The massive financials analog continues to play out beautifully. We may see a little strength (or not) after all the recent weakness, but I think the die is cast. The financials, by way of XLF below, should ideally stay below 27.08 from here on out.
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I believe stocks have personalities, just like people do. I am drawn to stocks that have exhibited a clear tendency to fall hard when they form a clean top. A favorite of mine these days is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The pas instances of tops followed by big drops is a marvel to behold.
I was thumbing through Monday’s New York Times, and there was a huge two-page spread of all the insults Trump has deployed (it’s quite well-organized). Accompanying all this text was a chart showing the quantity of insults over time: (sorry for the low quality scan):
Steady, consistent, and baffling, isn’t it? Remind you of ANYTHING ELSE these days?!?!? (more…)
I am a big movie buff (some of you may remember I’ve even written a screenplay – – so, umm, any movie producers out there, drop me a line). When I love a movie, I’ll watch it a dozen times or more. Here on Slope, we’ve had some lively discussions about great movies, but one of the classics I never got around to watching was The Shawshank Redemption, even though it is consistently near the top of any list of great films.
Today I watched it, and I enjoyed it. I now understand why people like it so much. However, I was struck by the similarities between the movie and one of my favorites from my childhood, Escape From Alcatraz, which came out about fifteen years before Shawshank.
Well, all that hoo-ha a couple of weeks ago about the Intel bug turned out to be meaningless, didn’t it? INTC is roaring almost 10% higher right now. What’s more astonishing to me is that Intel was more expensive 18 years ago than it is right now! It has been struggling to complete this pattern for almost two decades.