I haven’t written in a few weeks. That can be a lot of time for the latest news to impact the character and direction of the market, right? So, what has changed since my last article? Well, not much, really. It seems the market isn’t quite so news-driven these days; instead it has been focusing on fundamentals and the overall improvement in prospects for the economy and corporate earnings. And these things are driving it ever higher. Read more about Sector Detector: Stocks methodically march ever higher as breadth continues to improve

Of course, all eyes have been on Greece in an ongoing saga that, although critical to the Greeks, is mostly just an annoying distraction for global investors -- partly because it has been going on for so many years, with the proverbial can of inevitability continually being kicked down the road, and partly because there can be no winners in this intractable situation. Read more about Sector Detector: Bulls prepare for a new buying opportunity, courtesy of Greece

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”  ~ Sun Tzu

It is not uncommon to hear that nothing quite compares with the mad frenzy that is World Cup soccer. Nothing, perhaps, except for Wall Street, where degrees of both frenzy and madness can be as common as yellow cards dished out in the course of a fever-pitch match. Read more about ETF Periscope: World Cup Meets Wall Street

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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~ Mark Twain

There’s a lot to like about gold at the moment. Read more about ETF Periscope: Gold Tops and Crude Remarks

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“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.” ~ Dali Lama

Last week, British Petroleum’s press coverage got ramped up considerably, supplanting the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis as the focus of the financial press. Euro debt swapped out for oil slicks, in a manner of speaking. Read more about ETF Periscope: Devil and the Deep Crude Sea

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