Monthly Archives: August 2015
August 25, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

We need context after the moves that we have seen the last few sessions. Now pundits wanted to paint the action yesterday as a black Monday. But if you lived through 1929, 1987, and 2001, you would truly understand what a true “Black Monday” or “Crash” looks and feels like. This first “Black” Monday was […]




August 13, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

This market reminds me of the lyrics from an old favorite of mine; “I get knocked down, But I get up again”… It really sums up this current market. Stocks started today under selling pressure as the S&P 500 ($SPY) fell around 0.25 percent in the first few hours of trading. I want to see […]




August 5, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

I want to start by looking at the market from a sector level. Leadership continues in the Consumer Discretionary ($XLY), Healthcare ($XLV), Finance ($XLF), and Consumer Staples ($XLP) sectors. This is why we have been trading names like Amazon ($AMZN), Home Depot ($HD), Morgan Stanley ($MS) and Monster Beverage Corp ($MNST). On the flip side […]




August 4, 2015
By Vlad Karpel

I took some time away from the blog but now I am back and eager to resume posting my daily update on the markets. This first report sounds more like a lumberjack update with the way that the market continues to chop around. Stocks were firmly flat on the open but began to slide into […]