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Russell 2000 Study: Is a Major Market Correction Near?

Over the last couple of weeks the outsized trouncing that small cap benchmark Russell 2000 (RUT) continues to deliver versus its large cap peers...

Market Masters: Poker-Trading Parallels, Positive Expectation, and Moving Beyond Certainty

by Mercenary Trader      Warren Buffett once said: “I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because...

Russell 2000: Steps to the Top

Venezuela's Caracas General :+272.2%. Argentina's Merval: +72.5%. Japan's Nikkei 225: +31%  Pakistan's KSE100: +29.3%. Among Ex-US global equities, some unusual suspects have (wait...Pakistan?) posted blistering...
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Two Reasons the Stock Market Can Rally If Washington Shapes Up

It isn't rocket science to argue that stocks would enjoy a relief rally if a budget was passed, the government reopened, and the debt...
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22 Charts Say Be Open To Bullish Stock Market Resolution

Charts allow us to monitor the never-ending battle between bullish economic conviction and bearish economic conviction. Experienced traders know higher beta and more economically...
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The Best Of See It Market – September

The month of September was a tail of two halves.  The first half was spent rallying into the highly anticipated September FOMC and Fed...

Bonds 101: Understanding the Price-Yield-Value Relationship

The incessant noise around whether to taper or not to taper got me thinking that it may be a good idea to cover off...

What the Current Small Cap Stock Outperformance Means

Recent relative strength in small cap benchmark index Russell 2000 (RUT) has been the subject of much discussion.  What does the current small cap...
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October Stock Market Performance: In Charts

As we enter October and the final quarter of the year, I thought it would be fun to highlight October stock market performance through some memorable market snapshots....
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Why Bond Yields May Continue to Fall

Back in July I wrote a piece on “Why Bond Yields may be Headed Lower Short-Term” and it has played out just as I...

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