Commentary

Wednesday, February 28, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
We're No Angells
And thank goodness for that.

Tuesday, February 27, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Takin'_Losses Says It's True
A disgruntled Cisco (NYSE:CSCO) investor, Takin'_Losses, just posted a message that we are going to get a 50-basis point intra-meeting rate cut, Cisco is going to warn and the NASDAQ will rally 30% before the end of March.

Monday, February 26, 2001 |  by: Jim Booth
Anticipation
According to the classic Carly Simon song, anticipation is something that is making us wait, but market participants are not waiting.

Sunday, February 25, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
So Much For Support
To say equity markets have performed miserably over the past week is to say Tony Stewart had a minor fender-bender in last Sunday's Daytona 500.

Thursday, February 22, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Volatility Reigns
The indices were all over the board today.

Wednesday, February 21, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Back to Basics
Hard to believe this time last year Warren Buffett was being publicly flogged for eschewing the tech gravy train.

Tuesday, February 20, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
This Isn't A Limbo Contest
How low can you go?

Sunday, February 18, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Nortel Et Al. Spook Telecom Investors
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you.

Thursday, February 15, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Ciena Revises Upward
That's no misprint. To the great surprise of investors and analysts alike, a tech company actually revised year 2001 revenues higher.

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
St. Valentine's Day Massacre Reprise?
Nah, it wasn't that bad.

Tuesday, February 13, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Walking the Tightrope
Ringling-Brothers and Barnum and Bailey should be so lucky to have a performer such as the likes of our Fed Chairman.

Monday, February 12, 2001 |  by: Jim Booth
Love is in the Air
This Wednesday we will show our appreciation for those we love.

Sunday, February 11, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Tech Issues Continue to Torture Traders
Boy, talk about a week to forget.

Thursday, February 08, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Rotation, Rotation, Rotation
No, I haven't confused the old real estate adage with proper tire maintenance.

Wednesday, February 07, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Cisco Sideswipes the Market
According to an old business aphorism, there are only two types of companies in this world: ones that are going to have problems, and ones that do have problems.

Tuesday, February 06, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Waiting On A Friend
Tech stocks are on trial after the bell today, as its hero steps before the jury disheveled, battered and feeling only a fraction of its former self (55.31% of its former self to be exact).

Monday, February 05, 2001 |  by: Maris Eshleman
Just Another Manic Monday
After witnessing the first weekend of extreme football, today's stock market trading action seemed anything but extreme.

Sunday, February 04, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Fed Again, Naturally
Last week's headline story was the Federal Reserve.

Thursday, February 01, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Score One for the Market
January is now in the books and lucky for us, it has been entered in the plus column.

Wednesday, January 31, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Waiting to Exhale
Okay, everyone can breathe now.

Tuesday, January 30, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Consumers Pessimistic
The latest report out of the Conference Board indicates that consumers have not been so shaky about the future since a similar reading was seen four years ago.

Monday, January 29, 2001 |  by: Maris Eshleman
Bad Day at Black Rock?
Today started out as a bad day for companies whose names started with C or D.

Sunday, January 28, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
The Lull Before The Storm
Stocks went nowhere fast last week.

Thursday, January 25, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Rewind To 2000
When investors finally returned to consciousness after being lulled into a catatonic, Humphrey-Hawkins induced stupor, most thought they had been transported back to the stock market of 2000.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
One Big Yawn
If watching someone fish, golf or play chess is your idea of a good time, then you must have loved today's trading session.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Tide Is Turning
As an avid fisherman, I can tell you that the best time to catch fish is when the tide is moving.

Monday, January 22, 2001 |  by: Jim Booth
Just Marking Time
Investors staggered into the new week with a little selling, mustered a minor rally, took tiny profits and went home. Maybe they thought we were enjoying the second three-day weekend in a row.

Sunday, January 21, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Breakout
No, I'm not referring to some teenager's face after a chocolate binge, or that band of escaped convicts roaming the Texas plains.

Thursday, January 18, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Big Blue Brightens Bourses
The biggest of the blue chip tech stocks intoxicated investors today with its earnings and sales reports.

Wednesday, January 17, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Intel Incites Tech Rally
At least that's what some folks on the Street are saying, anyway.

Tuesday, January 16, 2001 |  by: Matt Paolucci
The Earnings Tests Begin
We have finally come to the meat of fourth quarter earnings season.

Sunday, January 14, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Three Out Of Five
Is lousy for sky diving, is okay for shooting hoops and is absolutely fabulous for trading stocks, particularly trading stocks that reside on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Thursday, January 11, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
NASDAQ Makes It Three
The last time the NASDAQ posted three up-days in a row, investors were busy closing up the summer home and catching the last few rays of sun on the beach.

Wednesday, January 10, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
More of the Same
More range-bound trading and more big-name growth warnings.

Tuesday, January 09, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Funky Finnish Phone Forecast
The NASDAQ followed through nicely from yesterday's late day rally but did so without the help of the wireless phone group.

Monday, January 08, 2001 |  by: Jim Booth
Caution Dominates the Markets
The NASDAQ held critical technical support today at 2,300.

Sunday, January 07, 2001 |  by: S.P. Brown
Faux Fed Rally
It was fun while it last, even if it didn't last that long.

Thursday, January 04, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Market Runs Out of Energy
After a huge run up yesterday, stocks settled back to digest the surprise 50-basis-point rate cut that served to induce giddy buying across the board within the technology sector.

Wednesday, January 03, 2001 |  by: Jim Booth
One for the Ages
New Years Eve revelers put away their party hats too early because Greenspan and company sparked a rally of unprecedented strength with a surprise Fed funds rate cut of a half point and a quarter point cut in the discount rate.

Tuesday, January 02, 2001 |  by: Craig Seidler
Happy New Year?
It was out with the bad and in with the worse for the first trading day of the New Year.

Sunday, December 31, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
In Like a Lion, Out like a Lamb Chop
I'm referring to technology stocks, of course.

Thursday, December 28, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
NASDAQ Glamours Need A Makeover
The big cap tech stocks that we were so proud to own in our portfolios last year are not even worth looking at now, unless you have a Tums on hand.

Wednesday, December 27, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Dow Jones Industrials Remain in Rally Mode
Those things old and outdated have enjoyed a renaissance over the past four trading sessions.

Tuesday, December 26, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Coming Close To The Finish Line
There are just three more days left in the trading year, a year that most investors would rather forget.

