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Chart to Watch: S&P 500 in 1995

Submitted by Tractus Asset … on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:25

"Below is a chart of the S&P 500 from 1995. Business Insider had an interesting article today that stated the last time the market went all of January and February without a 1% or more down day was in 1995. That year, the market gained an astonishing 34%. In 1995, the S&P traded along a steep accelerated trendline, like we have seen in the S&P for the past two months. I'm not saying this will happen this year, but it is interesting to point out.

Our 5 Surprises for 2012

Submitted by Tractus Asset … on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 02:58


Byron Wien, the respected Wall Street strategist, issues his annual list of "ten surprises" every January. Our crystal ball is not as clear as Mr. Wien’s, but for fun, we shall mimic his New Year’s tradition and post our five surprises for 2012.

Our five surprises are NOT predications, but are just probable events that we believe have been underestimated.

Is Gold Price ready for a shakeout?

Submitted by Tractus Asset … on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 23:45

There is a fair chance gold will experience a serious intermediate term shakeout.

The well established bullish case for gold that central banks are printing ever more money and the mercantilist states with large trade surpluses need to diversify their foreign reserves. This still seems legitimate long term.