Bulls continue to shake off global challenges to keep the market in rally mode heading into the end of the first quarter, led by powerhouse sectors Basic Materials and Energy as well as Healthcare and upstart Telecom. In fact, the S&P 500 is on track to achieve its largest first quarter return since 1998. The SPY closed today at 132.77, up 5.6% on the quarter with one more trading day to go.

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(Editor's Note: This is the first posting on the Sabrient blog by Guest Blogger Sam E. Antar of whitecollarfraud.com.)

Is Michelle Stacy a shrewd insider, a psychic or just plain lucky?

by Sam E. Antar

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What the Market Wants? Earnings, Apparently

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Bulls Gone Wild

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Here's the latest Stock World Weekly - Survivor's High

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What We Need is a Craziness Index

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

The market advanced steadily this week with the S&P 50 reaching 1313.80 today, which is above both its 30-day and 50-day moving averages and positive on a great majority of technical indicators.

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The Investor’s (H)Edge Portfolio, managed by David Brown, is a long/short, absolute-return portfolio of 13 Longs and 13 Shorts.  Each week David reviews one long position and one short position and either renews or replaces the stocks, based primarily on the stocks’ scores in the Sabrient Outlook Rankings. Learn more more about the Investor’s (H)Edge Portfolio.

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25
Mar
2011

The Fix Is In!

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Sabrient Partners with Options Industry Veteran
Stutland Volatility Group to Launch Stutland Volatility Funds

Long/Short Expertise Anchors the Joint Venture

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Market bulls found support at the right time and pulled another rabbit out of their hat. It’s good to have friends in high places, as the Fed’s POMO money continues to flow, including another $6+ billion today for the purchase of Treasuries (which tends to find its way into equities). Last Wednesday, I suggested that the extreme weakness might have been a selling climax, and it turns out that is was – at least for the short term.

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I may be costing you $$$$

By Scott Brown, President, Sabrient Systems

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4 GARP Stocks for Precarious Times

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

The S&P 500 moved ahead 1.5% today, seemingly oblivious to multiple global threats, a shaky domestic economic recovery, and a market that is still weak by most technical standards.

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Of Black Swans, Market Meltdowns and ETF Hedges

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” --  Winston Churchill

The markets are standing firmly on some shaky ground.

20
Mar
2011

Life Goes On

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Editor’s note: The Investor’s (H)Edge Portfolio, managed by David Brown, is a long/short, absolute-return portfolio of 13 Longs and 13 Shorts.  Each week David reviews one long position and one short position and either renews or replaces the stocks, based primarily on the stocks’ scores in the Sabrient Outlook Rankings.

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THE BANKS MUST BE RESTRAINED, AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM REFORMED, WITH BALANCE RESTORED TO THE ECONOMY, BEFORE THERE CAN BE ANY SUSTAINED RECOVERY - Jesse

Enjoying Coffee at the Lodge with Jesse

By Ilene of Phil's Stock World

Last week I wrote about the market’s impressive run off the March 2009 V-bottom. But since then, the bottom has fallen out, led by the Technology sector. Those of you who read this column regularly know that I have been opining that the rally has been pretty much manufactured by the Fed and their quantitative easing initiatives, but more recently the signs of economic recovery have been taking shape without much inflation.

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Markets Drop as Japan's Problems Grow

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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Sheik, Rattle and Roil: Markets at a Crossroads

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” --  Henry David Thoreau

It has taken a force of nature to knock the geo-political turmoil of the Mideast from the forefront of the financial community’s radar screen.

The Latest Stock World Weekly is Ready!  - Ilene

Click here >  Shake-up & Change

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Editor’s note: The Investor's (H)Edge Portfolio, managed by David Brown, is a long/short, absolute-return portfolio of 13 Longs and 13 Shorts.  Each week David reviews one long position and one short position and either renews or replaces the stocks, based primarily on the stocks' scores in the Sabrient Outlook Rankings.

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Today marks the two-year anniversary of the V-bottom that launched an impressive bull market. Since then, the SPY large cap is up about 95%, while MDY mid cap and IWM small cap are up about 135%. Leading sectors include Basic Materials, Industrials, and Financials, which are each up at least 150%. Pretty impressive.

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Editor's note: Publication of What the Market Wants was delayed until today because of some ambiguous results from our sector stats.  David Brown explains this in the sidebar at the end of the newsletter.

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Editor's Note: This week's issue of "What the Market Wants" will be published on Tuesday, March 8.

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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

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Here's the newest Stock World Weekly:  Illusion Based on a Fantasy

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This month marks the first time since July 1 that the first trading day of the month wasn’t an up day. That’s 8 months in a row of money pouring in on the first trading day. Furthermore, recall that July 1 marked a low for the SPY at 101.13 that ended a 2-month correction to the 13-month rally off the March 2009 V-bottom, and launched a new 8-month rally. Is the fun over now?

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