Sunday, December 24, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Market Finally Turns Festive
A strong across-the-board rally Friday saved many a trader from a dysfunctional family Christmas this year.

Thursday, December 21, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
With Visions of Rate Cuts Dancing in Their Heads
The Fed elves are too late to deliver what the market really wants for Christmas.

Wednesday, December 20, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Tech Wreck
Yesterday's carnage spread far and wide Wednesday, as earnings and interest rate concerns continue to mount.

Tuesday, December 19, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Fed Sits Tight, Market Takes Flight
Did anybody catch the truck that blindsided the market at about 2:15 p.m. eastern time?

Monday, December 18, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
Betting On The Fed
There was a solid rally today among those stocks that should benefit from the Federal Reserve's FOMC tomorrow.

Sunday, December 17, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Mr. Softee Melts the Market
Just when you think it can't get any worse on the earnings front, it gets worse.

Thursday, December 14, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
We Need a Leader
Last night's gracious concession by Vice President Gore finally confirmed who would be our country's next leader, but who is going to be the market's next leader?

Wednesday, December 13, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
The End of Purgatory
Say good-bye, Al, because it's all over.

Tuesday, December 12, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Meet, Meet, Miss, Meet, Miss
It was a day of duck, duck goose on Wall Street, with companies in a variety of sectors doling out earnings guidance for next quarter.

Monday, December 11, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
A Resolution Is Near
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from the lawyers representing both presidential candidates today.

Sunday, December 10, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Greenspan and Florida Combine to Fuel a Market Rally
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan finally applied salve to a market stung by weeks of earnings warnings.

Thursday, December 07, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
More Warnings and Analyst Actions
Companies threw more stones into the tech pond today, causing ripples that rocked stocks from shoreline to shoreline.

Wednesday, December 06, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Traders Disgorge Much of Tuesday's Gains
Traders, who seemed to feast endlessly on tech stocks on Tuesday, found themselves feeling dyspeptic on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 05, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
CAUTION: HIGHLY FLAMABLE
This morning, Chairman Greenspan put a match to the powder keg of sidelined cash.

Monday, December 04, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
The Storm Clouds Dissipated
Impatient bulls crawled out of the "Bushes" today, as the Supreme Court issued a statement that can be best interpreted as a small victory for the George W. Bush.

Sunday, December 03, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Mea Culpa
Anyone who read Wednesday's commentary knows what he is due, and that's an apology.

Thursday, November 30, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Like We Needed Another Reason To Sell Tech
Investors picked up right where they left off on Wednesday, with their finger on the sell button.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
More Nasdaq Capitulation
What else can you say about the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMPX)?

Tuesday, November 28, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Uncle, Uncle
With new reports out today indicating that this market has seen enough pain, the Fed still has the market's arm twisted behind its back.

Monday, November 27, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
Bulls Trampled Again
Attempts to stage a meaningful rally were sabotaged by Wall Street's erstwhile analysts.

Sunday, November 26, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note
Consumers weren't the only shoppers prowling the market for post-holiday bargains on Friday; investors were prowling for bargains of their own.

Wednesday, November 22, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
A Reason to Give Thanks
No, I'm not talking about family, good health and economic prosperity.

Tuesday, November 21, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
The Big D
Many traders will be spending Thursday evening on a couch watching football with their belt buckles undone.

Monday, November 20, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
Enough Already!
The continuing saga that is the Presidential Election is still weighing heavily upon the stock market.

Sunday, November 19, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Stuck in Neutral
Stocks went nowhere fast last week thanks to the never-ending saga that is our presidential election.

Thursday, November 16, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
The Market Is Kissed by A Prince
Waxing poetically about the great future of the market, multi-billionaire Price Alwalleed was the latest Bull to come to the market's rescue.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Fed Grinds Market Rally to a Halt
It was fun while it lasted, even if it didn't last long.

Tuesday, November 14, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Put Away the White Flag, For Now
The retail sector poked the market in the side this morning, to remind it that it's the time of year that the market is supposed to be rallying.

Monday, November 13, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
The 3000 Fixation
It would be nice to be able to blame the Presidential candidates for this most recent market slide.

Sunday, November 12, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Banana Republic
No, I'm not referring to some sweltering hamlet buried deep in the jungles of the Amazon.

Thursday, November 09, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Stung By a Butterfly
With a name like the "Butterfly Ballot" who would have thought that it would have the ability to sting the market and the nation like it has in the last 48 hours.

Wednesday, November 08, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
With apologies to Tom Petty, market participants used the uncertainty of the unprecedented Presidential election to peel off shares of stocks that had staged a recent comeback.

Tuesday, November 07, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Not So Super Tuesday
The elections took center stage today as traders chose to watch the polls instead of stocks.

Monday, November 06, 2000 |  by: Maris Eshleman
The Eve Before the Election
Investors began leaving early this afternoon to get ready for tomorrow's election.

Sunday, November 05, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
Split Decision
That's what we got on Friday, with the New Economy Nasdaq Composite Index (COMPX) heading north and the Old Economy Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) heading south into the weekend.

Thursday, November 02, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Everyday is Groundhog Day for the Chips
Traders woke up, stuck their heads out from under their blankets, looked around and decided, yes, we like the semis today.

Wednesday, November 01, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
The Pause That Refreshes?
After finishing higher 14 out of the past 15 trading sessions, the old-economy geezers finally decided to take a breather.

Tuesday, October 31, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
You'll Get a Tummy Ache
Investors couldn't wait until tonight to collect sweets door to door, instead they gorged themselves on tasty treats that came in the form of beaten down technology shares.

Monday, October 30, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
Tech Stocks Pummeled, Again
Lehman Brothers threw a wrench in the gears of the technology stock rally today by issuing a negative statement about Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Sunday, October 29, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
A Day Trader's Dream
You've got to love this market if flipping stocks is your idea fun.

Thursday, October 26, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Focused On Fiber
Fiber-optics companies have grabbed the headlines this week, but the company in the news today has been dealing in fiber since 1906.

Wednesday, October 25, 2000 |  by: S.P Brown
Nortel Nukes the Nasdaq
There's nothing quite like an unexpected business slowdown to turn a Wall Street darling into a Main Street gargoyle.

Tuesday, October 24, 2000 |  by: Craig Seidler
Can You See The Market Through the Chips?
National Semiconductor (NSM) upset the Nasdaq (COMPX) applecart and sent the Semiconductor Index (SOX.X) down 60.89 or 7.8%, to 716.37.

