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Gregory W. Harmon
3M: Playing It Both Ways
By Gregory W. Harmon - Dec 12, 2013

3M, (MMM), has been another of those stocks that has just kept going higher. In fact at the end of July 2012 I suggested it was a long term buy at 91 and even after the recent pullback it is up 39% ...

Tim Knight
Sell ‘Em All: SRI, TDC, TKR, YPF
By Tim Knight - Dec 11, 2013

I present below a portion of the current positions I am short which are some particular favorites; I am splitting this into different sections (in spite of the fact that I am doing screen captures on ...

Midnight Trader
Taper Talk Hits The Dow
By Midnight Trader - Dec 11, 2013

The equity markets limped through Wednesday after news of a bipartisan budget deal, one that still faces a vote, ignited jitters that the Federal Reserve has room to choke off some liquidity. After ...

Todd Sullivan
S&P Intrinsic Value Stands At 1,923
By Todd Sullivan - Dec 11, 2013

The Dallas Fed released the 12mo Trimmed Mean PCE (core inflation) measure at 1.3%. This keeps the Prevailing Rate at ~4.3% and the SP500 Intrinsic Value Index moves to $1,923 for Dec 2013. The table ...

Santa's Rally: A Look Back
By  - Dec 11, 2013

Eleven days into December and the S&P 500 is down 1.1% month to date. That’s unfamiliar territory for the index, which is usually in the heart of a Santa Claus rally around this time of year. Even in ...

Todd Sohayda
S&P 500: Downside May Be In The Charts
By Todd Sohayda - Dec 11, 2013

SPY Cycles A quick look at the near-term SPY cycle count: the most recent inverted cycle -- currently at a '7' -- makes it seem as though more downside is in the cards, as the 12/04 pivot was ...

Ashraf Laidi
FTSE: Farewell To December Seasonals?
By Ashraf Laidi - Dec 11, 2013

The FTSE is on track to posting its first declining December since 2002 if it ends the month below 6,650. No other global equity index has rallied in over the last 10 Decembers.The percentage of ...

Tim Knight
The Most Important Line In The World
By Tim Knight - Dec 11, 2013

This is the fifth time the iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) has tagged its supporting trendline. In every prior instance, it has simply pushed higher to new highs never before seen.Watch Out, ...

Chris Kimble
Nasdaq 100 Working On A Breakout
By Chris Kimble - Dec 11, 2013 1

The NDX is attempting a breakout from a clean rising channel. At the same time as this is taking place, momentum is strong and reaching levels seldom seen in the past 10 years plus.