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Doug Short   

Joined: Oct 17, 2011

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Here is a update in response to a standing request from a couple of sources that I also share with regular visitors to my Advisor Perspectives pages. The request is for real (inflation-adjusted) ...
In honor of Labor Day, which was signed into law as a national holiday in 1894, I'd like to share some graphical snapshots of a major change in our nation's workforce over the decades. The Department ...
The broad rally of world indexes on my watch eased off the accelerator last week. Five of the eight posted gains, down from all eight for the two previous weeks. France's CAC 40 was the hands-down ...
Valid until the market close on September 30, 2014 The S&P 500 closed July with a monthly gain of 3.77%. All three S&P 500 MAs and four of the five the Ivy Portfolio ETF MAs are signaling ...
The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Commission has released the latest report on Traffic Volume Trends, data through June. Travel on all roads and streets changed by 1.4% (3.7 billion ...
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...
Month-End MA Preview
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 - 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. ...
New Jobless Claims were a tad better than expected and the Second Estimate of Q2 GDP was revised upward. Perhaps the market was more focused on global tensions or the forthcoming a three-day weekend. ...
Today was light on economic news, and global tensions were little changed. The S&P 500 traded in a narrow range from its intraday high-low range of 0.11% and -0.19%. As we can see in the chart ...
For today's S&P 500, the suspense was all about the 2000 benchmark. Would we close above that memorable mile stone, or would it be a ceiling? The index started the day in mild rally mode, rising above...