Monday, October 23, 2000 |  by: Jim Booth
Time for Hibernation
Winter is approaching and it may just be time for all the little bears to quietly slink off to their dens for their annual October to March hibernation.

Sunday, October 22, 2000 |  by: S.P. Brown
The Losing Streak Finally Ends
Hallelujah, all of the major market indices finished the week in the black -- a feat not accomplished since September 1.

Thursday, October 19, 2000
Mr. Softee Plays Hardball
Microsoft (MSFT) took the whole market on its back today, rallying both the Dow (INDU) and the NASDAQ (COMPX) to triple digit gains.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000
Markets Get a Bad Case of the Blues
Well, it's safe to say that support at 10,000 is no more.

Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Just Another Brick in the Wall
This wall of worry that we are climbing gets bigger everyday and now appears to be topped with barbed wire to boot.

Monday, October 16, 2000
Cease Fire, Day Two
Peace negotiations combined with severe oversold conditions have resulted in the second day of a moratorium on bull hunts.

Sunday, October 15, 2000
Is the Worst Finally Over?
So much for superstition.

Thursday, October 12, 2000
Today was a Good News, Bad News kind of Day.
We may as well take our medicine first.

Wednesday, October 11, 2000
Market Indices Defer to the Bears
The market took a wild ride today, probably doing a pretty decent job of faking out investors at every turn.

Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Downgrades Knock Chips off the Fence
Downgrades in two of the semiconductor industry heavy hitters resulted in some big losses across the board in the chip sector today.

Monday, October 09, 2000
Columbus Day Tales
Like Columbus on the high seas over 500 years ago, investors were treated to a back and forth choppy trading session on this Columbus Day.

Sunday, October 08, 2000
For Whom the Dell Tolls
Anyone thinking that September's bearish trend was behind us was sorely mistaken.

Thursday, October 05, 2000
Soaps and Detergents Clean Up After Dell
After the bell on Wednesday, Dell Computer (DELL) reported that it expects revenues for the third quarter to be softer than expected.

Wednesday, October 04, 2000
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Is this a bottom or just one more bounce?

Tuesday, October 03, 2000
Fed Stands Pat, Stocks Still Decline
The Federal Reserve Board decided to leave interest rates unchanged for the third meeting in a row today.

Monday, October 02, 2000
The Quarterly Trend
The fourth quarter was ushered in today and some interesting trends were possibly revealed.

Sunday, October 01, 2000
Apple Flambé
The disaster du semaine (du mois, for that matter) was desktop maker Apple Computer.

Thursday, September 28, 2000
Return Of The Dead?
This morning, before the market opened, the coroners were already dissecting the corpses.

Wednesday, September 27, 2000
$19 A Share?? I'll Give Ya $10.75!
Shareholders of Priceline.com (PCLN) named-their-own-price on the company's stock today, driving it down $7.88, or 44%, to a 52-week low of $10.75.

Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Early Nasdaq Rally Loses Legs... Again
The market continued to discourage the bulls in today's trading session.

Monday, September 25, 2000
The Follow Through Falls Flat
The markets attempted to carry Friday's momentum into the new week.

Sunday, September 24, 2000
High-Tech Train Wreck
Luddites rejoice. Your finger waving and relentless (if not annoying) proselytizing has finally been rewarded.

Thursday, September 21, 2000
Intel in Slide
This is not good.

Wednesday, September 20, 2000
A Tale of Two Markets
For most of this morning, I thought about the words I could use to write tonight's obituary.

Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Nasdaq Surges… But Will It Hold?
The Nasdaq (COMPX) posted a strong rally today, spurred by positive analyst comments on Intel (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Monday, September 18, 2000
We Could Be Close
The latest market correction has been swift and relatively severe.

Sunday, September 17, 2000
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Triple witching produced triple-digit losses on one major index and near-triple-digit losses on another this past Friday.

Thursday, September 14, 2000
Mixed Signals Stirring Markets
For those of you who are amateur economists, I bet you were excited today!

Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Shhhhh, Don't Wake the Bears
For as long as I can remember, I've always figured Wednesday's would end on the down side regardless of how the futures looked in the morning.

Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Will Wall Street Lose the Venerable JP Morgan Name?
Perhaps the most exciting thing that happened today on Wall Street occurred after the market closed.

Monday, September 11, 2000
An Ugly Start to Expiration Week
The technology stock swoon continued today, as traders let September's reputation for being brutal to bulls get to them.

Sunday, September 10, 2000
Stocks Stagger into the Weekend
Over the past few weeks, the economic data have confirmed what we already knew and that's this white-hot economy is finally cooling, which is what we wanted, right?

Thursday, September 07, 2000
Tech Rebounds, DOW Sinks
Sale prices encouraged investors to purchase 'bargain priced' Nasdaq issues today.

Wednesday, September 06, 2000
Consolidation Drives Financials & Dow Higher; Nasdaq Sell-off Continues
The major market indices diverged today as the bulls and bears continued to "mark" their territory.

Tuesday, September 05, 2000
Volume Returns to Market in the Form of Profit Taking
Today's market didn't do much to validate the atypical August surge in stock prices.

Sunday, September 03, 2000
Stocks Rally into the Holiday Weekend
So much for prognostications.

Thursday, August 31, 2000
Enthusiasm High in Front of Labor Report
Mid-caps, Big caps, Small Caps, heck, nearly ALL CAPS had a great day Thursday.

Wednesday, August 30, 2000
More Of The Same
Last week most of the market prognosticators said the major market indices would trade flat this week.

Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Selective Interest Characterizes Uninspired Trading Session
Traders flocked to a few select industry groups today as the overall market lacked intriguing, bullish trading opportunities.

Monday, August 28, 2000
A Stealth Rally
Summer is winding down and whatever players are left are filling their time with selective buying.

Sunday, August 27, 2000
Nowhere Fast
That's the best way to describe Friday's action.

Thursday, August 24, 2000
Mini-Rally Continues
Absent a reason to sell, stocks continued to meander higher Thursday.

Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Markets Rally Modestly
"Better late than never" should be today's motto.

Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Fed Stands Pat - Market Unimpressed
n a trading session characterized by a feeling of denouement, traders carried out their expected roles in response to the FOMC announcement that the Fed Funds target rate would remain at 6.5%.

Monday, August 21, 2000
Summertime Clues
Stock trading was extremely lackluster today ahead of tomorrow's FOMC meeting.

