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Flash Crash 2015 Style: Did You Miss It?

When markets opened on Monday, August 24, a slew of sell orders were already lined up, causing many computer systems to go haywire. Many brokers were locked out, and with market makers ...

Got a ‘Chip and a Chair’? Then You’re Still in the Game!

There is a great story of luck and persistence about  Jack ‘Treetop’ Strauss.   A towering figure, Strauss was an accomplished poker pro.  In 1982 he was playing in ...

Will the Fed’s Experiment End Badly?

Put together these ingredients: The biggest weekly market decline in two years, the winding down of earnings season, and a light week for economic data. The result? Financial TV producers ...

Stock Corrections: How Bad Can They Be And What Can We Do?

2013-2014: Not A Good Benchmark It has not been difficult to find “as long as the Fed is in charge, we will never have another serious correction” comments in recent weeks. The ...

Can Earnings Growth Reignite the Stock Rally?

To the surprise of many observers, stocks have survived a series of recent challenges. As Q214 earnings reports starts begin, the questions has changed: Can strong corporate earnings ...

Is Recent Volatility Cause For Concern?

Earnings: A Big Role This Week Before we get into the subject of recent volatility, it is important to understand the primary market driver in the days ahead – earnings. From The ...

Is it time for a mid-course correction?

Is it time for a mid-course correction? I expect the punditry to assemble the evidence, with each concluding that (s)he has been right all along! Prior Theme Recap Last week I expected ...

The Most Important Chart on Wall Street

Better Economic Data And New Highs In Stocks The most recent read on the U.S. economy was released before the fireworks began in the USA. From Fox News: Last month, employers added ...

ETFs With Low P/S Ratios May Be The Only Bargains Left

The 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrials collectively failed to increase sales in 2013. Yet the price of the Dow surged more than 25%. And while that price appreciation ...

Economic Fireworks Ahead?

With the stunning decline in Q1 GDP, the health of the US economy has once again taken center stage. The week ahead is shortened by a Friday holiday, but is packed with important data ...