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The Week Ahead: The Charts Won’t Lead You Astray Like P/E Ratios

Last week's strong stock performance and bullish market internals were consistent with the resumption of the post-election rally. The stock market's narrow range and the failure to exceed the January highs had put many investors as well as traders on the sidelines. In fact bulls have been hard to find as even the new Dow…
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Is Bullish Sentiment Now Low Enough?

The inability of the S&P 500 to surpass the late January highs and the tight trading ranges has caused an increase in bearishness among investors and traders. The White House induced volatility has also not helped. The change in outlook has been confirmed by the sentiment data from the American Association of Individual Investors as…
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The Week Ahead: First Quarter – Pain Or Gain?

The better than expected jobs report gave the sagging stock market a boost as some investors became a bit less euphoric after a rough week for the Trump administration. In a January column I urged that investors and traders ignore the "Tweet storm" and make their decisions based on numbers not the noise. There was…
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The Week Ahead: Wait For Signs Of A Trump Bear Market

It was another week of almost daily Executive Orders on a wide range of topics that have spurred much second-guessing but have not derailed the stock markets push to the upside. In the rampant hypocrisy that US voters are all too familiar Republican leaders applauded his orders after criticizing Obama as an "emperor" for his…
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Are These Two ETFs Joining The Party?

It was not surprising that stocks sold off on Monday morning after a tumultuous weekend. What was interesting was that as the major averages were making their lows for the day the NYSE advance/decline numbers revealed that there were not that many more sellers than there were buyers. By the close of trading, even though…
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The Week Ahead: The Reagan Markets

As the new president officially is sworn in the stock market is holding on to half of its early gains as of 1:00 PM New York Time. The background and experience of the president is much different than any other in modern history. Many Republicans would like to compare him to President Reagan as they…
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