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April 2015

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter- April 30, 2015

by Gene Inger

Stagnant economic recovery - (or even retreat) continues characterizing America's economy; while analysts and even the FOMC, acknowledge this (how can they not); while not delving into the cause... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Obama's 2nd Term Much Like 1st for Stock Market

by Tom McClellan

We are now in the second term of President Obama’s term in office. While the Presidential Cycle Pattern shows similarities among all presidential terms in the stock market’s behavior, it is poorly appreciated how the 2nd term is often different from the first in its character... Read More 

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Alan Newman: Crosscurrents - April 30, 2015

by Alan Newman

Rationales & Targets So, Nasdaq hit a new all time record high. Or did it? Given everything is more expensive 15 years later, we’d argue that a new record high lies quite a bit down the road... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - April 30, 2015

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Short SPX on close (4/29/15) at 2106.85. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Flat Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat The pattern that could be forming since the March 26 low is a “Three Drive to Top” pattern... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Volume Data Have Eased One Concern

by Tom McClellan

April 23, 2015 We focus a lot on the Advance-Decline (A-D) data, which is the basis for the McClellan Oscillator and Summation Index plus other indicators. But we also like to watch what the Up Volume (UV) and Down Volume (DV) numbers are doing... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle- April 22, 2015

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Flat. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Short GDX on 4/22/15 at 19.40; stop 20.26. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat Chart 1 Timers Digest recorded the Ord Oracle #6 in performance for 3 months updated March 9, 2015... Read More 

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FinGraphs: Let's wish for continued Dollar strength

by Jean-Francois Owczarczak

We last contributed before spring-break, to be precise on the 27th of March. We were arguing that this time was different, that markets differed from the 2000 and 2007 tops. Cyclicals stocks (e.g... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Breakout Imminent ... Or So It Seems

by Jack Steiman

Get near the top and sellers come in. Get to the bottom and buyers come in. Five months of sideways action does not feel good as there's always frustration felt by everyone. One week the bulls feel good, the next week the bears feel good. But it doesn't last for anyone... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: US Taxes Returning to Economy-Killing Level

by Tom McClellan

The April 15 income tax filing deadline came this week, and so taxes are on the minds of a lot of Americans. As Arthur Laffer noted 3 decades ago, it reaally is possible to set tax rates too high such that it actually hurts the economy. We appear to be in such a condition now... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - April 16, 2015

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Flat. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Short GDX on 4/7/15 at 19.22; stop 21.26. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat The market is extended by our measures (see page two) but does not mean a pull back will happen here but it could... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Overbought Short-Term Near the Breakout

by Jack Steiman

Overall, the action was solid today. The S&P 500 neared 2119, approaching a breakout, but it wasn't meant to be. One the 60-minute short-term index charts hit 70 RSI, that was the end of the rally for the day. The market pulled back over the last 20 minutes... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: How to Interpret Linear Regression Slope Lines

by Martha Stokes

Reveals Price Fluctuation Linear Regression Slope Lines can provide a visual interpretation of price that is far superior to any moving average... Read More 

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Gene Inger: The Inger Letter- April 13, 2015

by Gene Inger

Beware the 'Ides of April' - might be pertinent for investors; as tax-time has not been a March, but April filing deadline for years (other than corporate)... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: Who Is In Control Of XOM Price

by Martha Stokes

Who Is In Control Of XOM Price Market Participants Revealed On Stock Charts With oil prices still fluctuating around 45-50 dollars, many retail and technical traders have been attempting to sell short big name oil stocks as well as small cap oil stocks... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - April 9, 2015

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX: Short SPX on 4/7/15 at 2076.33. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Short GDX on 4/7/15 at 19.22; stop 21.26. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat On Monday the Equity put/call ratio closed at .50 (twice as many calls as puts)... Read More 

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Jack Steiman: Black Friday Jobs Report, Good Monday Market Close

by Jack Steiman

With Friday's jobs report number nothing short of terrible (i.e., less than half the job creation than was expected), the futures went into free-fall on Monday. The Dow futures were down over 200 points, while the S&P 500 was down over 20 points... Read More 

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Martha Stokes: XOM with ATR Indicator

by Martha Stokes

Average True Range Indicator Analysis ATR can be highly useful for technical traders who trade stocks, and stock or index options. It can work similarly to implied volatility and thus is particularly useful for options traders... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle - April 2, 2015

by Tim Ord

Monitoring purposes SPX; Flat. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Gold ETF GLD long at 173.59 on 9/21/11 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Flat Here is our take over the next several days. Tomorrow is the day before Good Friday and according to history has an73% chance of being an up day... Read More