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Michael Swanson

Michael Swanson

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Ben Bernanke's Money Pump to Create New Bubbles

    Published 06 December 2010 | viewed 0 times

    This morning global markets are mixed and US futures are down a few ticks before the open. Overnight US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced…

  • The Stock Market Uncertainty Will End

    Published 07 September 2010 | viewed 0 times

    Last week we saw the S&P 500 rally 6.4% off of its August low. Before that rally started the S&P 500 fell 8% off of…

  • Seasonally Strong Period For the Stock Market Begins

    Published 23 November 2009 | viewed 2,608 times

    Last week the market pretty much ended the week where it started as the S&P 500 closed on Friday down two points for the week.…

  • My Thoughts on the Stock Market Going Forward

    Published 25 February 2009 | viewed 5,549 times

    I had a simple thought the other day. It has been over ten years now since I have been investing and trading in the stock…

  • How to React to the Bad Market News

    Published 26 January 2009 | viewed 2,893 times

    We had a lot of new people join the site earlier this month and I've been getting lots of emails and questions from them. One…

  • Stock Market Forecast and Strategy for 2009

    Published 31 December 2008 | viewed 8,835 times

    This is the time of year where everyone gives out stock market forecasts and this year in particular they are all over the map. David…

  • What the Charts Say About Gold Stocks

    Published 17 December 2008 | viewed 3,647 times

    With yesterday's historic Fed move and the wild action we have seen in gold the past few months a lot of people have been asking…

  • Some Straight Talk On the Stock Market

    Published 17 November 2008 | viewed 4,633 times

    Yesterday I went into a local bank. Some guy working there I knew in high school stopped me on the way out. He wanted to…

  • Applying Nicholas Darvas' Box Theory to Today's Stock Market

    Published 20 October 2008 | viewed 5,229 times

    Is the market going up or down? That is the question everyone wants to answer right now. They want to know if their losses are…

  • Is the Stock Market Crash Over?

    Published 13 October 2008 | viewed 8,183 times

    Chaos and uncertainty rule in this market. People are scared and are in a panic. I'm sure you feel it yourself, especially if you have…

  • Here is the Stock Market Crash

    Published 10 October 2008 | viewed 8,870 times

    Here comes the crash. I've been bearish on the stock market for over a year now. I've made a lot of money this year short-selling…

  • The Bailout Bill Will Do Nothing for the Real Economy

    Published 06 October 2008 | viewed 4,020 times

    We are on the edge of pure fear and panic when it comes to the stock market. By just about every indicator you may use…

  • The Stock Market Meltdown and the Bailout Blues

    Published 30 September 2008 | viewed 3,856 times

    I'm writing this around 6:00 AM and the market futures are up this morning following yesterday's 777 point drubbing of the DOW, which came after…

  • Henry Paulson Will Morph Toxic Banks into Toxic Dollars - This Doesn't Have to Happen

    Published 22 September 2008 | viewed 6,450 times

    On Thursday right before CNBC reported on rumors of the bank bailout plan, Ben Bernanke was meeting with lawmakers and selling the plan to them.…

  • This is Deleveraging Not Deflation

    Published 15 September 2008 | viewed 6,429 times

    I went out of town last week to the Resource Investment Conference in Las Vegas. I'll get to that in a second, but so much…

  • The Bear Market is Smashing Everything

    Published 05 September 2008 | viewed 4,892 times

    On Thursday the DOW fell over 300 points. I made a killing on my short positions, but gold stocks fell hard too. Luckily I got…

  • Stock Market Bears Ready to Strike in September

    Published 03 September 2008 | viewed 6,480 times

    We just had the summer rally. You may have missed it, but the S&P 500 managed to finish the month of August up a whopping…

  • Some Signs that Gold Is Trying to Bottom

    Published 12 August 2008 | viewed 2,990 times

    After falling 40 dollars Monday morning and dragging the HUI down 20 points there are some short-term technical signs that gold may be near a…

  • Gaming a Gold Stock Bottom

    Published 05 August 2008 | viewed 2,748 times

    Last Wednesday morning I wrote an article titled "Gold Stocks are Near a Key Bottom." When I put the article together I was looking for…

  • Gold Stocks to Make a Key Bottom

    Published 30 July 2008 | viewed 4,255 times

    I believe the next few days are going to be key days for gold stocks just as May was a key time for the S&P…