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Dull the Day May Be, Better Stay Ready to React

Dull the Day May Be, Better Stay Ready to React

Watch how the action develops from here and stay ready to move accordingly -- surprise news could to determine how the market breaks out of its current trading range.

Sentiment Indicators Give Ominous Signals

Sentiment Indicators Give Ominous Signals

After the wild ride in late summer, several charts now give reason for concern.

Trump's Tough Talk Tanks Asian Markets

Trump's Tough Talk Tanks Asian Markets

Uncertainty spreads as it's never clear what the U.S. president will say or tweet next in the tariff spat with China.

Can We Trust the Market Now?

Can We Trust the Market Now?

It appeared we wouldn't be short-term overbought until Tuesday and then market tricked us by turning down Friday.

Dow Utilities Hitting All-Time High Can Precede Recession -- But Not Always

Dow Utilities Hitting All-Time High Can Precede Recession -- But Not Always

The past several recessions have been preceded by all-time highs in utilities. But it's not a sure signal.

Why Fed's Powell Couldn't Save U.S. Stocks -- How to Invest Going Forward

Why Fed's Powell Couldn't Save U.S. Stocks -- How to Invest Going Forward

The net effect of all current developments on stocks is currently seen as negative. Here's how to act moving forward.

Don't Try to Rationalize the Extremes

Don't Try to Rationalize the Extremes

We've got some far out readings and we could brush them off as outliers ... but here's what happened when I did that once in late 2007....

Bird Watching at Jackson Hole? Doves Might Prove Elusive

Bird Watching at Jackson Hole? Doves Might Prove Elusive

With uncertainty around what Fed Chair Jerome Powell might say Friday, it's unclear how much dovishness will take the market higher.

Keep Calm to Carry on in Global Slowdown

Keep Calm to Carry on in Global Slowdown

It's easy to get fired up over fear, rumors and headlines, but don't make bad decisions without good data and research.

Dividend Stocks Emerging as Winners With Stocks Rising, Treasury Yields Low

Dividend Stocks Emerging as Winners With Stocks Rising, Treasury Yields Low

Stocks are getting very risky again, and Treasury yields aren't very exciting. Here's where to find premium value.