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Tom McClellan: How VIX Ends A Long Run of Low Values

by Tom McClellan

With the VIX Index down in the 9s, and with valuations at historic extremes, investors are wondering how long this all can last. The short answer is, MORE. The VIX Index made its all-time closing low of 9.31 back on Dec. 22, 1993... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle July 26, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered short on 7/6 at 2409.75=gain 1.2%; Short SPX 6/26/17 at 2439.07. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Why Are Bond Yields Staying Low?

by Tom McClellan

July 21, 2017 There is a 60-year cycle in bond yields which has existed since bonds first came about in the 1700s. It says that bond yields should have ideally bottomed in 2010, and by now we should be well into a 30-year rise in yields lasting until 2040... Read More 

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: Marijuana Stocks Are Looking More Interesting Led By Increased Legalization and Growth in Medical Marijuana Sales.

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

As of April 2017, twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting the use of medical marijuana... Read More 

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David Keller: A Deeper Look at Factor ETFs

by David Keller

"The trend is evident to a man who has an open mind and reasonably clear sight." -Edwin Lefevre, in Reminiscences of a Stock Operator I have a series of ChartLists that I follow during the day as a way to get a sense of the overall market trend... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: A Different Sort of Presidential Cycle

by Tom McClellan

It is by now an overused phrase to say that we are in a different sort of presidency right now. And befitting that theme, we are seeing a really different sort of behavior of the market relative to the Presidential Cycle Pattern... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle July 12, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Covered short on 7/6 at 2409.75=gain 1.2%; Short SPX 6/26/17 at 2439.07. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral... Read More 

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David Keller: Suitable Sells in Staples

by David Keller

“When a stock doesn’t do what you expect it to do, sell it." -Justin Mamis I routinely track the Relative Rotation Graph for the broad S&P sectors to identify timely movements... Read More 

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Tom McClellan:Phillips Curve Is Not Even Wrong

by Tom McClellan

To paraphrase Wolfgang Pauli, the whole idea behind the Phillips Curve is “not even wrong”. A.W.H. Phillips studied the relationship between inflation and unemployment in the United Kingdom, and noticed that they were usually moving in opposite directions... Read More 

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: Semiconductors-Determining an Uptrend Reversal Depends on Your Style of Investing

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

Using Three Indicators With Three Different Chart “Time Periods” Will Guide Your Decisions. Semiconductor stocks rose 74% from June of last year to its recent peak in June with many individual stocks going even higher... Read More 

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Tim Ord: The Ord Oracle June 6, 2017

by Tim Ord

SPX Monitoring purposes; Short SPX 6/26/17 at 2439.07. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 6/22/17 at 22.36 Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. A possible “Three Drives to Top” that started back in March is still on the table... Read More