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Ian Copsey
Make Or Break
By Ian Copsey - Oct 20, 2014

Clearly the market had little or no desire to end the week with a bang. However, there’s a growing chance that this week will provide a “pop” and potentially a “bang” ...

Marc Chandler
The Week Ahead: Post Taper Tantrum II
By Marc Chandler - Oct 20, 2014

The prospects that the Federal Reserve would begin slowing its purchases sparked a market meltdown in 2013. The "taper tantrum", as it was dubbed, destabilized the capital markets. Now it is as if the...

Steven Hansen
Looking Through The Market Chaos
By Steven Hansen - Oct 19, 2014

The markets appear to be in turmoil. Historically markets have proven to be forward looking, and it is hard to imagine this is true when looking at seemingly illogical movements (at times good is bad ...

Anthony M. Cherniawski
SPX Failed At Long Term Support
By Anthony M. Cherniawski - Oct 19, 2014

-- VIX achieved its inverted Head & Shoulders target last week, plus another higher target given to subscribers.The fractal pattern in VIX has surprised most observers and may repeat the pattern yet ...

Bob Lang
The Challenge Of Trading Markets Now
By Bob Lang - Oct 19, 2014

'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself' - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 Presidential Inaugural Address.If you have a bit of an upset stomach watching the massive ups and downs in this market ...

Kevin Flynn
Toil And Trouble
By Kevin Flynn - Oct 19, 2014

When the trading squalls reversed direction yet again last week, this time turning headwind to tailwind and powering the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a near-300 point Friday gain (though still down...

Mercenary Trader
Inflation Already Happened
By Mercenary Trader  - Oct 19, 2014

“Risk of Deflation Feeds Global Fears,” says the WSJ in today’s links. “World economy so damaged it may need permanent QE,” says the UK Telegraph. European inflation is at a five-year low. It ...

Frank Kollar
The Case For Market Timing Diversification
By Frank Kollar - Oct 19, 2014

Definition: "Diversification" - a portfolio strategy designed to reduce exposure to risk by combining a variety of investments which are unlikely to all move in the same direction. Many Market Timers...

Lance Roberts
Weekend Reads: Buy Or Run?
By Lance Roberts - Oct 17, 2014

This past week investors took a blow from a sharp selloff in the financial markets. I have spilled quite a bit of ink in recent months discussing the probabilities of such as corrective event as the ...

Gregory W. Harmon
Did We Just Dodge A Bullet?
By Gregory W. Harmon - Oct 17, 2014

The week started off looking like a Fred Sanford market (70's sitcom reference) -- who famously said, 'this could be the big one!' Indeed, accelerated selling continuing after two weeks of a slow ...

Keith Fitz-Gerald
How To Trade The Ebola Crisis
By Keith Fitz-Gerald - Oct 17, 2014

Editor's Note: We're sharing this Total Wealth with you because we believe that the ongoing Ebola outbreak will continue to be disruptive to markets all over the world. But as we've seen many, many ...