Top Advisors Corner

January 2017

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Alan Newman: Crosscurrents January 30, 2017

by Alan Newman

Rationales & Targets GDP came in at 1.9% for the fourth quarter and 1.6% for the year and yet stocks trade as if we are in the midst of a tremendous economic boom. In fact, the last time GDP was above 3% growth was a dozen years ago in 2005. As well, inflation grew to a 2... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Bitcoin is a Bubble We've Seen Before

by Tom McClellan

Most investors remember the 2000 Internet Bubble, which was an example of bubbles for the history books. What is harder is to recognize a replica bubble when it appears again later, especially if it disguises itself... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle January 25, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered 12/30/16 at 2238.83= gain .46%; Short on 12/29/16 at 2249.26. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 12/28/16 at 20.25. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890... Read More 

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: Market Apprehension Trumps Inauguration But There Are Bright Spots Out There.

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

The markets have been trading mostly sideways over the last six weeks as investor’s initial election-induced exuberance has given way to apprehension about what a Trump election will really mean for the economy... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: High AMO Says Rates Should Stay Low

by Tom McClellan

The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) is a bit of data that climate researchers use in their modeling of global climate change. And it turns out that it has interesting messages for us about the long term trends in interest rates... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle January 19, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered 12/30/16 at 2238.83= gain .46%; Short on 12/29/16 at 2249.26. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 12/28/16 at 20.25. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 Our view of the market is going higher before going lower... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Stock Market Still Following Path of 4 Years Ago

by Tom McClellan

Investors have been cheering the election of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president, thinking that he is going to bring a beneficial change for business, the economy, and investments... Read More 

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Alan Newman: Crosscurrents January 9, 2017

by Alan Newman

Rationales & Targets We were reminded a few days ago by our friend and savvy trader, Grant Nobel, that the Russell 2000 Index was about as overvalued as one might imagine, trading at infinity times earnings... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Debt of DJIA: Who Gets to 20* First?

by Tom McClellan

I got to wondering about all of the NYSE traders on CNBC sporting their “Dow 20,000” hats. Hitting that level seems elusive, but they keep them at the ready... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle January 6, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered 12/30/16 at 2238.83= gain .46%; Short on 12/29/16 at 2249.26. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 12/28/16 at 20.25. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Short SPX on 1/13/16 at 1890.28 The NYSE composite daily chart above... Read More 

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David O. England: Ask the Professor-Dow 20,000 and Predictions for 2017, plus more...

by David England

Q. Professor, how important is the DOW hitting 20,000? A. First, I do not want to minimize the DOW Industrials run to 20,000. I like the increased value of parts of my portfolios but realize I have not made one penny unless I sell and close the trade... Read More