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Question Everything: Challenging Your Market Opinions

Given the delicate context the broad market up-trend finds itself in, this morning marked one of those rare occasions in which I check the...

Planetary Stations Update: What’s Next for Mr. Market?

The S&P 500 (SPX) continues its slow grind higher confirming our latest hypothesis that the market may have found a summer floor at the 2007...
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The Apple Ecosystem and Its Far Reaching Economic Implications

Entering the 2nd half of 2013, I have targeted five different themes to investigate, research and evaluate in a search for emerging economic trends...

Normal Distribution Indicators Anything But Normal

After the financial crisis, it became clear to many investors that markets were far from being normally distributed. Tools like VaR and other risk...

Deconstructing the S&P 500: A Harmonic Sector Review

The steady-state, 3%-per-month melt-up that is 2013 year-to-date continues apace for the S&P 500 (symbol: SPX). Back in late March with the S&P just off...
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Market Masters: Investing in Trends As Easy As 1-2-3

Even Warren Buffet Needs Trends To make significant gains over longer periods of time (weeks, months, years), any investment position must be in an uptrend. ...
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Options Trading Education: Diagonal Calendar Spreads

I would like to continue my discussion of spreading time by describing diagonal calendar spread options. This spread, unlike the horizontal calendar spread, uses different...
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Margin Debt: An Important Theme to Monitor

The first half of 2013 left investors obsessing about a myriad of  macro-economic issues – the Federal Reserve’s potential tapering of monetary policy, Ben...
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Aphorisms of An Accidental Market Speculator – Part 1

Everyone's got a story behind how their interest, activity and even fascination with "the market" began.  Some grow up in a multi-generational wealth management...

Gold Bugs and Bulls: Keep an Eye on the Gold to Oil Ratio

When it comes to discussing gold, nothing irritates me so much as when people conflate gold bulls with gold bugs. While they are certainly...

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