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Where Did All Those New Lows Come From?

Stocks rebounded this week as the S&P 500 Equal-Weight Index ($SPXEW) recovered most of the losses from the previous week. On a closing basis, the index fell around 10% in nine days and then recovered around two thirds of this loss with a 6% gain this week.   Despite the strong recovery, the ...

Let’s not subsidize journalism

Author: William Watson It’s not clear that the usual way of doing journalism these days contributes much to good government. Read more about Let’s not subsidize journalism Tags:  journalists journalism media corporate subsidies taxpayers taxpayer subsidies government spending ...

Why you have to split work pensions when you divorce

Q: I am now negotiating a separation agreement with my spouse. I do not want to share my teacher’s pension. We have been married 34 years. During our entire marriage, I worked as a teacher, and I worked on the farm, mainly doing all the financial book-keeping and accounting. Along with that, I h ...

A guide to having retirement income for life

With 1,100 Canadians reaching the official retirement age of 65 every day, there’s a sea of change occurring in the investment world. The move from wealth accumulation is rapidly moving to its opposite, de-accumulation or “decumulation.” Decumulation is actuary Fred Vettese’s preferred term ...

A Short-term Disconnect between VIX and SPY - Watch the Pennant

There is another disconnect working between the VIX and SPY. The S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) opened weak with a dip below 265, but the S&P 500 Volatility Index ($VIX) also declined. This is an interesting dynamic because the VIX usually moves opposite of SPY. I am also intrigued that SPY opened weak and qui ...

CME Group Embraces Volatility and Bucks Selling Pressure

The CME Group (CME), which has a number of volatility-based futures products, runs a variety of futures and options exchanges including the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.  While the S&P 500 fell 8.82% over the last two weeks, CME Group actually gained ground and advanced 1.09%. CME was one of 21 ...

Tech Talk for Monday February 12th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Monday February 12th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 28 points in pre-opening trade. Cisco added $0.97 to $40.50 after RBC Capital raised its target price to $44 from $40. CAE (CAE $21.94 Cdn) is expected to open higher after RB ...

How to pick stocks for fun and profit

SPEED READER Book: Stocks for Fun and ProfitAuthor: Herman VanGenderenPublisher: Tellwell Talent Sold by: Amazon digital services Price: Hardcover, $65.71; Paperback, $33.92, Kindle Edition, $9.99 WHO IT’S FOR: Investors—both novice or experienced—seeking to learn more about investing on the ...

Vectren (VVC) Kicks Up

Vectren (VVC) has been in a great uptrend. With the recent market pullback, it also came in a little. However, today kicked in one of my favorite signals. The price turned up the Weekly Stochastic on the second panel. This stock has given a buy signal on the indicator from below 20 to back above 20 ...

StockCharts For Dummies Book Now Available

Here is a link to the video about the new StockCharts for Dummies book! It is now available! Good trai Good trading, Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA ...