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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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The Data Has Been Disappointing, But…

If you find yourself looking for something to worry about in the stock market, the recent string of economic data just might fit the bill. The bottom line is the data has been weak…

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Are The Bears Finally Ready?

Although stocks remain overbought and both sentiment and seasonality are not positive at the present time, the bottom line is the bears have been unable to get anything going…

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A Game Changer?

Today’s Nonfarm Payrolls Report, when coupled with yesterday’s manufacturing data may have been a game changer for anyone expecting Janet Yellen to…

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Global Economy Not Crumbling From BREXIT Just Yet

With just a couple more days left in Wall Street’s vacation season and the Big Kahuna of economic reports on tap for tomorrow, it would be easy to dismiss today’s early news…

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The Next Bubble Is In…

I’ve been accused recently of being overly optimistic on stocks. So, this morning I’m going to walk in the other guy’s shoes and look at what could be the next big problem…

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