Sunday, August 20, 2000
SOX Sends Stocks Higher
Don't let Friday's lazy trading session fool you; stocks posted solid gains across the board this week thanks to a strong showing by the semiconductor industry.

Thursday, August 17, 2000
Stealth Rally Moves NASDAQ and Dow Higher
Never short a dull market they say.

Wednesday, August 16, 2000
Old Economy Falters Despite a Bullish Economic Report
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a closely-watched economic indicator, was released today, and most market watchers were pleased.

Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Profit Taking Hits Dow, NASDAQ Ends Marginally Higher
While it's true that a 2-point advance doesn't exactly inspire bullish confidence, the Nasdaq (COMPX) has nevertheless demonstrated some relative strength for the first time in a while.

Monday, August 14, 2000
Sleepy Bulls
Certainly, the most intriguing story of the day was the across-the-board rally in stocks.

Sunday, August 13, 2000
Blue Chips All the Rage
Fashions change awfully fast in the stock market.

Thursday, August 10, 2000
The Valuation Monster Rears Its Ugly Head
satisfied with recent economic data indicating a slowing economy, the valuation rules change.

Wednesday, August 09, 2000
On the Eighth Day The Dow Rested
Yesterday's news set the stage for today's trading.

Tuesday, August 08, 2000
Productivity Data Moves Old-Economy Issues Higher
No surprises here, I've always asserted we Americans are an energetic bunch.

Monday, August 07, 2000
The Giants are Starting to Rumble
For years, the health of the market has been defined by the strength of these leaders who have lagged recent advances.

Sunday, August 06, 2000
NASDAQ Disregards Jobs Report
It's the economy stupid!

Thursday, August 03, 2000
Remarkable Recovery
Boy, was it scary. Stocks sold off brutally at the opening bell thanks to a high-tech earnings fit.

Wednesday, August 02, 2000
Meandering Markets Continue Divergence
Amid favorable economic news released today, the major averages staged an early rally.

Tuesday, August 01, 2000
Pessimism Prevails in Nasdaq Trading
Tech stocks resumed their downward spiral today, as investors reaffirmed a decidedly pessimistic outlook for the near term.

Monday, July 31, 2000
A Breakout or Bull Trap?
Monday was a sigh of relief if you were tired of selling, but the conviction of buyers was certainly lacking.

Sunday, July 30, 2000
Tech Stocks Lose Immunity Challenge
Whew! That was a brutal week!

Thursday, July 27, 2000
Techs Tumble Hard
Yesterday it was the old economy issues trashing investment portfolios, today it was the new.

Wednesday, July 26, 2000
Warnings Woes Wreak Havoc on Stocks
After rallying on the comments of Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan yesterday, the markets turned down sharply in trading today, as investors got back to the business of earnings, which continue to be the primary driving force in the markets.

Tuesday, July 25, 2000
Markets Seek Direction in Choppy Trading
Stocks closed cautiously higher today as "Greenspeak" eventually coaxed some bulls out of their two-day slumber.

Monday, July 24, 2000
Box Breakers
If sales of PCs slump, that means there are fewer semiconductor chips required.

Sunday, July 23, 2000
Earnings Worries Cause Investor Jitters
Not all is well in technology land.

Thursday, July 20, 2000
Technology and Financials Back in Favor
Stocks rallied today, but if you listened only to the on-air personalities and read the newswires you may have half the story.

Wednesday, July 19, 2000
No Surprises Here
Today was a textbook example of why I always sell in advance of earnings.

Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Economic Data Overrides Earnings
There's nothing like a hot economic data set to cool an investor's jets.

Monday, July 17, 2000
Inertia Taking Hold
When a market makes a major move sometimes it will slowly roll to a stop, rather than just sharply reversing course.

Sunday, July 16, 2000
Summer Rally Heats Up
What a great week for the bulls, we're back in greener pastures again!

Thursday, July 13, 2000
The Tech Sector Takes Center Stage
Tech stocks continued their impressive run Thursday thanks to a slew of positive earnings reports.

Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Yahoo! and Yeehaw!
These are the sounds that could be heard as traders plunged sidelined cash into the merry market based upon solid numbers released by the Internet bellwether.

Tuesday, July 11, 2000
What's it all About?
The markets had to digest a plethora of information today, from Alan Greenspan's platitudinous ramblings to Yahoo's (YHOO) quarterly earnings.

Monday, July 10, 2000
Are You Ready For Some Earnings?
It appears that market participants have positioned themselves exactly where they want to be for the earnings period, which begins in force this week.

Sunday, July 09, 2000
A True Rally or Another Head Fake?
Rational or not, exuberance returned to the markets Friday.

Thursday, July 06, 2000
Uncertainty Plagues Trading Session
Mixed messages regarding the strength of the economy tormented traders today ahead of tomorrow's employment report.

Wednesday, July 05, 2000
Profit Warnings Sink Stocks
Profits, or the lack thereof, were responsible for the market's dour mood today.

Monday, July 03, 2000
A Little Holiday Boom
Welcome to round three of what has been a memorable year for equities.

Sunday, July 02, 2000
Smoke, Mirrors and Some Early Fireworks
Friday marked the end of second quarter 2000 but the period's legacy will stay with the market for quite some time.

Thursday, June 29, 2000
The Hangover after the Binge
Pity the poor investor who went on a buying spree yesterday, for he's paying for his indulgence today.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Just in Time for a Summer Rally?
We're all certainly hope so.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Fed Uncertainties Sink Stocks
Thankfully, the wait is almost over.

Monday, June 26, 2000
Just Another FOMC Monday
We have certainly seen this pattern before - a big relief rally before the Fed makes their announcement concerning interest rates.

Sunday, June 25, 2000
Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back
Have you ever tried to run up a down escalator?

Thursday, June 22, 2000
Can This Market Take A Punch?
Investors decided to take profits on Thursday, ending a five-day winning streak for the Nasdaq, not to mention an ugly day for the blue chips.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000
NASDAQ Shouts Happy New Year While the DOW Gets a Wedgie
During the riots that occurred in Los Angeles a few short years ago, Rodney King became famous for his televised plea to America; "Can't we all just get along?".

Tuesday, June 20, 2000
No Conviction in which market?
If you perused the various financial websites and newswires throughout the course of the day, you heard over and over about the lack of conviction among traders.

Monday, June 19, 2000
Semiconductors Lead NASDAQ to 4000
Leave it to the chip gorilla to save the day.

Sunday, June 18, 2000
Market Lost in Time/Space Continuum
Have we entered a parallel universe? I think so.

