January 2011 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • Monday Morning Chartology-1/31/11

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology Despite Friday’s sell off neither the short nor the intermediate term up trend is close to being challenged. Sentiment indicators are retreating from extreme overbought conditions (charts): http://www...
  • The Closing Bell-1/29/11

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2010 (revised) Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +2.5- +3.5% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 10-20% 2011 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.5- +2.5% Inflation: 2-3 % Growth in Corporate...
  • I continue to be wrong

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 11989, S&P 1299) again closed safely within both their intermediate term up trend (11170-14700, 1171-1606) and their short term up trend (11653-12550, 1257-1362). They remain out of sync with regards to the 11811...
  • Score: political class 0, investors,voters,taxpayers minus 2

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 11985, S&P 1296) had another good day, leaving both well within both their intermediate term up trend (11162-14695, 1170-1605) and short term up trend (11623-12520, 1257-1362). The S&P still hasn’t...
  • Close but no cigar

    Note; I go in for an in patient procedure at 6AM tomorrow morning. So this goes out without the benefit of overnight and pre-opening news. The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 11977, S&P 1291) were basically flat yesterday (Dow down a little, S&P...
  • The early look at His speech tonight is not promising

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 11980. S&P 1290) advance seems relentless. They remain within both their intermediate term up trend (11130-14675, 1163-1596) and short term trend (1160-12510, 1250-1355). While the DJIA has negated the former...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-1/24/11

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology The S&P continues to give no sign of a retreat. GLD is sitting right on its intermediate term up trend. As I noted Friday, any penetration on a closing basis will result in our Portfolios lightening up...
  • The Closing Bell-1/22/11

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2010 (revised) Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +2.5- +3.5% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 10-20% 2011 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.5- +2.5% Inflation: 2-3 % Growth in Corporate...
  • Ready, Aim.....................................

    The Market Technical The Averages (11822, 1280) closed down a bit yesterday though admittedly after a roller coaster ride. They remain within their intermediate term up trend (11110-14661, 1163-1596) and their short term up trend (11552-12400, 1245-1350...
  • It was the first meaningful down day in a long time; but that doesn't make it a trend

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 11825, S&P 1281) sold off a bit yesterday but remain well within both their intermediate term up trend (11110-14661, 1163-1596) and their short term up trend (11552-12420, 1245-1350). The DJIA closed for the...
  • God, this is painful

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 11831, S&P 1295) had another good day, closing within both their intermediate term up trend (11094-14651, 1161-1595) and short term up trend (11531-12400, 1245-1350). The DJIA busted through the 11811 resistance...
  • Tuesday Morning Chartology-1/18/11

    The Market Technical Tuesday Morning Chartology Nothing in this chart even hints at a correction. GLD clearly busted through the lower boundary of its short term up trend. Barring a quick rebound today, it is likely that by the time it passes our time...
  • The Closing Bell-1/15/11

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2010 (revised) Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +2.5- +3.5% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 10-20% 2011 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.5- +2.5% Inflation: 2-3 % Growth in Corporate...
  • Being on the wrong side of the trade

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 11731, S&P 1283) remain within their intermediate up trend (11076-14551, 1158-1593) and short term up trend (11466-12350, 1240-1343). Additional resistance exists at 11811, 1311. Volume was flat; breadth declined;...
  • Waiting for a correction; how frustrating is that?

    The Market Technical Stocks had a great day, the Averages (DJIA 11755, S&P 1285) closing comfortably within both their intermediate term up trend (11063-14551, 1158-1593) and their short term up trend (11420-12335, 1235-1340). Near term resistance...

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