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D&D Note (2.13.2018) ~ Late Day Rally on Light Volume ~

D&D Note (2.13.2018) ~ Late Day Rally on Light Volume ~ Markets opened lower on the day but around 1:00pm EST we saw a big move up pushing markets to finish in the green on the day. However the move was on light volume which doesn’t lead to strong conviction in the move. The 10YR … Continue reading

D&D Note (2.1.2018) ~ HODL Volatility Awakens ~

D&D Note (2.1.2018) ~ HODL Volatility Awakens ~ Wild swings today again across markets with volatility returning to daily trading. The DOW alone saw a swing of 290+ points during the session. Pot Stocks due to their high beta have moved more than the major indexes and are clearly shaking out the loose hands. If … Continue reading

D&D Note (1.31.2018) ~ Last FOMC Meeting for Chair Yellen ~

D&D Note (1.31.2018) ~ Last FOMC Meeting for Chair Yellen ~ In FED Chair Janet Yellen’s last meeting the FOMC held rates the same and guided to a March rate hike. Following the meeting minutes release markets saw a fairly big reversal to the downside. Correlated? Perhaps not as much as it would seem and … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-4-2012) ~ Small Caps Lead On The Day

D&D Note (9-4-2012) September started out with stocks falling, but not all indexes finished lower on the day. In fact small cap stocks rallied through the day highlighted by the Russell 2000 (RUT) which ended the day up 1.24%. Large cap stocks (which the Dow is comprised of) got a 2:00pm bounce on rumors of … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-21-2012) ~ Markets Hit Resistance And Turn Lower

D&D Note (8-21-2012) After the S&P 500 hit a high of 1426 traders took the opportunity to lock in gains and thus we saw markets reverse. The previous high was 1423 which was reached on May 15th 2008. Don’t be surprised to see further downside risk before we eventually head back up. A 5% correction … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-16-2012) ~ S&P 500 Near High of The Year

D&D Note (8-16-2012) The General that lead markets higher today was Cisco (CSCO) which rose 9.63% to close at $19.02 a share after beating on earnings and increasing the dividend. Traders bought into the company and the rally helped lift those cloud stocks that all got hit earlier this week, and also lifting the market … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-1-2012) ~ FED Punts All Eyes On ECB

D&D Note (8-1-2012) Markets got a copied paste FED statement after the latest FMOC meeting. More of the same, ready to act, but not ready yet. Remember September is traditionally when the FED loosens, next meeting is Sept 12th and 13th. Now all investors attention turns to Mario Draghi and what the ECB decides or … Continue reading

D&D Note (7-26-2012) ~ Super Mario Lifts Markets, Facebook Plummets

D&D Note (7-26-2012) Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank President, comments today that the ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the Euro lifted markets into rally mode. His comments open the door up for another round of LTRO (Long-Term Refinancing Operation) from the ECB. The real question is can the ECB or will … Continue reading

D&D Note (7-23-2012) ~ Spanish Fears Drag Down Markets

D&D Note (7-23-2012) Call it the slowest train wreck in history. Investors have been worried about Spanish sovereign debt and adjusting their portfolios now for over three years. Today we had yet another cold call to reality that Spain most likely will need a full out bailout of banks and regions. The yields on the … Continue reading

D&D Note (7-17-2012) ~ U.S. Stocks Rally, Chinese Tech Gets Hit

D&D Note (7-17-2012) New Oriental Education & Technology (EDU) stock got hit today after the SEC said they are looking into the validity of the company’s past financial statements. This news led to other Chinese tech stocks getting hit on the news as well. Shares of Baidu (BIDU) fell 2.21% to close at $104.98. SINA … Continue reading