Wall Street seems to be in a bit of a holding pattern, not quite sure which way to go as it ponders how to respond to the possibility of another war, a domestic economy that seems to sputter out with regularity, and the inevitability of a tapering off of the massive bond-buying program that has goosed the equity market to record highs. Read more about ETF Periscope: Investors Unimpressed With Sound of War Drumbeat

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“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.” -- Pablo Picasso

Well, Ben Bernanke finally pulled the trigger on QE3, after what must have seemed to be, at least to an impatient Wall Street, an indeterminable period of Hamlet-like waffling and indecision.

But he did it, and he did it with a double-barreled shotgun. Read more about ETF Periscope: Bernanke's Open End Bond Purchases May Snag at the Fiscal Cliff

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“I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.” -- Mark Twain

After a rather traumatic month of May that saw investors refocus on the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis with a vengeance, there now seems to be emerging a shift in the winds in terms of sentiment concerning the monetary union’s chances of survival. Read more about ETF Periscope: USO Offers Opportunity for a Slick Oil Play

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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

Rude Crude and the Fear Index

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~  Dale Carnegie Read more about ETF Periscope: Rude Crude and the Fear Index

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Oil Barrels Back Towards the Century Mark

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.-- Albert Einstein

Read more about ETF Periscope: Oil Barrels Back Towards the Century Mark

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Playing Around with some Commodity ETFs

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”   -- John Maynard Keynes

Is it just me, or does it seem like the markets are holding their collective breath, nervously waiting for a shoe to drop? Read more about ETF Periscope: Playing Around with some Commodity ETFs

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