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Today's Market Action - October 28, 2020
Halloween is coming early as investors head for the exits as fears ramp up concerning increasing Covid cases, heightened election uncertainty, chaos in the streets, and media censorship.
Today's Market Action - October 26, 2020
A bearish storm slams the market as investors dump recent darlings in favor of the Greenback & Treasuries.
Today's Market Action - October 15, 2020
S&P, Nasdaq drop on big tech sell-off; Europe and India funds shed over 2%.
Beware The Current Market Calm
While the major averages have been treading water for the past week, there’s been a lot of turbulence roiling under the surface. We’ve been noting the recent plummet in metals, and today’s continuation is no exception.
Tra-La Or Ruh-Roh? - May 9, 2016
I know it may sound unthinkable, but there are times when even market technicians can’t predict the future direction of the S&P. One of those times just so happens to be right now.
Uranium & Steel Stocks Rise On Nuclear Build-out
Yesterday’s rally in steel stocks could be a by-product of the surge in uranium and nuclear energy stocks. India, China, and Japan are building nuclear power infrastructures, and this is bullish for both uranium and steel.


Latest Comments
A Universal Basic Income Is Essential And Will Work
3 years ago

Any ideas on who would qualify for the UBI? I can see the UBI easily being used as a means of government control.

Everyone Hates Bitcoin, I Hate Bitcoin, So I Bought Some
4 years ago

The problem that I see with cryptos is that if central banks allow crypto futures, then there's nothing to stop countries from dumping the dollar as the world's reserve currency and adopting the crypto. What do you think would happen to our $21T debt if that were to happen?

In this article: BITCOMP
Erospace Flying/Real-Estate Sliding
8 years ago

The title is supposed to read Aerospace, not Erospace (although I bet I get a lot more views with Erospace).

In this article: LMT, SRS, DRV
Game On: Market Day In Review
8 years ago

Hi Marvin & Sinclair, et. al.,

I just twigged onto your article and find that it's an easy-to-read and thoughtful distillation of current news. Very happy to Follow you and am looking forward to reading your market commentaries.

Thanks for your presence here!

Dr. Kris

In this article: CVX, XOM, FXE, FXB, SPY, XLE
Historical Returns Of Traditional Asset Classes
8 years ago

I respectfully differ with your suggestion that time periods in Modern Portfolio Theory should be separated by decades. One of the criticisms of Modern Portfolio Theory is that it sometimes produces ill advised allocation results too heavily skewed toward one or two asset classes in violation of the very tenet of broad diversification designed to avoid portfolio volatility resulting from being too heavily allocated in too few investment types. One of the reasons this occurs is that a base of data is used which is too short and absent of the litany of market conditions that occur over long periods of time. The time period selected in the article’s analysis, nearly 87 years, includes the breadth of types of markets that occur over time, bull markets, bear markets, flat markets, recession, depression, war, peace, etc. It is only by consideration of all these in a single analysis that Modern Portfolio Theory can properly advise the investor so that they can achieve their long-term goals while experiencing these different markets.

Modern Portfolio Theory does not care why changes occur from decade to decade and I would argue that it is not necessary for the passive investor to care either. The results of the strategy incorporate all the investor needs to know to maintain as straight a line as is possible toward their ultimate financial goal.

The mutual funds and index tracking stocks the article suggests as preferable for a young investor with a long time horizon are indeed the small cap stocks in the more volatile stock market with their higher yields obtained over time. Agreed that a more diversified allocation should be transitioned into over time as the investor inches closer to retirement.

Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts!

In this article: GLD
Yahoo Virus Converts Millions Of Computers Into Bitcoin Mining Slaves
9 years ago
Perhaps gold might rebound on this news...
In this article: YHOO, BITCOMP
First Ever ‘Technical Analysis Challenge’
9 years ago
If anyone really knows where the market is heading, they have access to a crystal ball. Mine's on the blink but here are my guesses based on support/resistance for the Dow Industrials: 14450 by this Halloween, 14000 by this Thanksgiving and 13000 by St. Paddie's Day.
Cha-Ching! Microsoft Pays Users To Search With Bing
9 years ago
This will definitely pump up MSFT's market share.
In this article: MSFT, YHOO, GOOG
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GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
YHOO Yahoo! Inc.



Latest Posts
The Race To $1Trillion
Who will be the first to hit $1Trillion in market cap? Will it be Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google...or someone else?
Tra-La Or Ruh-Roh?
Is the market poised to go up or down? Even technicians are confused.
Major Averages Setting Up For Another Sharp Move To The Downside
Major averages in classic pennant/wedge formations indicate further downside
Dow Transports Push Higher On Stock Rotation
Rising bond rates push bonds lower/banks higher
Uranium & Steel Stocks Rise On Nuclear Build-Out
Planned build-out in nuclear power plants boosting uranium & steel stocks
Russia & Oil On The Comeback Trail?
Big breakouts today in Oil & Gas producers/explorers/drillers and Russian etfs--is this the start of rally?
Smaller Biotechs Still Got Game
Larger biotechs see profit-taking but there's a lot of bullish activity in the smaller issues
Twitter Shares Rise On Take-Over Rumors
Gold, silver, oil ready for a breather? China stocks still in rally mode; Cotton staging a comeback; Market turning negative; Twitter shares rise as take-over rumors intensify

Work Experience


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. in mathematics with a minor in physics.