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Four Reasons Buyers Are On Strike

If you are left scratching your head as to why the bears are suddenly in complete control of the game again, you aren’t alone. So, here are four reasons that are creating some angst among traders…

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Just Another Algo-Induced Freak-out, Or…

Yesterday’s sudden dance to the downside appeared to be triggered by a spike in the so-called “fear index” tied to worries about a BREXIT-style surprise in the U.S. Presidential election…

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Short Take: China’s Economy Doing Just Fine But…

The good news is the latest data out of China shows the economy is doing just fine. However, when combined with the better-than expected U.S. GDP data, inflation expectations are on the rise, which is causing bonds to…

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And We’re Back To That…

In case there was any doubt that the election could still influence the markets these days, Friday’s intraday dance to the downside should remove all doubt. In short, the announcement that the FBI was…

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There Are Three Kinds of Lies…

It is said that there are three kinds of lies in this business… Lies, damned lies, and statistics! Nowhere is this more evident than when a manager tries to prove that he/she is right and the market is wrong…

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My Best Guess Is…

To be sure, it has been a long slog in the stock market for the past three months. My best guess as to the reason behind what can only be called sloppy action is…

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Should We Be Worried About the Economy?

On Monday, I reported that one of our Economic Models had fallen into the moderately negative zone, which prompted the question, shouldn’t we be worried about the economy?

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Indicator Review: Stay The Course

Stocks remain mired in a sloppy downtrend. The market is oversold. The earnings parade hasn’t been too bad. The Fed will likely raise rates in December. And the indicators tell us to…

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Par For The Course

While it is tough to keep the bigger-picture trends in mind when the market has been frustrating for this long, it is important to remember that what we’re seeing is…

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