Checking Out the Dorsey Wright Technical Model

Bill Good is a friend of mine who runs Bill Good Marketing based in Salt Lake City. His is one of the best firms out there that provides data base support for registered investment advisors and high net worth individuals to operate independently. To see his website, please click here at billgood.com. We were chewing […]

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The Technology Nightmare Coming to Your City

I tell people at my strategy luncheons that living in the San Francisco Bay area is like living in the future. There is an explosion of high tech innovation going on here, and we locals often find ourselves the guinea pigs for the latest hot products. However, sometimes the future is not such a great […]

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April 18, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“The generals are still there, but the soldiers are leaving the field,” said Tom Dorsey of Dorsey Wright Associates, a technical analysis research firm, about the current level of stock indexes.

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Is France the Next PIIG?

All eyes are now focused on Spain, where last week’s failed bond auction took yields back over 6% for ten year paper, and the pain is clearly not confined to the plain. But longer term focused analysts are wondering if France is really the next big over ripe piece of fruit to fall in Europe. […]

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Turbulence at Boeing (BA)

Boeing Aircraft (BA) is one of the great icons of American manufacturing, and also one of the country’s largest exporters. I was given a private, sneak preview of the new Dreamliner at the Everett plant days before the official launch with the public, and I can tell you that this engineering marvel is a quantitative […]

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An Afternoon With Boone Pickens

Reformed oil man, repenting sinner, and borne again environmentalist T. Boone Pickens says that “When we turn the US green, it will have the best economy ever.” I met the spry, homespun billionaire at San Francisco’s Mark Hopkins on a leg of his self-financed national campaign to get America to kick its dangerous dependence on […]

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April 17, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“If you add up all the stimulus that expires at the end of the year, like the Bush tax cuts, the jobs bill, and so on, it adds up to 4% of GDP. It’s a major factor that no one is focusing on….yet,” said Larry Kantor, chief strategist of Barclays Capital.

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Trade Alert – (FXE) April 16, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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Trade Alert – (GLD) April 16, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

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China GDP Data Sends Bulls Fleeing

The market hung on tenterhooks all last week, waiting for the Chinese Q1 GDP figure. As recently as Thursday, rumors swept the market that the number could be as high as 9%, well above the consensus figure of 8.4%, taking the Dow up a red hot 181 points. When the flash hit in the afternoon […]

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Another Call From Texas

I received another one of those scratchy, barely audible cell phone calls from my buddy at the Barnet Shale in Texas this morning. Cheniere Energy (LNG) is has obtained three of the four permits it needs to begin construction of a gas liquifaction plant in Louisiana. This will enable the company to export natural gas […]

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Check Out These Cool Lightening Pics

From my mountain top aerie in the Oakland Hills I had a front row seat to the spectacular lightning storm that hit San Francisco last week. I saw both towers of the Golden Gate Bridge get hit simultaneously. I just thought I would pass on some of the more amazing pictures. It is all part […]

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April 16, 2012 – Quote of the Day

“The VIX right here is unsustainably low. I think China has more of a downside surprise. Analyst expectations for earnings are overly aggressive. There are just a few too many things that can go wrong out there,” said Vadim Zlotnikov, chief market strategist at Alliance Bernstein.

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Bidding Up the Market

A few years ago, I went to a charity fund raiser at San Francisco’s priciest jewelry store, Shreve & Co., where the well-heeled men bid for dinner with the local high society beauties, dripping in diamonds and Channel No. 5. Well fueled with champagne, I jumped into a spirited bidding war for one of the […]

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Budget Cuts Hit the Wild Animal Market

In case you missed it, the second hand animal market has crashed. Forced to slash budgets by cash starved municipalities, the nation’s public zoos have been paring back their collections of living exhibits. The Washington Zoo is trying to offload a 7,000 pound hippopotamus; while the San Francisco Zoo is short some tigers after one […]

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