Archive for September, 2009

Window Dressing


With two days left in September, and two trading days left in the third quarter of 2009, don’t be surprised to see continued positive returns throughout the week.  Yes there is a pressure to sell and book profits at a quarter’s end, but the pressure to move and hold positions in the quarter’s big winners […]

September is historically the worst month of the year for the market.  However, the market is currently positive over 5% for the month, even amidst much expectation for a pullback.  Events that helped drive the market this week were comments by the Fed Chairman (Bernanke), saying that the recession in his estimation has officially ended.  Also, Warren […]

Many areas of the economy are connected.  Depending on the strength or weakness of one area, this can directly affect the rise or fall of another.  One good example is the correlation between the US dollar and the price on commodities.  Commodities are the general classification for natural resources and precious metals, such as oil […]

The sector that leads you into a period like we’ve just experienced is quite often the same sector that thrives when the bulls start running.  Through 2008 and the first part of 2009 the financial services sector was absolutely decimated.  This created huge amounts of opportunity and growth potential.  Since February of this year we […]