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Weekend Reading: A Dull Market at Trader’s Narrative

Weekend Reading: A Dull Market

We’ve fallen below the lower trend line of the wedge formation. Are the bears reasserting themselves? Is this a headfake before the market continues to shock everyone by going up again?

Check out these links from this weekend’s reading list at

  • Ritholtz: Financial Crisis Far From Over
  • Reverse Head & Shoulders Forming?
  • 3 Questions Before You Start Your Trading Day
  • Get a FREE Subscription to Traders Magazine
  • An Encouraging Straw in the Wind
  • Soros: We averted a financial collapse
  • Get Your Exclusive Invites for SkyGrid
  • US Moves to Regulate OTC Derivatives
  • Oil prices about to plunge again?
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Nassim Taleb

Follow the link below to get much, much more:

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10 Responses to “Weekend Reading: A Dull Market”  

  1. 1 jeremy

    Babak, you you thing you could do a bottom line summation of sentiment, bullish, bearish, correction etc each week, i sometimes get confused by the many indicators, since you are a specialist, your bottom line view would be helpful.

    Just a few lines would do, no one is 100% right, but if you can do better than 50% that would be an achievement.

    Great site, many thanks.

  2. 2 Michael

    Babak, if you have not done so already, read Hussman’s market commentary. He touches on the “cash on the sidelines” fallacy again this week. It is not in near the amount of detail as some of his previous posts but it is still a great piece. I’m a systems trader but love reading people like Hussman. Absolutely without a doubt, the best place to learn something fundamental about the markets and economy is Hussman’s weekly market commentary. It free taboot!

  3. 3 Babak

    jeremy, I thought that’s what I was doing! I’m putting out all the sentiment data for the week I get my hands on and allowing traders to make up their own mind about it.

    Michael, do you mean this commentary? or the one from last week?

  4. 4 jeremy

    Bakak, many thanks for your site which is unique, i just thought that a bottom line conclusion from your assessment of the data would be interesting, we as traders can still agree or disagree with you, but in terms of sentiment interpretation, i would trust your view, bullish, bearish, more than mine.

    We have to process allot of data, a 1 or two line 2 conclusion might help.

    Always appreciate your good work.

  5. 5 Dave


    I’ll take the opposite view as i suspect most traders feel. I like the way you presently present the sentiment data . . . lots of info without summaries or conclusions & let us decide. Most traders like to think for themselves as much as possible. This is not the drive-thru window at McDonald’s.

  6. 6 jeremy

    Dave, you use your restaurant analogy, a guide book will summarise the pros/against, then present a conclusion, it would not present lengthy descriptions of patrons experiences, and leave it to the reader to decide, mainly because there are too many restaurants, too much data, some of which would be unreliable and misleading.
    Weighing up all the data once a week would seem to me to be a good idea, often some of the indicators conflict, and you are left being a little confused as to the overall sentiment signal.
    Most technical analysis practioners conclude their analysis, even if sometimes they are wrong, why not do the same with sentiment?

  7. 7 Dave

    jeremy: “Garçon, since you recommend the Black pudding, I’ll have that. And you say the sweetbreads are particularly good tonight, my wife will have that. And you also like the Kibbeh tonight my young daughter will have that tonight.”

    Madame jeremy: “Honey, ‘Monsieur’ would have been more appropriate than calling him ‘Garçon’.”

    Note: Sweetbreads & kibbeh are not described on most menus. Don’t bother to Google them, too much information.


  8. 8 jeremy pudding, sweetbreads, kibbeh, honey, garcon..interesting, are you on the right site?

    Thanks for the google advice ;-)

  9. 9 Dave


    How did i know, how DID i know that if i threw you a knee-high sinker that the message would be over your head ? Here’s a method that leaves NOTHING to the imagination, no interpretation. It’s very minimalist. It’s been in my bottom desk drawer for 30 yrs, but none of my clients have needed it.

    Bueno Suerte !!

  10. 10 jeremy

    Dave, I don’t really have time to engage in pointless banter with someone who has obviously NOTHING TO SAY, if you were a quarter as bright as you obviously think you are, you still would not merit any attention or respect.


    GOD HELP THEM if you have clients, which i doubt.

    Hasta la vista baby, as we say here in Ireland.

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