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John Loftus

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Dollar Delight
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The recent 25 basis points rate hike implemented by the Fed has reawakened (once again) in me an interest in how all the various market measures and quantities are interrelated.  So, I’ve attempted to lean a little more about them, in particular, interest rates, the Treasury yields, the price of gold, oil, the value of […] ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 8:17 PM
Well, as we go deep into Winter here in North America, we see some new trends developing, some expected and some not.  It’s funny how one event can setoff an avalanche of others that can gather momentum until it pulls in massive amounts of time, energy, and especially media attention.  And that event appears to […] ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 5:02 PM
Fibonacci Retracement is a well-known technique among Technical Analysts (those who make investment decisions based solely on a stock’s past performance, the ‘shape’ of the stock’s chart, it’s price history, etc.).   It is based on the well-known Golden Ratio,  a ratio which appears in a lot of natural phenomena, and is said to be present in […] ...
Posted: Oct 14 2017 @ 5:00 AM
  The Federal Reserve Bank is expected to announce a ‘tightening’ of money supply, or a so-called ‘unloading’ of its balance sheet in gradual steps Wednesday. This essentially means that all the money the Fed put into the economy during the crash that followed the Housing Bubble of 2008 is going to be slowly reversed, […] ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 8:53 AM
It’s been a while since I put a post on here, as it’s a busy time right now, so I thought I’d put up a few mini posts just to keep things going: mostly about what I’m thinking or wondering about nowadays regarding the financial market. People have been talking about this idea of Bitcoins […] ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 12:24 AM
What are some of the stocks and/or options one should trade related to the Hurricane Harvey debacle' I’ve gathered some of the trades people have recommended into one place, and attempted to evaluate their relative worth. First, there’s the effect the hurricane is having on refineries and the oil/gas situation. One could devote pages to […] ...
Posted: Aug 31 2017 @ 11:45 PM
There has been a lot of talk and activity around the recent dip in the market, some of it associated with apparent political uncertainty. There are two items that stood out to me, among the morass of items that one can find in the financial news, amongst the blogs and gossip mongers. The first is […] ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 6:02 PM
Well, one of the best inputs for possible options trading available to the retail trader is CNBCs Options Action. On Friday, 8/11/17, they presented a possible trade that’s mildly short on Home Depot, as their earnings were to come out shortly (yesterday, Monday 8/14/17). At the time, it was trading at 154,66 (Monday 8/14). Now […] ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 11:19 PM
So with all the trouble between the U.S. and North Korea, people are panicking a bit, hence the market has been dipping, Gold and gold-related ETF (Exchange Traded Funds) are up, and more people are going into the ‘relative safety’ of government bonds, which means their prices are going up, and their yields are going […] ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 7:06 PM
Updated 8/13/17 There’s once again more talk about the possible bursting of the bond bubble, mostly initiated by Alan Greenspan . Here they talk about the gap between the S&P average earnings(inflation adjusted) and the TIPS (An inflation adjusted bond) of about 4.5%. If that gap starts to narrow, then people will go less into […] ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 11:00 PM


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