused by some tightening lending standards and increased short opportunities in the Chinese market, we saw a role reversal as China's central bank acted to ease. In now normal knee jerk reaction markets jumped when any central bank in ...


April 17, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1457527
Friday was a bit of a curveball as overseas events impacted U.S. markets. The S&P 500 fell 1.13% and the NASDAQ 1.52%. Chinese futures sunk over news of coming government regulation to expand short-selling and limit over-the-counter margin trading. Regulators in China banned the margin trading ...


April 16, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1456836
Thursday saw choppy action in the indexes as it looked like it was going to be a typical bull market type day with morning selling met by buying - but then a late round of selling pushed things back to near break even. The S&P 500 fell ...


April 15, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1456115
A solid day in U.S. markets as indexes gapped up and stayed solid all day. The S&P 500 gained 0.51% and the NASDAQ 0.68%. Stocks extended gains slightly following the Federal Reserve's Beige Book noted improvements in residential real estate but reported overall moderate growth.Some key ...


April 14, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1455455
A quick pop at the open was immediately sold but then some mild buying came in Tuesday afternoon. All in all, a quiet day as the S&P 500 gained 0.16% and the NASDAQ fell 0.22%. The NASDAQ has been really outperforming of late so this was to a ...


April 13, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1454709
U.S. indexes tried to make it four straight up days but afternoon selling put a stop to that. Nothing serious though; the S&P 500 fell 0.46% and the NASDAQ 0.15%. While most look at Alcoa's earnings as the start of earnings season it really begins this week with ...


April 10, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1453655
Indexes had a solid day as a morning lull was followed by buyers stepping in. The S&P 500 gained 0.52% and the NASDAQ 0.43%.The stock buyback tsunami continues unabated - probably the untold story of this rally. Cheap debt financing has fueled a massive buyback spree which has ...


April 9, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1453163
Morning selling led to afternoon buyers which is more the type of actions bulls want to see. After being in the red much of the morning indexes finished positive with the S&P 500 up 0.45% and the NASDAQ 0.48%. We now enter earnings season which "might" be ...


April 8, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1452550
It was a choppy but generally positive day for the indexes as the S&P 500 gained 0.27% and the NASDAQ really outperformed up 0.83%. Mylan offered to buy Perrigo Co. for $28.9 billion which helped healthcare/biotech type stocks - hence the NASDAQ outperformance. The Fed minutes were released ...


April 7, 2015, 7:14 pm, 1451995
Indexes opened up and stayed strong most of the day but sold off quite sharply in the last 90 minutes to finish in the red. The S&P 500 fell 0.21% and the NASDAQ 0.14%. Tomorrow we have the Federal Reserve minutes from the last meeting but there ...