Posted by Martin December 11, 2008

A bailout for automakers failed

Senators didn’t pass the [tag]loan[/tag] for automakers tonight, because [tag]UAW[/tag] didn’t accept lowering salaries of employees to the same level as Japanese [tag]automakers[/tag] in the US. The US [tag]manufacturers[/tag] have about $69/hour salary overhead per employee, Japanese producers manufacturing in the US are at about $48/hour level ([tag]Gross salary[/tag] with all [tag]benefits[/tag]). I have only Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 10, 2008

Stock investing psychology

Stock investing psychology

During my learning period, even today I am experiencing one psychological trap every [tag]investor[/tag] probably went through and every new [tag]beginner investor[/tag] will experience. Some may handle this with a brilliance, some may suffer the similar way I do. I am talking about the psychology during [tag]investing[/tag] into a particular [tag]stock[/tag], which later, after you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 08, 2008

A new Rally Attempt in the stock market

A new Rally Attempt in the stock market

Today the [tag]stock market[/tag] provided impressive [tag]gains[/tag], which marked the status as “Rally Attempt”. It seems like the market has found its bottom. It could be a short live attempt however, and it still may fail. Recently the market hasn’t responded to bad news with further drops and it tried to rally three times in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 03, 2008

Do not be fooled by today’s rally

Do not be fooled by today's rally

In newspapers or in the internet articles you can read [tag]market[/tag] commentaries which may sometimes look very optimistic and another day very pessimistic. Usually these commentaries are dedicated to that particular [tag]trading[/tag] day. For example when you look at Market Dispatches 12/2/2008 you may get fooled that the market has finally recovered and is in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin December 02, 2008

Automakers want…

“…[tag]Ford[/tag] (F) described Tuesday’s request for a $9 [tag]billion[/tag] government [tag]loan[/tag]. [tag]General Motors[/tag] (

Posted by Martin December 01, 2008

Stay away from a choppy stock market

Stay away from a choppy stock market

A bear is still raging in the [tag]market[/tag]. Today’s drop ended the [tag]rally attempt[/tag]. I was thinking to keep the market status as it is, but the drop was too big. [tag]Dow[/tag] -679.95 -7.70% 8,149.09 [tag]Nasdaq[/tag] -137.50 -8.95% 1,398.07 [tag]S&P[/tag] -80.03 -8.93% 816.21 The market is probably entering its side way trend. The only positive Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 27, 2008

DEAR FELLOW INVESTORS

Posted by Martin November 26, 2008

The stock market: promises and wishful thoughts

The stock market: promises and wishful thoughts

When the [tag]stock market[/tag] started rocketing last Monday, I was very suspicious about it. I truly wished the [tag]market[/tag] would turn already, finish its bottoming and start moving up, even slowly, carefully, but with confidence. Then I have realized that all this move is based on a fake power. The news that the Government is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 20, 2008

AFAM dragged down by the stock market weakness

AFAM dragged down by the stock market weakness

This is the post from Hello Suckers. The stock market sank by 445 points again. Leading [tag]stocks[/tag] such as AFAM headed south pulled by the market without mercy and became a proof that [tag]trading[/tag] against the market is [tag]fools’ play[/tag]. Do not buy any new positions and wait for the market.

Posted by Martin November 19, 2008

Stock Market diving

Stock Market diving

This is the post from Hello Suckers [tag]Dow[/tag] –427.47 -5.07% 7,997.28 [tag]Nasdaq[/tag] -96.85 -6.53% 1,386.42 [tag]S&P[/tag] -52.54 -6.12% 806.58 The [tag]stock market[/tag] suffered another huge [tag]sell-off[/tag] today. Volume was light, however Dow ended below psychological level of 8000 points and erased all gains since April 2003. The path to lower levels is now open. Tomorrow Continue reading →