Sterling Weekly

Sterling Investment Services publishes the Sterling Weekly newsletter providing our opinion and commentary on market related items of importance’s, the upcoming week’s economic calendar, and our opinion of the major market indices.

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Past Editions

I have organized the past editions of the Sterling Weekly into two (2) basic categories, specific investment commentary (including trading strategies), and broader economic/market commentary.

Investment, Trading Strategy Commentary

Dec. 6th, 2010 A Few Thoughts on the Price of Oil. (possibly headed towards $113/barrel)
April 26th, 2010 Commodity Based Sector indices and Their Respective ETFs.
April 19th, 2010 Sector Indices & Their Respective ETF
Mar. 22nd, 2010 A look at the MS. Healthcare Products Index ‘RXP’
Mar. 15th, 2010. A look at the NYSE ARCA Index ‘XAL’
Mar. 8th, 2010. A Look at the S&P Insurance Index ‘IUX’
Mar. 1st, 2010. A Look at the S&P Retail Index ‘RLX’
Jan 18th, 2010. A Look at the NYSE-ARCA Natural Gas Index ‘XNG’
Jan 11th, 2010. The Possibility of Higher Interest Rates and How to Profit from Them.
Sep 14, 2009. A Look at Gold Moving Higher. With Gold less than $1,000/ounce I forecast a move to $1,283.34 per ounce. On Jun 21st, 2010 Gold hit an Intra-day high of $1,266/ounce.
Aug. 24, 2009: Retracement #s on the recent rally.
Jun 22, 2009. A Forecast on the Price of Gold. With Gold at $979.28 per ounce, forecast a move to $1,117.37/ounce, a price hit in early November of 2009.
Jan. 06, 2006. Amex Biotech Index ‘BTK’
Dec 12., 2005. The Philadelphia Gold/Silver Index ‘XAU’ and the Price of Gold.
Nov. 14th, 2005. Comments on the Amex Disk Drive Index ‘DDX’
Nov. 7th, 2005. Comments on the Amex Broker/Dealer Index ‘XBD’
Mar. 7th, 2005: “Oil Going to $64-$69/Barrel” Oil was in the $40’s when I made this call.
Dec. 15th, 2003. Rule for Trading # 7. “Cut Your Looser’s, Keep Your Winners.”
Dec. 1st, 2003. Rule for Trading # 1. “Never Let a Profit Turn Into a Loss.”
Sep. 17th, 2003 Rule for Trading # 6. “Do Not Become Emotionally Attached to an Investment.”
Sep. 9th, 2003. Rule for Trading # 5. “If a Stock or Option Does not Move as You Expect within a Few Days then Look to Exit the Position.”
Sep. 4th, 2003. Rule for Trading # 4. “Do Not Be Afraid to Sell at an Early Profit and Buy Back Later at a Lower Price.”
Aug. 13th, 2003 The Importance of Raising Your Stops.
Aug. 12th, 2003 Rule for Trading # 3. “Moving Your Stops to Lock in Your Profits.”
Aug. 5th, 2003 Rule for Trading # 2. “Always Set a Stop Loss When Buying a Stock or Option. Know Your Maximum Risk.” (2)
May 6th, 2003 Rule for Trading # 2. “Always Set a Stop Loss When Buying a Stock or Option. Know Your Maximum Risk.”
Feb. 25th, 2003 Writing Puts to Acquire Stock.
Feb 2nd. 2003. A Covered Call Scenario.
Jan. 5th, 2003 Two (2) Biggest Influences on the Market.
Dec. 29th, 2002 Selling Puts to Acquire Shares of the Diamonds.


Economic and Market Commentary

Jan 10th, 2011 2010 Index Performance Results.
Quantitative Easing. Not a Fan!
June 7th, 2010 Is the Market Signaling a Double Dip?
May 17th, 2010 The Flash Crash and the Market Direction
April 12th, 2010 Some divergence is a good thing.
Feb. 22nd, 2010 Pullback or Move Upwards? Plus Small Business Defined
Feb. 8th, 2010 A Look at the Market, & the Market During the Carter Years.
Feb 1st, 2010 A Few Thoughts on the Economy, Valuations, and Inflation
Jan 25th, 2010 Is the Dow Pulling Back? And to Where?
Jan. 4th, 2010 Performance Results for the Year & Decade.
Dec. 28th, 2009 Moving Sideways with a New Trading Channel.
Dec. 14th, 2009 A Look at When Interest Rates May Start to Rise.
Dec. 7th, 2009 Where Do We Go from Here?
Nov. 30th, 2009 Thoughts on a Declining Dollar.
Nov. 23rd, 2009 Thoughts on Further Advancement in the Dow; & Updated Commentary on our ‘GLD’ recommendation
May 11, 2009 Treasury’s Bond Buying Program.
Apr 20, 2009 EPA & CO2.
Mar 16th, 2009 Market Trendlines and Possible Future Fed Funds Rate.
Feb. 16, 2009 Downward Trendlines on the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Jan. 26th, 2009 The Effects of Government Subsidies.
Nov. 24th, 2008 Comments on CMBS’s and FASB 157.
Nov. 17th, 2008 Comments on Buy & Hold.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 Dow Commentary (Dow closed @ 9,325.01). Poor Business Conditions and Dow 5,700 (Got close)
Oct. 27th, 2008 The possibility of Dow 5,700; and Presidential candidates and market sectors.
Oct. 21st, 2008 Tax Reform, and Flat Tax Analysis.
Oct. 13th, 2008 What’s weighing on the markets
Sep. 29th, 2008 Write your Congress person
Sep. 15th, 2008 Reform needed to strengthen the US Dollar.
Sep. 8th, 2008 The Price of Oil & its Effect on the Economy.
Aug. 13th, 2008 What is Weighing on the Market.
July 21st, 2008 Market Issues
Feb. 13th, 2008 Dow Transport Theory
Jan. 2nd. 2006 Year End Performance Results for the Indices Tracked.
Oct. 15th, 2005 The Importance of “Stops” when Trading.
Oct. 10, 2005 The Line Item Veto
Aug. 29th, 2005 Comments on Hurricane Katrina.
Aug. 22nd, 2005 Measured Moves from Gaps on a Chart.
Aug. 15th, 2005. The Upside Target on Rising Fed Funds Rate.
Aug. 8th, 2005 Comments on the Rate of Unemployment.
Feb. 27th, 2005 Democracy in the Middle East.
Feb. 21st, 2005 Tort Reform.
May 19th, 2003 Equal Tax Treatment for Corporations & Individuals re. Health Insurance.
April 17th, 2003 Decimalization of the Market and Increasing Volatility.