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Today was another huge day of earnings announcements and results were very mixed but more so to the upside than down.  US equities closed one of the best January months in a while with the DOW still closing above 12,600 after hitting the top of the range that it has been [...]

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US Unemployment Rate Drops

On December 3, 2011 By

The US unemployment rate dropped to 8.6% this morning on the November jobs report number.  This was lower than the 9% that was announced last month and expected again.  The jobs number was positive but not as good as some whispers were out there.  This US unemployment rate drop helped out the markets in the [...]

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Technology Bull Market

On October 26, 2011 By

One of my long term investment thesis that I have been discussing over the last 6 months is the technology bull market due to the internet and mobile smart phones.  The first technology bull market in the dot.com boom was based off of the growth of the internet in developed nations.  Today, there is a [...]

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The jobs report number came out this morning ahead of analysts expectations adding 103,000 jobs last month.  What was even better was the upwards revision by over 50,000 jobs for the August when initially the report showed a zero job added total.  The market futures and the European markets both turned upward after the jobs [...]

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All I want for Christmas is the iPhone 5, is going to be heard billions of times by parents in the next couple months by millions of children.  Apple is doing something it has not done before and launch its new iPhone 5 in the fall right before the holiday season.  To me this is a tremendous [...]

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Why is Apple Sitting Out the Rally

On September 27, 2011 By

 

I mentioned yesterday that I felt something did not feel right on the rally with Apple sitting out the rally.  Today that occurred again with Apple closing below the $400 level today while the market rallied up over 300 points on the DOW before closing up 147 points.  This rally [...]

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It was announced last night that Skyworks Solutions will purchase fellow chip maker Advanced Analogic for $262 million in cash and stock.  Investors shunned the deal because of the lofty premium Skyworks is paying for the Santa Clara based semiconductor [...]

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