Thursday, June 15, 2000
Wake Me When It's June 27th
Like a lost puppy, the market continues to wander aimlessly from day to day, though we did see a little pick up in the closing minutes of trading.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000
I'm Gonna Make Him an Offer He Can't Refuse
Some day, and that day may never come, I may ask a service of you...

Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Greenspan Raises the Dead
Figuratively speaking, of course.

Monday, June 12, 2000
The Trading Game
Trading is at the forefront of this market again as it appears that the sideline cash that was willing to be put back to work was utilized last week and we are left with sector rotation and individual stock trading to guide our attempts for short-term profits.

Sunday, June 11, 2000
Yet another rally into the PPI...
That was the theme most everyone with nothing better to do than write about the market, myself included, thought they would be writing about by this weekend.

Thursday, June 08, 2000
Rally 'Round the PPI...
Similar to last Friday, the market is once again looking to economic data for additional signs of a slowing economy and a clearer sense of direction.

Wednesday, June 07, 2000
Desperately Seeking a Trend
Wednesday was a mirror image of Tuesday as skittish traders continue to immediately react to minor news.

Tuesday, June 06, 2000
Stocks Sink on Late Day Selling
The rally had to end some time.

Monday, June 05, 2000
Another Day Off
The markets made very little progress in either direction today as investors acted as if they were enjoying their second consecutive three day weekend.

Sunday, June 04, 2000
What Will They Do For an Encore?
We have just completed the best one-week rally in the history of the NASDAQ and it was a holiday-shortened week!

Thursday, June 01, 2000
Today Was Nice, How About Some Follow Through
More evidence of a slowing economy helped light a fire beneath both the Dow and the Nasdaq on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 31, 2000
Bulls Fade Away on Late Profit Taking
Following the best one-day percentage gain ever for the Nasdaq market, stocks failed to continue the rally.

Tuesday, May 30, 2000
The Real Deal or a Bear Market Rally?
Stocks closed broadly and sharply higher today amid a breath-taking rebound in the battered technology sector, with the chip stocks seeing the most buying action.

Sunday, May 28, 2000
A Time to Reflect
Or perhaps genuflect to the awesome forces of the market.

Thursday, May 25, 2000
A Second Day of Gains...Think Again
A downgrade on Goldman Sachs, a subsequent drubbing in the financial sector and more bad news for Microsoft all combined to ruin any hopes for a second day of big volume and continued gains.

Wednesday, May 24, 2000
The Streak is Broken
Stocks surged Wednesday, breaking a string of six consecutive hump-day losses.

Tuesday, May 23, 2000
Bewitched, Battered and Bloodied
Sellers ravaged equities today over continued anxiety about the Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates.

Monday, May 22, 2000
Meltdown Avoided...For Now
They certainly tried to kill the market today but some encouraging volume came in late to push us back over the April lows.

Sunday, May 21, 2000
The Inflation Storm
The skies are filled with dark churning cumulonimbus clouds and all of the little creatures of the stock market forest are cowering in their sheltered dens.

Thursday, May 18, 2000
A Blind Market Without a Cane...
The market seems badly in need of some leadership.

Wednesday, May 17, 2000
Stocks Wake Up With A Bad Hangover
How about a little hair of the dog...

Tuesday, May 16, 2000
Stocks Rally on Fed Rate Hikes
No surprises here. The Federal Reserve did what most market watchers thought it would do today and raised short-term interest rates - again.

Monday, May 15, 2000
Finally the Wait is Over!
We at least got half of what we have been looking for today as the markets staged a solid rally to start the week.

Sunday, May 14, 2000
Déjà vu? No, just more of the same old thing.
The week finished off strong, albeit suspiciously so.

Thursday, May 11, 2000
Another Head Fake?
After a two-day drop off in the Dow and a three-day drop in the Nasdaq, the market decided to give investors a little bit of the good stuff.

Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Skittish Investors Flee Stocks
Technology stocks were again slammed Wednesday, after a flurry of negative news.

Tuesday, May 09, 2000
Equity Markets Finish Lower On Lackluster Trading
Sluggish. That's the only way to describe today's trading action.

Monday, May 08, 2000
Tempus Fugit
Is it August already?

Sunday, May 07, 2000
Brother, can you spare a job?
During the Great Depression, well over one-quarter of the population in this country found themselves unemployed.

Thursday, May 04, 2000
The Market Waits Patiently
Stocks fell Thursday, as nervous investors opted to sell and take profits, amid apprehension concerning the April employment report and what Greenspan and Co. will do with interest rates.

Wednesday, May 03, 2000
Red Alert, All Sectors are Down!
Once again, I find myself writing about an ugly Wednesday selloff.

Tuesday, May 02, 2000
A Sluggish Market Finishes the Day in the Red
A whole lot of nothing went on in the equity markets today, as investors appeared to be in a dabbling mood at best.

Monday, May 01, 2000
Come on in, the Water is Fine...
said the shark to the plump bather.

Sunday, April 30, 2000
The Big Picture
There are numerous factors at work in the market.

Thursday, April 27, 2000
The Nasdaq Is Looking Pretty Good
After turning on CNBC this morning and seeing the S&P futures and Nasdaq futures limit down; it looked like the market was in serious trouble.

Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Rally Put on Hold
Inflation fears outweighed a growing bullish sentiment Wednesday.

Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Tech Issues Come Alive
The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMPX) reverted to old-form today, logging its second biggest point gain ever.

Monday, April 24, 2000
Microsquish Revisited
Was that it? Did we see the final capitulation today?

Sunday, April 23, 2000
The Earnings Dump
It is hard to imagine that the largest two day rally in NASDAQ history may not be the biggest news item of the week for tech traders.

Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Bulls on Easter Break Already?
A persuasive argument to buy was absent in Wednesday's market.

Tuesday, April 18, 2000
The Quickest Bear Market in Nasdaq History?
Just when you were thinking bear market, the Nasdaq decided to present its side of the story, logging in with two straight days of 200+ point gains.

Monday, April 17, 2000
Doctor! It Has a Pulse!
Our amoral mistress again reached out to embrace us as the stock market staged a solid rally off of last week's severe punishment.

Sunday, April 16, 2000
Wall Street Gets Crushed
Contrarians rejoice! After a two-year hiatus, your time has finally arrived.

Thursday, April 13, 2000
We're Close Now...
Well, if you've been waiting to place your latest Nasdaq bets in lieu of a possible bounce off Nasdaq 3,650, I've got good news, if you want to call it good news.

