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Poor Chicken Little …

Posted by kdadmin on June 28th, 2013

Poor Chicken Little … The VXX (an ETF that measures volatility in the S&P futures market) cratered this week after everyone realized that the sky wasn’t actually falling. In the attached chart, the VXX is the red line, the SPY (ETF of the S&P 500) is the blue shaded area.…

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Chicken Little vs Chicken Hawk

Posted by kdadmin on June 20th, 2013

On the longest day of the year, I thought you might enjoy a little market perspective to keep it from…

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Mark Twain

Posted by kdadmin on June 10th, 2013

Mark Twain once said, “There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.” Mark…

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No Trampling for You

Posted by kdadmin on May 23rd, 2013

As you’ve probably heard, the Fed chairman essentially made a comment that the economic stimulus (via bond purchases) could slow…

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Spring Cleaning

Posted by kdadmin on May 10th, 2013

Can you believe it? It’s finally spring. Yay! In the spirit of Spring Cleaning, I have made an organizational change…

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Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Posted by kdadmin on February 28th, 2013

It’s been another banner volatility week in the markets – sequester fears (market anxiety), the Italian election (market crash), and…

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State of the Union

Posted by kdadmin on February 14th, 2013

As I watched the president’s speech on Wednesday night, one thing became readily apparent, (aside from declining stock futures). It…

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Ah… The Bond Market

Posted by kdadmin on January 31st, 2013

Ah the bond market. Loved and hated. Hated and loved. Well, you get the idea. Bonds have traditionally been a…

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Fiscal Cliff Compromise

Posted by kdadmin on January 2nd, 2013

According to Robert Schroeder and Greg Robb from their December 31, 2012 post on MarketWatch, some of the highlights of…

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Momentum Indicators (Pre- and After-Market trading)

Posted by kdadmin on December 7th, 2012

While the economic indicators are relatively stable, the market’s obsession with the fiscal cliff has made it erratic and volatile.…

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Fiscal Cliff and Your Portfolio

Posted by kdadmin on December 1st, 2012

Given the amount of chatter in the news about the fiscal cliff, I thought you’d like a little perspective. While…

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