March 19, 2014 

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The markets could be setting up for a cup and handle pattern which is not a very common stock pattern. William O’Neal of Investor’s Business Daily has written about the cup and handle for decades now. Mr. O’Neal has preached about how powerful cup and handle patterns can be when they follow through. From my experience over the years, I could not agree more. It is a very strong break out pattern. But what Mr. O’Neal does not tell you is how hard they are to find and how seldom they form. This is one of the reasons why, when they do happen and follow through with a break out, they can be very explosive and profitable. The S&P, if it continues to base at this level, could be setting up nicely for the famous cup and handle pattern. We will be watching with much anticipation to see what the future will bring.



One thing that has always fascinated me is how so many people get so worked up by someone who says the sky is falling, if not today, then soon, so buy my newsletter. One letter, the Doom, Boom and Gloom report by Marc Faber, is one such letter. Just the title alone makes one want to jump out of a window. Negativity seems to really sell to a large number of people. Let me tell you one thing I do know. Marc Faber has no idea whether the markets will collapse, fall apart or even go up. No one can know that. It can’t be known, because it has not happened yet. No one can know the unknown future, but boy are there a lot of people out there who think someone has that kind of magic crystal ball. How would you like to have to spend a lot of time with someone who always thought in such a negative way? It would be so depressing. Have you ever noticed how the world’s second richest man, Warren Buffet, looks at the world? It is always with optimism and a positive outlook. Just watching him on CNBC makes you want to invest and go out and live a full life.


The market is in an uptrend. That we know and that is all we can know right now. Worrying about something bad that might, but probably never will, happen is a waste of time and a waste of a fun and enjoyable life. Turn off the negative media pundits. The way they make a living is by making you lose sleep at night.



The Optimized Trend Indicator (OTI) Stock of the Week is Ubiquiti Networks Inc (UBNT). The OTI called the start of an uptrend back around the first week of December 2012 when the stock price was in the 11.5-12 dollar range. Currently trading at around $55/share, it looks like the OTI has made another successful call on a stock trend.

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