Happy Holidays and New year 2023
December 24, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
The year 2023 is approaching us quickly. At the end of 2022, I would like to share 12 hand-picked ayaat (verses) from the Quran. May 2023 brings you happiness, peace and prosper. So remember me I will remember you: Baqarah 152 Indeed, the mercy of Allah is near to the doers of good. Alaraf 56 Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned.
Various Trading Tools/Techniques
December 1, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
This post is to introduce to you various Trading Tools and Techniques that may be helpful to you. So let’s get on with the list. VIX
November 3, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
This post will be a short post for those have a YouTube channel. Google recently introduced, Youtube Handles. YouTube handles helps make it easier for members of the community to find and connect with each other. Your handle will be unique to your channel and will be how people mention you in comments, community posts, and more. My YouTube channel handle is iGluon2022. Unfortunately, the base Channel name was taken already “iGluon” so I added 2022, since I launched my YouTube channel in 2022.
My YouTube Channel iGluon
November 2, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Those who know or follow me know I had my own Sole proprietorship in the early 1990s. I am very proud of what I did with my business back then; unfortunately, I had to close that business eventually due to demand from my daytime job. Recently, I started a new YouTube channel based on my old business name, “iGluon.” I have a lot of ideas to create content that users may find helpful.
Pink Floyd Concert in Los Angeles - Roger with brothers!
October 15, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
I am a classic Rock fan. I bought a ticket to go with my brothers and daughter to see Roger Waters - This is not a drill in Cryptoarena Los Angeles. The quality of the concert, sound, the environment was absolutely unreal to say the least. However, I must admit Roger’s politics is truly crazy. A picture collage of the event with family is below. I post a video of the opening in YouTube which got an expected number of views in a short time.
Closing Bell 08-22-2022
August 22, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage A disastrous day and has been for almost a week now for all indices. S&P dropped a solid 2.14 percent. Vis spiked up 15.53 percent. Strategy Cash out for next moderate/severe inflation (2023 most likely) News Dow slumps more than 600 points as summer rally fades China holdings of U.S. debt fall below $1 trillion for the first time since 2010 Netflix investors brace for subscriber losses as company works on long-term fixes New Buy Rating for Tesla (TSLA), the Consumer Goods Giant Analysts Confident in Tesla’s Strong Growth Outlook Despite Q2 Slowdown
Closing Bell 08-17-2022
August 17, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 33,980.32 -180.25 -0.69 S&P 500 4,274.04 -32.31 -0.84 Nasdaq 12,938.12 -92.37 -0.81 Russel 2K 1,987.31 -5.96 -0.34 VIX 19.90 1.07 4.42 After almost a month break, I am back writing my closing bells post. Work and personal commitments kept me writing these posts regularly. A lot has changed in the market in the last four weeks. It is with great pleasure we see some upside to the market, although today seem to be a wide spread down day on all three major indices.
My reflections on Suratul Taha
August 2, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
This post is different than what I have usually post. The sura is Taha in Quran, and the sura summarizes the entire adventure when Allah appeared to Prophet Musa in the holy mountains of Tuwa. In a few consecutive Ayaat, the sura describes the conversation between Allah and Musa. One of these conversations that touches me the most is when Allah asked Musa to go to Feraun to spread his word.
Closing Bell 07-18-2022
July 18, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,072.61 -215.65 -0.69 S&P 500 3,830.85 -32.31 -0.84 Nasdaq 11,360.05 -92.37 -0.81 Russel 2K 1,738.42 -5.96 -0.34 VIX 25.30 1.07 4.42 What a turn of events. Dow up 350 plus in the early trading, only to close -216 at the closing. All major indices gave up their gains and went into solid red. VIX edged up almost 5 percent. At the time of writing this post, all indices futures are flat.
