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More Market Noise? Just Turn Down the Volume

More Market Noise? Just Turn Down the Volume

The markets are full of distractions.  As traders and investors it is hard to get away from the noise that tends to influence our decision-making.  After all, we seek to find the answers or some sort of explanation, reasoning or rationale for market moves.  Somehow we feel relieved to know the 'answers', though they may not be accurate.  What is some of the recent noise that may be affecting...

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Now You See it - The Energy Report 05/12/16

Now You See it - The Energy Report 05/12/16

Now you see it and now you don’t. Presto chango and all of a sudden barrels of crude are disappearing at a time when demand is rising causing a path to global oil supply tightening. Not only did the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shock the trade with a 3.5 million barrels’ drawdown, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is lifting its global demand forecast. This comes as U.S. crude...

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Reality, Virtual Reality, Alternate Reality –Boeing, Samsung, The Market

Reality, Virtual Reality, Alternate Reality –Boeing, Samsung, The Market

Hmmm … The US economy is going to the underworld in a hand basket, again. Unemployment is on the rise, import prices are rising, inflation is benign, and this all brings us to: - Fed to delay rate hike until September on tame inflation outlook: Reuters poll. This is good news for the market, yes? At least it has been since December, anyway. So, why then is the market not responding better to...

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BBC Global 30 Index Signals Bull Market Is Not Over

BBC Global 30 Index Signals Bull Market Is Not Over

All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved. Sun Tzu This index gives one an idea of how the global economy is doing; it combines the economic information of 30 of the world’s largest companies.  If it is faring badly, then it’s a signal that the global economy is not holding up well. The one year chart illustrates...

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Is Gilead Sciences Stock (GILD) Worth a Trade?

Is Gilead Sciences Stock (GILD) Worth a Trade?

A recent fifteen percent fall in most bio-tech stocks, including bio-tech giant Gilead Sciences brings us a great opportunity to profit from. The following is what has made me add Gilead Sciences to my medium-term trading portfolio. Please note, I am both a long-term deep value investor as well as a medium-term trader who utilizes the combination of both fundamental, technical and macro...

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Cautiously Bearish On The Canadian Dollar

Cautiously Bearish On The Canadian Dollar

The Canadian Dollar is relatively more sheltered from the "inverse effect" that causes other heavily traded currencies to decline when the U.S. Dollar rallies. For that reason, we are tempering our generally bearish forex view with a special caveat for the Canadian Dollar. It should decline, but not as forcefully as we expect other currencies to decline. The long-term Elliott wave pattern in...

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Are E-Mini S&P Futures Stuck In A Rut?

Are E-Mini S&P Futures Stuck In A Rut?

The S&P has been a bit range bound over the last few weeks, trading a channel from 2030 to the 2090 level. Since April 1st we have seen the market do lot of back and forth trading. Over that time the index has not traded in the same direction for more than three consecutive sessions. It appears to be in a bit of a comfort zone. Trying to trade futures in these conditions can be a...

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Eyes Forward, In The Air, And Toward Housing

Eyes Forward, In The Air, And Toward Housing

Looking backward before going forward might be what we teach a teen learning to drive, but for those who want to make their money grow in the market, it is not a good idea. Conventional market behavior is erratic because it operates on the principle just described above. Witness today, for example. How is anything in the market world appreciably different from yesterday? Buy the dips.  - The...

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US Equities mount an impressive rally.…..what could go wrong???

US Equities mount an impressive rally.…..what could go wrong???

The US stock market continues to be resilient and push upward.  On Tuesday, equities closed on the highs +1.2%.  So, what could derail US equities from breaking out to new highs?  Weak US economics?  Probably not.  Considering that we are in the bad news = good news environment.  Poor US economics have translated into the US Fed pushing off interest rate hikes to a later date.  Case in...

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Chart Of The Week: Chipotle is Putting on a Better Face

Chart Of The Week: Chipotle is Putting on a Better Face

The trials and tribulations of Chipotle Mexican Grill were well documented in the news this winter. The E. Coli scare really put a shiner on the stock - it dropped well over 40% from all-time highs. The days of robust growth are over for now, and while management claims to have some of the most stringent food service standards in the industry, there are still worries about food safety. The...

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