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Analysis Topic: Stock & Financial Markets

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Stock-Markets

Monday, January 14, 2008

Australian Stocks Attempted to Break Losing Streak / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: Geoffrey_Transom

We mused on Friday if perhaps the Australian market might be able to break its losing spell this week - and it did its damnedest to do just that today, albeit after a very poor opening.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stock Markets Oversold, Bottom Imminent / Stock-Markets / US Stock Markets

By: Mike_Burk

The good news is: The market is likely to be at or near a short term bottom.

Short Term
My daily history of the S&P mid cap index (MID) begins in 1991. Including the period that ended last Tuesday there have been 3 occasions when the index has fallen for 9 consecutive days. The others were the period before and after 9/11/2001 and late August 1998. 9/11/2001 is obviously a special case, but there are numerous similarities between August 1998 and the current period including a threat to the financial system by the failure of Long Term Capital Management which, like Citibank, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide, was considered too big to fail.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stock Market Update: Trading the Deceptive Triangle Bounce / Stock-Markets / US Stock Markets

By: Dominick

I can't go publicly posting the charts members pay for, but I can say that, as an example, as the weekly update was being posted here last Saturday, TTC members, whether scalpers, swing traders or position traders, were all receiving several forward looking charts describing the big picture and laying out our plans for the days ahead. The chart below was such a one, showing the triangle that the concurrent update said “many traders see.” Well, the market rarely if ever gives the crowd what they're expecting. The chart above from the Saturday weekly forum shows our immediate expectation for a deceptive bounce that would have as many as possible trading the triangle only to reverse them down into the lower trendline.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Australian Stocks Continue Week Long Losing Streak / Stock-Markets / Austrailia

By: Geoffrey_Transom

Crikey... seems like the Strayan market just can't get it's act together. Today marked the fifth successive session of decline for every All Ords market-cap sub-index except the ASX20 (which managed a gain yesterday), with average declines in the market-cap based subindices of 5% for the week.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Banks Doubling Down on Bad Debts As Merrill Lynch Writes Down $15billion / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMerrill Lynch, the third largest U.S. securities firm, is expected to write down $15 billion in the fourth quarter, nearly twice as much as previously announced. Analysts had recently been expecting a $12 billion loss for the same period. Citigroup may face another $14 billion of losses, according to J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America may announce $5 billion of write-downs in collateralized debt obligations.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Stocks Bear Market - Dow Theory Proves Correct! / Stock-Markets / Dow Theory

By: Tim_Wood

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn spite of its criticisms, the Dow theory is once again proving correct. The one thing that the advance up out of the 2002 low has proven is that the single most important aspect of Dow theory is the concept of joint price confirmation above and below previous secondary high and low points. Basically, nothing else matters. In accordance with this basic concept, the primary trend first turned bullish on June 4, 2003. As the market advanced in the wake of mountains of liquidity the values did not make sense. Also, when looking at the phasing aspect of Dow theory it appeared that the rally out of the 2002 low was a giant secondary reaction and counter-trend advance.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, January 11, 2008

FIRE SALES of US Financial Assets - Fingers of Instability, Part 16 / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Ty_Andros

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn This Issue- 3 Fingers of Instability

  • FIRE SALES!
  • Nights of the Long Knives!
  • Flights to Perceived Safety!

Introduction
Dear readers, I want to thank you all for a gratifying 2007, the support for Tedbits has been nothing short of phenomenal. We are now on many radar screens thanks to your interest in my work. The last month has been tumultuous and I had the mother of all colds/flu in late December and spent several weeks traveling around the globe until just before Christmas. So I rested my body and my brain and I now enter the New Year much rested and ready to rumble. I will be doing a short Tedbits this week and then do the 2008 forecast over a 2 to 4-week timeframe. There's a lot to cover in the forecast as the headlines are quite hysterical. The choir out of Wall Street is predictable BULL****! The big picture is very clear as I will illustrate to you in the 2008 forecast.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Monetary Inflation to be Joined by Price Inflation Crisis During 2008 / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUnproductive Assets, Wasted Productivity The US system has been the dog led by the financial sector tail, as the tail wags the dog, for over two decades. Systematically, the United States has abandoned manufacturing in favor of financial sector dominance with futile attempts to manage inflation, and money changers pushing to foreign lands the capacity that actually makes things and adds value. Such is the painful costly consequence of chronic monetary inflation. Unfortunately, the nation has invested heavily for decades in unproductive assets like military hardware and recently homes. The entire US Economy was made heavily dependent upon the housing boom and mortgage finance craze. Now that a housing crisis and mortgage debacle seems a nightmare without end, we are treated to utterly moronic opinions that the US Economy will glide through the storm. It will not.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Banking Index Sounding Stock Market Alarm Bells / Stock-Markets / Banking Stocks

By: Marty_Chenard

Too often, investors only look at the short and medium term trends in the markets.  When we have had a year with exceptionally damaging sub-prime problems, it is time to step back and look at 5+ and 15+ year views.  It is only the longer term views that can give you a clear picture of how much damage has been done.

