Scott MartindaleThe market continues to dwell in a zone of consolidation in a virtual tug-of-war between the bulls & bears. Bears think the market needs to prove itself by testing key support levels and working off its overbought technical indicators. Read more about Sector Detector: Market bracing for an election move

Stocks Buffeted by Macro Forces

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

What does the market want, anyway? I know that's the name of this newsletter, but it's not an easy question to answer in recent months, and especially in the last couple of weeks. Read more about What the Market Wants: Stocks Buffeted by Macro Forces

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Just Another BRIC ETF in the Wall

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”  ~ Mark Twain

This week the equity markets were less Bull and Bear and more Boar.

As in Boring. Read more about ETF Periscope: Just Another BRIC ETF in the Wall

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Scott MartindaleLast week ended with a thud as concerns about the Financial industry's foreclosure processes put a damper on the party that Google was trying to throw for everyone. Read more about Sector Detector: Rankings freeze as market takes a needed breather

Bears Biting the Bullet or Biding Their Time?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~Lao Tzu

Are the Bears beat up enough to head for their caves, curl up into hibernating mode and call it a winter? Read more about ETF Periscope: Bears Biting the Bullet or Biding Their Time?

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Scott MartindaleThe market continues to defy gravity, and every small attempt by the bears to push it down – even in this moderate-volume trading environment – is swatted aside like a pesky mosquito and limited to one-day non-events. And now the market has its sights set on new 2010 highs, and it might just get there before some much needed profit-taking and support-testing sets in. Read more about Sector Detector: Quant Rankings Hint Gradually Growing Optimism

Catching the Wave with a Sieve

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Read more about ETF Periscope: Catching the Wave with a Sieve

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The market continues to try to suck in bears who are itching to short a rally that is long on optimism but short on volume and fundamental underpinnings. But each time it appears that a correction of significance is ready to start, a bid arrives with the slimmest of justification to sends the market to new heights. Despite market exuberance, my own technical analysis of the charts and Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF fundamentals-based quantitative ranking of the ten U.S. sector iShares are both telling me that there is still much to worry about. Read more about Sector Detector: Both Fundamentals and Technicals at Odds with Rally

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Let Sleeping PIIGS Lie

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.” ~ William Shakespeare Read more about ETF Periscope: Let Sleeping PIIGS Lie

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