Posted by Martin November 30, 2012

Will “Rally Attempt” hold?

Will "Rally Attempt" hold?

Today the market (SPY) provided a follow up in its price action to yesterday’s break above the trend line. It can be a shakeout, but I still see it more likely as a bottoming pattern. Today’s price extended recent rally all the way up to 50 day MA, but it broke thru the two month Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 25, 2012

Where is the market heading? Still in correction.

Where is the market heading? Still in correction.

Recently I have read an article on internet by a dividend investor who claimed that he doesn’t care what the market is doing as long as his dividend income is intact or improving. Basically this is a valid statement to me and I believe many dividend growth investors are not that much concerned about the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 14, 2012

Why are REITs falling and will they recover?

REITs stocks are sharply falling, one would call it a free fall. Even famous, strong and gigantic companies such as Annaly Capital Management is down by 4.2%, American Capital Agency by 3.8%, and ARMOUR Residential (ARR) by 4.4%. What does it mean for you if you hold those stocks? A tough year for mREITs Let’s Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 10, 2012

Market sell off, are you scared?

I am freaking out! It is not a pleasure watching my holdings evaporating and showing a loss. It is also difficult to hold and sit tight. It is even harder investing more money into falling stocks. Some people say “do not try catching the falling knife…” others say it is a great opportunity to buy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2012

Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL) will report financial results

Full Circle Capital Corporation (FULL) will report financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 ended September 30, 2012 and its quarterly report on Form 10Q after the market closes on Thursday, November 8, 2012. A live webcast of the conference call and the accompanying slide presentation will be available at http://ir.fccapital.com/CorporateProfile.aspx?iid=4151676. All participants Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 01, 2012

January Consumer Spending Growth Weak

Consumer spending rose less than expected in January even as incomes improved, an indication that Americans may still be unsure about the slowly recovering economy. Personal income increased 0.3% from the prior month while spending rose 0.2%, the Commerce Department said Thursday. In December, spending was flat, but incomes rose 0.5%. Economists surveyed by Dow Continue reading →

Posted by Martin March 01, 2012

ISM Feb Manufacturing Index Falls

The U.S. manufacturing sector’s expansion slowed in February, according to data released Thursday by the Institute for Supply Management. The report followed disappointing data covering January consumer activity that led some economists to mark down their estimates of first-quarter economic growth. The ISM’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to 52.4 last month from 54.1 in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 21, 2011

Wacky Trading today

SPX opened lower on worries over the Europe (like we haven’t heard about it previously), then technicals got in, mainly Oracle’s bad results and pushed the market (SPX) all the way down to 1230. That looked scary! At least for me since two days ago I reversed my bearish outlook into bullish and I started Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 20, 2011

Is Santa Claus Rally undergo?

As I wrote yesterday, we could break down thru the support or bounce back. The market was oversold and there were no significant negative news to push it lower, however because of Europe, there still was a risk of going lower. It seems like we are bouncing instead. The SPX surged 2% up at opening Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 19, 2011

Today’s trading

Today's trading

The trading was a bit quiet today, however the market tanked due to banks. I also think it was partially due to European crisis as well. Recently in Germany a poll was taken and it revealed that more than 50% Germans wish to go back to Deutsche Mark rather than staying with Euro. More and Continue reading →