Closing Bell 07-15-2022
July 15, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,288.26 -192.51 -0.62 S&P 500 3,863.16 72.78 1.92 Nasdaq 11,452.42 201.24 1.79 Russel 2K 1,744.37 36.87 2.16 VIX 24.23 -2.17 -8.22 I have taken few days break from writing my closing bell summary. Many things have happened in the last few days, unfortunately market taking a turn for the worst. All indices were mostly negative. Today, there is much needed market rally with all indices in solid green territory and also VIX dropping below 25.
Closing Bell 07-12-2022
July 12, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,981.33 -192.51 -0.62 S&P 500 3,818.80 -35.63 -0.92 Nasdaq 11,364.73 -107.87 -0.95 Russel 2K 1,728.18 -3.83 -0.22 VIX 27.29 1.12 4.28 Yet another red day - VERY red day I should add. All eyes are on tomorrow’s CPI report. I think market is pricing in a very bad news. I can’t believe Powell fooled us stating “Inflation is transitory”. What happened to the “transition”?
Closing Bell 07-11-2022
July 11, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,173.84 -164.31 -0.52 S&P 500 3,854.43 -44.95 -1.15 Nasdaq 11,372.60 -262.71 -2.26 Russel 2K 1,732.01 -37.36 -2.11 VIX 26.17 1.53 6.21 Massive red day - S&P given up almost all the gains from the week prior. It appears, the market takes one step forward two step backward; I don’t see how it may change any time soon. Vix went up more than 6 percent.
Closing Bell 07-08-2022
July 8, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,338.15 -46.40 -0.15 S&P 500 3,899.38 -3.24 -0.08 Nasdaq 11,635.31 13.96 0.12 Russel 2K 1,769.36 -0.24 -0.01 VIX 24.64 -1.44 -5.52 Volatile day with essentially flat market. All indices had an awesome week. Better than expected job data eased investors mind of recession. I still think we are either already in one or moderate recession is unavoidable. The big news in the market of Elon’s backing off from buying Twitter.
Closing Bell 07-07-2022
July 7, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,384.55 346.87 1.12 S&P 500 3,902.62 57.54 1.50 Nasdaq 11,621.35 259.49 2.28 Russel 2K 1,769.60 42.06 2.43 VIX 26.08 -0.65 -2.43 A massive green day today - finally! All indices are up and VIX dropping. China considers massive 250 billion dollar stimulus with historic bond sales. This news helped various chinese and us stocks that have business in China such as Tesla. Shares of Tesla Inc.
Closing Bell 07-06-2022
July 6, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,037.68 69.86 0.23 S&P 500 3,845.08 13.69 0.36 Nasdaq 11,361.85 39.61 0.35 Russel 2K 1,727.55 -13.78 -0.79 VIX 26.73 -0.81 -2.94 So this is the trend, deep red in the morning, ends green at the end. I am not complaining, but just stating that volatility is at its worst or so it seems. All major indexes end up in green territory. Russell 2000 was down which measures growth sectors.
Closing Bell 07-05-2022
July 5, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,967.82 -129.44 -0.42 S&P 500 3,831.39 6.06 0.16 Nasdaq 11,322.24 194.40 1.75 Russel 2K 1,741.33 13.57 0.79 VIX 27.54 0.01 0.04 The roller coaster ride of the market is worst than the rides in Magic Mountain! Dow Jones had almost 700 point drop but recovered most of it and closed down 0.42%. S&P had a similar effect, it closed positive. Nasdaq had a solid day with almost 2 percent gain.
Trading Posts : Glossary
July 2, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
This post will serve as the references for terms that I use in my trading posts. Term Description VIX VIX is the ticker symbol and the popular name for the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index, a popular measure of the stock market’s expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index options. FUD fear, uncertainty and doubt, usually evoked intentionally in order to put a competitor at a disadvantage Russel 2K The Russell 2000 Index is a small-cap stock market index that makes up the smallest 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index.
