Tag Archives | Jeanette Schwarz Young

Human Behavior on Speed

The Madoff scandal and the housing bubble have something in common…..greed. Both scandals were obvious and both scandals were ignored. As a matter of fact, the dot.nothing bubble was based on much of the same greed and piranha feeding. That bubble burst sending interest rates to the floor which inspired the housing bubble which burst […]

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Manic Markets

What can we say, the market it totally neurotic! What we are seeing is fear and insecurity. Further, we will feel and hear the humming of the monetary printing presses opening the flood of money into the market. We are not the sole printers of money; it seems to be a global affair. So, if […]

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Growling Bears

Thankfully, people, gurus and financial journalists have stopped talking about finding a bottom in the market. This is the first sign of a possible bear market rally in our future. We do expect to see further gloomy news from the retailers regarding Christmas sales, and further gloomy news on the housing front. Good news is […]

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Option Queen Letter

The Christmas selling season is in full swing with sales and discounts appearing everywhere.   The Grinch is in charge this year so unless you are a child–expect to collect some coal in your Christmas stocking.  The good news is that perhaps you can burn that coal. (more…)

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Option Queen Letter

Are we having fun yet?  Remember the days not so long ago when we were complaining that there was too much complacency in the markets?  Wow, how have things changed!  We have never seen the VIX at the levels seen lately and yes, we lived through the 1987 crash!  Today’s markets are different from the […]

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Option Queen Letter

The tourniquet has been applied but how long before the ‘bleeding’ problem is repaired? True, the infusion of liquidity into the system successfully stalled the inevitable resolution of some of the finest, most creative packages of loans that ever been seen in all recorded history. The problem with tourniquets is that although they provide a […]

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Option Queen Letter

The markets close on Saturdays; thank goodness, this might just give us the time to recoup enough energy to enter into another work week. The old adage goes “You see one cockroach, you know there have to more lurking out there.” That too, is the general feeling about the sub-prime market. Unfortunately, many of these […]

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Option Queen Letter

The market enjoyed a wonderful run to the 14000 level and did, in fact, close at that level, in the Thursday session. While the Friday downdraft that followed that Dow-Jones record-closing high, felt as though the bottom had fallen out of the hot-air-balloon ride, it, in fact, only jiggled a bit, scaring the occupants of […]

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Option Queen Letter

Congress is upset about the trade balance with China……Really? Tut, Tut, so, guys and gals, what about the fact that American industries are being sold on the cheap to foreign entities? How many of you recall the ancient adage, “Those who forget the lessons of History are destined to rediscover them!” The tragedy is we […]

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Danger Will Robinson, Danger

Remember the Robot in “Lost in Space” a long ago sit-com? Perhaps that should be the clarion call for the day! “Danger Will Robinson, danger!” Foreign purchases of U.S. securities fell in July. That retreat was the largest one seen in over a year! Not too good when you need foreign purchases to fund deficit […]

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