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Investors close to full boat on stocks ...

The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) runs a monthly Asset Allocation survey that we like to keep an eye on, especially after extend …

Wednesday reads & daily charts ...

We scour the best of publications that cover the markets & economy, the world of business & finance, asset & wealth management, monetary & …

Noticeable divergences in S&P 500 ...

Divergences are something investors talk a lot about when it comes to equity markets.  A divergence is disparity, or gap, between the direction of th …

Tuesday reads & daily charts ...

We scour the best of publications that cover the markets & economy, the world of business & finance, asset & wealth management, monetary & …

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Housing stocks on verge of breakdown ...

Posted on at April 14, 2014 by

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We have talked about the housing stocks for several weeks now, and how they have been probing key technical support since early 2013.  In the daily chart below, we take a quick technical look at the housing sector ETF, the XHB. As illustrated below, the XHB has been testing its 200 day Read More...

Barron's through the prism of FusionIQ - CZR

Posted on at April 14, 2014 by

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In a Barron’s feature this weekend, Andrew Bary summarizes a piece on Caesars Entertainment (CZR) with this ominous note: Private-equity Apollo Group and TPG are set to battle bondholders. Caesars shareholders will likely get bloodied. Caesars is one of the country’s largest cas Read More...

Monday reads & daily charts ...

Posted on at April 14, 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 ahead ...

Posted on at April 12, 2014 by

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This past week was the worst since 2012 for the Nasdaq, which was down 3.1%, and S&P 500, which dropped 2.7%. What does the coming week hold? Let’s look back at what just happened, where the losses all came on Thursday and Friday (the major averages were up for the week through We Read More...

Weekend reads & charts ...

Posted on at April 12, 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 April 11, 2014 by

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The week started with big drops in all major indices, as traders assessed the degree of overall economic gains after a somewhat disappointing March payrolls report Friday, renewed geopolitical risk arising in Ukraine and the start of Q1 earnings season. The Nasdaq Composite tumbled agai Read More...

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