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Money Flow to Mid-Week

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You can see from the percentage gained/lost graphs below which markets are leading in their rally, and which ones are leading in their decline, for the first three days of this week.

My only comment is that, so far, it’s a “risk-on” week for equities, the U.S. $, most of the major EU countries, and some of the social media stocks, and it’s a “risk-off” week for commodities, emerging markets, most BRIC countries, and 30-Year Bonds. (more…)

SQNM Riding The Volume Pole

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Hello fellow Slopers!  I have been a longish-time lurker (about 4 years now) and was recently anointed by Knight Tim to contribute by writing articles.  Since this is virgin territory for me on SoH, please be kind, gentle Slopers.

I have been playing SQNM for a quite a while and published some fundamental analysis here here and played its earnings here here for a nice meal.  Now I’m going back to the same trough to pick up some more scraps. (more…)

Time in a Bottle

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It should come as no surprise to any of you that I have a deep fondness for melancholy music, and one of my favorite childhood songs from the 1970s was Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. The tale surrounding the song is itself rather sad; he wrote the song for his not-yet born son, A.J. Croce. In September of 1973, soon after his son was born, Jim died in a small plane crash in my home state of Louisiana.

I was listening to this song again yesterday, recalling how beautiful it was, so I thought I’d share it with my fellow Slopers (whom I chose to go through time with!)

GOOG vs. AAPL and AAPL vs. NDX Ratio

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This Daily chart of the GOOG:AAPL ratio shows the outperformance of GOOG to AAPL from mid-2012. Price will be nearing a resistance level at some point in the not-too-distant future — we’ll see whether, as and if that occurs, the buying picks up in AAPL and gains any momentum. If not, then we’ll continue to see the spread widen between these two technology giants (in favour of GOOG). (more…)

Three Bullish Web Stocks

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These three stocks share three things in common:

  1. They were beaten to smithereens;
  2. They have built out a decent base since then;
  3. They are all relatively new Internet stocks

If I were going to buy something net-related, I’d rather own one of these instead of, say, Facebook, whose price action is about as exciting as a dividend-oriented utility stock from the midwest. (more…)

Resistance May Be Futile

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ES/SPX went to the level I expected yesterday …. and then a couple of points further. That was disappointing as it has compromised the upper trendline of the rising channel from the November low, to the extent that I don’t think that can still be relied upon as resistance. IF SPX turns back down here then the negative 60min RSI divergence should deliver a retracement for at least a couple of days or so: (more…)