Dancing with the Trend

My 100th Blog Article

by Greg Morris

This is funny. A few articles ago I commented on the foolishness of the media’s focus on Dow 20,000 and now I’m focusing on my 100th blog article.  Is that being a hypocrite or what?  I have been racking my feeble brain trying to think of an appropriate topic for this milestone.  Maybe I'll start with a little history. When I got involved in money management in the 1990s with MurphyMorris Money Management, Inc.; and then later with PMFM (now Stadion) in 2004, I found myself in front of advisors at the large wire houses and insurance companies.  Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Wall of Worry

by Greg Morris

The “Wall of Worry” has been used for many decades to identify the period of time in the latter stages of a bullish run in the stock market, when all the naysayers start talking about a top.  I have witnessed this often.  As the bull ages, many start to think they can “call the top.”  The financial media parades expert after expert showing economic or political situations in which they believe is coincident with a market top.  First of all, anyone who has ever looked at a chart knows that the topping process, also called distribution (more on that later), is a really Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Article Summaries - 11-2016 to 2-2017

by Greg Morris

Periodically I write an article that reviews the past few months of articles.  Why on Earth would I do this?  Primarily for two reasons.  One is that many new readers are involved and often they do not go back and look at the past articles.  Two is that my articles are rarely tied to anything that is happening in the markets.  Generally, they are about experiences I have had as a technical analyst for almost 45 years; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Note: Click on the title of the article to go to the article. Read More