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October 22
Shooting In Canada A Factor today (10-22-14)
by  United States - South Dakota MakeMe$$$$ | 4 Comments

Sad day in and of itself.

So...are the markets reacting or was this in the making of normal patterns that could be part of the correction we were seeing?

October 21
Health Care Savings Account
by  United States - Alabama LoGiK | 5 Comments

I'm curious if anyone here has an HSA. I've been reading about retirement goals and how people invest their money while they're working and I ran into these. Looking to get inputs on if people use them - why or why not?

October 21
Bullish Technical Pattern on Weekly $SPX Chart
by  United States dcramer29 | 1 Comment

The recent pullback in equities has created a nice bullish setup on the C-fund.

Looking at the $SPX weekly chart, you see a well established hammer candlestick from last week directly on the 50 week moving average. The hammer was followed by higher index prices this week. The recovery this week confirms the reversal, and I think the crash some of us are waiting for isn't quite here yet.

Fundamentally, in the past, the market crashes and recessions ALWAYS waited for the unemployment rate to reverse back to the upside. Shortly after the unemployment reversal, equities crashed.

The unemployment percentage that the Labor Dept puts out, has not started turning up just yet. I'm guessing once it does, it will be the catalyst that sends stocks on its crash course. Until then, will continue trying to sharp shoot periods when we can make some gains.

Today I made an allocation change from the S-fund to the C-fund. The S has started a quicker recovery, but I think larger caps will follow stronger the next few trading sessions, especially given the technical setup in the $SPX....or C-fund.

October 21
raym0826 v Sig
by  United States Vatspguy23 | 11 Comments

I find it very interesting that the current account balance leader, raym0826, makes a move last night, and I don't see anyone else following suit. Yet, when Sig makes a move, like 50 folks follow him. Sig also has 1,076 followers vs only 213 for raym0826. Personally I follow both, just curious why Sig is the fan favorite!

October 20
S Fund and the DOW
by  United States barronc | 6 Comments

It is my understanding that the S Funds objective is to match the DOW, so for that reason I follow the DOW ticker. How is it that the DOW can be down and the S fund (W4500) is up? For example currently, the W4500 is up 6 points and the DOW is down 22.

October 20
Midterm Election Years
by  United States Tomanyiron | 2 Comments

We haven’t talked about it in a while, but now might be a good time to bring it up again. A few things I have picked-up from my notes, and looking around the web.

- Markets usually put in important lows during the fourth quarter of mid-term election years, and the corrections usually end in October.
- Political outcomes aren’t very relevant. The historical record suggests that the market has a tendency to rally no matter which party wins a midterm election.
- Coincidentally, October is also the month when most major bottoms have taken place.
- Halloween, (ten trading days from now) also marks the start of the best three months of the year that often ends sometime in January. It also marks the start of the best six-month seasonal span that lasts until April.
- The presidential fourth year is typically the most propitious year for stocks.

I don't believe these historical market patterns are all anyone needs to know. And a lot can happen in ten days. But I do think it is worth considering. And argues against getting too pessimistic, don’t you think?

October 20
by  United States - Georgia Spitfire | 7 Comments

Hello all I just started here hope to learn alot. If anyone has advise for a newbie just let me know.

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