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S&P 500 Sept. futures still above support ...

Markets rebounded on Friday, after Thursday’s sell-off which ensued after news broke that a Malaysian airliner was shot down, presumably by pro- …

Euro watch ...

Europe has been breaking down technically for the last few months, and it hasn’t been just one bourse, but all the majors. In the charts below, …

Monday reads & daily charts ....

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Week ahead ...

Posted on at July 20, 2014 by

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The coming week is ripe with earnings reports, with a backdrop of rising geopolitical tensions. Below we list key earnings & economic reports on the docket this coming week. As a bit of vacation beckons, we look to comments from a guest contributor, Milanee Kapadia of Yahoo Finance Read More...

Debunking the stock pickers myth ...

Posted on at July 19, 2014 by

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Everyone always talks about stock picking skills.  Below is a great article from Barron’s, by Ned David analysts Neil Leeson and Wenbo Zhou, that debunks the stock picking skill argument and shows that stock picking skill really only works when the environment is right. Late last Read More...

Weekend reads & daily charts ...

Posted on at July 19, 2014 by

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We scour the best of publications that cover the markets & economy, the world of business & finance, asset & wealth management, monetary & fiscal policy, Europe & Asia, the news & politics, science & technology … and throw in a bit of arts & entertainme Read More...

Week in review ...

Posted on at July 18, 2014 by

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The week started on a strong note, with Wall Street taking a cue from Europe where the STOXX 50 gained 0.91%. Portugal debt concerns were mitigated and Portuguese government bond yields fell after Banco Espiritos Santo SA’s parent sold a 4.99% stake to meet loan repayments. Incre Read More...

IQ Screen Pass - Large Cap momentum ...

Posted on at July 18, 2014 by

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With large cap stocks clearly outperforming small caps of late, today we run a screen for large cap stocks exhibiting momentum.  Using FusionIQ’s custom screening functionality we have searched for stocks with market caps at least $ 5 billion that are also showing strong technic Read More...

Motor vehicles, minerals and petroleum drive rail traffic

Posted on at July 18, 2014 by

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Yesterday, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 12, 2014 with 290,607 total carloads, up 4.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Total U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 256,256 units, up 3.2 percent compared Read More...

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