This Week’s Market Movers

The market appeared to lose its momentum last week for the first time this year as global growth worries overtook optimism about the U.S. economic scene. Even so, the pullback is modest relative to the gains thus far this year, and could easily get reversed given this week’s potentially market-moving…

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Options Tip of the Week

Who is the better options trader? A. Two Nobel Prize winning economists who founded the very model that options pricing is based on. Or… B. A guy who thinks the market is like a giant poker game. Of course, A right? They are the geniuses. I mean they wrote the Black-Scholes options…

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30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Falls To A New Record Low

According to Freddie Mac’s weekly survey, rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.88% for the week ending yesterday, which is a new record low, down from 3.89% the previous week and 4.74% a year ago. Rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.17%, up slightly from 3.16% last week and below 4.05% a year earlier.

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Cement, Concrete and Aggregate Group: EXP

As subscribers know, my searches for suitable stocks to buy follow a strict process: evaluate the market through the guidance provided by the proprietary Market Momentum Meter, drill down to find the Industry Groups and, finally, zero in on those stocks with the best chart patterns. I can’t tell you…

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Top 10 Biofuels Predictions for 2012

Rewind to 2011 with a “best of” New Year’s story? Bah, humbug! Today, Biofuels Digest looks forward to the sunny possibilities of 2012 in bioenergy. As the sunset of 2011 gives way to the dawn of 2012, here at the Digest we resist the holiday temptation to look back over…

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Sector Rotation Insights and Lessons from 2011

The fact that the S&P 500 “did nothing” in 2011 fails to take into account the performance of the individual sectors of the stock market, some of which returned as much as 15% in 2011. Let’s review Sector Performance in 2011, learn insights into the Sector Rotation Model, and see…

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The Year In Review

While growing I listened a lot to the rock n’ roll band U2. Of all their albums, I’ve always liked The Joshua Tree the best. There’s a track on this record entitled “Running to Stand Still” and though I don’t think Bono had the S&P 500 in 2011 on his…

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