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Since the US markets dropped during the US debt ceiling debacle in the beginning of August, the markets have been in a trading range.  That trading range has been about a 1000 points on the DOW and roughly 100 points on the S&P 500.  These moves have been violent in both directions [...]

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Google is Dirt Cheap

On October 5, 2011 By

On the night that Steve Jobs past away, I want to talk about Google which I feel can continue the path of creativity that Steve Jobs started.  Steve Jobs was a visionary.  Larry Page, the current CEO and co-founder of Google is someone that I think he can [...]

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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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Jobs Number Looms

On October 2, 2011 By

The October jobs number (for the previous month) looms as investors happily say goodbye to the third quarter that was full of volatility (VIX and VXX near 3 month high’s) and selling.  Unfortunately, investors cannot take a breather for too long because this Friday the October jobs number is going to be announced and [...]

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Dividend Stocks Dominate

On September 30, 2011 By

Dividend stocks have dominated this market over the entire summer and now into the fall.  I have always said outside of diversification, the best thing to do with your portfolio is to have dividend stocks anchoring it.  I always maintain at least a 3% yield in my entire portfolio with it being slightly over 4% [...]

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Chinese Stocks Get Hammered

On September 29, 2011 By

 Chinese stocks were hammered today while the DOW ended up 143 points while the NASDAQ was down half a percent. As volatility continued in the markets, Chinese stocks were feeling a perfect storm. This storm came on two fronts. The first part of the perfect storm actually was a typhoon that [...]

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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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After seeing how big money reacted to the FED statement this afternoon, I think we should look for ways to hide other than being in cash, one such way is by buying semiconductors that are levered to the upcoming technology product cycle refresh.  Even though we are in an environment where there is not that much [...]

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Markets Rally as Europe Fears Ease

On September 14, 2011 By

Today markets rally was because of strong sentiment that Europe will work out its debt issues one way or the other and a “Lehman Brothers like” incident is off the table.  These words were iterated on CNBC’s exclusive conference called Seeking Alpha in New York City where many of the world’s [...]

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Football Season is Upon Us!

On September 3, 2011 By

Football season is upon us!  Waking up this morning to college gameday put a smile on my face.  For some reason this last off season felt like 3 seasons for some reason, I do not know if it was because of the lock out or not, but either way I am very happy it is [...]

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In my opinion I feel we will end the 2011 calendar year with the S&P 500 target at 1350.  Now I have reiterated during the last couple of weeks that I felt it was a correction and not a double dip.  I started talking back in May that we were due for a 7-12% correction, [...]

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