It’s Not About The Fed: Other Market Issues at Work

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The markets sure have appeared spooked since Bernanke’s midweek commentary – but is that all this is about, or is there more to this most recent pullback?  Regular correspondent adds to the list of intermediate term market worries in his weekly piece… **** There’s More To Consider Than Just The Fed Being Street Smart By […]

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Prechter on CNBC – “Not a bear among them” Robert Prechter of Elliott Wave International and Don Luskin of Trend Macro share their opposing market views with CNBC host Larry Kudlow. (Note: Prechter’s interview starts about four minutes into the interview). Regular readers will know that I’m partial to Prechter’s arguments, particularly his points about overwhelmingly bullish sentiment […]

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Being Street Smart by Sy Harding Here’s What Investors Should Be Watching! November 19, 2010. The market is in what is usually its favorable season of November to May, when it typically makes most of its gains each year. But it hasn’t been that way so far. Among other worries, analysts are concerned that the […]

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By Sy Harding Editor, Street Smart Report November 12, 2010 Most of the bricks in the previous wall of worry have been removed. Economic reports have continued to improve over recent weeks; in manufacturing, the service sector, retail sales, durable goods orders, and even in the employment picture, where 151,000 new jobs were created in October, […]

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The AAII sentiment survey – an informal gauge of short term bullish/bearish/neutral sentiment amongst individual investors – has hit a 13-month high, with 50.89% of investors describing themselves as bullish. While not an extreme reading, it is worth noting, as this is one more data point that may indicate we’re in for at least a […]

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On Tuesday, Seeking Alpha published a “timely” piece that I penned entitled 3 Reasons This Rally Is Toast – just in time to see markets rally over 2% on the day! The article generated a significant amount of buzz on the site – in fact, as I write this Wednesday afternoon, it’s currently the second most […]

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Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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