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  1. Pullback


    Stocks were slightly lower to even during most of the day's trading on Wednesday, but a late selloff saw the indices close at their lows of the day. The Dow lost 99-points and the indices are already testing support.

  2. Buy the rumor breakout?


    Stocks rallied yesterday as it seems as if the market is pricing in a deal being made in the fiscal cliff negotiations. The Dow jumped 115-points and we saw 1% to 2% gains in most of the major stock indices.
  3. Apple, transports, and seasonality


    Stocks opened and closed strongly yesterday kicking off what the bulls are hoping is this year's Santa Claus rally. The Dow gained 100-points closing near the highs of the day.

  4. Seasonality vs. Cap Gains


    The Dow lost 36-points on Friday, as a late afternoon sell-off took the indices from modest gains to modest losses for the week.

  5. Some Upside on Tap?

    It's been a bit of a roller coaster in the indexes the past few weeks and we are about to head into the holidays soon. Seasonality is positive this time of year, and as most of us are quite aware there are numerous political/economic issues weighing on investors and traders alike. So it's difficult to focus on the historical perspective. In such a situation we tend to look for other indications that may give us a clue about market direction.

    A few weeks ago I was asked whether I'd ...
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