Some Crucial Facts about Energy

It is magical! Whatever the topic of current interest, there is no shortage of pundits. The current energy experts were recently (it seems like only yesterday) the leading authorities on the Fed, Europe, Ukraine, Libya, deflation, hyperinflation, stagflation, and of course, Ebola. The current crop of experts confidently talks about an oil glut, the motives […]

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Keeping Investors Scared Witless

Investors, as usual, are bombarded with reasons to sell stocks.  This means that they are Scared Witless (TM OldProf).  Let’s take a deeper look. Short-Term Advice There has been (yet another) sighting of the Hindenburg Omen.  I pointed out the flaws of this approach in 2010.  Those seeking a higher authority might check out Barry […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time to Digest?

Last week’s economic data included many reports but a similar message: Continuing growth, but a touch less than hoped for. The big news came from the energy markets and the plunge in oil prices after the OPEC meeting. The knee-jerk reaction was to sell anything related to energy. This is surprising for several reasons: The […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Are Investors Too Complacent?

The upcoming calendar has plenty of data in a holiday-shortened week. There could be OPEC or Black Friday news. In spite of this avalanche of information, I expect commentators to look for an organizing principle. In a week when many will be giving thanks, there will be scrutiny of the new market highs. Many will […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Time to Buy Commodities?

The upcoming calendar provides a mixed brew of inflation data, Fed news, and continuing world crises. Adding the recent daily focus on energy prices and skepticism about stocks leads to the likely media focus for the week: Is it time to buy commodities? Prior Theme Recap In my last WTWA I predicted that a light […]

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