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The Week Ahead: Three Warning Signs Of A Bear Market

The stock market was hammered by trade tariff threats again this week, a frequent occurrence during this administration. Based on last week’s public comments, some Republican representatives are now becoming more worried. Without any concrete policy changes actually occurring, no one can be sure whether the threats are real, or just part of the negotiation…
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The Week Ahead: Has Cramer’s ‘Stupid Market’ Actually Bottomed?

The public enthusiasm for the stock market has continued to deteriorate over the past few months. Last weekend, a Barron’s columnist referred to the prior week as “volatile flatness,” as despite wide swings during the week, the Dow ended only 48 points lower. In the article, the head of institutional equity strategy at Stifel predicts…
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The Five Most Oversold Dow Stocks

The performance of the stock market in the first quarter of 2018 left many investors and traders nervous if not disillusioned. This is especially true of those who just moved into the stock market in late 2017 or early 2018. In last weekend’s article, “The Week Ahead: the Good and Bad News For Investors,” I discussed my view…
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Should You Be Getting Ready to Buy? – May 4th

   The S&P 500 dropped 20 points below the 200 day MA at 2615 on Thursday May 3rd before it reversed to the upside and closed at 2639. The buying continued on Friday May 4th and the market's strong close was impressive . The market internals were strong with 2239 stocks advancing and just 746 declining.…
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The Week Ahead: The Good And Bad News For Investors

The stellar earnings of last week from some of the largest companies could not move the market significantly higher as the major averages were mostly lower. Only the Dow Utilities were able to close the week with significant gains, as it was up 2.5%. [caption id="attachment_5c44515738bb41d0bcb4bc3ba3ab03fb" align="alignleft" width="960"] (AP Photo/Richard Drew)[/caption] The stock market’s attempt…
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The Week Ahead: Are Barron’s Big Money Advisors On Target?

The S&P 500 lost 0.85% on Friday while the Nasdaq Composite declined 1.3% which erased much of the week’s gains.  Both still closed the week higher as they were up just over 0.5%.  The small-cap Russell 2000 did better up 0.90% while the Dow Transports were up over 2%. On The NYSE there were 1843…
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