Danger In The Markets? Part V

This is the last blog post (Part V of V) in this “Danger In The Markets?” blog series. I would like to end this blog series with another look at the daily 1-year S&P500 chart.  This chart depicts a Rising Wedge from the March lows.  As well, I have indicated a potential H&S (Head and Shoulders) …

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Danger In The Markets? Part IV

The charts seen in this post are from Maurice Walker, http://thechartpatterntrader.com.  First, a daily 1-year chart of the S&P500.  The large broadening pattern  (in blue) is notable, as is the smaller one, as seen by the dotted line. chart provided by http://thechartpatterntrader.com Chart Courtesy of StockCharts.com   Here is a weekly chart of the S&P500.  Notable …

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Danger In The Markets? Part II

Before displaying some charts of the stock market, I would like to post a couple of the Japanese Yen.  My comment of September 14 is relevant today: “Additionally, is it not odd, on an “all things considered” basis, that the Japanese Yen is rising at what appears to be an increasing rate?  This rise commenced in mid-2007, as …

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Danger In The Markets? Part I

This series of blog posts represents a periodic Technical Analysis of the markets.  My last series of posts (5 parts) of this nature was titled “Peril In The Markets?” and started September 13.  At the conclusion of that series of posts, I wrote this blog post summarizing my thoughts: https://www.economicgreenfield.com/2009/09/17/extreme-peril-in-the-stock-market/ Although a stock market crash did not …

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The “Crowded Trade” Concept

Here is a story from Friday on CNBC.com that caught my interest: http://www.cnbc.com/id/33339374 It is titled “Stocks, Gold Are Crowded Trades: Hugh Hendry” I found it interesting for two main reasons.  First, it discusses the concept of the “Crowded Trade.”  This is a phrase that isn’t often heard these days.  Nonetheless, I think the concept is …

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“Garbage” Securities

Just a quick note.  I think it is important to remember that there is a tremendous amount of what I refer to as “garbage” securities currently in existence.  It is easy to forget this fact given that we don’t hear much about them anymore.  This is due to many reasons, including:  various credit spreads have been …

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Phenomenal Investment Opportunities

It is my belief that there will be many phenomenal investment opportunities arising in the near and intermediate future.   Many more than during an  average time period. However, I am also of the belief that they will be harder to “realize” for a variety of reasons.  Of course, the main prerequisite is having sufficient funds available …

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The Changing Investment Climate

Here is a link to an interesting White Paper from Guy Haselmann of Gregoire Capital, dated August 2009: http://www.gregoirecapital.com/HF%20Outlook%208-09.pdf I found it interesting because it discusses a variety of very important concepts such as investment flexibility, market dislocations, inflation vs. deflation, diversification, hedge fund operating risk, etc.   SPX at 1063.22 as this post is written

The “Buy and Hold” Philosophy

Here is a story from CNBC.com on September 23: “Buy-and-Hold Investing Makes A Return After Turbulent Year” http://www.cnbc.com/id/32970487 I am not a fan of the “Buy and Hold” philosophy, although I will concede that it worked (very) well, generally speaking, during the 20th Century. As far as the present and future is concerned, I wrote …

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