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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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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: April 2013

By Greg Naylor     April was an uneventful month in terms of economic news, allowing the stock market and bond market to continue...
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Tightening Fed Policy: Is A Smooth Exit A Sure Thing?

What factor is most responsible for the recovery Fed policy has - by most accounts - stimulated in financial (housing and labor also?) markets...
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Heads Up: It’s NFP Friday!

By Andrew Kassen Welcome to Non-Farm Payroll (NFP; a.k.a. "the monthly unemployment data) Friday! Excluding Central Bank rate decisions and the occasional errant twitter...
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Doc Copper: The Personal Physician to King Dollar

By Andrew Kassen Copper is often held up when analysts and commentators are having an "intermarket analysis" moment to bolster whatever argument they're...
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Stock Market Report and Economic Update: March 2013

By Greg Naylor     March was an eventful month, as the Euro zone dealt with another crisis, this time in Cyprus, and the sequestration went...
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February 2013 Stock Market Report and Economic Report

By Greg Naylor     February was an eventful month, as the U.S. government struggled unsuccessfully to avoid ‘sequestration,’ and Italy held elections with possible ramifications...

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