Last week trading – is the outlook for April still bright?

A week ago trading was about trend continuation. At least I saw it that way and I could see markets breaking thru marking this bull trend as intact. The entire last week markets were confirming my assumptions and all my accounts were growing. It was a filthy grow and I made quite nice cash. Well, Continue reading →

March 2014 review

Markets regained the upward trend momentum as it confirmed its trend continuation last Friday. What does that mean? It is simple, the trend will continue and it will make sense to be buying any dips should they occur. In this post I would like to review my view of the market in the past and Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 16, 2014

Is there a room for more tapering?

Is there a room for more tapering?

The Federal Reserve gets a lot of credit for what passes as an economic recovery. Whether it deserves that credit, going forward the Fed has very little power to influence events because it is essentially out of ammo to further ease. The economy, meanwhile, is still lackluster, despite the central bank’s unjustified optimism. The Fed Continue reading →

Options expiration tomorrow is a payday

Options expiration tomorrow is a payday

Although you receive your premium right at the moment when you sell your put option, you can actually claim that money at expiration of that contract. You have the cash, but it is blocked by the current market value of that contract. That’s why you want your option contract expire as quickly as possible. When Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 18, 2014

Janet Yellen wants more inflation, although she already has it

  Janet Yellen told us at her first testimony in front of the lawmakers that she would likely continue in tapering as long as at least two criteria will be met. The first one was employment rate dropping below 6.5% and the second was inflation rate. As per a few of her mentions the FED Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 17, 2014

Democrats: Let’s Ban Profits!

  At first, I wanted to post this video in my sidebar videos, but then I decided to post it here as a new post. It’s because this video deserves a short comment. Or actually not, no comments at all. Watch for yourself what idiots are overtaking this country and turning it into a land Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 14, 2014

Peter Schiff: “I think we’re in a depression”; Roberts, Admati and Whalen talk banking

  Comcast is gobbling up its main competitor Time Warner Cable. The $45-billion-dollar deal gives Comcast the potential to completely reinvent the media landscape. By wiping out its major rival, Comcast would have 33 million cable subscribers, and just as many broadband users, giving it huge leeway in setting market prices, negotiating licensing fees, and Continue reading →

Last week markets performance – should we be worried?

  Last week in Wall Street was somewhat stable and without any excessive hiccups. Yet it still was driven by fools. The recovery from the recent correction, if we can call it a correction, has been steady. As you can see in the chart above, we experienced a strong V shaped recovery. A week ago, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2014

Yellen’s plan for boosting the weak jobs market is no plan again

  Our impotent government along with FED has been feeding us with fake job data since 2008. Everybody knows it, but nobody does anything about it. Where are all those “shovel ready jobs” Obama was feeding the nation during 2012 election? Did he mean shovel ready hamburger flipping at McDonalds? Our nation is suffering from Continue reading →

Posted by Martin February 13, 2014

Caution ahead: Market bounce is breeding overconfidence

Today, I found an interesting video. It is not interesting because of the announced overconfidence on the markets that all the dividend growth and value investors probably know of, but there was one very interesting point about market participants’ behavior, which sparked my attention. Many times, I was stunned by how irrational investors can be Continue reading →