scottvanv on February 8th, 2012

We are in the midst of a bull market, and we have been for about a month.  I got so sucked in to the view that the world was falling apart that I ignored the “tightening up” of the market, a sure sign that things were improving.  Now, this could falter at any time as […]

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scottvanv on May 5th, 2011

[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”INDEX:DJI” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”05-11-2010″ enddate=”05-05-2011″ width=”300″ height=”245″] For a while I’ve been thinking about writing a post called ‘Spooky’.   This is because the market has been acting very strange for the last few days: in the face of fantastic earnings reports, the major averages have been flat to down, while the Dow has […]

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scottvanv on April 26th, 2011

Just finished reading “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” by Edwin Lefevre which chronicles much of the life and trades of Jesse Livermore, one of the most famous traders ever.  He operated in the early 1900s.  A fascinating book…I highly recommend it.  Probably the most interesting part was the end, where he described how he would […]

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scottvanv on April 5th, 2011

AAPL still a long term buy…acting funny due to Nasdaq composite changing weighting to less than half what it was (no wonder it was selling off).  Will watch closely for a future entry point. NVEC also likely a long term buy, but hasn’t caught the attention of the institutions…not willing to wait it out. EZPW…just […]

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scottvanv on April 5th, 2011

Tomorrow, April 5th, I’ll be selling AAPL and NVEC in the morning.  Oddly, for me, based on technical reasons that are way too gobbledygook for me to explain here.  I will likely add to DECK if it goes up much tomorrow (yes, up), and I’m going to truly dip my toes in the water with […]

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scottvanv on March 28th, 2011

“According to a sentiment survey by MFS Investment Management, 72 percent of advisers think U.S. equities are an excellent or very good place to invest; only 35 percent of individual investors agree.  If historical patterns hold, the latter figure is bound to go higher as the markets keep gaining.  “We are in the early innings […]

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scottvanv on March 13th, 2011

Over time, you’ll see what I’m up to, and I’ll post the rational for the trades.   As I begin this blog, I am 100% cash (as of Friday morning), due to ongoing Middle East uncertainties, as well as, perhaps, a nuclear melt-down in Japan, not to mention a whole bunch of not so hot economic […]

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