Daily Investment Interpretations
January 4, 2012
(Wednesday Night): The
markets closed flat: Stocks
ring up on sales, Stocks
Pause in Front of Jobs Report. The NASDAQ Composite inched down 0.36
to 2,648.36. The Dow tacked
the S&P 500 minced up 0.24 points
to settle at 1,277.30. Oil worked its way higher to 103.45: Oil
closes at 8-month high; gold hiked up to 1,613: Gold
basks in renewed safe-haven demand. The VIX lost 0.75
points to 22.22.
"Evidence of solid shopping numbers after the holidays and healthy car sales assuage concerns about Europe's debt troubles."
Mark Hulbert tells us How to play the January Effect. (Only the smallest stocks show a January effect.)
Romney’s overfocused on deficit: Delamaide Darrell Delamaide echoes the same theme that Rex Nutting and Dr. Irwin Kellner have sounded.
Oil prices will never fall again.
Europe bonds now face crucial test
Europe at the Brink (video)
Latest threat to Greece debt deal (video)
Spain banks to set aside €50B on bad debt: FT
Should you buy Wall Street’s top stocks?
Hungary’s unpredictable government sparks selloff
Big jump for U.S. automobile sales
When could the Fed do QE3?
Why you will fail in 2012
Retailers’ likely December sales may come at cost
State of the Markets articles include:
Technical Talk: More Art Than Science Right Now
Do The Bulls Have a Case?
Eurozone Bank Fears Return As ECB Deposits Hit New Record High
Factory Orders Rose +1.8% in November
China's Wen Jiabao Says Business Conditions 'Relatively Difficult'
NAAIM Index Show Active Managers Increasing Exposure
Investor's Intelligence Data Shows Sentiment Neutral
Germany's Bond Auction Deemed Underwhelming
Yields Pull Back at Portugal Bond Auction
Hungary Cancels Bond Auction Due to Yield Levels
Market futures are neutral tonight.