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Out-of-sync, Negative Pundits Are Getting Louder – So, Stay Positive

By John S. Tobey

It’s called “fighting the tape.” In this market, that means bearish advisers and short-sellers who refuse to admit that they missed the boat. Good news and positive trends are dismissed or ignored, and new negatives are touted as the drivers of the next smashup, just around the corner. Here is one example… »

Avoid ‘Pre-news’ Whipsaw – Be Patient and Apolitical

By John S. Tobey

What do the health care plan, Chinese currency exchange and Wall Street regulation have in common? They are all popular “pre-news” stories. Negotiating stances, trial balloons and political posturing are reported as news, but they are preliminary pronouncements that precede the real news – i.e., the final conclusion. Congress’ health care plan activity is... »

Media Frets and Warns – So, We Can Be Optimistic

By John S. Tobey

As is typical when a growth trend evolves out of dark times, the media simply cannot get in sync. Because negative news titillates – and sells – it’s so hard to give it up. Today’s good news reports regularly have concerns and warnings tacked onto them. For stock investors, that means opportunity. Here is... »

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