March 2010 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • For those betting on stronger corporate profits, your case may be getting weaker

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10907, S&P 1173) are in an up trend off their March 2009 lows. Boundaries are defined by (10500-12932, 1119-1432). Additional resistance exists at 11811, 1311, support at 10725, 1150. Volume was again low as...
  • I remain on the wrong side of this trade

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10895, S&P 1173) remain in an up trend defined by 10464-12911, 1117-1435). Resistance also exists at 11811, 1311 and support at 10725, 1150. Volume was anemic (to be expected in a holiday week); breadth improved;...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-3/2910

    The Market Technical The latest from TraderFeed: http://traderfeed.blogspot.com/2010/03/last-weeks-indicator-review-found-that.html Major short covering last week (short): http://www.zerohedge.com/article/capitulation-biggest-spike-sp-large-contracts...
  • The Closing Bell-3/27/10

    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...
  • Bond investors question Bernanke's low interest rate policy

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10841, S&P 1165) are in an up trend defined by boundaries of 10446-12887, 1110-1425. Additional resistance exists at 11811, 1311, support at 10725, 1150. Volume improved again yesterday; surprisingly, so did...
  • Do the bond vigilantes get it? If so, how long till the stock jockeys follow suit?

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10836, S&P 1167) are in an up trend defined by boundaries of 10422-12866, 1107-1420. Other points of resistance are 11811, 1311 and support are 10725, 1150. Volume improved a bit yesterday; breadth weakened;...
  • I am wrong and I am sticking with it

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10888, S&P 1174) remained in their re-set up trend off the March lows (10392-12798, 1107-1420). Resistance also exists at 11811, 1311 and support at 10725, 1150. Volume yesterday was low; breadth was good though...
  • Prices near Fair Value

    My apologies again for a missing Monday Morning Call. Unfortunately, my internet provider once again decided to do maintenance and I couldn’t get back live till 6am this morning. The good news is that I used the time I would have been writing Monday’s...
  • I am gettting a migraine

    The Market Technical I am not going to re-set the trends of the Averages (DJIA 10779, S&P 1165) the night before a quadruple witching Friday and the weekend in which we may get the healthcare vote. But under my time and distance discipline, today...
  • What am I missing?

    Note: One of closet friends passed away Tuesday. The funeral is Saturday morning in Philadelphia. We leave tomorrow morning and get back Sunday. There will be a Morning Call tomorrow, but no Closing Bell on Saturday The Market Technical The rally continued...
  • I hate cognitive dissonance

    The Market Technical The DJIA (10685) remains within its current trading range (9645-10725) while the S&P (1159) busted through the upper boundary of its comparable range (1009-1150) fairly impressively. That said, I await a time/distance confirmation;...
  • Dodd 0; Schumer 0; the electorate -2

    The Market Technical Another plodding day with the DJIA 10642 remaining well within its current trading range (9645-10725; while the S&P (1150) once again closed on the upper boundary of its trading range (1009-1150) but failed surpass it. Volume...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-3/15/10

    The Market Technical Short interest as a percentage of float (short): http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2010/3/12/group-short-interest-as-a-percentage-of-float.html The latest from TraderFeed: http://traderfeed.blogspot.com/2010/03/indicator-update...
  • The Closing Bell-3/13/10

    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...
  • Hold Your Fire

    The Market Technical The S&P (1150) closed right on the upper boundary of its current trading range (1009-1150); while the DJIA (10611) remains below its upper boundary (9645-10725). Support continues at the February 2010 to present up trend (10571...

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