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Russell 2000 Ishares ETF

Small Caps, New Highs, New Fears, and 2 Stocks

Small Caps Dive Again I’m sorry to hound on this, but it is the one index you need to be watching right now. The small cap Russell 2000 Index ETF (IWM) took a nosedive through the $200 price this morning. This erases the two-day 3% “hope” rally that happened just before the Fed’s meeting on […]

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NVIDIA and GameStop May Be the Final Straw for Stocks

GameStop & Roaring Kitty’s Nonsense Will Hurt Investor Confidence I’ve seen some really weird things trigger a market correction, we may have just seen the worst of them on Friday. More than 650,000 people tuned in to Roaring Kitty’s YouTube Live session on Friday, just after noon.  From the looks of the stock ahead of […]

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Is Keith Gill a Better Investor than Warren Buffett?

You’re going to hear a lot more about this from me on Monday, but the situation with “Roaring Kitty” may become one of the most critical stories for you, the individual investor, over the next six months. Something is up, and it’s not good for “markets.” Consider this… Roaring Kitty’s (A.K.A Keith Gill) recent screenshot […]

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The Fed is Not this Market's Friend

The Fed is Pulling the Interest Rate Carrot Away from the Market Stocks are trading lower this morning as treasury yields move higher.  We really haven’t heard that much talk about treasuries, so I’ll dive in for a minute. Two weeks ago, we saw inflation readings from the CPI and PPI reports that suggested maybe, […]

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Three Things Moving Stocks Today

Stocks closed the day in the red yesterday, and you would have thought that the world was coming to an end. I overheard “It was the worst day of trading in 2024 for the Dow” coming from one analyst on the television in my office and shook my head with a smile on my face. […]

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This Tug-of-War is Set to Make or Break Stocks

What’s Driving Stocks CPI, the best-known inflation gauge, just hit the tape this morning and investors are pleased. The popular inflation gauge came in at +0.3% for the last month with the 12-month look at prices showing an increase of +3.4%.  Both numbers were less than economists had expected, immediately putting investors in a bullish […]

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Don’t Buy Too Fast

Let’s spend our mid-week market time together talking about the “bottom.” There’s nothing better than the feeling that the market has put in a bottom when you’ve got a pile of cash ready to buy stocks. You’ve got that pile, right? There’s also that “other” feeling. The feeling a week after you bought all those […]

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