July 2011 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • The Closing Bell-7/30/11

    I know that I am starting to sound like a broken record, but our son’s fortieth birthday is upcoming and a very large party is being planned. Since we are going, we wanted to spend extra time with the grandchildren. So............Tuesday will be...
  • Dive, dive, dive

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12240, S&P 1300) attempted to rally yesterday, but closed down on the day. However, they remain well within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). On the S&P (1) the right shoulder...
  • It is more than just the debt ceiling

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12302, S&P 1304) had a rough day but remain in the mid zone of their trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The right shoulder to a head and shoulders pattern continued to form. The S&P not only again...
  • T -7

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12501, S&P 1331) closed down for the day but remained within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The right shoulder to a head and shoulders pattern is still forming; as I noted previously...
  • Is the political class pulling another TARP?

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12592, S&P 1337) skidded yesterday but remain well within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The right shoulder of a developing S&P head and shoulders is still forming--sort...
  • Monday Morning Chartology-7/25/11

    The Market Technical Monday Morning Chartology The good news (budget/debt ceiling compromise, Greece is saved) is out and the S&P couldn’t get through its high earlier this month much less its April high. GLD continues to make me a happy dude...
  • The news is about as good as it is going to get; is the Market?

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12724, S&P 1343 ) had another good day, closing just shy of Tuesday’s high and therefore, near the upper end of their intermediate/short term trading range (11863-12919, 1263-1372). Any follow through would...
  • The morning after

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12571, S&P 1325) couldn’t come up with any follow through from Tuesday’s blockbuster day though they closed within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1327). The right shoulder...
  • What if these guys really mean what they say?

    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Market Technical After an outstanding day, the indices (DJIA 12587, S&P 1326) closed within their intermediate/short term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The S&P once again recovered above its 50...
  • Can earnings bail this Market out?

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12385, S&P 1305) finished down on the day but remain well within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The right shoulder of a head and shoulders formation is still under construction...
  • Monday Morning Chartology 7/18/11

    I mentioned earlier this summer that we had bought a new home and would be moving at some point. The time is now. We move this Saturday. That means a lot packing, meeting with workmen, etc. So this week’s Morning Calls will be abbreviated. There...
  • The Closing Bell 7/16/11

    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...
  • We are watching a Three Stooges movie

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 12437, S&P 1308) remain in the mid-zone of their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). They continue to build a right shoulder to a head and shoulders formation; the S&P again traded...
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  • I worry that I am not being cynical enough

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12491, S&P 1317) finished the day to the upside, still within their intermediate term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1372). The S&P recovered above its 50 day moving average; though the construction of...
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  • Surely we deserve better

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 12446, S&P 1313) closed down on the day but remain well within the boundaries of their intermediate/short term trading ranges (11863-12919, 1263-1327). However, yesterday’s pin action did little to disrupt...

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