The low-volume “dog days of summer” have been anything but uneventful. Rather than a sleeping dog, this summer has been more like a rabid dog—gyrating wildly and scaring the heck out of everyone in its path.

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10,000 Reasons to Hedge Your Bets

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though it’s not quite officially over, for all practical purposes it’s time to say goodbye to the dog days of summer.

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Scott MartindaleLast week provided the start of another leg down in what has been an unpredictable stock market, and the market now appears to be in the midst of forming another bear flag. Since rolling over and selling off strongly in late April, the market has demonstrated all sorts of conflicting formations that have confounded trend traders and investors.

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Scott MartindaleAs I pointed out back in June, cash on hand among S&P 500 companies has been at record levels, and up 25% over the same time last year. One would presume that such cash levels would eventually be used for share buybacks, M&A, or dividend increases – all of which would impact the market favorably.

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2010

Ron Rutherford

Ron manages the virtual high-dividend portfolio called Rock Solid Yields and writes a periodic blog called Macro View of the Markets, which looks at the global economic factors that move the markets.   At Sabrient he coordinates various special products primarily related to Sabrient's ventures in the online retail market.  Sabrient’s re

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In these uncertain times, investors are flocking to safe-haven ETFs, such as the Claymore/Sabrient Defensive Equity ETF (DEF), which tracks the Sabrient Defensive Equity Index

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24
Aug
2010

Rock Solid Yields

The Rock Solid Yields Portfolio, managed by Ron Rutherford, generates cash flow from a value portfolio of stable, high-paying dividend stocks.

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Nothing seems to be strong enough to lift the market out of its doldrums.  Not the shiny corporate earnings announcements from Wal-Mart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD).  Not the exciting merger talks between BHP Billiton (BHP) & Potash (POT) or between Intel (INTC) & McAfee (MFE). Not the slightly improved global economic picture.

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Is VIX a Fix for What Ails You?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”   ~Albert Einstein

A whole lot of commotion, but not so much motion. It all depends on your perspective.

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Monday Market Movement - All in on Bonds!

Courtesy of Phil of Phil's Stock World

Bond funds are attracting cash like stocks during the dot-com boom.

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23
Aug
2010

About this Blog

The Sabrient Blog offers expert analysis and opinion on the markets through the multiple lenses of our bloggers.  To track your specific areas of interest, check out these regular posts:

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Robert M. Maltbie, Jr. CFA

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23
Aug
2010

Scott Brown

Scott Brown
President of Sabrient Systems

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20
Aug
2010

Dark Horse Hedge

Dark Horse Hedge

By Scott at Sabrient and Ilene at Phil’s Stock World

Buy to Cover HUSA at the market Friday, August 20, 2010

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POMO Thursday - Bernanke Serves Up Another Round

By Phil of Phil's Stock World

Today we get another round of Permanent Open Market Operations.

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Scott MartindaleThe market found pleasure in manure today. When Australian miner BHP Billiton (BHP) proposed to acquire Canadian fertilizer maker Potash (POT), the market saw this as an opportunity to soar. Perhaps traders took it as a sign that corporate cash is ready to be deployed…or perhaps it was simply a low-volume oversold bounce on the flimsiest of catalysts.

17
Aug
2010

Daniel Sckolnik

Daniel Skolnik, ETF Periscope

Daniel is an author, entrepreneur and trader. He currently divides his time between managing a portfolio for a private company and writing a book on ETFs slated for publication in 2011. In addition, he is partnering with Sabrient Systems to create a series of virtual ETF portfolios based on Sabrient’s proprietary quantitative analysis systems.

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17
Aug
2010

Scott Martindale

Scott Martindale
Senior Managing Director - Sales, Marketing & Business Development for Sabrient Systems

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DARK HORSE HEDGE - Road To Nowhere

By Scott at Sabrient and Ilene at Phil’s Stock World

Maybe you wonder where you are
I don't care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there...take you there

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As we wind down the summer doldrums, are we heading toward another low-volume August?  Today was one of the lowest volume sessions of the year on the NYSE. Kids are returning to school in some parts of the country already, and many portfolio managers and traders will begin returning to their desks. But what they are finding in the market this week is quite different than they would have seen last week.

