10 big worries about this market

The rally that started the year has stalled a bit, but optimism is still running way too hot. I think it's time to take profits, but here's what to watch if you dare to play on.

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Feb 21, 2013 9:47AM
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The funny money from the Fed has created another bubble. The Wall Street banks have enjoying the cozy corrupt relationship with the Fed and the Fed has allowed Obama's Treasury Department to continue the reckless Democratic spending agenda. The crisis to cleanse the system of these corrupt small groups can not emerge soon enough. The question is will any of these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS be held accountable for the destruction of America's middle class? If the crisis to cleanse occurs these powerful corrupt small groups must be prosecuted they are to big and need to fail. 
Feb 21, 2013 9:45AM
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Four week moving average up 8,000 to 360,750, doesn't look like the punch bowl is going away any time soon.
Feb 21, 2013 9:21AM
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Yes there will be a crash and Oblama with the govt spenders will blame the republicans. And MSNBC will support that theory.  Sad!
Feb 21, 2013 9:16AM
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#11 - paying attention to this piece...

still waiting on the zombie apokolypse

Feb 21, 2013 9:01AM
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Single family units? Bank loans to business? Recent Durable good orders? A stronger dollar, consumer purchasing power? The 10yr? Bank reserve settlements? HBAN insider buying, not selling? Empire State numbers? Housing prices? You need to listen to the CEO of TOL, seasonal settlements? TRN profits up 22%? F creating jobs in Ohio?44bilion/CBOE? EURO is in a tough spot, yes, contractive, yes, China and the hot money in housing, yes, recent slowing in consumer spending yes,but from what period to what period? CAT machine orders pulling back,,yes, but recent farm spending was very good, DE. Watching TWI's margins in upcoming report. Industry average 2,4%, TWI 8%. AGCO was solid but like DE it is up a lot so it rolls over for now, sales expected to be flat to up slightly, just started to pay div. Philly FED and leading indicators out today, lets watch the 10yr. O.K.. No one ever got hurt taking a profit. 
Feb 21, 2013 8:46AM
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The economy is weakening, gas is going up, prices are going up, the market will follow and fall.
Feb 21, 2013 8:39AM
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I went all cash a year ago...I still cant believe maobama and his commie cronies have manipulated the market this long (and this well...kudos, there communists) the crash is coming..the mother of all crashes is coming...you idiots will be jumping out of windows pretty darn soon
Feb 21, 2013 8:31AM
Feb 21, 2013 8:17AM
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Anthony, you are the king of short-term trend chasers. The day after the market is up you're bullish. The day after the market is down you're bearish.  

 

Have you ever been treated for bipolar disorder? They have drugs for that you know.

Feb 21, 2013 8:15AM
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There has to be a way to end the boom and bust cycles.  Of course this would mean that the few who profit endlessly from ever increasing volatility would instead have to produce a tangible, truly useful product that humanity would find necessary.  It seems that exploitation of natural resources and "developing" populations has mostly run its course globally, technology advances offer little beyond "entertainment" and the carrying capacity of the planet has peaked.  Did this come up in Davos?

 

Yes, yes, I am sure this sounds freighteningly like the great fear mongerer and bogeymand of the moment, socialism.  But isn't there some form of enlightened post-atavistic capitalism?  Cannot something slightly more enlightened than socially acceptable priacy at least be attempted? 

Feb 21, 2013 8:08AM
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Make sure all you programmed cows listen to NBC...which have done nothing but report everything is just peachy..milk and honey for everyone ....NBC will do nothing but lie outright lie for the Obama administration....but you idiots just keep listening to them.
Feb 21, 2013 7:55AM
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Of all these, the largest blame, the largest responsibility, for any decline is the right wing of the right wing Republican Party.  The last time they played Russian Roulette with America, my retirement funds took a dive.  It seems they will do it again.  And the gimmick that they want to not take pay if they don't do this or that, well, those millionaires, most of them, can afford it.  The real test would be if they deliberately allow the sequester by being the Party of No, will they give up their savings, their retirement and medical benefits from the people of America?  No, I'm sure they won't.  Their salary is optional, which is why they can give it up, mine is essential.  Even if they leave office broke, they can sell themselves and their "talents" to the corporate powers that own them, whom they "regulated."  The GOP is bad for national security, bad for the economy, bad for me.
Feb 21, 2013 7:54AM
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Possibly the most ridiculous list of reasons I've ever seen.

A couple of these are legit, but in general, it's just speculation that tries to create panic and concern.


Feb 21, 2013 7:53AM
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There was a time not so long ago when "playing the stock market" was akin to "playing the horses". No serious individual put life savings into something so unpredictable, but then stories of amazing success reached the public. Part time sales people scoured the country to get on the rocket ship headed for the stars. The stock market lost its stodgy old money ways and became a pop icon of its own.


The economic calculus used to predict stock prices became useless as something Oprah said on Monday could move mountains of money from one company to another on Tuesday.  The new investors were impatient and their expectations were unrealistic, so new tools were crafted to show glorious progress.

 

In the mid 1980s the Dow Industrial Average was below 1,400 and it took nearly 100 years to get there; now it's at nearly 14,000. The rate of growth is beyond control and yet we continue to pour money into this struggling beast. If you want to play the market, find a good money manager and be patient. If you can't be patient, play the lottery.

 

Feb 21, 2013 7:47AM
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You did not mention the number 1 reason....Obama & the Unions!
Feb 21, 2013 5:01AM
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The Market is the biggest SCAM! Greedy takers in dark suits-designed to fleece the money from the little guys!  Inside trading! Unsafe at any speed! Everybody was lying about bottom line!

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