Category: Commentary

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Ah yes, the smell of fresh new all-time highs in the S&P 500 and pine. 2017 has been one for the records books, no question. And we’re now entering the most wonderful time of the year. Want to be successful and happy? Restrain yourself: USA Today   ‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity: Aeon

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Hard to believe, but the S&P 500 had a down week…of -0.55. Seems like it was more, but perhaps that was all the volatility on Friday. Here’s some of the things I found interesting while reading this week. Have a great weekend! Body Mass Index and risk of dementia (PDF): Elsevier Evidenced-based policy mistakes: Project

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New all-time highs in the S&P 500 as we head into December next week. I managed to stay in ketosis through the Thanksgiving holiday with the help of almond flour pie crust and mashed  cauliflower. And there were no political arguments at the table, which is always good. Enjoy your weekend! Intermittent fasting and manipulating

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Getting back into the routine of bookmarking interesting articles that I’ve found over the past week (or so) and thought I’d start sharing them again. Enjoy your weekend! The three rules of neural networks: Psychology Today Your brain is a DJ playing three songs at once: Science Friday Carol Dweck: the three biggest misconceptions about

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Happy New Year!

I think the biggest surprise to me was the outperformance of both the financials (XLF) and consumer discretionary (XLY). Comparatively speaking, the Dow (DIA) closed on the lows for the year while the Russell 2000 (IWM) and Nasdaq (QQQ) outperformed. Energy (XLE) and utilities (XLU) were crushed. Here’s a look at the 2012 VWAPs for

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Changes are afoot in ’13

It’s that time of year when people begin to reflect on the year that has passed while promising themselves (and others) that next year will be different. My advice would be to focus less on specifics and more on general aspirations. Oftentimes failure is found at the end of a precise path lined with rigid

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LOVE

This post isn’t about politics, religion, gun control or page views. It’s about love. To give some background. I have a PhD in counseling, worked in a psych unit of a children’s hospital, worked in a residential treatment center for adjudicated youth, counseled kids and their families at a private practice and have four children

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Market Perspective 12/12/12

On the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of this century there are 12 trading days left. I thought it would be interesting to see where the ETFs of the major indices are trading. One of the easiest ways to do this is by dividing the price action into quarters from

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Finding your niche

I truly believe that in order for both success and longevity in the market one needs to specialize. Having a systematic approach to the markets is a proven winner. I’ve taken the time to round up some of the systems that are out there to help you decide. Enjoy! Hope: There is nothing quite like

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Change In Sentiment Via Price

SHORT TERM Taking a look at a 30-minute chart of the SPX you can see that the overall trend is down. Several levels of one-time support have given way providing the next level of support to be tested. Assuming a short-term low is in (we are entering bullish seasonality) you can see the 50% retracement

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