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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 8:59 AM

Have Computer Algorithms Eliminated Alpha?

Today's markets are dominated by computer-based trading and complicated algorithms that can profit from very small inefficiencies in the market over split second periods of time. Many argue that these computer systems have made outperforming the market considerably more difficult. … Continue reading
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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 8:29 AM

Hidden Risk in Index Funds

In his bi-weekly Hot List newsletter, Validea CEO John Reese offers his take on the markets and investment strategy. In the latest issue, John looks at the weaknesses of market cap weighted indices are constructed and why selecting stocks based … Continue reading
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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:58 AM

3 Rules Successful Long Term Investors Should Follow

Brett Arends over at MarketWatch gives equity investors' fretting over the latest market volatility some timeless advice in his latest ROI column — “Buy early. Buy often. And buy cheap.” Arends outlines three principles investors can follow in times like … Continue reading
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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 8:29 AM

Fisher: Market Correction Mirroring 1997. Bull Will Resume.

Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments chairman & CEO, says this correction looks very similar to that of 1997, which was referred to as the Asian Contagion. Like then, this correction has been influenced largely by uncertainty around currencies. Also similarly to … Continue reading
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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 2:55 PM

Will The "Death Cross" be the Death Knell for the Market?

Technical analysts have long followed the so-called "Death Cross" as a leading indicator to predict a future market decline. The Death Cross occurs when the S&P 500's 200 day moving average dips below its 50 day moving average. This occurred … Continue reading
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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:40 AM

Quick Recovery for Stocks Most Likely

The market's recent volatility may feel extreme, and that is because it is. According to Morningstar, there has been only five other times in history that the market has fallen 10% or more in only five trading days. All of … Continue reading
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Wed, 02 Sep 2015 8:53 AM

Felix Zulauf See More Declines Ahead

Felix Zulauf, president of Zulauf Asset Management and co-chief investment officer and partner at Vicenda Asset Management, says problems in China will continue to put pressure on the markets and he predicts most global markets will trade below their most … Continue reading
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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:05 PM

Hulbert: Market Timers Heading For Exits, Could be Sign Bull Has More to Run

Market timers have been notoriously wrong over time and their current positioning could indicate that the recent bull market isn't over yet, according to Mark Hulbert of Marketwatch. Hulbert's Nasdaq Newsletter Sentiment Index tracks the positioning of market timers he … Continue reading
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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00 PM

Paulson: Understanding Indisputable Consensus and Unrecognized Themes

In an article in Canada’s Financial Post, columnist David Pett offers up some valuable investment insights from James Paulson, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, who has been mostly correct in his stock market and economic calls since early … Continue reading
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