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May, 2017 Archives

Daily Recap

Stocks were mixed and uninspired for most of the day worldwide, though US shares rallied into the close for a fifth day of heading higher.  The Asia Dow index finished down 0.31% despite higher closes in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and China; go figure.  European exchanges were all lower, except for London's FTSE, but that was enough to boost the STOXX 600 by 0.09%.

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Making America Great Again

By Jon S. Strebler

 

Every so often, the sciences challenge conventional wisdom about when America was first settled or visited by humans, with the most recent example coming virtually from my own backyard. Last month paleontologists with the San Diego Natural History Museum presented evidence that a local mastodon was butchered by humans some 130,000 years ago, more than 100,000 years before humans were thought to have been in North America. Their theory is controversial and will need much more analysis and review before being accepted, so at this point it is mostly an interesting possibility.  

 

 

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The Character of the Market is Changing

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

Not too many people remember the second week of August, 2007, but for others, that week will be forever etched in their minds. And in many ways, it should be etched in yours as well.

 

During that infamous week, we witnessed an event that would later come to be known as the 2007 Quant Meltdown. While the events that unfolded took place in a relatively small pocket of the financial market, their effects would have consequences for all investors.

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Richard's Thoughts on Bull Market Corrections

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Today's article by Richard is very timely. Once again he reminds us of the power of the primary stock market trend. This also helps put this week's action into perspective...

 

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The single most difficult concept to get across to investors (and I say this after many years of writing about it) is the concept of the great primary trend of the market.

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