And now, as Monty Python would say, for something entirely different

Posted on Mar 21, 2008 by .

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Namely, big change of tune and ending of this upwave in the hard assets. That howling at the full moon you hear is investors and traders moaning at the the abrupt change.

Not so abrupt in the Dow where the sideways theme within a downtrend continues. And the current trend of squirrel, or bungee markets continues.

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Here’s pi in your eye.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008 by .

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The putative triangle may be turning into a trading range, and, based on the squirrel markets of the last few days, it may also be headed for that test of the low. If we were looking at it as a triangle then the upside breakout (fake) followed by the downside breakout, followed by the euphoric 400 point day qualifies as a breakout down, with a rally back to the breakout line. Given the pitiful (and pitiable) reactions of the Bush administration to the coffin corner state of the nation we see no end to the present trend. (Down.)

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Just the facts, m’am

Posted on Mar 07, 2008 by .

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There are ways to talk about the market, and about the economy, and about politics (gag) that are productive and then there are ways that are unproductive. The Media (TV, newspapers, internet) are the tools of mass hysteria and are mouthpieces of the herd. Often they are even used by “them” to spread disinformation.

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Some down, some up. Some market.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008 by .

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Today’s action looks like a further sell signal in the Dow. Two basic reasons. The false breakout to the upside and the follow up (or follow down) on Friday.

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Bulls? What bulls?

Posted on Feb 25, 2008 by .

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Mark Hulbert at marketwatch.com (one of our favorite columnists) remarks that newsletter advisors who have performed well in the past are largely bullish. These days when asked if we are bullish or bearish we reply that we stand firmly on the chart and the paper it is not written on. Our position, as we have noted is sideways. That said, how does the chart analyze? This might be a little triangle setting up in the Dow — marked below on the DIA.

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