Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple – PANIC! We’re gonna sell off!
Warren Buffett rides in on his white horse to save Bank of America – BUY EVERYTHING! The Bull is back!!
The German DAX throws up on itself and pukes 3.5% in the last 30 minutes of trade – WE’RE FLASH CRASHING! Get me out!
What a wild 18 hours we’ve just had in the Stock Market. All this whipping action caused by competing headlines is wearing down Joe Investor and people are leaving the stock market. Whether it’s macro events or fraud or natural disasters… it seems there are hidden landmines all over the landscape.
It’s easy to get distracted.
Then @IQMSUpdate posted this message on StockTwits this morning:
Wow…where did this come from? This chart is beautiful… and the stock is sporting a 2.75% annual dividend to boot!
When the markets are crazy, its easy to get thrown from your plan. But if you take the time to step back and take a wider view, you’ll find all kinds of good opportunities. Thank you to @IQMSUpdate and @rafitax for the reminder.
~ Sean McLaughlin: Editor & Curator, StockTwits (@chicagosean)
The Epic Gold Run
Posted by chicagosean on August 22nd, 2011 at 2:45 pm, Comments: 0
Gold has been on quite a run over the past few years. This is a surprise to nobody who spends any time on StockTwits and [...]
The Trend is Your Friend…Until the End.
Posted by chicagosean on August 12th, 2011 at 3:26 pm, Comments: 0
What a wild week. Traders have earned this coming weekend – at least those who weren’t already on vacation. As if to put an exclamation [...]
Wild Weekend Charts
Posted by chicagosean on August 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm, Comments: 0
So much for quiet summer trading and relaxing weekends at the pool or the beach. Congress has spilled our umbrella drinks on our pile of [...]
QOTD: “The Bigger the Base – The Higher in Space!”
Posted by chicagosean on July 18th, 2011 at 2:59 pm, Comments: 0
J.C. Parets, aka @allstarcharts, shared this daily chart of the S&P 500 today on the stream and on his blog. If you’re an options premium [...]
The Netflix Graveyard is Littered With Tombstones of Short Sellers
Posted by chicagosean on July 13th, 2011 at 3:11 pm, Comments: 0
The news from Netflix this week regarding their increased subscription costs has received tremendous backlash from users. Meanwhile, the stock continues to display tremendous strength, [...]
What Say You on Fiat Currencies?
Posted by chicagosean on July 12th, 2011 at 2:17 pm, Comments: 0
Everyone’s got an opinion on the future of Fiat currencies. What opinion does this 8 year monthly chart of $GLD have? Some thoughts [...]
The Financials Have a Long Way to Go
Posted by chicagosean on July 11th, 2011 at 4:51 pm, Comments: 0
No surprise on a down day that financials (as measured by $XLF) lead the bloodshed down 2.72% while the S&P 500 shed 1.81%. Despite today’s [...]
Chart of the Day: Do Old Axioms Still Hold True?
Posted by chicagosean on June 22nd, 2011 at 9:37 am, Comments: 0
Today’s chart of the day comes courtesy of Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein). He posted up this chart showing the relative performance of financials against the S&P [...]
Lower Energy Costs are Great, but….
Posted by chicagosean on June 13th, 2011 at 2:06 pm, Comments: 0
Energy costs are a hot-button issue for every World citizen. Here in the U.S. where we consume a disproportional large share of it, at first blush it [...]
- What a Ride.
- The Epic Gold Run
- The Trend is Your Friend…Until the End.
- Wild Weekend Charts
- QOTD: “The Bigger the Base – The Higher in Space!”
- The Netflix Graveyard is Littered With Tombstones of Short Sellers
- What Say You on Fiat Currencies?
- The Financials Have a Long Way to Go
- Chart of the Day: Do Old Axioms Still Hold True?
- Lower Energy Costs are Great, but….