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A Look at the Dow(s)

Dow Theory says today’s bull market is healthy. This wasn’t the case last February when I wrote to Boom & Bust subscribers about “the Dows.” No that’s not a typo…

Markets

Down the Rabbit Hole… Bizarro Market Hits 14,000

Rodney Johnson | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 >> There is a story line in the Superman comic strip where the superhero passes into an alternate universe. In the new realm

Markets

Same Game, Different Year

Markets love round numbers. Today it’s “Dow 14,000!” Only a year ago it was “Dow 13,000!” I wrote to paid-up Boom & Bust subscribers on February 23, 2012 about the

Markets

New Normal, New Game Plan

I look at charts all day. Short-term stock price charts. Long-term economic indicator charts. And everything in between. Colleagues also email me charts throughout the day, asking me to “take

Markets

Volatile Sideways Markets…The New Normal

Harry Dent | Monday, February 4, 2013 >> Bill Gross, the bond king from Pimco, came out last year and claimed there was a new normal for investors: 2% on

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Mr. Miyagi’s Best Stock Market Investment Advice

Adam O’Dell | Friday, February 1, 2013 >> “Walk on road. “Walk right side… safe. “Walk left side… safe. “Walk middle… sooner or later you get squished, just like grape!” That’s

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Banks Pay a “Perception Penalty Fee”

Rodney covered the “L is for Losers” side of the Fed-manipulation game. So I’ll take a look at the big winner. That’s the financial sector. Sort of. Let me explain…

Commodities

Abe Wants to Kill GM…Or At Least Cause Great Harm

Rodney Johnson | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 >> Have you read the book Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter? It combines real historical events about Abraham Lincoln with a fictional story of

Markets

DO NOT Buy GM: We Squeezed the Juice From This “Lemon”

Rodney and I both drive SUVs. He has a GM. I have a Toyota. We have stare-downs occasionally. As Rodney shows above, GM has an uphill battle to fight against

Markets

Give Me My Money Back… You Thief!

Rodney Johnson | Tuesday, January 29, 2013 >> $88.9 billion. That’s how much “profit” the Federal Reserve sent to the U.S. Treasury in 2012 to spend “any way it likes.”