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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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5 Reasons Your Simple Bear Market Plans Could Backfire

Weekends are a good time to review investment risk management strategies. If an approach or system can manage to avoid the common bear market pitfalls below, the odds of successfully ...
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Trading Degrees for Dollars?

Though it hardly feels like another school year is almost over and summer is within reach. It’s already time for graduation plans and gearing up for beaches and barbecues. Before ...

A Round Of Upbeat News For Jobless Claims & Retail Sales

Retail spending revived last month and new filings for unemployment benefits declined last week, according to this morning’s reports from the government. In both cases the changes ...

Watch Your Speed! Fast Markets CAN Be Profitable (or Deadly!)

Down 5.8% in about ten days, up 5% ten days later.  The speed and reversal of these moves is so quick if you were long or short you might need to wear a neck brace from whiplash.   ...
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The misunderstood “mystery method” behind big market blunders

The insightful investor understands mean reversion. It is a mystery concept for most – fancy talk. I will attempt a commonsense explanation with some relevant examples. In conclusion, ...
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5 ETF Indicators Battle The Risk-On Herd

Shares of Gilead, Netflix and Tesla have rocketed to record peaks. The S&P 500 is on track for its best monthly performance since October. And the overwhelming majority of CNBC ...
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The Two Most Important Questions For Investors

Specific Answers Can Have Positive Impact On Net Worth Weekends are a good time to address areas of vulnerability in your investment strategy. Many investors toss and turn at night ...

Taking the Next Trade

Trading is not a game of perfect, you have heard me say that often over the years.  If your goal is to win every single time in this game then you are going to be very disappointed.  ...
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What is the Market Message?

After a bad week in U.S. equities and a really bad week in emerging markets, is there a relevant message? If so, does it matter for day traders, swing traders, investors, or all of ...