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Get Ready for Higher Volatility

It’s pretty easy to see what can happen when the market gets far too complacent. Any unexpected negative surprise simply gets magnified.  And, just like trying to exit a crowded, burning theater, the panic becomes overwhelming as everyone makes a…

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The Rally Faces its Toughest Test... Here Comes the Pullback?

After seven weeks of smooth sailing, the rally has now vaulted the major indexes very close to their all-time highs achieved in October, 2007. And for the subset indexes, such as the Russell 2000 (small-caps) and the S&P 400 (mid-caps),…

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Two Things You'll Want to Watch Right Now

The pain trade continues for the under-invested... and for the speculative bears, too. With six-straight weeks of gains in the S&P 500, it’s now the longest winning streak to start a calendar year since 1971!  With the index modestly higher…

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How to Play the Bull in the China Shop

On Sunday, China will ring in the Lunar New Year.  It’s the country’s most important traditional holiday, and mainland financial markets will be closed all of next week to celebrate. According to the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the year of…

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Technical Tuesday: How to Make 19.75% on THIS CORRECTION

Just yesterday, the stock market just did something that has only happened 4 times in the last 3 years. After this sell signal appeared those times, we saw average declines of 19.75% in the Russell 2000 (small cap) index.  The…

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