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Women Actually Make More Money Than Men?

Today, I am headed off the reservation for a look at something unexpected, interesting, and quite mind boggling, but before I do that, I have just a bit of reservation news to throw out for thought. Treasuries Fall With U.S. Stocks as Dollar Gains on Fed The market is down this morning and the reported reason is the above headline. Apparently, the San Francisco arm of the Fed subtly warned...

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December ICE Cotton Futures: Trading Idea September 9, 2014

December Cotton Futures a Selling Opportunity on More Price Weakness See on the daily bar chart for December cotton futures that prices have sold off recently and negated a fledgling uptrend line. The bears have regained downside technical momentum to suggest a fresh leg down in prices in the near term. A move below chart support at 64.00 cents would become a selling opportunity. The...

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Rally In Aussie Futures Fails

Rally In Aussie Futures Fails

One currency pair I've been bullish on this year is the Aussie dollar's value to the greenback. However, the drop in Aussie futures yesterday and today changes that outlook. This market now appears to be in danger of tracing out a large top that could spell losses in the intermediate term. Aussie futures started to consolidate at the beginning of July. This looked constructive at the time,...

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NASDAQ 100 Stocks Gaining Strength, Foreign Stocks Losing Strength

NASDAQ 100 ETF/S&P 500 ETF Relative Strength Ratio (QQQ/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 13 years on 9/8/14 and remains systematically bullish. Foreign Stocks ETF (EFA) Relative Strength Ratio (EFA/SPY) broke down below its lows of the previous 9 years on 9/8/14. Health Care stock sector ETF (XLV) Relative Strength Ratio (XLV/SPY) rose above its highs of the previous 6 months...

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Small Cap Underperformance Warns Of Possible Topping Process

Small Cap Underperformance Warns Of Possible Topping Process

A little over a month ago, I wrote a piece saying to be careful shorting the small caps or IWM Shares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) IWM has rallied some $8 off of those lows and now it is one of the reasons I am asking the question “are we in a topping process”? If you think about the overall U.S. stock market as a fine tuned, well-oiled machine, everything has to be running flawlessly for it to...

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Energy Bears Have the Technical Advantage

ENERGY MARKETS October crude oil closed lower on Monday as it extended the decline off June's high. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening when Tuesday's night session begins. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If October extends the decline off June's high, the 38% retracement level of the...

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Focus on Currency Markets Early this Week

* Latest Market Developments * Focus is on the currency markets this week, where the U.S. dollar index has hit a 14-month high, while the Euro currency has slumped to a 14-month low. Diverging economies and monetary policies in the U.S. and the European Union are prompting their currencies to trend in opposite directions. Meantime, the British pound has sold off sharply this week and hit a...

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Where Did The Divergence Go?

Earlier this morning, on this grey cloudy day, the market seemed unhappy. It looks to be feeling a bit better now, oh 90 minutes in, but it might not stay that way. There is a new fear coming our way, something never seen before, at least not in 300 years or so. A week ago everybody assumed voters would say “No” in overwhelming numbers and the issue of Scottish devolution from Great Britain...

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7-Year Commodity Cycle Due To Bottom This Year

7-Year Commodity Cycle Due To Bottom This Year

Subscribers to Seattle Technical Advisors.com know of a seven-year cycle in commodities which is due to bottom near year-end. With cycles this big we can’t be accurate to the day, week, or even month but having entered the last third of the year I thought it might be a good time to look at how commodities are playing out so far this year. In my March 10, 2014 column “Copper plunges on China...

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When Will The Stock Market Pull Back?

When Will The Stock Market Pull Back?

There is a lot of talk coming from market pundits basically stating, ‘At some point, the market MUST pull back.’  While it is perfectly obvious that this is a true statement, it is not particularly helpful to anyone because of its utter lack of specificity.The market will pull back when it reaches levels where the buyers are not as eager to buy and/or the supply provided by the sellers...

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