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Small Caps: Telegraphing the Santa Claus Rally

Green Fridays in 2013: it's a very familiar refrain. The S&P 500 (SPX) notched another closing all-time high Friday - closing up 33 of...
financial analysis

U.S. Economy, Equity Markets Turn To Consumer For Clues

by Greg Naylor     November was somewhat uneventful for the U.S. economy, as the S&P 500 continued to drift higher and investors turned their attention...
mortgage regulations 2014

Why Mortgage Regulations Will Slow Housing Recovery And Hinder Stocks

Mortgage Regulations now being implemented as part of Dodd Frank legislation signed three years ago continue to cripple the mortgage banking industry and have...

Financial Accounting Standards: IAS and IFRS Changes in 2013 and 2014

I recently attended a PwC conference where they provided some commentary on changes to the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards...

The Evolution Of Fear And Greed: Beyond The Sovereign Debt Crisis

Throughout 2009 and 2010, the headlines alternated between potential bank failures and Europe's Sovereign Debt Crisis. In short, the equity and credit markets were...

Bitcoin: 12 Hours of Pillage, Murder and Exhilaration

Bitcoin's last 12 hours have been a psych ward of paranoid price schizophrenia. For anyone who walked away after yesterday's Senate Department of Homeland Security...

The Second Bitcoin Blow Off

Yesterday, we commemorated (if it can be called that) Bitcoin's first break above $450 with a post over on Tumblr drawing comparison between its...
gold bulls vs bears

Gold Asset Allocation Slips As Diminishing Fear Boosts Equities

Earlier tonight, we posted a quick read on Gold asset allocation on our Tumblr stream (follow us). In short, we looked at Gold's performance since...
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US Economic Growth, Jobs Spur Optimism For Stocks – October Recap

by Greg Naylor     October was an eventful month on the economic front, as the government shut down for a time, and then re-opened.  Surprise...
stock market trends

S&P 500 Breadth: New Highs, Falling Participation

Are constructive market internals still affirming the S&P 500's continual push above it's secular 2000 and 2007 highs? Is S&P 500 Breadth beginning to...

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