Golden Crosses Not So Golden

On Friday, Microsoft stock had a golden cross.  A golden cross is when a stock’s 50-day moving average crosses its 200-day moving average from below.  This is usually interpreted as a positive sign for the stock.  Conversely, a death cross is when a stock’s 50-day moving average crosses its 200-day moving average from above. I…

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It turns out that stock spam works

I just did a search for the topic of stock spam and it turns out that there is a noticeable effect of stock spam and the price of the stock.  You can find an article here or another one here. The results, however, are just what I expect – investors who try to get into the…

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Microsoft shares look bullish to me

As all Microsoft employees know, in April Microsoft shares gapped down 10% in one day.  The preceded to sell of another few dollars and it caught me off-guard — how does a large-cap like Microsoft experience so much volatility? This past Friday (August 18,  2006) Microsoft gapped up over 4% to close at 25.79.  I…

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Thoughts on Microsoft stock

I’m currently experiencing writer’s block when it comes to writing about spam so I thought I’d post my thoughts on the recent action of Microsoft’s share price. One thing companies do to encourage employees to stick around is offer them shares or stock options, which is the right to buy shares at an agreed-upon strike…

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Dow Theory and stock spam

One of the things I do in my spare time is trade stocks on the stock market.  With all of the stock spam we (ie, customers) receive I wondered if there were any applications to the market and market theory. Something I have learned about in the past two years of trading is Dow Theory. …

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