Backed by positive economic announcements from the Empire Manufacturing Index and Industrial Production, along with much improved growth from Europe, the market broke its string of four losing sessions with the S&P gaining 0.6% and the recently weak Russell 2000 up a sturdy 1.2%. Virtually all sectors did well, led by Energy, Industrials and Financials.  Energy was up by more than 1%. Read more about What the Market Wants: Possible Start to Santa Claus Rally

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Scott MartindaleAs most everyone expected, Congressional brinksmanship gave way to an eleventh hour agreement that will put the government back in business and raise the debt ceiling. However, it’s only a temporary measure that merely defers another knock-down/drag-out for a few months. The question is, how will investors react after an initial bullish burst of relief? Read more about Sector Detector: Bulls run with a temporary green flag from Congress

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Scott MartindaleWe are in the thick of earnings season, and so far the general trend has been as anticipated: modest if any top-line growth and more earnings beats than misses (albeit versus a low bar). But forward guidance has been the big decider on how the stock trades post-earnings, and the message has been decidedly mixed, as many companies have had to reduce guidance or otherwise failed to make the grade in other important growth metrics. Read more about Sector Detector: Mixed messages abound among earnings reports

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Scott MartindaleSmall caps, mid-caps, Financials, Telecom, and Consumer Discretionary were among the market segments that hit new highs this week, even as bearish sentiment and short interest have risen, and there is still plenty of idle cash on the sidelines looking for a home. Read more about Sector Detector: Higher quality may be back in vogue

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The Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NFO) -- which is based on the Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index --  has beat the market since its  inception in 2006.  This article from TheStreet.com (originally published at Insider Monkey) tells you why . . . Read more about News & Events: Insider Trading ETF Outperforms Market

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September's Song: Off-Key or On-Pitch?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” ~Carl Jung

The first notes of September’s song can be heard loud and clear, and so far it sounds a lot like the mating call of the Bull. Read more about ETF Periscope: September’s Song: Off-Key or On-Pitch?

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