April 2011 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • 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...
  • The Closing Bell-4/29-30/11

    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...
  • More weasel dick political BS

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12270, S&P 1314) basically treaded water yesterday; so they remained within their intermediate term up trends (11856-15278, 1245-1674) and their short term trading range (11554-12405, 1247-1345). The S&P...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-4/25/2011

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology S&P is getting ready to challenge the 1345 neckline. GLD continues to do well. The VIX is one or two days away from re-setting to a down trend (positive for stocks). Economics This Week’s Data Other...
  • The Closing Bell-4/16/2011

    Note: the next month or so is going to be a tough one for me. My father has gone into the hospital with kidney failure. That will likely require numerous trips back and forth from his home which is about two hours away. In addition, we just sold our house...
  • The Closing Bell-4/23/11

    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...
  • Signs of a profit squeeze and/or economic slowdown?

    The Market Technical Yesterday the Averages (DJIA 12263, S&P 1314) experienced some rough going but remained well within their intermediate term up trend (11840-15262, 1243-1672) and their short term trading range (11554-12405, 1247-1345). Both indexes...
  • Watch the 'beat' rate before getting to jiggy

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12453, S&P 1330) had a great day. Both closed within their intermediate term up trend (11933-15353, 1253-1682). The DJIA closed above the upper boundary of its short term trading range (11554-12405) while the...
  • News poor, stocks up, nothing's new

    The Market Technical After an early morning sell off, the Averages (DJIA 12285, S&P 1314) rallied the rest of the day, closing within their intermediate term up trends (11878-15300, 1247-1676) and their short term trading ranges (11554-12405, 1247...
  • 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...
  • That was a surprise?

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12201, S&P 1305) had a rough day though they remain well within both their intermediate term up trend (11905-15327, 1250-1679) and their short term trading range (11554-12405, 1247-1345). Yesterday’s pin...
  • 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...
  • Technicals still look confusing

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12479, S&P 1335) were off modestly yesterday; but the technical status of neither changed. Both closed well within their intermediate term up trend (11950-15370, 1255-1684). The DJIA remains above the upper boundary...
  • Yawn

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12690, S&P 1355) had another good day closing within their intermediate term up trend (11984-15404, 1259-1688). With yesterday’s close, the DJIA has now re-set to a short term up trend (12235-12900). Our...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-4/18/11

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology The reverse head and shoulders formation continues to develop and may in fact be complete. I have marked the parameters in orange. If the S&P pushes back above the neckline that would be a very positive...

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