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Blair Jensen
Market Quality, Trend, And Strength Rise By Blair Jensen - Nov 08, 2015

Over the past week my core measures of market quality, trend, and strength all rose significantly. Market trend and strength moved above zero which results in changes to the core portfolio ...

Wade Slome
Extrapolation: Dangers Of The Reckless Ruler By Wade Slome - Nov 08, 2015

The game of investing would be rather simple if everything moved in a straight line and economic data points could be could be connected with a level ruler. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t...

Doug Short
ECRI Weekly Leading Index: "Checked By China" By Doug Short - Nov 08, 2015

Today's release of the publicly available data from ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 129.8, down fractionally from 129.9 the previous week, which was ...

Doug Short
World Markets Update: 6 Up, 2 Down By Doug Short - Nov 08, 2015

Six of eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains over the past week, up from three up the previous week. China's Shanghai Composite was the outstanding performer, up a whopping 6.13%. ...

Arkadiusz Sieron
Does The Bond Market Drive Gold's Price? By Arkadiusz Sieron - Nov 08, 2015

Many gold market analysts focus on irrelevant, but catchy factors, such as mining production or jewelry demand. Others think gold is a simple inflation or stock market hedge. It is a bit strange that ...

Eric De Groot
Labor Report Rocked Markets Few Follow By Eric De Groot - Nov 08, 2015

The markets didn't rock on the jobs report because they're already looking past it. The business cycle, a concept believed manageable or dead by countless experts, has been pushing a hesitant Fed into...