Wednesday, April 12, 2000
NASDAQ Stock on Sale for 25% Below Full Retail
Even the comparatively stable big cap techs fell with a thud in today's selloff.

Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Nasdaq Bloodletting Continues
Anymore, it seems like the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMPX) and Tuesday go together like Rick Rockwell and Darva Conger.

Monday, April 10, 2000
The Pundits Rule
We are in a land of little Caesar's.

Sunday, April 09, 2000
Ground Hog Day?
If you didn't see the movie, forget the title, it won't make any sense.

Thursday, April 06, 2000
Nice and Easy
On slow news-days like today, writing the market wrap makes me feel a little like Elizabeth Taylor's eighth husband.

Wednesday, April 05, 2000
Kiddies in the Candy Store?
Like kids on allowance day, many traders picked up their favorite tasty treats on the open.

Tuesday, April 04, 2000
What Goes Up
Today was one of the most turbulent days I've ever seen in the stock market.

Monday, April 03, 2000
Microsquish
Despite being placed in the DOW, Microsoft is still clearly considered the leader of the technology laden NASDAQ.

Sunday, April 02, 2000
NASDAQ Moves From Mid-February levels into April
Friday was a great reversal pattern for the tech stocks, but let's keep this in perspective.

Thursday, March 30, 2000
Nasdaq Composite Crumbles
Irony of Ironies.

Wednesday, March 29, 2000
Blue Chips Surge, Tech Stocks Purged
Some days are diamond, some days are stone.

Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Abby Roils Equity Markets
Influential Goldman Sachs (GS) strategist Abby Joseph Cohen spoke her mind today, and the markets didn't like what she had to say.

Monday, March 27, 2000
A Little "Dressing" Please with that Profit Salad!
The first wave of indicative behavior came last week following triple witching.

Sunday, March 26, 2000
Not a bad finish!
The week finished off with a bit of a whimper considering the fireworks over the preceding days.

Thursday, March 23, 2000
Let The Good Times Roll
The markets charged ahead Thursday, with Microsoft leading the way.

Wednesday, March 22, 2000
Tech Stocks Back in Control?
Wednesday, the 'old economy' stocks fell victim to profit taking while tech stocks returned to business as usual.

Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Sun Rises in the East, Fed Raises Interest Rates
Surprising no one, the Federal Reserve lifted the Federal funds rate by another 25 basis points today...

Monday, March 20, 2000
To Diverge or Converge, That is the Question.
Traders were cautiously optimistic that the markets would return to their first quarter form Monday, based on Friday's NASDAQ performance relative to the DOW.

Sunday, March 19, 2000
Volatility Anyone?
In a week that saw the DOW rebound to add over 666 points (for the week) and the Nasdaq give up 9% over the first three trading days, this may seem a rhetorical question.

Thursday, March 16, 2000
The Dow WOWs Wall Street
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) continued its Lazurus-like comeback today, soaring ahead 499.19 points to close at 10,630.60.

Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Time to Rotate the Sectors Again
Is there something different about this tech correction?

Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Political Rhetoric Pounds The Biotechs
Biotechnology issues got hammered today by two guys who obviously skipped on Econ 101 while in college.

Monday, March 13, 2000
"Boing!" "Splat!" Sounds of the Market
This is getting ridiculous.

Sunday, March 12, 2000
Random Numbers?
The Nasdaq sets new record high of 5132.52.

Thursday, March 09, 2000
Convergence in the Markets...Don't be Fooled
It was quite a day for the major U.S. indices.

Wednesday, March 08, 2000
Bubble Develops Slow Leak, Traders Quick to Patch it Up
So, what does a bursting bubble phenomenon look like, are there warning signs?

Tuesday, March 07, 2000
The Dow Gets Decimated
So much for the psychological 10,000 barrier.

Monday, March 06, 2000
As We Head Closer To Nasdaq 5,000
For the Dow, Monday was a painful reminder that the blue chips still have a tough row to hoe.

Sunday, March 05, 2000
Score one for you and us!
Last week, I talked about a couple things regarding the changing investment scene.

Thursday, March 02, 2000
The Nasdaq Takes A Breather
I guess if you live long enough, you get to see it all.

Wednesday, March 01, 2000
Nasdaq Feeding Frenzy
The feeding frenzy in the tech stocks continues to accelerate.

Tuesday, February 29, 2000
The SOX Sends Stocks Soaring
There was no divergence today.

Monday, February 28, 2000
A Love Affair With Five Digits
What is it about 10,000 that makes traders swoon?

Sunday, February 27, 2000
Who's Right?
So, who is right? Is it the old guard of Wall Street or the new investor making his/her own investment decisions?

Thursday, February 24, 2000
The Dow Falls Through 10K
No sense in sugarcoating it - the sell-off was quick and it was ugly.

Wednesday, February 23, 2000
Divergence, Divergence, Divergence
Enough Already!

Tuesday, February 22, 2000
Will Greenspeak Rain on the Dow's Ephemeral Rally?
Boy, if this isn't volatility, I don't know what is.

Sunday, February 20, 2000
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

Thursday, February 17, 2000
Death, Taxes and Higher Interest Rates?
Smaller stocks were the rage on Thursday due to the strong gains in technology and biotechnology shares.

Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Markets Anticipate Greenspeak
Were you thinking of jumping into the DOW stocks Tuesday?

Tuesday, February 15, 2000
The Dow Rally Continues
It was a tale of two markets again, but not the tale investors have become accustomed to.

Monday, February 14, 2000
A Dead-Cat Bounce?
The blue chips rebounded Monday in a lifeless sort of way.

Sunday, February 13, 2000
It Can Be A Cruel World
Yes, it can, especially if you had a large chunk of your savings invested in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU)last week.

Thursday, February 10, 2000
Negative Correlation
The NASDAQ Composite Index (COMPX) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) moved in opposite directions today.

Wednesday, February 09, 2000
Markets Slip Lower, Hackers Reach New Lows
The Nasdaq succumbed to reality Wednesday, if only for a day.

Tuesday, February 08, 2000
The Juggernaut Keeps on Rolling
It happened again.

Monday, February 07, 2000
A new high, or a top?
It was a sleepy day for traders on Wall Street.

Sunday, February 06, 2000
What's going on?
Over the course of the last several days and weeks, you keep hearing about volatility.

Thursday, February 03, 2000
Clear Sailing From Here?
This market is getting more and more enigmatic.

