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It Was Black Monday In China And U.S. Markets Sang The Blues  

China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.5 percent today and the U.S. markets followed suit, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding 3.6 percent to 15,871.35 and the S&P 500 closing at 1,893.21, down 3.9 percent for the day and a technical correction of 10 percent over the past... Read More »

The Dow Hits An All-Time High, S&P 500 Comes Close

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the day at 14,253.77, up 8.8 percent for the year and a new all-time high, having doubled in value since 2009. The S&P 500 closed the day at 1,539.79, within 2 percent of an all-time high. Facebook closed the day at $27.52 a... Read More »

We’ve Been Looking Past The Overhyped Facebook Effect, Have You?

We’ve Been Looking Past The Overhyped Facebook Effect, Have You?

We took a bit of heat for suggesting our readers Look Past The Overhyped Facebook Effect in February. As we wrote at the time: “Forget the overhyped Facebook effect (a.k.a. “buy now or be priced out forever 2.0”) and simply turn your attention to the S&P 500 which closed... Read More »

What’s The Point?

As we wrote two weeks ago and for which we took a bit of heat: “Just when the financial markets seemed to have recovered from the Great Greek Debacle, the S&P 500 dropped 3.67 percent today stoked by uncertainty over Italy and the stability of the Euro as a... Read More »

Movements In The S&P 500 Versus San Francisco’s Case-Shiller Index

Movements In The S&P 500 Versus San Francisco’s Case-Shiller Index

A plugged-in reader plots the past ten years of S&P performance versus the composite* Case-Shiller Index. Currently up 11 percent year-over-year, the S&P 500 has fallen 13.6 percent since the end of April, down 34 percent from an October 2007 peak, and back to September 2003 levels ignoring the... Read More »