Indicator Update for February 23rd, 2013

As a small housekeeping note I am posting the Indicator Snapshot for last week. This allows a complete record of the data series. I always plan to post the regular WTWA column, even when traveling or taking time off. Since regular business comes first, I sometimes do not have time to write. I am considering […]

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Investors: How to Profit by Understanding the Fed

Why have so many TV “experts” been so wrong about the market? Many blame government. This demonstrates that they fail to include the government factor in their forecasts. The recessionistas asserted that economic decline was inevitable. Investors were assaulted with negative stories. This included multiple TV appearances by the ECRI and weekly columns from Hussman […]

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Lessons from the Crash of ’87

Friday, October 19th, is the 25th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987.  I was a mere three weeks into my new job as research director for a group of market makers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  It was a dramatic experience.  Mrs. OldProf was visiting both to celebrate our anniversary and to […]

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July Employment Report Preview

We rely too much on the monthly employment outlook report.  It is a natural mistake.  We all want to know whether the economy is improving and, if so, by how much. Employment is the key metric since it is fundamental for consumption, corporate profits, tax revenues, deficit reduction, and financial markets. Since the subject is […]

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Reader Help Sought

I have a report (and a screen shot) from a reader showing a lot of blank space on the "Dash" page before the content starts.  I have not been able to replicate this on any of the office computers or our home computers. If the display does not look right, please email us (main at […]

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