Sy Harding

Sy is president of StreetSmartReport.com and editor of the free market blog Street Smart Post. Follow him on twitter @streetsmartpost. He was the Timer Digest #1 Gold Timer for 2012 (Gold Timer of the Year), as well as the #2 Long-Term Stock Market Timer.

Articles by Sy Harding

Some of the Federal Reserve’s districts compile and release monthly economic reports for their regions.In the last week or two, those reports were that the Fed’s Empire State (NY) Mfg Index plunged from 12.5 in January to 4.5 in February....
The economic reports turn ever uglier, and the stock market loves it.Something seems wrong with that picture.In recent months, it has been the unexpected widening of the U.S. trade gap, as exports decline and imports rise. It has been...
Good luck to new Fed Chair Janet Yellen and her expectation that the Fed can continue to taper back its QE stimulus at the current pace until it is completely gone by summer.The economic reports say it is not going to happen.In her...
The Labor Department’s employment report for January was the second straight monthly negative surprise in that area of the economy. It showed only 113,000 new jobs were created in January, well short of the consensus forecast for 190,000....
There were only 74,000 new jobs created in December according to the Labor Department’s employment report, way below the consensus forecast for 200,000. But not to worry. They say it was probably due to the cold weather in December,...
Once again, the Labor Department’s monthly employment report lived up to its reputation of providing a surprise in one direction or the other.The economy created only 74,000 new jobs in December compared to the consensus forecast for 200,...
Psychologists say much of the reason investors have such a dismal record of buying high and selling low, of being excited and buying enthusiastically at market tops and then bailing out in disgust at market bottoms, can be explained by the...
The Federal Reserve announced this week that it will provide $75 billion of quantitative easing (QE) in January, a massive amount, and will provide large though diminishing amounts of additional stimulus for months thereafter.Yes, that is...
Are economic reports finally indicating an acceleration in the economic recovery - or not?Markets need to know. Investors need to know. Most importantly, the Fed needs to know.The prognosis changes from month to month, even week to week,...
The market makes most of its gains each year in its favorable season of approximately October to May. A separate positive influence is the Federal Reserve when it’s providing easy money and low interest rates in an effort to revive a...

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