Wall Street seems to be in a bit of a holding pattern, not quite sure which way to go as it ponders how to respond to the possibility of another war, a domestic economy that seems to sputter out with regularity, and the inevitability of a tapering off of the massive bond-buying program that has goosed the equity market to record highs. Read more about ETF Periscope: Investors Unimpressed With Sound of War Drumbeat

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“Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.” -- Alfred Austin Read more about ETF Periscope: Oil May Slide onto Center Stage Right Next to a Slick Greece Agreement

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ETF Periscope: Oil Speculators Get Spanked. Or Did They?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” -- Buddha

Watching crude oil take a serious plunge this week gave motorists a reason to cheer, but left oil traders with a strong, queasy feeling.

Well, at least some of them. Read more about ETF Periscope: Oil Speculators Get Spanked. Or Did They?

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Slick Trade for a Sideways Market

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.” -- Aristotle Onassis

Blame it on Libya. Read more about ETF Periscope: Slick Trade for a Sideways Market

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Markets Slip and Slide on an Oily Sheen

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.” -- George Bernard Shaw

The equity markets are poised for the next leg up of their recent bull run.

Oh, wait.

The markets are about to be slammed down back to the Stone Age. Read more about ETF Periscope: Markets Slip and Slide on an Oily Sheen

Are the Markets Draped in the Emperor’s New Clothes?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” -- Mark Twain

What exactly are the equity markets on, anyway? Read more about ETF Periscope: Are the Markets Draped in the Emperor’s New Clothes?

Sheik, Rattle and Roil: Markets at a Crossroads

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” --  Henry David Thoreau

It has taken a force of nature to knock the geo-political turmoil of the Mideast from the forefront of the financial community’s radar screen. Read more about ETF Periscope: Sheik, Rattle and Roil: Markets at a Crossroads