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Mixed Emotions

Mixed Emotions

Despite the narrow trading range and mixed indicators, this market has had a lot of emotions attached to it.

Shorting the Dow at 27,000 May Not Be So Crazy

Shorting the Dow at 27,000 May Not Be So Crazy

After seeing the idea raised -- and derided -- I found that the Dow has been over 27,000 twice this year and each time it did this....

Here's How the Bulls Could Pull Over the Bears

Here's How the Bulls Could Pull Over the Bears

The bulls worry the market will rally without them, while the bears fret about last year's fourth quarter and the S&P 500 tagging 3000 -- but what if we have some up days?

Forget Official Data, What Is Chinese Data Really Saying?

Forget Official Data, What Is Chinese Data Really Saying?

Capital outflows are twice as large today as they were the last time China devalued.

There's Only One Way to Spin Monday

There's Only One Way to Spin Monday

Some will call the action bullish and others will call it bearish, but it was really just mixed.

This Is Not the Time to Be Opportunistic

This Is Not the Time to Be Opportunistic

There is too much volatility right now. It is better to wait for your pitch rather than swing for fences on something out of the strike zone.

Bulls Come Out of the Woodwork

Bulls Come Out of the Woodwork

The readings from Friday show us the willingness of folks to jump back on the bull train quickly, which has meant a few days of pullback and going sideways.

Intermediate Trade: TLT

Intermediate Trade: TLT

Bonds are an interesting trade right now.

This Indicator Nearly Knocked Me Over

This Indicator Nearly Knocked Me Over

This week's Investor's Intelligence bulls ticked up -- and that is not where you want this sentiment indicator when we've already been correcting for more than two weeks.

Week of Surprises and Chaos Takes Its Toll on the Market

Week of Surprises and Chaos Takes Its Toll on the Market

Wake me up when September ends.