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Fed Up and Fed Down

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”  ~Lao Tzu

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Mandarin Monday - China Moves into Second Place

By Phil of Phil's Stock World

China became the World’s 2nd largest economy this weekend.

[JECON.2]

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13
Aug
2010

Contributors

Our contributors include:

David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

Scott Martindale, Senior Marketing Director, Sabrient Systems

Scott Brown, President, Sabrient Systems

Ronald Rutherford, Chief Macroeconomist, Sabrient Systems

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13
Aug
2010

Dark Horse Hedge

Introduction to the Dark Horse Traders' Hedge

The Dark Horse Traders' Hedge is long/short virtual portfolio written by Scott Brown, Managing Director – Retail Division at Sabrient Systems.   It is a  based on  Sabrient System’s highly successful and popular Investors’ (H)Edge Portfolio.

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Introduction to Trading with Insiders

Trading with Insiders is a newsletter/blog written by Robert M. Maltbie, Jr. a money manager and CEO of Stockjock.com.   In addition to a lively market commentary, Robert selects two top-ranked stocks with high insider buying, based on the Sabrient Insider Ranking score.

Trading with Insiders is published monthly.

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Introduction to What the Market Wants

What the Market Wants is a weekly analysis of the market written by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist for Sabrient Systems.

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13
Aug
2010

ETF Periscope

Introduction to ETF Periscope

ETF Periscope is written by Daniel Sckolnik.  In addition to a lively market analysis, Daniel scans Sabrient’s SectorCast-ETF Rankings weekly to find a few ETFs that meet the current landscape of the markets.

The Process

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13
Aug
2010

Sector Detector

Introduction to Sector Detector

Sector Detector is a weekly blog/newsletter written by Scott Martindale, Sabrient's Senior Managing Director.  In Sector Detector, Scott discusses the top and bottom sectors (as represented by ETFs), using the Sabrient SectorCast ranking model for a one-month forward look.

He also tracks the top two Sector ETFs long and bottom two Sector ETFs short.

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DARK HORSE HEDGE - Jumping off HUSA

By Scott at Sabrient and Ilene at Phil’s Stock World

BUY to COVER HUSA at the Market Wednesday, August 13, 2010

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Scott MartindaleWe have all heard the experts recommend "hedging" your stock portfolio. You may have meticulously researched and selected all of your portfolio longs as your core holdings for long-term appreciation.

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Scott MartindaleThe SPY sold off early today in advance of the FOMC decision, but bounced strongly from the support line of the bearish rising wedge formation, which also is quite close to its 200-day moving average. Just as I said last week, all market indexes appear a bit extended and ready to pullback, but the bulls are game. Put/call ratio and volume is low.

The market continues to creep upward, with the short-term trend clearly positive albeit on quite low volume.  The S&P 500 remains above its 50-day and 200-day moving average, but as we head into the current week, our concern is about conviction within the marketplace.  The ECRI (Economic Cycle Research Institute) finally gave a positive uptick last week, but it would be early to conclude that we’re on a strong uptrend.

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Are You Digging Gold About Now?

by by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“I think it's wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” ~Steven Wright

Is it time to get out the shovel and dig into gold?

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Scott MartindaleThe SPY finished the month of July up a robust +7%, and then started the first day of August by tacking on another +2% gain. All market indexes appeared a bit stretched from the mean and ready to pullback today, but the bulls fought on mightily to keep the day’s loss minor.

Our thundering herd of baby bulls struggled mightily last week to stay clear of that gloomy channel, and at one time the S&P 500 threatened to cross back under its 50-day moving average, but it ended the week about where it started.

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A Lot of Sideways Gets You Nowhere, And Fast!

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~Mark Twain

Lots of noise, but not a whole lot of light.

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