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Inside This Week’s Super-Charged Economic Calendar

You ready for the Boom?  Yeah, this week’s economic calendar has a lot of news to look forward to, both in the US and...
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Bernanke Births ‘Tapering’, But Timing Uncertain

By Chris Wrenn     Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve began easing with the goal of seeing the U.S. through a difficult economic landscape. By lowering rates and...
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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: June 2013

By Greg Naylor   June was an eventful month in terms of economic news, with a press conference by Ben Bernanke on June 19 sparking a sell-off...
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Bernanke Reverts to Type, Dollar Destruction Follows

Given the great expectations preceding it, market reaction to the release of the June 19th FOMC meeting today added up to a distasteful case...

Fed Policy: Uncle Ben and the Ill Communication

To paraphrase Warren Buffett, by most accounts the 5 year tide of the Federal Reserve's grand experiment in monetary accommodation is about to start...

Commodities Outlook Video

In his week's video, I take a closer look at various commodities such as Crude Oil, Coffee, Gold, and Cotton, as well as the...
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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: May 2013

By Greg Naylor     May was an eventful month in terms of economic news, with some Fed officials starting to murmur about reducing stimulus.  Bond...
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How Is This Market Like the Tech Bubble? Margin Debt.

Earlier this afternoon we noted Margin debt struck an all-time-high in April - and that the market's net worth is plumbing levels last seen...
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Margin Debt Vaults to An All-Time High in April

April continued 2013's idyllic period for risk-taking everywhere.  A back-of-the-napkin survey shows US stocks went up with the S&P 500 (SPX) clearing +1.85%, while...
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Turnaround Tuesday: Is the Market Vulnerable to a Trend Reversal?

Considering that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 18 times in a row on Tuesdays, investors probably shouldn't be hitching their wagons to...

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