Manufacturing Trends are Slowing

April 30, 2012

By almost any measure, there is a slowdown in manufacturing here and abroad. Clearly the lack of stimulus and the forces austerity in Europe is starting to show through. In addition, as we have been noticing, both business ans wholesale inventory levels have been rising and while that is good Read more

Market Trend Indicator: Upgraded to Uptrend

April 30, 2012

Our proprietary Market Trend Indicator (MTI) has been upgraded. Just a few short weeks ago, the market started to slide and the indicator quickly signaled a Strong Downtrend.

As of Friday’s close, that changed to a market Uptrend.

The MTIs we Read more

Economics To Watch This Week – Important Numbers Ahead

April 30, 2012

There are many areas to watch this week as some of the seasonal trends may have come to an end. Several key manufacturing reports will be in focus in the early part of the week and the big daddy NFP Payroll report will be coming on Friday.

Earnings and economics have been diverging as we have seen better than expected earnings reports from companies while economics have been surprising to the downside. Generally, these need to work together to have the all clear signal for stocks to continue to Read more

TDI Podcast: Trends and Cycles – What To Expect Next and How to Prepare (#261)

April 29, 2012

Guests: Larry Williams and Mark Hanna help us wade through the trends and cycles of the markets. Mark starts us off with a nice discussion about the IBD market trend and how that is derived. Then we get deeper into the markets and the areas that may provide some profitability. Larry Wiliams has predicted stock market cycles with great success over the years and he tells us what he believes will be coming next for the U.S. markets.

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Sunday Fun: The Most Expensive Cigars in the World

April 29, 2012

I found a great article that just had to be a Sunday Fun piece. But $1,500 for one cigar? That is one expensive stogie…

Ever wondered how much the 10 most expensive cigars in the world will set you back? As anyone who regularly smokes cigars can tell you, the hobby is not a cheap one. In fact, it’s common for anyone entering a cigar shop for the first time to be overwhelmed by the “normal” $2 to $28 price tag on a premium hand rolled smoke. After examining Read more

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