Wednesday, February 02, 2000
Fed Raises Rates, Markets Unsettled
For all the hype, the Fed announcement was almost a non-event.

Tuesday, February 01, 2000
It's Looking More Like 25 Basis Points
Seeing how the market performed today, it looks like the consensus is for the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates by a scant 25 basis points tomorrow.

Monday, January 31, 2000
Another volatile day........
By the end of trading last Friday, Wall Street looked like a crime scene.

Sunday, January 30, 2000
SELF INFLICTED WOUND
We've all heard the old line, "history repeats itself".

Thursday, January 27, 2000
Rate Worries Rule
As the dreaded Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) approaches, investors are growing more and more anxious with each trading day, and with good reason.

Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Nasdaq trades lower, DOW keeps head above water
Another day of mixed markets developed Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2000
East Coast Blizzard makes Relief Rally Look Cold.
Buyers surfaced in late afternoon and took the major indices to higher ground after being down for the brunt of the trading day.

Monday, January 24, 2000
Ugly, But Orderly
Today's decline in the broad markets was probably best described - ugly, but orderly.

Sunday, January 23, 2000
And the high growth companies win, again!
Friday, like the rest of the week, was a day dominated by techs, both high tech and biotech.

Thursday, January 20, 2000
Tech Earnings Continue to Lift the NASDAQ Composite
The NASDAQ Composite Index (IXIC) did it again.

Wednesday, January 19, 2000
An Earnings Stranglehold!
Earnings season is a game.

Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Just another day...for the Nasdaq
Let's just say that if you don’t have at least part of your portfolio in Nasdaq-traded shares...

Sunday, January 16, 2000
Enjoying the Party
This week we put some important pitfalls behind us, and everything appears to be lining up for a fantastic earnings season.

Thursday, January 13, 2000
Rotation? Euphoria? or just Confusion?
Whatever you want to call it, it was a busy day on Wall Street.

Wednesday, January 12, 2000
Violent Swings!
Trust busters are talking of breaking up Microsoft.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000
SEEING DOUBLE
The biggest story of the day today was Yahoo! Beating earnings estimates and announcing a 2 for 1 split.

Monday, January 10, 2000
Changing landscape-sign of things to come
Forget about the FED, the PPI, the CPI, ABC, CBS, NBC, GE and the rest of the alphabet.

Sunday, January 09, 2000
Broad Market Rally!
All we've heard for the last month (for that matter, most of last year) is the terrible internals of the broad markets as well as the continuing theme regarding lack of leadership.

Thursday, January 06, 2000
Cyclical Rotation
The start of a cyclical rotation?

Wednesday, January 05, 2000
TAKING A BREATHER?
It was a breather, but it wasn't a correction.

Tuesday, January 04, 2000
Why did it happen?
Why did it happen? No one knows for sure, although many explanations were offered.

Monday, January 03, 2000
A New Year, Same Old Song
Y2K produced relief rallies in Asia and Europe overnight.

Sunday, January 02, 2000
1999 has been officially dubbed the "Year of the Split".
Yes, it's true.

Wednesday, December 29, 1999
FOURS!!!!
Want to know what happened today?

Tuesday, December 28, 1999
Dead Even Market Breadth Makes for Lively Trading.
The markets started the day off slowly until the November home sales were reported at 10:00.

Monday, December 27, 1999
A Mixed Day For The Marke
A late day turn-around pushed the Nasdaq to another record close.

Sunday, December 26, 1999
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
It's the Happy New Year part that some market technicians are beginning to worry about.

Wednesday, December 22, 1999
The chill is in the air, and it ain't just due to the season!
Growth! A word capable of sending shear terror through the inner core of the most hardened, seasoned, cutthroat bond trader in the world.

Tuesday, December 21, 1999
Hark the herald, Investors Sing, Glory to the FOMC.
Uncle Alan gave us a nice little gift today.

Monday, December 20, 1999
Here comes Grinch Greenspan
During a week of Holiday and Christmas cheer, Alan Greenspan is set to begin meeting with his colleagues to decide the fate of interest rates.

Sunday, December 19, 1999
Waiting For The Fed, Will The Bias Move The Markets?
The Good news is the Dow briefly hit a new high Friday during trading.

Thursday, December 16, 1999
The fine art of denial.
Throwing caution to the wind, stock traders chose to completely ignore the economic data out this morning.

Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Welcome to the NASDAQ December Disco
Just when you think the music has stopped, someone steps up and throws another coin in the slot.

Tuesday, December 14, 1999
A Visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Is that the ghost knocking on our door?

Monday, December 13, 1999
Signs of the times
Look around the market today.

Sunday, December 12, 1999
The tale of two stories!
If you ask anyone out there to name the top story on Friday, they are obviously going to pick the release of the PPI report.

Thursday, December 9, 1999
All Aboard! This train is leaving the station.
Record volume of 1.78 billion shares flooded the Nasdaq exchange today.

Wednesday, December 8, 1999
Divergence is the name of the game right now!
If you look up divergence in the dictionary, you will find that the definition of divergence is "the act of drawing apart: an angle is formed by the divergence of straight lines".

Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Who's Next? Time for the S&P 500 workout program.
Disbelieving traders scratched their heads over Yahoo's fantastic journey.

Monday, December 6, 1999
A Split Personality Returns To The Markets
U.S. blue chips fell today as Coca-Cola(KO), defense stocks and financials pulled the Dow lower.

Sunday, December 5, 1999
Tis the season for parties and music, don't overindulge!
Before the market even opened on Friday, savvy investors could sense that the party was about to begin.

Thursday, December 2, 1999
Here we go again...
Have you noticed the new trend developing in the market?

Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Is it a bounce or is it Yahoo!
We can't give the Internet blue chip all the credit but the markets did close green today.

Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Ding! Ding! Is this your stop?
Finally, a real honest to goodness pull back in the markets.

Monday, November 29, 1999
Shoppers assault the streets as retailers count holiday cheer in dollar signs.
Retail stocks are likely to see some action as holiday sales numbers for the biggest weekend of the year start to roll in.

Sunday, November 28, 1999
Don't you wish your personal income had doubled?
The October Personal Income report came in at +1.3%, this is more than twice what was expected and the biggest move in over five years.

Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Traders Gobble Up Tech Stocks Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday
On the day before America gorges itself with turkey, stuffing and potatoes; traders decided to feast on stocks also.

