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Add the Consumer to the List

In addition to oil, the difficulties at Deutsche Bank, and the election, we should probably add the state of …

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Why Tactical Isn’t Working – Part V (The Numbers)

Some folks have questioned what I mean when suggesting that tactical/technical strategies have struggled recently. So, today, we’ll take a look at some numbers that make the point pretty clear…

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Since It’s Still September…

Before we let the blinking screens take over our lives again, let’s step back and start the week with a review of the state of the market and our objective major market indicators…

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Why Tactical Isn’t Working – Part IV (QE-Infinity and Beyond!)

With the markets (a) stuck in what I’ll call price discovery mode in relation to the idea that we are seeing the beginning of the end of the QE Era, jI’ll continuing our series on why tactical/technical strategies have not fared well…

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The End of an Era?

The big macro fear in the markets at this point in time – and the reason for all the volatility – is that we are starting to see the beginning of the end of the QE era…

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No New Message From Brainard

Stocks dove on Friday on fears that the Fed was trying to send a message to the market. Traders believed that Fed Governor Lael Brainard was being cued up to send a message to the markets…

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Freak-out Mode Is Back

On Friday, investors were reminded of why September is known for volatility. The computers were cued up and waiting for a reason – any reason – to sell stocks…

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Why Tactical Trading Strategies Aren’t Working – Part II

Yesterday, I began a series of posts that I have been meaning to write for quite some time. The topic at hand is why so many technical stock market indicators and, in turn, so many tactical investing strategies have struggled…

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