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2 Popular Minimum Volatility ETF Strategies
by Del Stafford, iShares By now, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of a minimum volatility (or, “min vol”) strategy and the ETFs that seek to deliver it, ...
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The Price Action is Not QE-Like
  Think back to those QE days when the market went up day after day after day for months on end without more than a single pullback of ...
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This Time is Different ….This is Not What You Think
  by Guy Lerner, The Technical Take The very erudite Dr. John Hussman is as good as a market researcher as there is, and he defines a set ...
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First Quarter Asset Class Performance (Bespoke)
Below is our key ETF matrix that highlights the performance of various asset classes during the first quarter.  As shown, the best performing ETF in the entire matrix ...
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Uncovering Equity Yield Traps
  by Stephen Petty, American Century Investments As the low interest rate environment persists, numerous uncertainties continue to abide even as new marketplace concerns begin to emerge. This ...
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Current Market Volatility? Too Quiet
When you’re watching horror movies, the time to worry is when things become eerily quiet. Last Friday, the market’s own measure of fear, the Chicago Board Options Exchange ...
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Investor Sentiment: An Important Juncture
The article below is a guest contribution by Guy Lerner, writer of the Technical Take blog. There is a sense of incredulousness regarding the recent price action. The ...
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High Dividend Payers the Place to Be
Bespoke Investment Group highlights that the average stock in the S&P 500 Index is down 6.4% since October 28 high. “We broke the Index into deciles (10 groups ...
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Whipsaw Traps (Hussman)
Whipsaw Traps October 30, 2011 by John P. Hussman, Ph.D., Hussman Funds Last week was a scorching "risk-on" week for the markets, as a putative "solution" to Europe's ...
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US Equities: Market Bottom? (Ryan Lewenza Interview)
This online video features Ryan Lewenza, Vice President, US Equity Strategist, Portfolio Advice and Investment Research at TD Wealth, in conversation with MaryAnn Matthews. After a sharp sell-off ...
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Downside Hedge Fund Bets On S&P500 Highest Since 2008
Who says hedge funds are ambivalent about the current market? As of last week, they have not been more bearish on the S&P since before Lehman. From SocGen: ...
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How to Make Money in Microseconds
How to Make Money in Microseconds by Donald Mackenzie (excerpt) Human beings can, and still do, send orders from their computers to the matching engines, but this accounts ...
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Technical Talk: What to do? What to do?
The comments below were provided by Kevin Lane of Fusion IQ. “If you don’t create change, change will create you.” Mahatma Ghandi This remains the million dollar question ...
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Stock Market - Divergence Alert
I posted an article on Friday, stating that the stock market still had a bullish bias, but that breadth was deteriorating. Breadth indicators are also useful tools to ...
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Treasury Market’s Perception of Recovery Path is Bullish, but Mind the Hurdles
This post is a guest contribution by Asha Bangalore, vice president and economist at The Northern Trust  Company. The 10-year Treasury note yield has climbed from a recent ...
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