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Entries from August 2008

US Securities Markets – Thur 28 Aug

August 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Summer-ending doldrums . .  low volume, little action  . . . . 

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Speculation in the commodities futures markets – Vitol

August 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Energy, Markets

As I have always maintained, commodity speculators (index funds etc) drive the underlying commodities markets today wiithout any regard to fundamentals. The CFTC now looks totally naive/embarrassed, because they either did not know or if they did, did not want to limit/curb the markets which they oversee.         A Few Speculators Dominate Vast Market […]

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US Securities Markets – Fri 22 Aug

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Usual slooow August day . . . no consequences.

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Cramer on Coke vs Pepsi

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Cramer on Coke vs Pepsi: “Now take a look at management. Coke’s got a first-year CEO in Muhtar Kent, and Cramer’s always said that you never invest with rookies. They make too many mistakes. But since Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns 200 million shares of Coke, Cramer’s willing to break the rules a bit. Pepsi […]

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US Securities Markets – Mon 18 Aug

August 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

A slow day . . . . traders moving market down with absence of any buying . . .

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US Securities Markets – Thu 14 Aug

August 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

Floor traders bouncing the market for some action.

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US Securities Markets – Wed 13 Aug

August 13th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

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US Securities Markets – Tue 12 Aug

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

A very slow day with traders, largely floor traders, moving the market down. The next two weeks are likely to be slow too.

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US Securities Markets – Mon 11 Aug

August 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

A quiet day . . . creeping up till mid-day.

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US Securities Markets – Thu 7 Aug

August 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Markets

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