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Impact of Unplanned Stock Market Closures

Impact of Unplanned Stock Market Closures

As many of you know, stock markets in the US will be closed today as a result of Hurricane Sandy.   NYSE Euronext issued the following statement: In consultation with other exchanges and market participants, NYSE Euronext (NYX) will close its markets on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 and pen

10.29.2012| Situational Analysis |

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Chart of the Day: Philadelphia Federal Index Seasonality

Chart of the Day: Philadelphia Federal Index Seasonality

The seasonality of the Philadelphia Fed index very closely resembles that of the seasonality of the broad market where lows in March and October are followed by gains through to June and December, respectively.  The seasonal chart for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the seasonal chart

12.15.2010| Situational Analysis |

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Equity Market Performance In The Month Of December

Equity Market Performance In The Month Of December

Thackray’s 2011 Investor’s Guide notes that December is one of the best months of the year for equity markets. During the past 10 Decembers average performance per period by major North American equity indices was as follows: Index                             

11.30.2010| Situational Analysis |

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Chart of the Day: S&P 500 70-Day Cycles

Chart of the Day: S&P 500 70-Day Cycles

CNBC is noting a interesting study performed by Jordan Beck at BTIG.   Since the market highs in 2007, the analyst has identified key trend reversal points occurring at 70-day intervals on the S&P 500 Index.   The current 70-day cycle comes to an end today (Friday).   To read more, vis

11.12.2010| Situational Analysis |

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Equity Markets in the month of November

Equity Markets in the month of November

According to Thackray’s 2011 Investor’s Guide, equity markets typically perform well in the month of November, but when they recorded losses, the losses tend to be large. During the past 10 years, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained an average of 1.51%, the S&P 500 Index rose an aver

10.29.2010| Situational Analysis |

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October 28th Stock Market Entry Point

October 28th Stock Market Entry Point

Thackray’s 2011 Investor’s Guide notes that October 28th on average during the past 60 years is the optimal date to enter North American equity markets for a seasonal trade until May 5th. His book notes that a $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 during the past 60 periods starting on Octob

10.27.2010| Situational Analysis |

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