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Posted by Martin August 04, 2011

Market in free fall – are we back in recession?

If you are thinking to be bullish these days (start buying stocks) I would postpone it a bit. We may see more on the downturn in this market. Tomorrow we will see some labor data published and they may stop this fall, but do not expect it much. I would say that data will be Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 04, 2011

SPY sell-off

When I said “Everything can happen” yesterday, so today it happened. I expected a bounce, which haven’t arrived. Instead the market opened with a gap. It was a bit obvious last night when watching futures where we will be heading at open. So what am I doing? As I said yesterday, I have my stop Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 03, 2011

S&P 500 reversal or further downtrend?

Yesterday S&P 500 (represented in my posts by SPY) broke through $126 support level on a high volume. It did exactly what I was expecting a few weeks ago when I was thinking it would go all the way down to this support level. I was wrong on a little bounce circa a week ago, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 21, 2011

How to avoid default notes when investing with Lending Club?

Investing with Lending Club is my another investment vehicle. With Lending club you can become a bank and lend your money to another borrower and you can gain quite a nice interest by doing so. Even though Lending Club screens every applicant (and they deny circa 90% of all submitted applications) time to time you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 13, 2011

Indecisive market and today’s disaster

Indecisive market and today's disaster

Will you believe me if I claim that today’s market trend was a disaster? Well, if not take a look at the daily chart. In the morning we gapped up and everything looked bright, but we ended down. Extensively down, compared to the morning’s start. Two days ago I tried to explain, why I was Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 11, 2011

Market update – Bear correction or new bull?

Market update - Bear correction or new bull?

Today, the market reacted as I expected. After a strong run up in a very short period of time it was imminent that the market will correct. Being bullish near the first resistance or shortly above 50 day SMA was very dangerous. I myself was originally expecting the market bounce back down off of the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 08, 2011

Is there an investment for volatile market?

Many times investors look for protection and search for “anchor” investments to protect or stabilize their portfolios. During the unstable and volatile market investing in precious metals or natural resources such as natural gas may provide such stability. However, for a new investor it may be difficult to invest properly and some guidance may be Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 23, 2011

Buy Shares of Industrials Like Caterpillar

Investors should buy shares of industrial companies, which have improving operating performance, “reasonable” valuations and “strong” cash flows, according to Oppenheimer & Co. Brian Belski, Oppenheimer’s New York-based chief investment strategist, recommended 22 industrial companies, including Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) and FedEx Corp. (FDX) He considered companies in the Standard & Poor’s Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 16, 2011

What to do when market is falling?

There are many ways what you can do when market is falling. You could probably find advice on selling your positions and go sideways, buying more stocks, do nothing etc. Well it is all about strategy. I remember myself when I was trying to figure out which way to go. Originally I used a strategy Continue reading →

Posted by Martin May 13, 2011

How to make extra money?

In my few posts I wrote that I was looking for new opportunities to make some extra cash which I will have available for investing. Almost every week I search the Internet to find those opportunities. It is not easy, because the net is full of scam today. Many times I come across a web Continue reading →