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Will September’s ECB Meeting Spark a Euro Rally?

The upcoming ECB policy meeting is arguably the most anticipated since last December’s FOMC where it was widely expected the Fed would begin tapering QE. This time around – amidst persistent signs of deflation and fresh off President Mario Draghi’s comment that “the risks of ‘doing too little’ outweigh the

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Will September’s ECB Meeting Spark a Euro Rally?

The upcoming ECB policy meeting is arguably the most anticipated since last December’s FOMC where it was widely expected the Fed would begin tapering QE. This time around – amidst persistent signs of deflation and fresh off President Mario Draghi’s comment that “the risks of ‘doing too little’ outweigh the risks of ‘doing too much’” at this year’s Jackson Hole – speculation abounds over what accommodative steps the ECB’s Governing

Capital Markets Recap: Fed, Dollar, Geopolitics In Spotlight

July was an eventful month on the political and economic front, as the conflict in the Ukraine was joined in the headlines by renewed U.S. involvement in Iraq. The Fed continued to unwind QE and is on pace to conclude all ‘money-printing’ within a few months. Stocks drifted slightly lower, as did bonds. Here is what happened in the capital markets, by the numbers: Stocks & Bonds In July the

Gold Rangebound: Dollar, Equities Pressuring Yellow Metal

The headline number on the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) is that it has gained 6.79% so far in 2014. However, the reality is that gold bullion hasn’t gained a dime in over six months. Since February 12, GLD has been mired in a roller coaster sideways trading range that has yet to resolve in a bullish or bearish trend. In fact, if you look closely at the chart over the

Why EWZ iShares Brazil Is Setting Up For Higher Prices

Yes I am aware that EWZ (iShares MSCI Brazil ETF) is up over 19% YTD and more than 39% from the low of 38 seen in February. However, the price action yesterday and today are significant on multiple time frames and may be indicating much more upside for EWZ. Looking at the daily chart over the past 15 months, you can see that EWZ has been challenging resistance around 52 (52.01

3 Reasons The SPX Is Still A Dip Buyers Market

At these heights, I feel hesitant to argue that there aren’t any technical warning signs for equities. But that’s the case: none of the measures of trend, momentum or internal data that I monitor for the S&P 500 have turned bearish… yet. So once again, we’ll likely see dip buyers emerge. Here are three stock market measures that I am monitoring: Trend - The record highs this week confirmed a crowd willingness to buy

Trading Tips: 10 Things A Trader Needs To Give Up

We are so focused on adding to our trading arsenal with knowledge, books, chart patterns, indicators, moving averages, gurus, things for our watch list and whatever else we believe will help us make money that we forget what to give up on. One of the biggest things that determines whether a new trader ends up being a winning trader is how well they can filter out things that do not help

Will Draghi Take Action In September?

The odds for European Central Bank President Mario Draghi to add additional monetary measures to help boost the European economy are starting to tick higher with each and every weak economic data release. And I believe he will likely act in September. Take for example the Citigroup Economic Surprise Index for the European Union. This index has been below 0, which represents worse than expected economic data, since late March. And

QQQ Breakout Analysis: RSIs, Retests, and Targets

Tech stocks have played a major role in leading the broader market higher in 2014. Especially of late. Consider this: The Nasdaq Composite was the first major index to break out to near 2014 highs after the summer pullback. Soon thereafter, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials confirmed the breakout, making new highs as well. Today I’d like to focus on the popular Nasdaq 100 ETF, the Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ) and the recent

Why Investors Shouldn’t Fear New All-Time Highs

The S&P 500 (SPX) just closed at another new all-time high today. We’ve heard a lot how new all-time highs are a reason to be worried. Been hearing that for over a year now actually. Sure, major peaks took place in 2000 and 2007, but the reality is we saw a lot of new highs made in the meantime. In fact, last year there were 45 new highs, so along

The Anatomy Of A Stock Market Turn

Before we begin to examine the recent bottom and subsequent stock market turn higher, investors were greeted with an eye-popping nugget of economic data Tuesday morning. From Reuters: The Commerce Department said on Tuesday durable goods orders, items ranging from toasters to aircraft that are meant to last three years or more, jumped 22.6 percent last month after an upwardly revised 2.7 percent increase in June. July’s increase was the