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Connecting The Big Dots: Why It May Be Different This Time

by Jane Hwangbo     This is my very first blog entry. As a rule, I try to write in as simple terms as...
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Valuing Apple’s Stock: 3 Considerations For Active Investors

Buying an asset when everyone hates it has been a strong recipe for successful investing over the years. But, contrarian investing is much more...
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The 1929 Crash Chart: One Final Farewell

Looks like we dodged a huge bullet, as that scary 1929 crash chart that was all over the place back in February hasn’t played...
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Gold Investors: 5 Things To Watch For This Summer

Just as Gold looked destined to retest the lows, the yellow metal found its shine and rallied into the Fed statement on June 18,...
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Will High Consumer Confidence Derail Stocks?

Consumer confidence in May came in at 85.2, the highest reading since January 2008.  On the surface that sounds like your average person is...

World War V: When Will The Period of Zombie Volatility End?

The most covered market development of 2014 may be that there's hardly a market to cover, at all. As Ryan Detrick pointed out yesterday...
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Energy Sector: Key Indicators Point To A Pullback

The Energy Sector has been one of the best performing sectors in 2014. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) is up over 15%,...
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Miner Stock Watch: Silver Wheaton (SLW)

Precious metals made a statement this past week. Silver, in particular, caught my attention. It was higher by more than 6% for the week....
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How Do Stocks Perform The Week After June Options Expiration?

The month of June has been widely cited this year as a seasonally weak period for stocks, particularly because 2014 is a mid-cycle election...
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Is Market Sentiment Signaling A Major Peak In Equities?

What do investors make of the record new low levels seen on the CBOE Options Equity Put/Call Ratio? Is market sentiment getting too complacent?...

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