The Colbert Report ended last week after nine years (ahem – Slope has been around even longer than that), and it was an utterly amazing farewell. Check this out, and see how many luminaries you can spot!
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What if I told you there is a ‘no risk’ investment that will out perform the S&P 500, even assuming the S&P 500 will continue upward at the pace it has over the second half of 2014? Would you buy that investment?
Then consider owning cash, if you are a US resident denominated in USD. Very simply, SPX in USD units has been declining since the middle of the year, with the weekly trend by AROON having gone negative and what looks like a topping pattern forming.
Maker and seller of all-things-leather Coach is doing something interesting with its chart: looking close, you can see it has been trapped in a rather narrow range between about $33 and $37 for many months…..
Here’s today’s swing-trading watch-list:
Long Alibaba Group (BABA)
In the interest of alliteration, I bought a buttload of bonds earlier today, and I intend to hang on to them. Bonds have had an amazing year, and I have long held that interest rates are heading much lower. Added to which, if bonds can have a good day even on a day when equities are relatively strong, think what they will do if the fabled days arrive that stocks actually poo all over themselves.