“Nothing like a little judicious levity.”-- Robert Louis Stevenson

A few weeks back, when word hit Wall Street that the Cyprus government planned to impose an across-the-board tax on the depositors of its two biggest banks, the major indices fell sharply and quickly. Read more about ETF Periscope: Warning Bells On Cypress Continue to Toll for Investors

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“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”  -- Lao Tzu

However the banking debacle in Cyprus plays out over the next few days and weeks, it should serve as a reminder that, economically speaking, much of Europe remains on shaky ground. Read more about Go Long Apple, Short the Eurozone

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Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”  -- John F. Kennedy

According to multiple reports in the business media, the scene at Davos, Switzerland, home to the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum, appears to be more upbeat than during the last few years.

It’s probably not about the skiing. Read more about ETF Periscope: Contrarians Should Take Notice of Davos Highs, VIX Lows

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You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.” -- Milton Berle

If you are either an investor or trader looking for a good place to put a bet down for 2013, you may not need to look much further than the eurozone.

The first question you may ask is: But in which direction? Read more about ETF Periscope: Last Word on the New Year: Eurozone Remains a Downward Opportunity

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“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” -- Leonardo da Vinci

Wall Street may be about to reverse the uptrend that it has been riding for the last four months, as a combination of technical signals and earnings reports hold the potential to knock the equity market down a few notches. Read more about ETF Periscope: Eurozone and Earnings Duke It Out for This Week’s Market Mover Title

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"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure."“  --  Napoleon Hill

Last Friday’s 120-point smack down of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) left the blue-chip index pretty much where it began at the beginning of July. It might be regarded as a microcosm of the entire year, one where the Dow has more or less trended sideways in spite of the occasional attempt to either break out or break down from that trend. Read more about ETF Periscope: Will Apple and Facebook Make More Noise Than Spain and Greece?

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The leaders of the European Union will be gathering in Brussels later this week to address the continued downward spiral of the Eurozone. Judging by the high spikes in volatility levels that have played across the global markets this week, it would be safe to say that investors are largely unsure which direction those talks will take. Read more about ETF Periscope: Upcoming EU Summit Will Set Tone for Wall Street’s Summer

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“Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.“ -- Langston Hughes Read more about ETF Periscope: Wall Street Looks to the Fed for Shelter From Eurozone Reverberations

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“A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.” --  Mark Twain Read more about ETF Periscope: Wall Street Swings Up As EU Concerns Slide Down

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“If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.” -- Steven Wright

As the World Economic Forum (WEF) wraps up its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday, a large chunk of its agenda will be reexamined around the table of the first European Union summit of 2012, which convenes on Monday. Read more about ETF Periscope: Davos Sounds Similar Notes to What the Upcoming EU Summit Will Be Singing

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