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Archive for October, 2011

Posted by Martin October 27, 2011

Farage: EU agreement is not bailing out Greece, but keeping it in prison

Posted by Martin October 27, 2011

Did EU summit solved the debt crisis in Europe?

The financial market is now enthusiastic about the deal the leaders of European Union reached in overnight summit. The Dow shot almost 4% up today. I, however, wonder how the (today) optimistic investors will react when the actually read the agreement and find out that it was a very vague proclamation solving nothing. I bet Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 27, 2011

Is this market sustainable?

Some say do not fight this rally, we broke up and running, some say this is not sustainable. Stocks around the world are exploding higher on Thursday after Eurozone officials announced a deal they hope will forestall, if not prevent, a financial meltdown in Greece from spreading throughout Europe and perhaps infecting economies around the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 27, 2011

Market jumps 2% on European phrases and proclamations

I wonder if anybody read what was the outcome of the overnight EU summit. As many experts expected, the EU leaders came out with empty phrases and proclamations and no details. The report of the meeting is just three pages long. Generally, EU talked banks and lenders into writing off 50% of the Greek debt, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 26, 2011

Funny, China about to invest in bad European debt

In the morning I thought that there would be no such a fool investor who would be willing to put his money into European debt and here we go! China claimed that they would step in and buy European bonds. Thus I do not know who is a bigger fool here. Or maybe China needs Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 26, 2011

Will a write off of Greek debt solve its problems?

The leaders of EU are debating how to bankrupt Greece effectively and without a sudden shock. They are proposing that banks should write off 60% of Greek debt, but bankers are willing to accept only 40%. But will this write off solve Greek problem? Partially. It would definitely help Greece to balance their budget, but Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 26, 2011

Market up 1% in the morning on hopes for European “comprehensive” plan

This morning I checked the premarket data to see what is driving or will be driving the market in the morning. And I found an article on CNN Stocks: Optimistic about Europe … for now. So investors are optimistic this morning about Europe leaders who are going to meet today and later on they should Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 24, 2011

SPX up again! Is it a buy opportunity?

SPX up again! Is it a buy opportunity?

Many investors may be celebrating and cheering up the market’s performance these days. The economic data are good looking, Eurozone is close to a debt solution, the market is rising, all is good! Buy, buy, buy… You may be hearing that or something similar today. But is everything really that bright as it looks? Check Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 22, 2011

Stocks up again on earnings

Last week I didn’t have time for updating my web site. There are only two facts: 1) The market was rising again, this time on earnings 2) I am no longer strongly convinced that the market will go down. That means I will stay aside a bit in regards to trading SPY. We may go Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 12, 2011

Stock advance on Europe hopes

Stock advance on Europe hopes

Source CNN Money A broad rally lost steam during the final minutes of trading, but stocks still ended sharply higher Wednesday as investors welcomed the latest plan to recapitalize European banks. “We’re continuing to see a shift in investor sentiment,” said Art Hogan, managing director at Lazard Capital Markets. “Last week, it seemed like the Continue reading →