Closing Bell 07-01-2022
July 1, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,097.26 -253.88 1.05 S&P 500 3,825.33 -33.45 1.06 Nasdaq 11,127.85 -149.16 0.90 Russel 2K 1,727.76 19.77 1.16 VIX 26.70 -2.01 7.00 There is a saying - all well those ends well. We see that in the market today. In a highly volatile market, with swings of almost 600 points in Dow. At the end all indices end up higher almost one percent. VIX dropped below 28 with 7 percent decline, which indicates general FUD in market is stabilizing.
Closing Bell 6-30-2022
June 30, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,775.43 -253.88 -0.82 S&P 500 3,785.38 -33.45 -0.88 Nasdaq 11,028.74 -149.16 -1.33 Russel 2K 1,707.99 -11.38 -0.96 VIX 28.60 0.44 1.86 Stock market closes with yet another red day. The market’s worst first half in 50 years. This is definitely something to be worried about and not just general FUD. Feds are determined to get inflation numbers down, however, the persistent inflation is here to stay at least for the short term.
Closing Bell 6-29-2022
June 29, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,029.31 82.32 0.27 S&P 500 3,818.83 -2.72 -0.07 Nasdaq 11,177.89 -3.65 -0.03 Russel 2K 1,719.37 -24.79 -1.86 VIX 28.16 0.20 -0.71 A volatile day. Market is giving up slowly all the gains from last week. Tesla stock is under fire, and heading towards hitting 650 a share. Recent news include, lay off of employees. Goldman expects weak Tesla results. Various analysts are revising their second quarter delivery numbers sighting issues with Covid shutdown in China etc.
Hugo Stock Summary ShortCode Module
June 29, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
If you are a regular visitor of my site, you may have noticed, I have started posting daily closing bell stock market summary. These pages proceeds with a Market index summary from that day. Let’s discuss how I put it together. What is a Hugo ShortCode? Shortcodes are simple snippets inside your content files calling built-in or custom templates. Parts of the Stock Summary ShortCode A JSON Payload for each day to summarize the data.
Closing Bell 6-28-2022
June 28, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,946.99 -491.27 -1.56 S&P 500 3,821.55 -78.56 -2.01 Nasdaq 11,181.54 -343.01 -2.98 Russel 2K 1,738.84 -32.90 -1.86 VIX 28.36 1.41 5.23 Massive red days are back! All indices are in deep red territory with VIX surging back up above 28 again. Cathie Wood believes US is already in a recession. I think as the month June ends and the market wraps up one of the worst six months of the year in stock market history, we can start to see some uptrend.
Closing Bell 6-27-2022
June 27, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,438.26 -62.42 -0.20 S&P 500 3,900.11 -11.63 -0.30 Nasdaq 11,524.55 -83.07 -0.72 Russel 2K 1,771.74 6.01 0.34 VIX 26.95 -0.28 -1.03 Not a green day but not that red either - which is surprising. A big run on Friday and last week, one would assume a massive pull back today - did not happen. Definitely a good sign. Russel 2K ended up green, which is usually indicator for the growth stocks.
Closing Bell 6-24-2022
June 24, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 31,500.68 832.32 2.68 S&P 500 3,911.74 375.43 3.34 Nasdaq 11,607.62 179.11 1.62 Russel 2K 1,765.74 54.07 3.16 VIX 27.23 -1.82 -6.27 Well I am happy to report my prediction for the day of the market was absolutely wrong. All major indices were massively green for the day. Solid gains in S&P, Dow and Nasdaq - what a relief. Weekly Summary Dow - Up 4.
Closing Bell 6-23-2022
June 23, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,677.36 194.23 0.64 S&P 500 3,795.73 35.84 0.95 Nasdaq 11,232.19 179.11 1.62 Russel 2K 1,711.06 20.95 1.25 VIX 29.03 0.10 0.35 What a volatile market! I am glad all indices ended up solid green at the closing bell. VIX continues to go down and that is the actual progress. Bond yields slip that is generally good for the market. Tesla stocks are giving up steam, focusing on ongoing supply chain matters, China Covid resurgence.
