Monday, December 16, 2013

The Weekly Outlook - Remember When, Remember Now ~ $DJIA $SPX $NDX

*****I remember when  we watched the Fed's every move. I remember when we watched who would be the next big record breaking  IPO: $EBAY $ELNK $TGLO ...  I remember when unemployment figures made the market day's decision, and when the consumer confidence was hottest, then came the housing market and bank interest rates. I remember arguments about who will beat out cableTV via the Internet Napster, Hulu, Netflix, or Apple.

We watched with confidence our economy rise and markets hitting all time highs and  then in disbelief  fall on news of bubble busts, attacks and wars.

That was then, and so it is now.

We watched Greenspan and we've been watching Bernanki and now we'll watch Yellen;  We saw IPOs from $TGLO $AOL $GOOG $AAPL and  now we watch $FB, $TWTR and the next high with a rising fever. Housing is gaining attention with talks about flipping and focus on increasing interest rates

$RIMM was the phone as $AAPL is now and we saw Netscape,  $AOL Napster shine then fail with $NFLX $AMZN and $AAPL  in TV biz. once more,  who will shine and who will fail next, we must ask?

We're watching with confidence our economy rise and markets hitting all time highs and then ? In markets and life all things are in a cycle and importance of what, who and when is in the media.

Free Fall by Jesse Cook on Grooveshark

Happy Trading, Living and Cycling

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Daily Note - A Wish For Cooperation

*****I may have omitted some thoughts from my article on Monday, namely that in order for wishes to come true they need cooperation. Not only our own cooperation with the thoughts that created them  but also cooperation from others around us that could help them come to life.

Thinking on a wish is nice, make it come true takes not a wish but an action, but with that action there must be a reaction in the form of cooperation. If I wish to buy a share of any stock I need not only the wherewithal to make an offer, I also need the cooperation of a seller. Cooperation comes when I put out an offer and that offer is accepted with a sell order so I get my wish.  Even if I don't know the giver, cooperation was the catalyst which actually fulfilled two wishes. One of sale and one of buy.   Capisce?

It's also true with wishes for gifts, I not only have to make my wish known, subtly or directly, but also the giver has to cooperate in order for my wish to become reality. A willing partner in order for the result to become real is a must in most of our wishes. Once again fulfilling two wishes, one of giving and one of receiving both very satisfying.

I bring this, perhaps an obvious, knowledge to paper because it's the Season for giving and receiving. Some of us think often that we act alone and maybe we think that what we wish for can be made true only by another, not including us. Both those thoughts shut out the opportunity of another to fulfill our wish rather than include them, when in truth we must participate and cooperate in order for a wish to become reality. In other words, we need to remain open to the possibility for our wishes to become true because by doing so, we actually help fulfill not only our wish but that of a cooperating partner.

Likewise, in order for markets to hit new highs we have to have the cooperation of buyers willing to invest and corporations or brokers having shares to available for purchase. More people having that same wish in the markets, creates the volume for the possibility. The companies get their wish for investors in order to increase  production, innovation and sales, and the investor hopefully gets their wish in profits and dividends. A bit more tricky but, as far as markets are concerned,  it usually pays off in the long run. Showing that there's no guarantee that a wish will have an immediate result nor a cooperating partner.

Wishes are not always timely and sometimes we must wait for one to arrive. Until then, we can dream. Think about it next time you wish for something like World Peace or whirled peas even.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes by Jim Brickman on Grooveshark

Happy Trading, Living and Wishing

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Weekly Outlook - Life's Too Short for (Just) Wishing

*****I sent that message to a friend of mine, realizing later that the information is very much in line with the Season. The Season being the end of year Holidays. No matter which Holiday you celebrate, regardless of beliefs we all celebrate something at this time of year. The celebration usually involves shopping, partying, reflecting and worshiping as well as wishing.

This time of year more than any other that wishes are talked about and accepted as a matter of course. Wishing each other Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or New Year is easily spoken as wishing one a good day. This time of year we don't question wishes because they are naturally spoken and also because the wishes are usually for things to be most likely received.  

We do not talk about the wishes we have the other times of year as openly, because then they are more personal and therefore vulnerable to reveal. Yet those are the wishes from where goals are to be planned and action to be prepared. Those are the wishes with which we plan our future and those are the wishes that we are able to control the most. The wishes I speak of are the ones we can make true.

Wishes can be whimsical or serious. Wishes can alter our lives. Wishes can come true which can be scary at times and happy at others. Sometimes wishes remain wishes due to lack of intention which perhaps reveals a lack of desire. Sometimes wishes are stagnant for a long time until we feel ready. At all times however, our truth is revealed by the way we act on them. At the end of the year, assessing our wishes, which we made true and which we let by, reveals what we really wanted to achieve and nowhere is it more revealing than when we assess what we have achieved in trading.

Keeping wishes for a long time without action, should give us clues about our intention and perhaps a way to reveal what we really want is to put our wishes where we put our energy. Think about it; if you have put your energy in one thing and wished for that to make you happy, you would have made your wish come true. It is important to note that living in the moment is exactly what I have just described and nothing can be more truth revealing than noticing how we spend our time. Just wishing, and hoping and  thinking and praying.. sounds like a song .. it is truly amazing. Make it come true 'cause life's too short for just wishing.

Dusty Springfield "Just Wishing and Hoping"

Wishing And Hoping by Dusty Springfield on Grooveshark

Happy Trading, Living and Wishing

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