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How To Avoid A Common Bear Market Mistake

Investors Want Forecasts Stock market investors are obsessed with forecasts, but how helpful are they? The concepts of forecasting are basically the same for stocks, bonds, and commodities. ...
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Three Reasons Why We Are Not in Another Tech Bubble

Three Reasons Why We Are Not in Another Tech Bubble A tech bubble is a rise in the stock markets ascribed to speculation in technology stocks. When rapid share price growth alongside ...
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Time to Sell in May?

Can positive economic trends overcome the weight of market seasonality? We all love simple rules, especially when supported by data. Throw in a rhyme or some alliteration and you ...
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What You Don’t Know About Relative Strength Shifts In ETFs Can Hurt You

One of the best web sites for identifying trends in the ETF marketplace is ETFscreen.com. And one of the best features at the data aggregation portal is the Relative Strength Factor ...

Everyone Wants To Make Money Trading the Downside – So Why Don’t They?

Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.   YODA, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Remember back in in the 2008/09 ...

What (or Who) Are You Listening To?

With the increase in market volatility, we find ourselves reaching for and needing more certainty. Is our approach correct? Do we need to make adjustments? Is there better information ...
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Will Springtime Bring Some Optimism?

Some weeks feature a contrast between past and future — a possible inflection point. Here are the current elements: Important economic data with a forward look; Earnings news ...
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The Return Of Energy ETF Dominance?

Energy ETFs outperformed the overwhelming majority of competing sector investments in the previous bull market (10/02-10/07). In the early part of the run, the war in Iraq boosted the ...

‘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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