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We have all heard that “institutions” or the “big boys” are the major influence in the stock market. This concept gives way the nebulous idea that somehow and someway these “professional investors”, who influence large amounts of money, act in concert to drive stock prices up and down. W...Read More
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One of the most common theories that seek to forecast stock prices is the Dow Theory. The theory interprets the interaction of the Dow Jones industrial and Transportation averages. Its principles were formulated by Charles Dow and S. A. Nelson at the turn of the last century and popularized by Will...Read More
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Have you seen pictures of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and wondered what is going on down there? It may seem chaotic to a visitor with people taking calls at phones, brokers gathered at trading posts, pages pushing through the crowd and electronic equipment everywhere. While it may seem ...Read More
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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has its roots in the Chicago Produce Exchange, which was formed in 1874. By 1898 the Butter and Egg Board becomes a division of the produce exchange. It was out of the Butter and Egg Board that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange was actually formed....Read More
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Ticker symbols (tic symbol) are part of the folklore of Wall Street. They were originally developed in the 1800s by telegraph operators, who reserved one‑letter symbols for the most active stocks to conserve wire space. Railroads were the dominant issues at the time, so they had the majority of th...Read More
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The long-running editorials, bank fines and regulatory investigations into Wall Street bankers and their performance prior to the 2008 housing bust has a lot to be desired. The continued investigations and fines do not surprise me. In fact, I have harped in this column over the decades that in keepi...Read More
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Knowing whether you are in a bull (up) market or bear (down) market solves half the problem in selecting stocks because the general market influences most stocks. If the Dow Jones Industrial Average goes into a major downtrend, you can expect three out of four stocks to follow....Read More
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