February 2010 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • The Closing Bell-2/20/2010

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation...
  • Stocks hold Tuesday's gains

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10309, S&P 1099) held the gains of yesterday, including remaining above the former support turned resistance level of 10238, 1084. That keeps them in a trading range defined by 9645-10725, 1009-1150. On a short...
  • The Closing Bell-2/27/10

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in Corporate...
  • Washington in gridlock, the Fed acting responsibly, what's not to like?

    The Market Technical I gotta tell you at 8:15 yesterday morning with the dollar rising, the IMF announcement that it was going to sell $6 billion in gold, both jobless claims and the producer price index higher than expected, I thought that stocks and...
  • The Closing Bell-2/13/10

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in Corporate...
  • The confidence index--fagetaboutit

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10282, S&P 1094) closed within their trading ranges (9645-10725, 1009-1150), although they finished the day below both the down trend off the October 2007 high (10396, 11050) and the recent resistance turned...
  • Yesterday wasn't as bad as it seemed

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10321, S&P 1102) closed within their respective current trading ranges (9645-10725, 1109-1150). In terms of the resistance/support levels, they closed: (1) slightly below the October 2007 to present downtrend...
  • I wouldn't be buying stocks because Greece may be getting bailed out

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10058, S&P 1070) had a good day though stocks remain in a trading range with an upper boundary of 10725, 1150 and a probable lower boundary of 9645, 1009. Last night I focused on the very short term down trend...
  • Greece and Portugal are warts on a goat's a**

    The Market Technical The bad news is that I don’t look nearly as stupid today as I did Tuesday morning. Yesterday’s destruction notwithstanding (DJIA 10002, S&P 1063), our time/distance is still operative. That said, the distance factor...
  • The Fed statement a 0; the EU statement -1

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10038, S&P 1068) traded within the boundaries of the current trading range (9645-10725, 1009-1150). The intersection point of their respective short term down trends off the January 2010 high (discussed in yesterday’s...
  • Yesterday the Averages broke above the January to present down trend; can they hold?

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10144, S&P 1078) remain in a trading range defined by (9645-10725, 1009-1150). In yesterday’s pin action both Average traded above the upper boundary of the very short term down trend off the January 2010...
  • More trash talk; but little impact

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10270, S&P 1097) closed down but stayed above the November/January support level (10238, 1084). However, the uncertainty remains (at least for me) as to whether that support level defines the lower boundary of...
  • Is Obama's agenda a dead duck?

    The Market Technical Man, I hate being wrong; and yesterday’s pin action sure makes it look like I was regarding the Market break and the sales our Portfolios made on Monday morning. Even worse, if I am wrong, it will be because I violated my own...
  • Obama doubles down

    The Market Technical Pretty boring day, yesterday. The Averages (DJIA 10383, S&P 1108) closed well within their 9645-10725, 1009-1150 trading range. The S&P closed above the October 2008 to present down trend (1106) for the second day; however...
  • The Closing Bell-2/6/10

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in Corporate...

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