Treading Water

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Some better than expected corporate earnings helped the major indexes to shake off yesterday’s bearish mood and remain above the unchanged line with the exception of the Nasdaq, which slipped a tad. Helping the markets was news that the House of Representatives squeezed out a budget bill allowing the Senate to later pass …

Coming Off The Highs

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets Some earnings disappointments pulled the rug out from under the major indexes causing them to drop around -0.5% across the board. The big losers were Chipotle (CMG) and AMD, which tanked -14.58% and -13.47% respectively. Also weighing on the markets were Boeing, Goldman, IBM and Caterpillar. Looking at the big picture, all S&P …

Dow Powers Into Record Territory

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets The Dow got a huge assist today from Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M, which jumped after showing a better than expected quarterly report card. Both components contributed some 150 points to the Dow’s 168 point gain—into record territory. It was a narrow advance with Healthcare (XLV) bucking the overall positive trend (-0.56%) thereby limiting …

Dow & S&P 500 End 6-Day Winning Streak

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the Markets It had to happen eventually. The winning streak came to an end today, as uncertainty reigned in regards to tax cuts and corporate earnings, of which some 200 S&P companies are scheduled to report this week. Of course, given current market levels, we are way overdue for a pause. Interestingly, the markets did …

One Man’s Opinion: Science Tells Us This Is All True

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By Simon Black On April 30, 1934, under pressure from Italian-American lobby groups, the United States Congress passed a law enshrining Columbus Day as a national holiday. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly signed the bill into law, and the very first Columbus Day was celebrated in October of that year. Undoubtedly people had a different view of the world back then… …

ETFs On The Cutline – Updated Through 10/20/2017

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Below please find the latest High Volume ETFs Cutline report, which shows how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39 week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs are positioned. This report covers the HV ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and includes 366 High Volume ETFs ETFs, defined as those with an average daily volume of more than …