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The S&P 500 in 2013: Final Friday

Today's session marks the 51st and final Friday of 2013, opening with the S&P 500 +29.2% (+416 points) year-to-date.  Looking at a calendar-based cross-section...

Seasonality: Christmas Stock Market Performance Quiet

As investors near the finish line and get ready to close the books on another year, the stock market tends to go into cruise...
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Late 2013: Peak Stock Buyback?

2013 has been a defining or record year in many ways, including the wide breadth of stock buybacks companies have undertaken in the marketplace....

Gold Investors: 4 Gold Charts To Watch Into 2014

As the Federal Reserve releases its final FOMC statement of 2013, the Gold market remains jittery. And that is for good reason: Equities have been in favor...

S&P 500: A Look at Friday Performance In 2013

It's Friday the 13th. A day of ominous superstition and bad luck. I know what you're thinking: But not as far as stocks are concerned. In fact, looking...
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RSI Divergence Patterns: Spotting Trading Tops and Bottoms

One of my favorite patterns to watch for near market bottoms and tops is the RSI divergence pattern. But, I must caution that it...
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Options Trading Education: The Year In Review

This year in the stock market has been all about The Great Rally of 2013. It’s been seemingly unstoppable with no meaningful corrections or...
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Japanese Yen: In Extremis or About to Bottom?

If there's any trade that has been more persuasive and irrepressible in 2013 than Developed Market equities, it's the short Japanese Yen (JPY) trade. ...

10 Year Treasury Note: Yield Analysis And Correlations Into 2014

The jittery bond market has been on edge for the last seven months as rising interest rates have put a lid on nearly every...
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Is This The 1995 Stock Market All Over Again?

Are there comparisons to be made between the 1995 stock market and the current that we are investing in? This may feel like a...

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