Today, we will look at 6 and 16 year  views of the Banking Index ... symbol: BKX.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Important Stock Market Investment Drivers for 2008: A Tale of Two Halves / Stock-Markets / Global Stock Markets

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe beginning of a new year is a good time to make a new assessment of the important investment drivers and themes for the year. If you want to beat the market it is important to understand what is driving the markets and where are the best sectors to find good opportunities. By identifying these factors you will have a solid framework to assess the impact market movements and news events on your investment strategy. This is the first of a five part series on the outlook for the 2008 markets. The first part will discuss the key drivers ending with a mention of what sectors will benefit and those that will be hurt.

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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

2007: The Year of Debunked Financial Market Myths / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets

By: Mark_B_Rasmussen

  • Best Financial Markets Analysis Article The “WEALTH AFFECT” is real and you can borrow yourself into perpetual prosperity.
  • You can spend yourself rich.
  • “It is different this time” and not all speculative manias collapse.
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Stock-Markets

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Chinese Stock Market Winning Streak To Continue During 2008 / Stock-Markets / Chinese Stock Market

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTony Sagami writes: Almost exactly a year ago, I told you how the U.S. economy was headed for more weakness while the Chinese economy would continue growing like a weed. And I suggested you "make it your New Year's resolution to add some Asian spice to your portfolio this year."

Look at what the markets have done since then: The S&P 500 was up just 3.5% in 2007; the Shanghai Composite Index, which measures the performance of mainland China stocks, skyrocketed 97%. That's on top of a 130% gain in 2006!

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Financial Markets and Economic Themes Remain The Same for 2008 / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets

By: Bill_Bryan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough our public writings were scant throughout the '07 calendar, we did indeed manage to maintain an active pulse on events, whereby many of our early prognostications ultimately materialized when the final bell tolled.

With that said, let's move forward with a few thoughts and observations on what may possibly lie ahead in the forthcoming '08 campaign:
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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

US Stock Markets Developing Significant Topping Formations / Stock-Markets / US Stock Markets

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA relatively impressive recovery rally during the final 30 minutes of trading, or was it? In fact, based on the pattern carved-out by the Q's, no upside reversal was recorded.

The Q's certainly "looped" down again to retest this morning's low at 47.43, which held the onslaught (at 47.47), and which has helped turn the price structure to the upside for another run at key near term resistance at 48.50/65. But unless and until that resistance area is hurdled, I will not venture into the long side of the Q's. Why?

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Broading Stock Market Top Offers Proshare Shorting Profit Opportunities / Stock-Markets / UK Stock Market

By: Donald_W_Dony

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch has been written recently about the current market conditions. Many research reports maintain the concept that new highs in the equity markets can be anticipated in the near future. Yet month after month, fundamental and technical evidence continues to build a picture of a cooling U.S. economy and the fledgling start of a mild recession. One of the earliest indicators of mounting economic weakness came from one of the most reliable indicators; the banks.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Stock Market Valuations Misleading, Signal Substantial Weakness for 2008 / Stock-Markets / Stock Market Valuations

By: John_Mauldin


Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week in Outside the Box John Hussman of The Hussman Funds strives to shed light upon the tumultuous and perplexing state that is the stock market. Having metaphorically, as in the Greek tale, driven by curiosity, opened Pandora's Jar (Box) of financial fantasy and unleashed the evil that has come to pass in the guise of subprime, all that remained was hope. Hussman intertwines hope with caution as we venture into the new year.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, January 07, 2008

NASDAQ Rally Missing Momentum / Stock-Markets / Tech Stocks

By: Mike_Paulenoff

If the Q's (NASDAQ: QQQQ) are on the verge of a major upside reversal, then shouldn't the buying power motor prices above the relatively minor near-term resistance between 48.50 and 48.65 into a confrontation with the 200 DMA at 48.88? Thus far, although the Q's have recovered most of this morning's follow-through decline, the underlying "umph" appears to be missing -- at least for the time being, which leads me to continue to look for another loop to the downside that retests and likely breaks this morning's low at 47.43 -- on the way to my optimal intermediate-term target zone of 46.50/00.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, January 07, 2008

Contrarian Stock and Financial Market Forecasts 2008 / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets

By: Brady_Willett

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith most investors it is usually sub-conscious convictions that ultimately determine the investment path chosen. Formed partly from experience but largely by their character, there is no escaping the veracity of this. To paraphrase Morpheus, "Investor's are slaves. Like everyone, they are born into bondage, born inside a prison that they cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for their minds."

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Stock Market Update: Reacting to Price Movements in Realtime / Stock-Markets / US Stock Markets

By: Dominick

Back in January 2007, this update promised volatility for the new year and, now that it's in the history books, we know that promise was delivered: 2007 was the year of volatility. Last week's update said to expect the volatility will continue – it didn't abandon the possibility of new highs in the S&P, but did express some skepticism about the Dec. 30 rally, which suggested more work needed to be done on the downside. And, after the holiday celebration, the market got exactly that, with Friday's slide into the close erasing December's gains and again making good on the promise of volatility.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Stock Market Oversold - Rally Expected Next Week / Stock-Markets / US Stock Markets

By: Mike_Burk

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe good news is: The market is oversold and likely to rally from here.

Short Term - The Russell 2000 (R2K) rose for 6 consecutive days through December 26 then fell for 6 consecutive days as of last Friday. This is pretty unusual, having occurred only 6 other times since 1979.

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