February 2010 - Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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Steve Cook on Disciplined Investing

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  • The Closing Bell-2/27/10

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in Corporate...
  • Yesterday wasn't as bad as it seemed

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10321, S&P 1102) closed within their respective current trading ranges (9645-10725, 1109-1150). In terms of the resistance/support levels, they closed: (1) slightly below the October 2007 to present downtrend...
  • The Washington soap opera

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10374, S&P 1105) are in a trading range defined by 9645-10725, 1009-1150. Yesterday’s better pin action took both indices back above the 10238, 1084 support/resistance/support level and brought the S&P...
  • The confidence index--fagetaboutit

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10282, S&P 1094) closed within their trading ranges (9645-10725, 1009-1150), although they finished the day below both the down trend off the October 2007 high (10396, 11050) and the recent resistance turned...
  • Obama doubles down

    The Market Technical Pretty boring day, yesterday. The Averages (DJIA 10383, S&P 1108) closed well within their 9645-10725, 1009-1150 trading range. The S&P closed above the October 2008 to present down trend (1106) for the second day; however...
  • Monday Morning Chartology--2/22/10

    The Market Technical All the major indices are back above their 50 day moving average (chart): http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2010/2/19/all-three-major-indices-back-above-50-day-moving-averages.html Final fourth quarter earnings and revenue ‘beat’...
  • The Closing Bell-2/20/2010

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation...
  • Washington in gridlock, the Fed acting responsibly, what's not to like?

    The Market Technical I gotta tell you at 8:15 yesterday morning with the dollar rising, the IMF announcement that it was going to sell $6 billion in gold, both jobless claims and the producer price index higher than expected, I thought that stocks and...
  • Stocks hold Tuesday's gains

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10309, S&P 1099) held the gains of yesterday, including remaining above the former support turned resistance level of 10238, 1084. That keeps them in a trading range defined by 9645-10725, 1009-1150. On a short...
  • Stock prices are free of the January sell off

    The Market Technical Yesterday would have been really impressive if we had just had some volume. The Averages (DJIA 10268, S&P 1094) soared, putting clear distance between themselves and the down trend off the January high (9995, 1069). They even...
  • The Morning Call-2/16/10

    The Market Technical Copper as a leading Market indicator (chart): http://www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-copper-vs-sp-500-2010-2?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CS_COTD_021210 Historical performance of Market during...
  • The Closing Bell-2/13/10

    Statistical Summary Current Economic Forecast 2009 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: -1.0 - -2.0% Inflation: 1-2 % Growth in Corporate Profits: 0- -5% 2010 Real Growth in Gross Domestic Product: +1.0- +2.0% Inflation: 1.5-2.5 % Growth in Corporate...
  • Yesterday the Averages broke above the January to present down trend; can they hold?

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10144, S&P 1078) remain in a trading range defined by (9645-10725, 1009-1150). In yesterday’s pin action both Average traded above the upper boundary of the very short term down trend off the January 2010...
  • The Fed statement a 0; the EU statement -1

    The Market Technical The Averages (DJIA 10038, S&P 1068) traded within the boundaries of the current trading range (9645-10725, 1009-1150). The intersection point of their respective short term down trends off the January 2010 high (discussed in yesterday’s...
  • I wouldn't be buying stocks because Greece may be getting bailed out

    The Market Technical The indices (DJIA 10058, S&P 1070) had a good day though stocks remain in a trading range with an upper boundary of 10725, 1150 and a probable lower boundary of 9645, 1009. Last night I focused on the very short term down trend...

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