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2010 February at Trader’s Narrative

Archive for February, 2010

Weekend Reading: Ben’s Exit Strategy

Here is this weekend’s reading list of economic and market news you may have overlooked. To see it all, go to

Use Bar Chart Patterns To Spot Trade Setups
Swaps Show European Contagion Won’t Hit US
Market neither overvalued nor undervalued
The Bloom Box unveiled
Secret AIG Document Shows Goldman Sachs Minted Most Toxic CDOs
Free issue of Global Market […]

Government debt is no longer just a problem for emerging countries. Portugal, Spain, France and Greece (as we have seen in recent weeks) are living in fear of credit default. Consequently, the value of their credit default swaps is skyrocketing.
The following is an excerpt from the February issue of Global Market Perspective. For a limited […]

Here is this week’s sentiment overview for the markets:
Sentiment Surveys
The AAII weekly survey came in with the bulls at 34.9% - basically unchanged from last week. The ranks of AAII members who are pessimistic about the market fell by 5.7% points to 29.5%. Those either confused or ambivalent about the market were the majority at […]

Speaking of inflation (or deflation), it has been 8 months since we looked at the inflation adjusted chart of the Dow Jones:

We’ve had a sharp bounce, but when we step back and take a really long term view, we are still in the middle of a very wide upward sloping trading range. You might […]

The folks over at SeekingAlpha republish some of my content (with permission). My recent missive about the epic economic battle being waged between deflation and inflation inspired Geoffster, a “recovering lawyer” to write this noetic nugget of a comment:

Inflation or Deflation – that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and […]


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