Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

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...
If you’ve been waiting for Mr. Market to spring the Mother of All Bull Traps, check out today’s chart. What a beauty this picture will be if Monday’s sharp reversal turns out to be the start of The Big One.  Granted, odds of getting...
DaBoyz have been artfully rotating money between a handful of high-profile stocks in order to keep this distributive rally going for as long as possible. On Monday, although the broad averages seemed leaden all day, the Dow still eked out...
The broad averages have rallied from their Christmas lows almost as steeply as they got there in the fourth quarter. The first 2,000 points of the Dow’s trampoline bounce took just seven trading days. At the time, we wrote that the trend...
Boeing has bounced very precisely from the 363.20 midpoint pivot shown, validating the pattern and its very bearish ‘D’ target at 323.72. This means that if and when the bounce from today’s low sputters out and the stock relapses...
Buyers showed bold tenacity Monday, holding the broad averages steady until an extremely volatile Boeing righted itself. The stock, cherished above all others by its institutional sponsors, came under heavy pressure overnight on news that...
Monday’s vicious shakedown was poetry in motion. An hour into the session, stocks were falling so hard that you might have thought the world was about to end. Far from it, as suckers who sold into the avalanche were soon to discover....
(I wrote here earlier that a public-pension bust is coming that will usher in the Second Great Depression. Could California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey et al. avoid disaster by raising taxes? That’s what John Jay, a regular...
Rick’s Picks avidly follows the stock market’s ups and downs each day, as well as the way it is influenced by the Fed’s silly obfuscations. On some days it feels as though the cheerleaders at The Wall Street Journal et al. are overdoing it...
On Wednesday the Indoos poked marginally above a key peak at 25,908 recorded in December. This would likely have caused a multitude of technical traders and algos to smack their lips with anticipation, since such breakouts, even when...

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