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D&D Note (1.24.2018) ~ Davos Most Upbeat Since 2006 ~

D&D Note (1.24.2018) ~ Davos Most Upbeat Since 2006 ~ The mood around the international economic conference held yearly in Davos Switzerland is the most upbeat since 2006. Thats a telling sign of what the most wealthiest people in the world think about the current state of the global economy. The market as whole saw … 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

D&D Note (7-16-2012) ~ June Retail Sales Disappoint Leading Markets Lower

D&D Note (7-16-2012) Stocks finished lower on the day after the June retail sales data came in weaker-than-expected. Consumers have yet to be willing to open up their wallets in the face of the global economic uncertainty. Sales were expected to be 0.2% increase and instead came in falling 0.5% from the previous month. With … Continue reading

D&D Note (7-13-2012) ~ Stocks Get a JPMorgan Boost, Despite The $5.8 Billion Trading Loss By The Bank

D&D Note (7-13-2012) JPMorgan Chase (JPM) reported earnings today, and despite their $5.8 Billion trading loss, the bank released better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter. Shares rose almost 6% on the day. The JPMorgan earnings helped boost all most all stocks on the day including the other major U.S. banks. The slowdown in China shouldn’t … Continue reading