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Is Wall Street Placing Too Much Faith In The Fed?

“The contraction in the first quarter is not reflective of the underlying state of the U.S. economy and the subsequent flow of data points to a significant snap-back in the second ...

Can You Admit When You Are Wrong?

Admitting you are wrong is not admitting defeat.  But many traders and investors let their ego get in the way and that leads to a calamitous road.  I have seen more train wrecks by ...

This Is Not Your Father’s Business Cycle Risk

Keeping interest rates for too low for too long risks another financial crisis, warns the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in its newly published annual report. The concern ...
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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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