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Play That Funky Music

It’s NFP day and it’s Friday. Projections hit or miss and it doesn’t really matter. Our stock market has been pre-ordained to always rise on NFP day and so it seems. 15 of the last 16 NFP days have been up after all. This week there has been a lot of discussions on market ‘rigging’ by HFTs and algos. I caught a clip of Guy Adami of Fast Money fame […]

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Goldilocks And The Three Bears

With apologies to the old English fairy tale of Goldilocks and the three bears I shall adapt the story to our current time. Goldilocks is of course this market that is the picture of purity and innocence and no matter what happens always comes out shining. The pieces are sure falling into place. Everything is bullish now. Again. Whatever concerns there may have been last week got washed away, not […]

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The Game of Confidence

As we close the first quarter I want to provide a bit of perspective and accounting from a macro and a trading perspective. As I view them very much separately first a view of the macro and then some thoughts on the impacts on trading strategies and tactics. 1. Macro implications From a performance perspective the first quarter accomplished very little as US stocks closed in essence flat versus the […]

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