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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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Intraday Comment, Resistance Levels are Key

Intraday Comment:

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The Long and the Short: V, LLTC, COP

For both investors and traders, rice absolutely matters so in an effort to help investors anticipate price movements before they happen I have pinpointed very important support and resistance levels for Visa (NYSE:V), Linear Tech (NASDAQ:LLTC), and Conoco Phillips (NYSE:COP).  My goal is to help both traders and investors understand where to make buy and sell decisions, but it is also important to recognize that investors and traders are completely different breeds.

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The Bond Market could Stall the Santa Rally

After the FOMC decision on Wednesday the market rallied, but that rally is something that almost everyone expected, and that is a risk.  The bigger risk is that everyone, almost without exception, also expects the market to rally through the end of the year.  I am not necessarily against that possibility, and I too expected the Market to increase yesterday so long as the news was not horrible, but something else is happening that must be considered.

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