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Time to Buy U.S. Treasury Bonds?

"Mission Accomplished!" That was the banner statement displayed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln when President George W. Bush made his now infamous televised declaration that major combat operations had come to an end in Iraq. And even though…

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"Damn, I Missed The Top!" Or did you?

"I buy stocks when they are down and sell them when they are up." That statement can mean more than one thing.  1.  COUNTER TREND TRADER:  A trader might buy at a low point within a larger downtrend.  This breaks…

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Don't Fear the "Taper"

How would you feel if the US economy were growing by three percent or more above the rate of inflation?  That’s a pretty strong growth rate for the size of our economy, and something we haven’t consistently achieved since the…

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Technical Tuesday: The World Explodes Tomorrow!

It appears the fix is in! The financial world eagerly awaits the big Fed announcement tomorrow.  Clearly it's an ultra-sensitive issue, as the slightest hint that maybe the Fed could possibly reduce its QE program has sent global stock markets…

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Here's Why We're Seeing Higher Volatility...

What happens when you take away the drugs from an addict? You get withdrawal symptoms.  Agitation, anxiety, and a volatile change in behavior.  And those are just a few of the immediate side effects. Well, we know that this market…

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Trading Profitably Means Trading Comfortably

        I've been thinking for a few days about what I want to write about for this week's article.  I remembered writing an article a few years back discussing what I have found to be one of the most important and most overlooked…

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Is it Time to Buy the Pullback?

Are you getting sick and tired of all the QE taper talk nonsense yet? Just about every day, there’s another Fed President giving a speech somewhere throwing in their two cents on what the next path of the Fed’s monthly…

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Technical Tuesday: Global Markets Made Simple

Are you flying blind? To understand the future of the asset class you're trading, you must at least have a general understanding of the global intermarket relationships.  But it can be frustrating trying to gain clarity on so many moving…

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