Category Archives: Dow Jones Industrial Average

Market Volume? These go to eleven…

There’s a classic scene from the movie This is Spinal Tap which speaks to the often misunderstood importance of volume… Weekly Market Commentary: Turn Down the Volume January saw a loss of 3.5%, the biggest one-month loss in the S&P … Continue reading

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The Meryl Streep of the Stock Market

Some things just go together – like the Oscars and Meryl Streep. The actress received her 18th Academy Award nomination last week. It is not all that surprising since half of the annual Academy Awards over the past 36 years … Continue reading

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Here we go again….

Another Great Year Ahead for Stocks… Stock market investors should be rooting for low single-digit economic growth next year – and the reason why has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve (Fed). We forecast a low double-digit gain of … Continue reading

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Chasing returns…don’t get crazy!

Chasing Returns Decades of behavioral research suggest investors chase returns. In other words, they sell one investment to buy another that has performed better on the hope that it will continue to do so. Although this behavior is known to … Continue reading

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Break on through to….

Weekly Market Commentary What to Watch for a Breakthrough or a Breakdown Last week stock market investors continued to cling to, if not actually climb, the wall of worry. Stocks were flat for the first week of the government shutdown, … Continue reading

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You never go wrong betting black…or was it red?

The One Big Risk When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, defining the seminal event of the financial crisis, there was one big risk investors were worried about across their portfolios: credit risk – the potential losses … Continue reading

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Two Bears and a Bull go into a….

Weekly Market Commentary Week of August 26, 2013 The month of August has not been friendly to investors in any of the major asset classes. Stocks have dipped and bond yields have climbed, pushing bond prices lower. And, with the … Continue reading

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Understanding the Markets

What the acronyms signify & what affects investors. Dow. NASDAQ. S&P 500. Fear index. NYSE. Commodity prices. Earnings. Economic indicators. These are the gauges and signposts of investing, but if you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find they … Continue reading

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There’s no (room for) dwelling in investing…

….and as we already know there’s no crying in baseball. Mid-Year Economic News AMERICA ADDS 195,000 JOBS IN JUNE Payroll growth in June matched that of May, according to the Labor Department (the May gain was revised upward). The private … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away….?

KARP WEEKLY COMMENTARY 10 Indicators to Watch for a Spring Slide in the Stock Market One year ago, we provided our list of the 10 indicators to watch that seemed to precede the stock market declines in 2010 and 2011 … Continue reading

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