1/10/2024W After the market dropped over the last 2 days of 2023 and the first 2 days of 2024, it has now almost completely recovered back to the 12-28 high.

January 10, 2024

1/10/2024W After the market dropped over the last 2 days of 2023 and the first 2 days of 2024, it has now almost completely recovered back to the 12-28 high.

The Nasdaq  opened this week with a Major Accumulation Day (see the 1/8/24 rise in price and volume) rising 2.2% in price and 20% in Volume for a strong Accumulation day. On the 20-day History Table of the Nasdaq below.

Note the Nasdaq a total of 3.2% from 1/4/24 to today. On the chart above, you can see the Nasdaq is just under it recent high!  I suspect it will continue to rise, but ….. NO GUARANTEES! Please visit this newsletter each night.  I can’t guarantee that the 2-month Uptrend will continue.

Wednesday was another rising day – but its lighter volume was disappointing.

Now it is time for the major indexes to get back to work!

NOTE: For the 2023 year, the Nasdaq took the lead rising 43.4% versus less than half of that rise, 21.8% for the S&P500.  

Do you see why I put my investing money in a Nasdaq ETF and NOT an S&P500 ETF?

I expect the Nasdaq to continue to lead the market rises and falls in 2024.


In 2024, I plan to include the S&P500 for comparison to the Nasdaq. But I doubt that I will ever invest in it again.  The S&P500 just hasn’t kept up with the Nasdaq….. so why should I waste your time looking at the that lagging ETF??

I’m sure you will appreciate the Nasdaq’s greater growth and use it to win cocktail party discussions! And, please tell them about this newsletter!

I haven’t found other Mainstream ETF to compare the Nasdaq with.  BUT please do not think that because I listed the S&P500 that I consider it something to invest in.  NOTHING COULD BE FARTHER FROM MY THOUGHTS AND PAST EXPERIENCE.  

Why do so many sites include the S&P500 but not the Nasdaq?  My guess is the S&P500 MAKES POORER PERFORMING INVESTING SITES  and THEIR INVESTMENTS LOOK BETTER IN COMPARISON.

>>>>>Where can you look for easy access to even higher returns?

How about the triple QQQ an Exchange Traded Fund known by its TQQQ ticker?  

Look at the comparison of the single, double and triple QQQ: Note that the3 tiers of QQQs actually show accelerating returns… the double QQQ (QLD) rose more than twice the single today, and the triple QQQ (TQQQ) rose more than 3 times the single.

>>> Please do not think that investing for great returns will be as easy as the table above for the rest of this year.  Please read at least the first section of this newsletter each night if you can.  Everything that rises in the stock market…..eventually falls.  Don’t get cause skipping many Armchair Investor newsletter and rise losing much of your gains.

>>>>>>And it is your job to watch the markets nightly (or just read this newsletter nightly) to be clear on what direction the market is going.

What should you do when the market starts falling?

Just read this newsletter that night and I will give you a simple solution based on what the market is doing then.

REMEMBER:  I do NOT know how to:

·       Get in at the bottom or

·       Get out at the top.

·      ….. but I have consistently gotten closer than most …. And that timing has returned significant growth in my portfolio and those of my readers.


Please be sure to read tomorrow’s newsletter ….. I will talk about the TIMING OF USING THE TQQQ (triple QQQ.) This is one strategy I will focus on this year as it is appropriate..

Are you concerned that the market may have risen as much as it could, for the moment? You might be right … but I’m not worried. The current Uptrend is showing moderate strength.  

NOTE:  IF YOU EVER SEE AN EMAIL FROM ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY (which happens rarely), consider giving it a quick read. It MIGHT include a change of strategy you can implement during the day to save more of your prior wins.

·      Remember: The market and individual stocks continue in the direction they are going… until they don’t.

>>>> Please read this newsletter nightly to be sure you don’t miss my notes on when and where the big growth (or fall) is happening!  

I hope you have enjoyed an investment in the TQQQ (triple QQQ.) They have grown almost 4 times the single QQQ this year. ….. But remember…. The TQQQ also can fall at 3 (or more) times the QQQ.  

What to do about the high volatility of the TQQQ?

>>> I suggest you read at least the first two pages of this newsletter each night.  This action will keep you tapped into the current market. And remember:

·       I do NOT know how to get in at the market bottoms and out at the tops. ----- I just get closer than most others. Note on the above table the price/volume action of the last 20 days. Only 3 days were Distribution days – when the price dropped and the volume rose, indicated some serious selling.


.......In the stock market:

“What goes UP, UP, UP….. eventually goes DOWN, DOWN, DOWN! “

The first 10 days on the 20-day list above had a singular down day on 12/20!  That is amazing!  


The market continued higher for the next 4 days before an abrupt reversal for 5 down days in a row, ending with 4 rising days.


Only one of those 3 rising days had a significant (2.2%) rise.And that 1/8 day had extraordinary volume of 20.6% increase… a nice way to kickoff the week.

Look at the amazing percentage of stocks that have “A” or “B” ratings – Even after a drop from recent A+B s owning 732%....today’s 68% As+Bs is still very strong.!!!

Please watch this newsletter daily.

Note that the percentage of As and Bs took big hit this last week  – a drop from 73% last week to only 60% this week!  >>>>>  Yikes!

The percent of “A” and “B” rated stocks is still a strong (but fading??) 60%the A’s and B’s haven taken a serious decline over the weekend.

NOTE THIS WARNING.  Holding onto a falling stock, whether an ETF or the stock of a favorite company, is a quick way to loose your recent gains. If you play individual stocks and ETF’s, play carefully. Use the real returns (daily, weekly, monthly)

>>>> Remember….. down is down!

Of course I do not sell a position that has been rising well after one or two small down days. But if you had a significant loss over several days, especially if there is an increase in market distribution days (down days on higher volume), then stepping out and waiting in cash can help you save your portfolio for future rallies and let you sleep at night.


REMEMBER:_____EVEN IF CASH IS A VALID POSITION,…in a fast rising market, you should consider holding a position that allows you to position your portfolio to rise with the market (or a multiple of it.) Stay tuned! And watch daily!

And….. those birds still aren’t going anywhere!

Stay tuned!    Those birds just aren’t going anywhere!

One additional “Word to the Wise”…

>>>>>--- MOST MARKETS FALL FASTER THAN THEY RISE. Beware of buying any new positions unless they are very healthy.

Wishing you big returns in your portfolio!.






·      FORMATING THE NEWSLETTER.  (Today it was more like 5 hours.)



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