Monthly Archives: March 2015

Seasonal Timing Strategy

March 31, 2015
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Seasonal Timing Strategy

    Now that May is not far away articles and blog posts are springing up around the adage:  “Sell in May and go play” or “Sell in May and go away.”  That is, play or stay out of the market until after Halloween.  I’ve written about this seasonal timing model* myself, but is there…

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Dance and Desire, with Paulette Rees-Denis

March 30, 2015
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Dance and Desire, with Paulette Rees-Denis

Dance and Desire So fascinating to me, how synchronistic time can be, how wonderful coincidences just seem to happen. But really? Coincidences? Or just alignment with what you are desiring and living? After I wrote my blog last Friday, about having changed up my touring schedule this year, and staying home to hibernate for the winter……

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Hawking “Derby” – Around the Final Turn for the 7th Time (Week 34)

March 30, 2015
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Hawking “Derby” – Around the Final Turn for the 7th Time (Week 34)

Another week of moderate volatility in the SPX with the index falling ~2.5%. Despite the seemingly high volatility in the first quarter of the year the SPX remains essentially unchanged from it’s close on December 31, 2014. This is probably frustrating for most investors but anyone showing positive returns on their account statements should be quite…

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A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency

March 30, 2015
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The California Public Utilities Commission released a draft document on energy efficiency (EE) titled California’s Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Action Plan on March 10. The document is a “10 year roadmap to activate market forces and transform California’s existing residential, commercial, and public building stock into high performing and energy efficient buildings.” As previously noted here and…

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Bullish Percent Indicators Show Slight Market Decline

March 28, 2015
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Bullish Percent Indicators Show Slight Market Decline

Changes this week were not all in the same direction as the S&P 100 moved from defense to offense while both the NASDAQ 100 and DJTA shifted to a defensive position.  Based on an absolute percentage, the DJTA took the biggest hit. On the Sector side, Energy flipped to offense while Technology followed the NASDAQ…

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Paulette Rees-Denis and Friday Bling!

March 26, 2015
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Paulette Rees-Denis and Friday Bling!

Friday Bling – Lots of bling today… so you have the whole weekend to enjoy! Hello my spring chickens (at least here in the Pac NW!) Spring is here and one of my fav times to be home in the garden. For so many years I have been on the road in the spring, and…

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Hedges for Rutherford Portfolio – March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015
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Hedges for Rutherford Portfolio – March 23, 2015

With March Options expiring last Friday and VNQ and TLT still holding the top spots in the momentum rankings (after initially purchasing these assets in Oct/Nov 2014) I feel that I need to hedge these holdings again this month. I have therefore replaced the VNQ hedge with another 77/81/85 Put Butterfly expiring in April. This position…

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Energy Efficiency 2.0 – A New Definition Underway in California

March 23, 2015
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What does energy efficiency mean to you? Does it mean replacing old light bulbs with energy-stingy LEDs? Is it a remodeling project that installs double or triple pane windows? Does it include upgrading appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators to take advantage of Energy Star ratings and utility rebate programs? It means all of those…

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Hawking “Derby” – Down the Back Straight for the 7th Time (Week 33)

March 23, 2015
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Hawking “Derby” – Down the Back Straight for the 7th Time (Week 33)

Another wild week in the US Equity markets with the SPX testing all time highs in the important 2110-2120 resistance area: From here we either break through resistance to test the upper band of the short term channel (~2140-2150) and maybe even (ultimately) the 100% Fibonacci extension level ~2170, or we bounce off resistance and…

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Dance and Desire, with Paulette Rees-Denis

March 22, 2015
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Dance and Desire, with Paulette Rees-Denis

Dance and Desire The past few weeks I have spent more time with my written words and photographs, and it has been glorious. I have been writing my online courses for you and, journaling almost daily for myself, and really enjoying my Desire Map Day Planner, plus joining in and teaching on other’s courses-what an…

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