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Guest Reader Blog: Is 1500 on Tap for the S&P 500?

By Alex Salomon Some trading months are just blessed by the Gods. Ironic for an agnostic like me!  Take January 2011/2012: one could simply pick a...
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Wikinvest’s Portfolio Aggregator Worth a Look

By Joshua Schroeder If you are like me then over time you probably have accumulated various investment accounts with different brokers.  For example, I have an...
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Quick Take: S&P 500 Eyeing 1375?

By Andrew Nyquist And here we are again eyeing that that all important S&P 500 toggle at 1375. The only difference this time is that we're looking...

Portfolio Positioning: What to do in the Months Ahead

By Joshua Schroeder The strength of the current stock market rally has been impressive.  The S&P is up nearly 10% for the year and nearly 30%...
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The Importance of the 1380 Toggle

By Andrew Nyquist Well the Fed has spoken again. And Gentle Ben has left every door ajar in hopes the market will party on: "the economy...
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Trade Setups: Understanding the Backtest

By Andrew Nyquist Simply put, a backtest occurs when a support or resistance area breaks and the price soon thereafter comes back to retest or validate...
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Is This Just Another Garden Variety Pullback?

By Andrew Nyquist Just as one should never be short a dull market, one should also be weary of being long a lullaby... Once you get hooked into snooze-control,...

Fabulous February Taunting The Ides of March

By Andrew Nyquist The 2012 global financial markets are roughly two months old and it's clear that the bulls are having their cake and eating it...

The Trading Diary: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

By Andrew Nyquist Have a trading secret? Least you can do is share it with yourself. Many traders develop temporary amnesia, shying away from the type...
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The Messy Art of Trading Around a Moving Setup

By Andrew Nyquist This is the part of the market ride that gets wacky. Folks fighting the tape (yes, cue the fingers at myself) start to...

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