Bill Cara’s Blog for January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 Yesterday I closed with the following remark: “These are interesting days in Europe. As controversial as this might sound, my gut tells me that Greece has been set up as a laboratory for bloodless coups, and capitalists everywhere are watching.” I meant to have written “… as a laboratory for foreign-directed bloodless [...]

The Four Pillars Trading Solution Morning Note: January 30, 2015

       The Four Pillars Trading Solution                                  Decision Making Architecture for Successful Trading – January 30, 2015 – Two months ago, I was writing about the underlying weakness in the equity markets, and nothing has changed.  Although the market was trading near its highs just a few weeks ago, for buy and hold investors, price [...]

Bill Cara’s Blog for January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 I have long been curious as to why Greece consumes the interest of the international investment community to such an extent. After all, Greece is a relatively small country with a population of about 10.8 million of which about 750,000 are non-Greek. The country ranks just 52nd highest in market value of [...]

Bill Cara’s Blog for January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 “Breaking News: Strong US Dollar having negative impact on company revenues and profits!” Isn’t it laughable that soon after reporting their latest quarter results, the spin doctors of Wall Street have already begun to grease the wheels for lower corporate revenue and profit guidance for the current quarter? Games within games. Never [...]

The Four Pillars Trading Solution Morning Note: January 28, 2015

       The Four Pillars Trading Solution                                  Decision Making Architecture for Successful Trading   January 28, 2015 Today is a catalyst day, with the FOMC announcement at 2:00 ET. Stocks are looking vulnerable, and if they don’t make new highs in the next 2 weeks, a coming correction is likely. The first chart is an [...]

Bill Cara’s Blog for January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 With another disappointing Durable Goods Orders report combined with poor retail sales data previously reported, traders are thinking the bloom may be coming off the US economic picture. In the first 120 minutes of trading today, the major equity indexes have dropped some -2%. Computer Tech is down almost -4%, including Microsoft [...]

Bill Cara’s Blog for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 The most fascinating aspect of capital markets is the dynamics of changing prices. Prices are in continuous motion under the action of forces and prices are inter-connected. Trying to connect the dots is an all-consuming passion for me. While my latest boat is named “Time & Space”, this interest in a particular [...]

The Four Pillars Trading Solution Morning Note: January 26th, 2015

       The Four Pillars Trading Solution                                  Decision Making Architecture for Successful Trading – January 26, 2015 – Last Wednesday, I published an optimistic blog regarding gold and mentioned that the Four Pillars Report was long GDX and PHYS.  However, I also posted gold’s weekly chart and wrote that gold should retreat soon, so we [...]

Bill Cara’s Blog for January 24, 2015

January 24, 2015 About the oil price issue, my associate Scott Thompson, a Houston Texas oilman, has an additional comment today on the subject. Bill, as we discussed, the Geo-political risk premium, typically estimated at up to 20% of the price of a barrel of oil, which has recently been priced out of a barrel [...]

The Four Pillars Trading Solution Morning Note: January 23, 2015

       The Four Pillars Trading Solution                                  Decision Making Architecture for Successful Trading – January 23, 2015 – This is from Reuters on Wednesday: “NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged up in a choppy Wednesday session as traders digested reports that new stimulus would be announced by the European Central Bank at its Thursday [...]

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