Weighing the Week Ahead: Will There be a Signal from the Fed?

Investors continue to monitor three themes, often moving in different directions: The slowing rate of economic growth; Continuing strength in corporate earnings; and Confusing and contradictory technical market indicators. Looking ahead, the Fed’s decision will be a focus of attention. Background on “Weighing the Week Ahead” There are many good services that do a complete […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Chartists Take Over

THE CURRENT MARKET ARGUMENT PITS the charts against the cheap, the increasingly worried tape readers who see an enduring downtrend emerging versus the spread-sheet studiers who spy increasing value with every percent decline in the Dow, and contend that stocks are over-anticipating a recession relapse. –Michael Santoli Michael Santolio, writing in this week’s Barron’s, captures […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Mounting Worries

Market psychology and sentiment — already terrible — got even worse last week. Those trading on a near-term time frame must always respect the tape.  For traders, the story is a bit confused.  The short term trend is terrible, but the trading range is holding.  For long-term investors it is more a question of fundamentals […]

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