July 2010 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • On the edge of a change in trend

    The Market Technical In the opening hours of trading yesterday, it looked like the Averages (DJIA 9774, S&P 1030) were going to get a reflective bounce; but that hope died by mid afternoon. They both closed below the 9830, 1042 support level, the...
  • Yesterday could have been worse; but it still wasn't good.

    The Market Technical Despite a late day rally off a very oversold condition, both indices (DJIA 9732, S&P 1027) still remain below the 9830, 1042 support level. During the intraday plunge both Averages touched the 9645, 1009 support level which I...
  • The Closing Bell-7/3/10

    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 (revised) Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +3.0- +4.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in...
  • Tuesday Morning Chartology_7/6/10

    The Market Technical Stock price performance after 7 down days (chart): http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2010/7/5/dow-7-day-losing-streaks.html Tuesday Morning Chartology There is still an outside chance the S&P could hold its November 2008 trading...
  • Not much of a rally

    The Market Technical After another volatile day, the indices (DJIA 9742, S&P 1028) ended in the plus column; that leaves them within their recently reset down trends (9241-10457, 988-1111). Those looking for a ray of sunshine can take heart that the...
  • Don't get jiggy just yet

    The Market Technical Yesterday was a stellar one for stocks. The Averages (DJIA 10018, S&P 1060) traded well above the 9830, 1042 resistance level but remain within the recently reset down trend (9218-10418, 984-1106). Assuming there is no immediate...
  • Be wary of politicians bearing gifts

    The Market Technical Yesterday the Averages (DJIA 10138, S&P 1070) followed through on Wednesday’s huge rally; the caveat being that they did so on lower volume and poorer breadth. Nonetheless, they remain within their current down trends (9216...
  • The Closing Bell-7/10/10

    Next week will start a month of travel. I will be on vacation next week. I’ll be back the following week. Then we go to a nephew’s wedding and since it is at the beach, we will take some extra days. Then back for a week. Then grandchildren...
  • The Evening Call

    l Today’s close put both indices (DJIA 10363, S&P 1095) at or slightly above the upper boundary of the down trend off the April trading high. Under our time and distance discipline, prices either need to close above that boundary for 3 to 4...
  • Friday notwithstanding, we got more clarification last week and that's good

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10097, S&P 1064) bounced (down) off the upper boundary of their down trend line, leaving them well within their current down trend (9014-10298, 967-1090). Volume was the higher than any day during the recent...
  • Yesterday was probably only a relief rally

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10154, S&P 1071) remain in a down trend defined at the close yesterday by 9039-10211, 969-1087. Volume was down materially from Friday’s pin action though breadth was pretty good. The VIX was down but is...
  • 'Almost Persuaded'......Tammy Wynette

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10229, S&P 1083) surprised me yesterday. After poor IBM earnings and the lousy housing start number, equities sold off early on then rallied big time to close up strong on the day. Nevertheless, they remained...
  • Still a time for doing nothing

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10210, S&P 1069) traded positively early in the day, rallying to touch the upper boundary of the down trend off their April high and then rolled over. This leaves them in a down trend defined by 9039-10255, 965...
  • Stocks are probably re-setting to a trading range

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10322, S&P 1093) put in a great day yesterday busting through the upper boundary of the April to present down trend (9027-10226, 951-1080) authoritatively. In fact, yesterday’s move qualified this break...
  • The Closing Bell-7/24/10

    Next week I leave again. Since I don’t depart till Tuesday morning, I will do a Monday Morning Call. I don’t return till the following Tuesday. So that week, I will do a Morning Call for the balance of the week plus a Closing Bell. ******...

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