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Is The Energy Sector ETF (XLE) Ready To Breakout?

One of the hottest topics in the market today is the energy sector and Crude Oil. And today the Energy Sector ETF (XLE) is...

Intel Earnings Strong, But Stock Has Work To Do

After the closing bell, we were greeted with another slew of earnings reports to sift through. One after hours mover that caught my eye was Intel...
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Slowing Global Growth A Headwind For US Economy

Over the last six months I have taken the position that global growth has been slowing and that it will result in slowing growth...
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Chart Of The Day: China ETF (FXI) Breaks Out To 7 Year Highs

Since the 2009 bottom, US equities have outperformed most of their global peers. One of the underperforming laggards has been China. And using ETFs...
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Alcoa Earnings Disappoint: An Ominous Sign?

Every quarter, earnings season kicks off with aluminum kingpin, Alcoa (AA). Investors from all walks tune in and celebrate the "opening day" of earnings season....
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Equities Indicator? Watch The ROC On The JNK TLT Ratio

Equities have been choppy lately, making life for traders difficult. One indicator that I like to follow to gauge equities risk on/off is the...

Stocks Dismiss Jobs Report; S&P 500 Closes Higher

Last Friday, I covered the poor jobs report highlighting why it may be just what the market ordered. That may have been a bit...
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Why Friday’s Jobs Report Is Just What The Market Ordered

This morning's NFP jobs report saw the economy gain 126,000 jobs in March. But this number was significantly lower than economists consensus estimate of 245,000...

Equity Put Buying Ahead Of Earnings: A Bullish Catalyst?

For the last several days the screen that shows me option block trades has been full of large single-stock put buys. I filter for...
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Crude Oil Futures: Intraday Price Swings Nearing Manic

As a trader, I monitor all things markets and have likely traded all things markets at some point. This week, I dabbled in Crude Oil, trading...

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