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  • What The Volatility Index May Be Telling Us
    Take a look at the chart of the VXX, which is the volatility index or commonly known as the FEAR index. What? I should buy stocks now? The SPX has run 8% in 10 business days in September after a week where volume was the 3rd lowest of the year behind Christmas and Thanksgiving here in the... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010 VXX
  • StreetOne Technical Analysis, LLC Market Summary-09/14/2010
    by David ChojnackiThe Market gapped up at the open, pulled back some midday, then closed strong to post decent gains for the session.  At the close, the DJIA gained .78%, the S&P500 up 1.1%, and the Nasdaq100 gaining 1.5%. Breadth was nearly 4 to 1 positive, with volume increasing but... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010
  • Techs to the Rescue? By: Charles Payne
    It was a good way to start the real market since upside attained since mid-August was smoke and mirrors. To be sure, yesterday's session wasn't convincing, and the market struggled throughout to maintain gains even into the final moments of trading. Yet, stocks held. In some ways, having to... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010 SAP, ORCL, CRM
  • The American Homeowners Quagmire -
    Homeownership - America's Romance... Who made up the rule every American family should own a home anyway? Once what most experts would consider the safest investment, homeownership comes with a price these days. And that price could be turning into a slave to your mortgage payment with no return... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010
  • 14 September technical analysis
    Events:NFIB Small Business Optimism Index7:30 AM ETICSC-Goldman Store Sales7:45 AM ETRetail Sales8:30 AM ETRedbook8:55 AM ETBusiness Inventories10:00 AM ET4-Week Bill Auction11:30 AM ET In day chart, Doji represents bullish and bearish length at the... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010
  • My Watch List plus Selected Valuations – September 14, 2010
    I have updated my watch list for September 14, 2010.The following companies have been added to the list:ConocoPhillips (COP)Exxon Mobil (XOM)Ecolab (ECL)NewMarket Corporation (NEU)Praxair, Inc. (PX)Sigma-Aldrich Corporaration (SIAL)In addition, I have made some changes to the watch list. I... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010 HRB, COP, XOM
  • Market Outlook for Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Stock futures edged lower early this morning ahead of a retail-heavy trading session, with earnings results from Best Buy and Kroger along with closely-watched government retail sales data. For further details see this link: Disclosure: bby
    Sep. 14, 2010
  • GLOBAL MARKET BRIEF SEPT 14th Mid-Day GMT:Stocks, Commodities, Forex–Rally On China, Basel 3
    Overview: A ‘risk-off’ day as risk assets sit at resistance and poor EZ and German ZEW, along with uncertainty ahead of US retail sales. US retails sales the key event today, could provide further fuel for rally or halt it. STOCKS: US: Up – Followed through on Asia and... More »
  • Swiss Franc Flirting With All-time High Against the Greenback
    Welcome to another day of FX trading! In today’s fx feature is the weekly chart of the USDCHF. As you can see, the pair has been losing a lot ground for several weeks now. After hitting a high of 1.1731 last May 31, it has slid since then. In fact, it had already touched the parity level... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010 usdchf september 2010, usd, chf
  • Breaking On Through?
    Daily State of the Markets Tuesday Morning – September 14, 2010 Good morning. We've been saying for what seems like an eternity now that the market has been trapped in a trading range due to the uncertainty of the macroeconomic outlook. But after eight gains in the last nine days,... More »
    Sep. 14, 2010