Dow Jones Industrial Average: Conditions Setting Up For A Summer Market Washout?

down plunging pricesSy Harding:  Here is what we can quite confidently depend on.
NYSE:DIA February 27, 2015 12:17pm

Do Falling Gas Prices and Rising Tensions Signal Looming Disaster? [Dow Jones Industrial Average, United States Oil Fund LP (ETF)]

economyOn Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Barack Obama offered up the sixth State of the Union Address of his presidential career. In front of a congress that is now fully controlled by the opposition after record Republican wins in last November’s election,
NYSE:USO January 21, 2015 12:21pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500: Market’s Downturn Shouldn’t Be A Mystery

bearbull1Jon Markman: The pileup of stocks in the first two weeks of 2015 has furrowed a lot of brows but it should not be much of a mystery. Fund managers are selling stuff that had worked last year, like utilities and consumer discretionary, and turned their attention
NYSE:DIA January 20, 2015 3:29pm

Professional Investors Are Preparing For A Stock Market Crash

george sorosDavid Zeiler:  It looks like a growing number of professional investors are preparing for a stock market crash, as hedge fund filings for the second quarter show a spike in defensive positions.
NYSE:DIA September 10, 2014 9:37am

Why Warren Buffett Is The Most Overrated Investor Ever

warren buffetBillionaires Portfolio:  The media loves Warren Buffett. But little do people know, Buffett is not the best investor ever. In fact, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) stock is not even a good investment.
NYSE:DIA August 20, 2014 11:17am

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall [Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute]

wall-street-etfTyler Durden: It is unclear which aphorism best describes the latest note from Guggenheim's Scott Minerd:
NYSE:DIA July 25, 2014 10:32am

S&P 500 Index Gasping At New Highs With Cautious Divergences [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

bullish buyCorey Rosenbloom:  We’re seeing a familiar Hollywood script play out with price chugging to new highs as internals, volume, and momentum run the other way.
NYSE:DIA July 24, 2014 4:21pm

Is Investing About Pontification or Profits? [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco: There is not one correct or proper answer to the question of why do we invest? However, if we answer the question honestly, we can possibly improve our investment outcomes. Having worked on Wall Street for over twenty years and witnessed

Happy Markets In An Unhappy World [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

worldJohn Rubino: The old Dickens quote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is pretty much always applicable to a world as big and complex as this one. But lately, as the disparity between financial markets (best of times) and geopolitics (worst) has grown

Caution Suggested As Credit Markets and Equity Markets Diverge [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

bearbull21-150x1501Chris Puplava: One of the most widely followed market theories is Dow Theory, which has been around for more than 100 years. The essence of Dow Theory is to focus on confirmations or non-confirmations between the Dow Jones Transportation Average

New Jobless Claims At Lowest Since February 2006 [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

jobsDoug Short:  Here is the opening statement from the Department of Labor:

Short-Term Unemployment Is Plummeting [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

Economy recessionJonathan H. Todd:  Studies suggest that a low short-term unemployment rate is more indicative of a healthy economy than the overall unemployment rate. Today, the short-term unemployment rate is well below its historical average – so will the economy
NYSE:DIA July 22, 2014 12:14pm

Do You Have The Discipline To Sell At The Top? [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

buyers and sellersSy Harding: It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile up. It’s therefore normal and inevitable that investor sentiment will be at its most bullish for that cycle by the time a rally or bull market tops out.
NYSE:DIA July 21, 2014 11:05am

Chicago Fed: Economic Growth Decelerated Slightly In June [Dow Jones Industrial Average, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust]

dataDoug Short:  "Index shows economic growth decelerated slightly in June": This is the headline for today's release of the Chicago Fed's National Activity Index, and here are the opening paragraphs from the report:

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