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Does Anyone Else See a Giant Bear Flag in the S&P 500?

“Reality” is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to technical analysis and economic tea leaves. It seems most stock market soothsayers are seeing a breakout of the downtrend that erupted in early February, and so the path … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on the Difference Between Trading and Investing

Investing in oneself and enterprises one actively controls may be the only legitimate deployment of capital that qualifies as an investment in the traditional sense. Since I’ve been discussing the stock market in general terms (Bull and Bear, etc.), it … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Stock Market Reversal: The New Normal Is Just Another Bubble Awaiting a Pop

Is the New Normal of ever-higher stock valuations sustainable, or will low volatility lead to higher volatility, and intervention to instability? Though we’re constantly reassured by financial pundits and the Federal Reserve that the stock market is not a bubble … Continue reading

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Coppock Market Message: Get Out and Stay Out–Check Back in Q1 2015

This chart’s value is in posing an if-then question: if today’s S&P 500 follows these patterns, what will our reaction be? Longtime contributor B.C. recently submitted a chart that combines two interesting market tools: the Coppock Curve and historical analogies. Coppock called his … Continue reading

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NASDAQ: Classic Head-and-Shoulders and Blow-Off Top?

If the advance from January 2013 to the top in early 2014 isn’t a blow-off top, it’s certainly a pretty good imitation of one. Technical analysis seeks to identify trends and recognize signals. The predictive value of trends (up, flat or … Continue reading

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