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Stock Markets Analysis & Opinion

Doug Short
S&P 500 Snapshot: A New Record Above 2000
By Doug Short - Aug 29, 2014

In yesterday's update I asked the question "Will the S&P 500 move back above 2000 prior to the extended Labor Day weekend?" It did indeed, closing today at a record high at 2003.37. The index finished...

Gregory W. Harmon
Stocks And Bonds Can Rise In Concert
By Gregory W. Harmon - Aug 29, 2014

Plenty of smart people are making the rounds talking about how rising bond and stock prices cannot go on forever. To me the argument is like saying that cats and dogs can't get along. One point made ...

Doug Short
Month-End MA Preview
By Doug Short - Aug 29, 2014

Here is a preview of the monthly moving averages I track after the close of the last business day of the month. All three S&P 500 strategies are now signaling "invested" -- unchanged from last month. ...

David Merkel
Two Portfolios: Pick One
By David Merkel - Aug 29, 2014

I’m going to show you two portfolios — I’m not initially going to tell you much about either one, but then you can consider which one you might like better. Here’s portfolio A: And here is portfolio ...

Mitchell Clark
I Like These Two Health Care Stocks
By Mitchell Clark - Aug 29, 2014

One of the problems with pure-play biotechnology stocks is that they are 100% risk-capital securities in which the probability of success is entirely beyond your control. But healthcare and related ...