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What Super Mario Can Teach Us About The Stock Market Today

Five months ago, the market took a -20% nose-dive between September 21st and December 24th.  Since then, the bounce off the near-term bottom has started to chop sideways, which is completely normal behavior.  If you look all the way back to July of last year, the market has gone absolutely nowhere.  Today, investors want to know whether stocks are going to continue heading higher from here, or if we’ll see a resumption of the long-term downtrend that began in December. read more…

The Stock Market Takes A Negative Turn

With last week marking the end of the month, we took a deep dive into the near and long-term picture surrounding the market.  If you missed it, CLICK HERE to go directly to last week’s update on the state of the market.  This week, the markets have taken a negative turn, volatility has started to pick up again, and it seems that the 45-day sprint off the December lows has started to become a bit fatigued.  Has the new month shown us a market that has reversed into an uptrend?  Let’s take a look… read more…

A New Month, A New Market?

While I try to write one of these updates on the state of the market each and every week, it’s the end (or beginning) of a month that adds some good perspective. Reason being, we always want to invest with the trend, not against it. And for most investors, the trend they’re trying to invest with is the long-term trend, and one way to define the long-term trend is by looking at monthly charts. The problem with monthly charts is that they’re only valid at the end of each month, but this is what makes them so insightful. They are truly “long-term” in nature, so let’s take a look at what the market looks like now that February is behind us. read more…