April 2011 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • Will this earnings season be different?

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12381, S&P 1324) had a mixed day (Dow up, S&P down); but neither moved big and both finished within their intermediate term up trend (11840-15262, 1243-1672) and their short term trading range (11554-12405...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-4/11/11

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology With the S&P backing off, I am watching the 1290-1300 area for a reversal. This would set up the potential for a reverse head and shoulders. GLD made a nice breakout to the upside. The VIX remains in...
  • The Closing Bell-4/9/11

    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...
  • Kudos to Obama and Trichet + Subscriber Alert

    The Market Technical The Averages (12409, S&P 1333) drifted off yesterday, but remained within their intermediate term up trend (11823-15245, 1240-1669). In addition, the DJIA finished above the upper boundary of its short term trading range (12405...
  • Portugal goes belly up; ECB raises rates; the Market thinks that is good news

    The Market Technical The Averages (12426, 1335) were up yesterday, remaining within their intermediate term up trend (11806-15228, 1239-1668). The advance was sufficient to take the DJIA above the upper boundary of its short term trading range (12405...
  • Gold breaks out

    The Market Technical In spite of steady flow of discouraging news yesterday, the indices (DJIA 12393, S&P 1332) once again fought off a reason to correct sharply and were down only slightly. They remain within their intermediate term up trend (11789...
  • Ryan 'starts' the conversation

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12400, S&P 1332) had another good day, finishing well within their intermediate term up trend (11779-15201, 1236-1665) and on schedule to challenge the upper boundary of their short term trading range (11554...
  • Monday Morning Chartology + Subscriber Alert

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology The S&P continues its solid rebound; but is approaching resistance. Gold (GLD) trading keeps squeezing into the ever smaller point of the pennant formation. The VIX provides little by way of future direction...
  • The Closing Bell-4/2/2011

    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...
  • QE3 whether you like it or not

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12319, S&P 1325) were on their way to another up day until a late in the afternoon statement from the Minneapolis Fed Chief created an air pocket; and they closed down on the day. However, they remain within...