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Ernie Mardaga

Ernie Mardaga

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • The Case for Quo Vadis

    Published 22 October 2005 | viewed 5,278 times

    In October 2004, while rummaging and ruminating in our library of secular (very-long-term) charts, we found something so fascinating that it compelled us to make…

  • It's a Long, Long Time From May to November

    Published 30 April 2005 | viewed 4,805 times

    "Sell in May and go away," is one of the very best, of a very few, meaningful Wall Street sayings. The lesser-known completion is, "Do…

  • Retraction!

    Published 11 April 2005 | viewed 3,950 times

    This essay was originally posted on Thursday, April 7, titled "A Picture Worth a Million Words." That title is still appropriate, but not for the…

  • Critical Crossroads

    Published 11 March 2005 | viewed 4,312 times

    "The stock market" is struggling, with particular weakness in the NASDAQ. Tech stocks are tentatively topping. We doubt a significant stock market advance without tech.…

  • The Sound of Hammers

    Published 18 February 2005 | viewed 3,896 times

    The Last Nail Last week we wrote of the continuing strength in the bond market ("Bonds, James, Bonds"), and the puzzlement it was causing bond…

  • Bonds, James, Bonds

    Published 11 February 2005 | viewed 3,938 times

    Puzzled Pundits Ponder Plunging Payouts Bonds are the news this week, and they have the pundits scratching their heads. The "smart money" outlook was for…

  • Still ARMed

    Published 29 January 2005 | viewed 3,913 times

    We share the belief that the U.S. is in a mortgage-finance/house-price bubble. A common concern, now getting renewed attention, is that increasing numbers of people…

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    Published 22 January 2005 | viewed 3,179 times

    Earlier this week, the Treasury Department released the latest data on foreign investments in U.S. financial assets (through November). There was a sigh of relief…

  • Hail and Farewell!

    Published 21 January 2005 | viewed 2,627 times

    For more than four decades, the "Help Wanted Index" (computed in recent years by The Conference Board, http://www.conference-board.org/) has measured newspaper ads of employment opportunities.…