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For TWTR, BBRY, and the S&P 500, Price Matters Most

In this article recent calls on TWTR and BBRY are updated, these have moved very fast, and specific market comments are offered.  On January 3, 2014 Stock Traders Daily issued public comments to sell  Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR)and buy BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), each of those were met with harsh criticisms from the public and the media, but sometimes making money in the stock market is not about being popular.  Instead, those calls were based on what we consider a very important thing, they were based on price, and using the performance of these recent calls as an example we will prove in this article why price matters, and define what the market is telling us based on price.

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Price Matters: CHK, ADSK, ORCL, AET

When markets act as sporadically as they have been this week some investors are going to lose focus, they are going to become emotional, and they are going to make bad decisions.  That is very typical, and it is not just limited to decisions to sell, but ill-timed decisions to buy are also common when the market is as wild as it has been lately. 

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NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Could Cause a Breakout

On Monday, the NASDAQ 100 Index (^NDX) was up more than all the other major markets, the Russell 2000 was weakest, and prominent large cap tech companies like Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) were standouts.  These stocks were up over 1% in early trading, and at the same time the NASDAQ composite index was also testing important resistance levels.

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Price Matters: TWTR, SBUX, C, HAL

Many big name companies are testing important levels, but investors need to differentiate fundamental analysis from price in each of these names.  The business of investing is sometimes confusing to persons who consider all of the facets of a company before investing.  However, sometimes the people who are taking the time to make all of those fundamental observations are not really interested in investing in the company anyway.  Certainly large institutions should do their homework, as should anyone who intends on holding any company for the next 5-10 years, but if you are in a stock to make money, and you like the idea of doing so over a span of a few months, only one thing really matters.

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NASDAQ 100 Selling Not All Due To AAPL

2014 has gotten off to a questionable start, the bulls are trying to find something positive to say, but the truth is this is not a good start to the New Year.   So far the S&P and Dow Jones Industrial Average do not look that bad, only general selling there, but something else is going on behind the scenes.  The somewhat tame action in the Dow and S&P is causing some investors to be complacent, but anyone paying attention notices considerable weakness in the NASDAQ 100 (NYSE:QQQ), where most institutional investors rushed as last year came to an end.

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