Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

The Dow Industrials look primed for a 900-point rally, assuming they can close for two consecutive day’s above Friday’s high. It occurred slightly beneath a 26,656 Hidden Pivot resistance that’s a good bet to show stopping power...
Today’s chart shows why it can be so difficult to make money in a bull market, even when one “knows” how high a stock is headed.  We’ve been confident that Facebook will eventually hit 190, a Hidden Pivot target first aired here more...
When the S&Ps took a bold leap on December 26 after plummeting 500 points earlier in the month, few could have imagined what would happen next. It were as though, missing an arm and a leg, a soldier had vaulted from a trench in the...
Are these guys good, or what! On Wednesday, with Boeing shares getting clobbered, DaBoyz somehow managed to close the Dow six points higher on the day.  That may not sound impressive, but considering that Boeing is by far the most...
Considering the dour outlook for Q1 earnings, the stock market’s exuberant run-up over the last month feels like Tennyson’s Charge of the Light Brigade: “Into the valley of Death rode the 600…’  And yet, we know from watching the...
Bitcoin’s sharp rally on Tuesday was being described by some as a ‘mystery surge’, but it is no mystery at all for anyone who has seen the film Night of the Living Dead. Buffs may recall that the movie’s flesh-eating zombies were...
The timing of Lyft’s IPO last week could not have been better for Wall Street insiders, since they will have an opportunity to unload their shares into a veritable orgy of greed and ignorance. The stock market looks unstoppable at the...
Fed "policy," such as it is, went all silly Monday when a little-known spokesman for the central bank said he expects one more rate hike in 2019 and perhaps another in 2020.  Didn’t Chairman Powell just finish saying that there would...
It’s tempting to think last week’s high at 2866.00 (click on inset) will mark the final gasp of an exceptionally powerful bear rally.  If so, it will have occurred in a place where we might have expected Mr. Market to spring a nasty...
Stocks whoopee-cushioned on word from the Fed that tightening is unlikely for the remainder of the year. “Interest rate increases could be on hold indefinitely,” Powell said. “It may be some time before the outlook for jobs and inflation...

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