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Posts Tagged ‘ Stock Market Trends ’

Why I Still Think We are Close to a Bottom

Why I Still Think We are Close to a Bottom

Doubling down in a wrong call is really not my style. I was taught early on in my career in the forex market that averaging a loser is what losers do and even the most logical case matters little once a market starts to move. Fear is a powerful thing. This time, however, the...
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If You Think there will be a Bounce, Avoid the Obvious

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If, as I posited on Monday, the correction and recent volatility is coming to an end, it is time to strategize. It is always tempting after a rapid decline such as we have just witnessed to simply pile into the hardest hit sectors. Logically it makes sense that the biggest bounce will come from...
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Starbucks’ China Plan Points to Further Growth

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It is somewhat obvious but worth stating that once companies grow beyond a certain size further growth becomes incrementally more difficult. Success spawns imitators and even the most widely purchased products have a limit to the number of people that will buy them. Starbucks (SBUX) has faced both of those problems and yet has...
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The Week Ahead: Correction Is Coming to an End

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When I started my career in the interbank foreign exchange market I was given an early lesson in the value of contra-indicators. My boss at the time was one of the biggest producers in the spot cable market and counted some of the world’s biggest players amongst his clients. Despite limited room on his...
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More Like 1998 than 2008, and That’s a Good Thing

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The billionaire investor George Soros, speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka this morning, said that the current situation reminded him of 2008. I have a lot of respect for Soros, probably more than most as I was on a cable desk in 1992 when he made his name as the British government...
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