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Chart Of The Day: Federal Reserve vs ECB Balance Sheets

You might not be an expert in balance sheets (I’m sure not), but I’m guessing you’ll be able to tell the major difference between...
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How Has NFP Friday Performance Fared Recently?

Just Ahead of Today's NFP release at 0830ET, here's a brief look at how Fridays featuring "the jobs report" have fared over the last...
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Capital Markets Recap: Fed, Dollar, Geopolitics In Spotlight

July was an eventful month on the political and economic front, as the conflict in the Ukraine was joined in the headlines by renewed...
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3 Reasons The SPX Is Still A Dip Buyers Market

At these heights, I feel hesitant to argue that there aren't any technical warning signs for equities. But that's the case: none of the...
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Parsing The FOMC Minutes: Why A Rate Hike May Be Coming In 1H 2015

Earlier today, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from their last meeting, sending the market into its typical tizzy. Initially the market was down...
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S&P 500: More Rally Ahead? Watch This Level

This is the question.  Is there more rally ahead for stocks over the near-term?  As a technical analyst, I prefer to follow price. So...
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A Financial Conversation With Millennials

A young couple recently put me on the spot asking for financial advice as they began their journey in life together. Did I have...
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Financial Markets Weekly Overview: Large Caps In Focus

The U.S. equity markets recovered slightly last week with the S&P 500 gaining 0.33% and the Russell 2000 jumping 1.55%. Before we get too...
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A 10 Year Look At The SP 500 With Corrections

Let’s take a look at the S&P 500 from the beginning of the housing/financial fiasco in 2007 – 2008 and the following recovery; albeit...
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S&P 500 Technical Support Looms Large For Traders

The stealth downdraft that occurred last week has offered little more than intraday trading opportunities for the nimble (and surgical). The added volatility has its...

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