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

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

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

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

Scott MartindaleAfter last week’s Sector Detector article in which I talked about the “relentlessly strong September” making the market quite overbought from a technical standpoint, it looked like the market was going to waterfall into a healthy correction on Thursday. But alas, the bulls pulled a rabbit out of their hat and closed the week with a flourish. Read more about Sector Detector: Is That a Glimmer of Optimism?

The market continues to look strong and resilient. Whether the news, economic reports, and earnings announcements are bad or good, the market has been absorbing the blows or chasing the momentum like a champion. Now it is struggling with various resistance levels from moving averages and chart formations, but continuing to hold up in this low-trading-volume environment. Read more about Sector Detector: Introducing an Enhanced SectorCast Model

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Sentimental Journey to the Southside

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.”  ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

Talk about a serious display of bad feelings. Read more about ETF Periscope: Sentimental Journey to the Southside

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ETF Periscope:  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Street

“‘But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'” ~Lewis Carroll Read more about ETF Periscope: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Street

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Certainly there are things in life that money can't buy, but it's very funny - Did you ever try buying them without money?”   ~ Ogden Nash Read more about ETF Periscope: Probing the Deep End of the Waters

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