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Anthony M. Cherniawski
Weekend Update: December 19, 2014
By Anthony M. Cherniawski - Dec 21, 2014

-- VIX rose to a high of 25.20 on Wednesday, then retraced 67% of that rally.Partial retracements such as this are a warning that Volatility may continue to rise.The Cycles Model suggests a possible ...

Danske Markets
Market Strategy: Calm After The Storm   
By Danske Markets - Dec 21, 2014

Last week in Strategy: Correction mode (12 December), we highlighted that risk markets were in correction mode after a strong rally from mid-October to early December. A decline in risk assets is not ...

Doug Short
World Markets Update: The Rally Resumes
By Doug Short - Dec 21, 2014

The world market rally resumed this week with seven of the eight indexes on my watch list posting gains. China's Shanghai Composite surged 5.80% over the five sessions and is now up 15.87% for the ...

Doug Short
Five Decades Of Middle Class Earnings: Update
By Doug Short - Dec 21, 2014

Note from dshort: I've updated this series to include Wednesday's release of the November inflation data. Here's a perspective on personal income for production and nonsupervisory private employees ...

Doug Short
ECRI Recession Watch: Weekly Update
By Doug Short - Dec 21, 2014

The Weekly Leading Index (WLI) of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) is at 131.1, down from the previous week's 132.3, its lowest level in a year. The WLI annualized growth indicator (WLIg) ...

Doug Short
The Philly Fed ADS Business Conditions Index
By Doug Short - Dec 21, 2014

Note from dshort: I've updated my periodic look at the Philly Fed ADS Index through yesterday's release, which included the latest Initial Jobless Claims (for the week ending December 13th). The ...

Yale Bock
Yellen's Blast Off: Will It Help The Markets?
By Yale Bock - Dec 21, 2014

If ever there was a week in the equity markets which was emblematic of Ben's Graham's famous remark about Mr. Market, the past week was it. The first two days saw waves of selling as the continuing ...

Trader Steve
Does One Good Trend Pay For Them All?
By Trader Steve - Dec 21, 2014 1

While still getting stopped out of a couple of trades this week which were at one time in profit, a couple of long positions have started to try and gain traction, combining for a current open profit ...

Wade Slome
Santa And The Rate-Hike Boogeyman
By Wade Slome - Dec 21, 2014

Boo! … Rates are about to go up. Or are they? We’re in the fourth decade of a declining interest rate environment, but every time the Federal Reserve Chairman speaks or monetary policies ...