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‘Tis the Season to Sell Premium

To paraphrase Robert Duvall from Apocalypse Now, “I love the smell of burning premium in the morning!”.  Actually, that burning premium is a seller’s delight, and ...
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A Volatility Cocktail!

This week brings the makings of an explosive volatility cocktail: Important economic data; Key Q1 earnings reports; Options expiration; A short trading week; and An edgy market environment. This ...
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ETFs Of CEFs? Yield Shares High Income (YYY) Impressive Since Inception

Before exchange-traded funds (ETFs) became widely accepted, the closed end fund, or CEF, offered investors the ability to trade a diversified investment throughout the day. CEFs have ...
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The End of Fantasy Land

If you are relatively new to the investing world, you may not have a realistic reference point to understand how painful stock market corrections can be. A trip down the memory lane ...
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Sector Breakdown

With the broader market breaking a key support level this morning, let’s take a quick look at mid-day Sector Breadth and view the results of our Trending Stock Scan candidates. Here’s ...
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ETF Investors React With Caution To A Weakening Consumer

Last week, board members of the Federal Reserve signaled that they may begin hiking overnight lending rates as early as 2015.  A majority of analysts believe that the message is in ...
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1994, Rising Interest Rates, And Your Approach To The Markets

Janet Yellen’s remarks last Wednesday brought rising interest rates back into focus. If the bond market reacts and interest rates spike as they did in 1994, it could spell trouble ...
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Simple Repeating Top Pattern in the SP500

Is the market topping or is this just another in a string of smaller “repeat top” patterns for the S&P 500? Let’s take a look at a recently repeating pattern and chart the ...
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Three Big Time Trends That Investors May Miss

How do stock market benchmarks pop 1% out of the blue? Check your Twitter news feed. Crimea voted to join Russia as everyone anticipated. Industrial production rose more than expected ...
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Yellen Takes the Stage

  Rightly or wrongly, markets continue the Fed fixation. Many expect (or demand?) a change in Fed policy. This week marks the first FOMC meeting with Janet Yellen as the Chair. ...

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