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D&D Note (3.2.2018) ~ Will NAFTA Survive? ~

D&D Note (3.2.2018) ~ Will NAFTA Survive? ~ An investor has to be scratching their head wondering what exactly was this administration thinking with these tariff’s, or were they even thinking at all? Remember nothing has actually been signed into law yet so for all we know this is just another negotiation tactic. The remarkable … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-12-2012) ~ To QE Or Not To QE

D&D Note (9-12-2012) Every investor has their sights focused only on what act the FED will l take tomorrow. More QE… QE3. Change in communication extended the low rates further. Or nothing. Most likely is the change in communication, less likely is full blown QE. The other end of it is whats the time table … 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 (6-28-2012) ~ ObamaCare Upheld, Stocks Sell-Off, Then Late Day Rally On Euro Pact To Stimulate Growth

D&D Note (6-28-2012) CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) currently is at 19.71. Traditionally a VIX reading of 30 or over signals panic. Investors like to buy when there’s panic in the market because thats normally when you have capitulation, or in other words the bottom of a market. What the VIX measures is the implied volatility … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-25-2012) ~ Markets Swing Back to The Red On Pre-EU Summit Doubts

D&D Note (6-25-2012) Investors decided to lower their expectations that something of value will actually come out of this weeks EU Summit, sending all the indexes down on the day. Markets are looking for what is normally dubbed a “game-changer” but are now thinking that Germany simply won’t budge on their position and rather once … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-5-2012) ~ Another Rally On That Dangerous Word For Investors, Hope

D&D Note (6-5-2012) Sure we had a better-than-expected ISM number may seeing the indicator rise to 53.7 where forecasts were for the index to fall to 53.1 from the April reading of 53.5. The ISM is a reading on how the manufacturing sector is doing, and any reading above 50 means the service sector is … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-30-2012) ~ Record Low Bond Yields Today On Flight To Safety

D&D Note (5-30-2012) The more bonds people buy the lower the yield goes. (price and yields are inverse). Today we hit record low yields on the 10-Year Note with a yield of 1.62%. So low that you are loosing your investment. All signs point to we are about to see a bond bubble burst. There … Continue reading

D&D Note (3-15-2012) ~ Hollande’s Plane Getting Hit By Lightening En-route to Germany Sums Up Market Action

D&D Note (3-15-2012) Political instability, economic uncertainty, and a company called Facebook (FB). For about the 6th day of trading the markets hit their low at 11:00 am (eastern) when the Euro markets close, then rebounds into the day. However today we gave most of that intra day rally back at the close. The market … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-25-2012) ~ FED Stays Put

D&D Note (4-25-2012)  FED holds rate the same at .0 -.25%. Comments by Helicopter Ben in his news conference helped boost stocks near the end of the trading session, reiterating that the FED still has tools left to use in supporting the economy. The FED also boosted their economic growth projection between 2.4% and 2.9% … Continue reading

D&D Note (4-17-2012) ~ Apple Slingshots Back Up – EuroZone Helps Global Markets Rally

D&D Note (4-17-2012) In the first minutes of trading today Apple (AAPL) fell to $571.91 and took off from there to close up 5.10% at $609.70. A clear indication that the shorts have been taken off and the stock can now continue to head higher into earnings, making yesterday a great day to buy the … Continue reading