Bing Image Gallery and Power Automate
June 22, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
I downloaded the Bing wallpaper app. It is actually awesome, everyday I turn on my computer to see what kind of wall paper I get for that day. Most of these are amazing! I use them in my desktop and also as my zoom background! Finally, I created a small Power Automate routine, that downloads each day Bing wall paper and saves it on to my drive. I wanted to share some of these Bing images with you!
Closing Bell 6-22-2022
June 22, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,483.13 -47.12 -0.15 S&P 500 3,759.89 -4.90 -0.13 Nasdaq 11,053.08 -16.22 -0.15 Russel 2K 1,690.28 -3.75 -0.22 VIX 28.36 1.41 5.23 NO SURPRISE! Red day, although mid trading day all indexes were green but gave up all the gains by the closing bell. I am glad at least, the down turn is small essentially flat. VIX decreased, which is good. Ideally, we want to see it below 20.
Closing Bell 6-21-2022
June 21, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 30,530.25 641.47 2.15 S&P 500 3,764.79 89.95 2.45 Nasdaq 11,069.30 270.95 2.51 Russel 2K 1,694.03 28.34 1.70 VIX 30.19 -0.84 -2.71 A Very green day and what a relief! All indexes are showing solid gains. The million dollar question is - the gain is here to stay? VIX which measures public sentiment; remains high. In my opinion, VIX >= 28 indicates high [FUD](../(../glossary) (Fear Uncertainty Doubt).
Movies/Shows I recommend - Netflix
June 21, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
This post is for those who love movies and shows like me. I will try to post rare finds that are not always 100% scoring in rotten tomatoes nevertheless in my opinion well worth it to watch. Today’s posts can all be viewed in Netflix. The Lincoln Lawyer Starring: Neve Campbell, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Summary: Idealistic lawyer Mickey Haller runs his practise out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and small across Los Angeles.
Movies/Shows I recommend - Hulu
June 19, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
This post is for those who love movies and shows like me. I will try to post rare finds that are not always 100% scoring in rotten tomatoes nevertheless in my opinion well worth it to watch. Today’s post can all be viewed at Hulu. The Old Man (Hulu) Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman, Alia Shawkat, E.J. Bonilla Summary: Dan Chase absconded from the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since.
Closing Bell 6-17-2022
June 17, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 29,888.78 62.46 -0.13 S&P 500 3,674.84 8.07 -0.22 Nasdaq 10,789.35 152.25 1.43 Russel 2K 1,665.69 15.86 0.96 VIX 27.23 -1.82 -6.27 As predicted market ended up closing green - somewhat!. Nasdaq which had taken the worst beating yesterday went up the highest. However, after a brutal day yesterday, one should expect a very green day - that was not the case. DJI essentially closed flat while S&P marginally up.
Closing Bell 6-16-2022
June 16, 2022 | Reading Time: 2 min
Market Summary Index Value Change Percentage Dow 29,927.07 -741.00 -2.42 S&P 500 3,666.77 -123.22 -3.25 Nasdaq 10,646.10 -453.00 -4.08 Russel 2K 1,649.84 -81.30 -4.70 VIX 32.95 3.33 11.24 An overall extremely down market today. Yesterday’s gain was completely wiped and then added to some more losses. DJIA, Nasdaq hit fresh new lows. All investors want to know, is this the bottom or there are still room to go down! VIX is up almost 11.
Yaheya.Com new site!
June 6, 2022 | Reading Time: 1 min
After many years, moved my personal site to Hugo, previously DotNet Core Azure Web App. Details of current site can be found here Hugo which is the main platform this site runs under is a brilliant idea. Not all sites, needs to be generated off from a Database or need backend server technology. The site features - Google Analytics Disqus comments Contact form using Formspree Overtime I plan to add many features and post about them as I am doing so.