ETF Periscope: Irrational Exuberance of a Bullish Persuasion

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” -- Groucho Marx

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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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Are PIIGS About to Get Poked On the Street? (The Sequel)

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it’s what we do with them that's important.” --   Jim Rohn Read more about ETF Periscope: Are PIIGS About to Get Poked On the Street? (The Sequel)

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“I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” --  George Carlin


Was that a loud squeal that was just heard down at Wall Street? Read more about ETF Periscope: Are PIIGS About to Get Poked On the Street?

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Between a Rock of Gibraltar and a Hard Currency Place

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.” -- David Lee Roth

Careful what you say. The markets are pretty sensitive right about now. Read more about ETF Periscope: Between a Rock of Gibraltar and a Hard Currency Place

Could I Interest You In a Slightly Used Parthenon?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.” -- Buddha Read more about ETF Periscope: Could I Interest You In a Slightly Used Parthenon?

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Bears Snap Out of Snooze, Commodities Get Goosed

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“I made my money by selling too soon.” -- Bernard Baruch

The sound you may have heard last week was the stirring of the Bears. Read more about ETF Periscope: Bears Snap Out of Snooze, Commodities Get Goosed

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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?

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