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Looking for Clear Signs

January 23, 2015
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As has been the pattern of the past couple of months, the market followed up a relatively sour couple of weeks with a nice rebound this week, bolstered by the European Central Bank’s new, two-year asset buying program. Most major indexes popped a bit above their 50-day lines yesterday (though they’ve backed off a little this morning), which is obviously a good thing. Right now, we can’t say the overall, choppy environment has been left behind just because of a couple of good market days. But we are keeping our minds open to any possibility—we have seen a few...

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Market’s Volatility

January 20, 2015
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The market’s long-term trend remains up, but intermediate-term action continues to be “challenging,” as news-driven volatility pushes the market first one way and then the other. In this type of market, it’s vitally important to ensure that you don’t own the wrong stocks (lately these have been oil stocks),...

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Market’s Intermediate-Term

January 16, 2015
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The market has been as choppy as we can ever remember since early December—no money has been made during that time, and buying any stock near new high ground wasn’t leading to profits.  Because of that, we began to advise paring back a couple of weeks ago, and now...

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Choppiness in the Market

January 9, 2015
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This week saw a return to the choppy ways that have dominated the market for the past two months, and, really, most of the past year. In fact, we’ve...

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Market’s Long-term Trend

January 6, 2015
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With weakness in oil stocks spreading to the broad market, the market’s short-term trend has once again reversed to the downside, and thus growth-oriented investors should be wary—short-term. But...

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Will the Bull Market Continue?

December 31, 2014
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Our overall thoughts on the market haven’t changed.  From a top-down perspective, we’re optimistic the bull market will keep on rolling.  Part of that stems from our bullish market...

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Growth Stocks Rebound

December 22, 2014
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Last week, the market took off like a rocket, and the rally is showing some rare breadth characteristics. We’re optimistic that these blast-off indicators could be the real McCoy....

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Remain Flexible

December 12, 2014
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The action up to this week was choppy, but acceptable—most stocks and indexes weren’t giving up any of their strong late October/early November gains, a few stocks were pushing...

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The Final Month of the Year

December 2, 2014
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As we head into the final month of the year, the market’s main trends remain up. There are, however, cracks in the foundation. Market breadth is not excellent, and...

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