Here are this week’s “holiday” and “end-of-year” version of the NewsFlashr Business Blog Editor’s Picks:
1. Dr. Steenbarger of Trader Feed highlighted “Why Quiet Markets Reveal the Best Traders.” ” It’s the [traders]who adapt their tactics to market conditions that survive over the long haul.”
2. From Darwin’s Finance, a timely post (a week left!) on “Seven Year-End Tax Tips You Can’t Miss.”
3. The Aleph Blog posts “Five Notes on the Current Market Situation” which proves quick insights to consider as we turn the corner into 2010.
4. From a Dash of Insight, a commentary on Health Care Legislation and Drug Stocks, including charts of key stocks.
5. From Jeflin Investment Blog, a post entitled “Don’t be Suckered by Stock Market Rally in 2010” which concludes with the comment: “Keep an eye on the exit!”
6. From the Zignals Blog, an overview of various time periods in the S&P 500 and performance of the index – concluding with quote:
“My favoured outcome for 2010 is perhaps one along the lines of 1971. A market which has seen huge outsize gains in one year is likely to follow with another where very little happens at all. 2010 will likely be a difficult year to trade, but hopefully it will be viewed more in the context of a psychological recovery rather than a material one.”
7. From Emerging Index, a chart/list of the International ETF Performance in 2009 (also serves as a reference/comparison for overseas ETF symbols).
8. From the Dividend Growth Investor website, a summary article entitled “Capital Gains and Dividend Investors” which includes the quote:
“The market is efficient enough sometimes to discount events and experience moves even before important pieces of information are distributed to all market participants.”
The Bespoke Investment Group recently released their “2010 Roundtable” discussion which includes a survey of leading bloggers/analysts giving commentary/predictions on 2010.
SMB Capital explains “How NOT to Lose Money” by discussing a recent trade.