Tuesday, November 23, 1999
Market Bears Growl Two Days Before Thanksgiving.
Profit taking finally hits the Nasdaq and the Dow just days ahead of a holiday weekend.

Monday, November 22, 1999
Traders appear to be enjoying dessert first as markets climb higher.
One more time...the markets extended their rally defying gravity for another day.

Sunday November 21, 1999
Traders give thanks after the market's month long rally.
What a week! Profit warnings, earnings surprises, split announcements, Fed decisions, record volumes, hot IPOs.

Thursday November 18, 1999
Record Volume Continues as HWP Saves the Day.
Experienced traders and analysts are beginning to look like Chicken Little as they warn that a pullback is inevitable.

Wednesday, November 17, 1999
"Healthy pullback" and "Sigh of Relief"...
Were some of the comments we heard all day long.

Tuesday, November 16, 1999
Fed hikes interest rates and Investors hike stock prices.
Whew! Finally it is over.

Monday, November 15, 1999
Oh Boy, Oh Boy, It's FOMC Eve
Aren't you just tingling with excitement?

Sunday November 14, 1999
Bring on the Fed
The Dow finally kicked into rally mode and actually outperformed the NASDAQ for the first time in recent memory.

Thursday November 11, 1999
The Battle Rages On
Seventy-one years ago today the allies signed the 11th Hour Armistice ending The Great War.

Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Okay, Break Time's Over, NASDAQ. Get Back to Work
After a day off, it was business as usual for the NASDAQ.

Tuesday, November 9, 1999
And On the Eighth Day, the NASDAQ Rested
At last the NASDAQ takes a break. After seven consecutive days of record closing highs, the OTC index took a day off and dropped a little.

Monday, November 8, 1999
The Morning After
Following Friday's ruling that Microsoft has monopoly power in the PC operating system software, many of us expected the markets to at least mildly sell-off today.

Sunday November 7, 1999
Anyone for a Game of Monopoly?
The week-long trading pattern of opening higher and drifting lower throughout the day held true again on Friday, but most likely will not be the case on Monday.

Thursday November 4, 1999
Drugs and Unemployment Make for Fun Trading
The first real test of the current market rally's strength comes tomorrow when the Labor Department releases unemployment data for October.

Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Please Move to the Back, Mr. "Big Board"
For those of us who have ever been left off the invitation list for a big party, we can empathize with the New York Stock Exchange today.

Tuesday, November 2, 1999
NASDAQ 3,000 - Easy Come, Easy Go
It appears that stocks have finally lost a little of the momentum that pushed the Dow and NASDAQ up so strongly since the marketlow on October 18.

Monday, November 1, 1999
Take a Well-Deserved Rest
If you took a couple of days off at the end of last week, you probably already know that you missed a great rally and some good opportunities.

Sunday October 31, 1999
October Ends on a High Note
Wow! On the 70th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash in which the Dow dropped 30 points, which was 12% at the time, stocks made a major move upward.

Thursday October 28, 1999
What Was Everyone So Worried About?
One look at the closing numbers for the stock market is all it takes to know how this morning's ECI and GDP numbers came in.

Wednesday, October 27, 1999
And The Survey Says...
GDP and ECI are due out tomorrow morning and these key economic reports will no doubt set the tone for the day and possibly longer.

Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Big Changes in the Dow
Tradition gave way a little today as the Dow Jones Company added two NASDAQ stocks to the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Monday, October 25, 1999
Who Can Remember Friday?
Stocks took a step backward today as interest rate concerns again weighed heavily on the minds of traders.

Sunday October 24, 1999
Ending the Week on a High Note
Another trading week is over and most of us are ready for October to hurry up and get over with.

Thursday October 21, 1999
The Dow has the Big Blues
A day after the stock market celebrated Microsoft's stellar earnings, it mourned results and strong cautionary statements from IBM.

Wednesday October 20, 1999
The Rally from Redmond
Microsoft's earnings announcement after last night's close ignited a sharp rally today, particularly among tech stocks.

Tuesday, October 19, 1999
How Good is the Defense?
Watching the stock market today reminded me of some football games I have seen.

Monday, October 18, 1999
October Scariness Continues
October continues to be a tough month for stocks.

Sunday, October 17, 1999
How Low Can You Go?
Throughout the day the words to the limbo song kept going through my head.

Thursday October 14, 1999
Was This Your Idea of a Relief Rally?
The bleeding eased today, but might not be finished.

Wednesday October 13, 1999
Are You Scared Yet?
October is the month to frighten people, both because of Halloween and because many of the steepest market declines in history happened in October.

Tuesday, October 12, 1999
In need of a Bond-Aid
After taking a day off to celebrate Columbus' Caribbean cruise, the bond markets took two days worth of losses on inflation fears.

Monday, October 11, 1999
Columbus Day Sails the NASDAQ to a Record and the Dow into the Doldrums
One thing traders were wondering after Friday was whether the market could continue to rally in spite of the poor internals that have been evident lately.

Sunday, October 10, 1999
New Math? Fewer Jobs + Higher Pay = Stock Rally.
Stocks got off to a shaky start Friday morning, but turned around and rallied strongly as traders became more comfortable with today's employment report, fueling hopes that the Fed will not raise interest rates again next month.

Thursday, October 07, 1999
Hold Your Breath Again
After a very strong rally yesterday, particularly in the NASDAQ, we saw a little pullback today.

Wednesday, October 06, 1999
The Morning After
The day following the Fed's big non-decision was a positive one for the market.

Tuesday, October 05, 1999
A Lot of Effort But No Change
Yesterday many traders went home with a warm, fuzzy feeling that carried over until early this afternoon.

Sunday, October 03, 1999
Gold Bugs, Rate Hikes, and Bears - Oh My.
If it isn't one fear, it's another these days.

Thursday, September 30, 1999
A Rough Third Quarter Comes to an End
Although some said we wouldn't live to see it, the market finally made a broad-based rally that actually showed some strength.

   
 
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Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 15
Krispy Kreme (KKD) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 21
Radian Group (RDN) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
FuelCell Energy (FCEL) splits 2:1

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 19
SunGard Data Systems (SDS) splits 2:1
Diagnostic Products (DP) splits 2:1
Shuffle Master (SHFL) splits 3:2
Fred's Inc. (FRED) splits 5:4
Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) splits 3:2

Expirations by Payable Date
Trading Split-Adjusted June 18
Genesee & Wyoming (GNWR) splits 3:2
International Bancshares (IBOC) splits 5:4
Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) splits 7:5

 

 


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