Daily Investment Interpretations
January 3, 2012
(Tuesday Night): The
markets leaped: U.S. stocks start 2012 with rally on global data,
Bulls Get Year Started On the Right Foot. The NASDAQ Composite
to 2,648.72. The Dow tacked
the S&P 500 went up 19.46 points
to settle at 1,277.06. Oil jumped to 102.97: Crude oil tops $100;
gold hiked up to 1,604: Gold tops $1,600 mark.
The VIX lost 0.43 points
Mark Hulbert tells us that: The first shall be last. Last year's winners are this year's losers.
Mark also tells about Winning the inflation battle but losing the war , and January has a surprise in store: the third year in an election cycle is the strong year; the fourth year is pretty flat.
One eye on Wall Street, the other on Europe
Ashbaugh charts a strong 2012 start
German unemployment hits record low (video).
Merkel and Sarkozy to meet Jan. 9
Europe stocks higher, despite Spain's gloom
ISM manufacturing gauge hits six-month high
What is gold telling us?
State of the Markets articles include:
Technical Talk: Can The Generals Prevail?
FOMC Minutes Show Fed Will Begin Forecasting Rate Changes
Construction Spending Up in November; Above Expectations
ISM Manufacturing Index Continues To Improve in U.S
The Real Key To 2012
All Eyes Will Be on France and Germany Bond Auctions; Italy and Spain on Tap
Greece May Be Forced to Leave Eurozone
UK Manufacturing PMI Above Consensus
Market futures are neutral tonight.