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Video Blog: Is an October 2007-Like Stock Market Top Days Away?

After seeing the S&P 500 drop over 50% in both the 2000-2003 and 2007-2009 bear markets, investors are understandably hesitant to redeploy their hard-earned...
bull market leadership

Small & Mid Cap Market Leadership A Healthy Sign

Since it can provide valuable information about investors’ tolerance for risk, monitoring market leadership is a worthwhile habit. When conservative consumer staples lead, it...
trading options, stock options

A Bullish Options Strategy With The Clock On Your Side

I want to discuss today an investment strategy combining stock and options that takes great advantage of time decay. It is absolutely a bullish...
stock market bull and bear, bull market

Market Masters: Using Market Breadth for Portfolio Positioning

By Derek Hernquist    The Dow Jones Industrials are up 1% and you make an average of 2% each across your 10 longs. A week...
rising beef prices

Rising Beef Prices Have Consumers Asking “Where’s the Beef?”

As an investor you’re a detective by default – you may prowl for signs on a chart, dig into a balance sheet for hidden...
sustainable investing

Crafting the Right Approach to Sustainable Investing

My previous post on sustainable investing introduced the concept and concluded that making sustainability a focus or a part of your investment criteria can...

Sci-Fi Friday: Russell 2000 About to Cross the Streams

Market-leading small-cap benchmark Russell 2000 (RUT) just closed out the last full trading week of July +23.7% YTD, currently outpacing...just about every major asset class...

Is the Housing Recovery Faltering?

Something interesting happened on the way to the much-vaunted Housing recovery. To the apparent dismay and consternation of the Fed and homebuyers waiting in...
trading options, stock options

Options Trading Education: Let’s Double the Diagonal

In the past two columns I have discussed spreading time, also known as calendar spreads. There are horizontal time spreads which use the same...
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Market Masters: The Crude Realities of Trading Through a Losing Streak

By Jon Boorman     We all know the old maxim of running winners and cutting losers. It's been cited numerous times in many of the...

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