Archive for July, 2006

Wall Street Traders still Hi-Jacking the Blue Chips

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Generally speaking, when markets go up, the S&P stock index will gain in valuation relative to the NASDAQ stock index. When markets go down the S&P stock index will lose in valuation relative to the NASDAQ stock index. The purpose of watching this interplay is to ascertain the market strength and weakness, and the attitudes […]

Inflation up, Housing down, Just Another Bernanke Bounce

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

If you do a lot of cooking, you’ll eventually get into spices and how they interact with the food. With salt it is easy to use too much. That’s because salt becomes stronger as it cooks with the food. Ben Bernanke doesn’t want to over salt the economy with too much interest rate. So he’s […]

S&P Stock, Is it time to Sharpen the Hatchet?

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

In my July 10th post titled “It’s Earnings Season”, I displayed a chart showing the relative value of the S&P index vs the NASDAQ index as a spread. It looked like this.   The rising green line (the bottom half of the chart), represents the strength of the S&P stocks vs the NASDAQ stocks. That green line was […]

It’s Earnings Season

Monday, July 10th, 2006

It’s earnings season. At the beginning of the first month of each quarter corporate America reports on the earnings from the previous quarter. In this case, we are seeing the earnings gathered up from the 2nd quarter of this year. Additionally, a corporation issues guidances as to how it sees the future of the economy relative […]

Website Opening Comments

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Welcome to Training For Traders. To commemorate the launching of the Discovery Shuttle into outer space we decided to launch this website into cyberspace at the same time, well, almost at the same time. We had hoped for a coordinated launch but in cyber space there is no cloudy weather. So we’re moving on and […]