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david trainerI take great pleasure in recommending investors buy Clorox (CLX) – an attractive-rated stock, not just because of its strong profitability and cheap valuation but also because of the unusually high quality and integrity of its financial reporting.

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Flight to Where?

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

Last week’s rally gave us the first positive week in a month, and it continued today, with the S&P 500 gaining a robust +3% in one day and barreling through the theoretical ceiling of 1200, to close at 1210.

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ETF Periscope: Some Random Thoughts Down Wall Street

“If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces. -- William Shakespeare

Bernanke came. Bernanke went. Bernanke will be back real soon.


david trainerNo more Mr. Nice Guy. It is time for Mr. Bernanke to break out the big guns in Jackson Hole this Friday.

Though the Federal Reserve Chairman has run out of ammunition for stimulating the economy, he can still take action to fix the economy.

Volatile Market Might be Pounding Out a Bottom

Editor’s Note:  David Brown is on vacation.  Scott Martindale, Sabrient’s senior managing director, is this week’s guest editor.   Scott handles institutional sales & marketing for Sabrient. He also writes the weekly Sector Detector and manages the virtual Select Opportunity Portfolio.

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david trainerToo much of the rhetoric surrounding S&P’s downgrade of US debt misses the largest and most important point made by S&P’s bold move: the U.S. financial situation is very bad and getting worse with no reconciliation in sight.

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Insiders Waking up to Smell the Coffee

by Robert Maltbie,

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ETF Periscope: Butch Bernanke and the Jackson Hole-in-the-Wall Gang

“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I can’t light, no more of your darkness
All my pictures seem to fade to black and white
I’m growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life

Too late to save myself from falling
I took a chance and changed your way of life
But you misread the meaning when I met you
Closed the door and left me blind, by the light

sbrown / Tag: STI / 0 Comments

Last week, the stock market gave us epic swings. Bears came out with predictions of global economic meltdown as the market tanked, and then bulls came out trumpeting once-in-a-generation valuations when the market bounced.

smartindale / Tag: AAPL, BIDU, ETF, IDU, IYC, IYE, IYF, IYH, IYJ, IYK, IYM, iyw, IYZ, linkedin, long/short, MA, MKTX, sector-rotation, sectors / 0 Comments

New Constructs

The New Constructs blog is written by David Trainer, CEO of New Constructs, LLC. The blog includes ETF Picks, Stock Picks, and Market Commentary.

New Constructs® aims to help restore the integrity of our capital markets to ensure that the United States remains the most prosperous country in the world.

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David Trainer

david trainerDavid Trainer
CEO of New Constructs

David writes the New Constructs Blog, which includes ETF Picks, Stock Picks, and Market Commentary.

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Walter Gault

Walter Gault
Communications Editor for Sabrient Systems

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Kassandra Bentley

Kassandra Bentley
Managing Member and Director for Sabrient Systems

Sandra's background spans more than twenty years in advertising and corporate communications, two of the areas she covers for Sabrient. She is coauthor, with David Brown, of four books on investing, including All About Stock Market Strategies (McGraw-Hill, June 2002) and Cyber-Investing: Cracking Wall Street with your Personal Computer (John Wiley & Sons, 1994, 1997).

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Well she don’t like it when it’s cut n’ dry
And don’t like me makin’ future plans
She don’t want me tryin’ to pin her down
She ain’t about to give an inch of ground, no

Well she can take me for a little ride
Just as long as she drive me home
Around the block, maybe once or twice
And then some lovin’ wouldn’t that be nice

I won’t, but I want it
Oh, what a fool believes
I got her in my sight
But just outta reach

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david trainerThe financial sector is one of four sectors to earn our “dangerous” rating and is the worst-ranked sector in the our 3Q11 Sector Roadmap report according to my methodology at New Constructs.

dtrainer / Tag: AFL, C, FAS, FXO, IAK, IAT, IYF, IYG, KBE, KBWP, KCE, KIE, KRE, KRU, MS, PFI, PIC, PJB, RWW, RYF, TRV, UYG, VFH, XLF / 0 Comments

david trainerProShares Ultra Semiconductors (USD) is our top pick among the 25 ETFs we analyzed for our 3Q11 update on the “Best & Worst Tech Sector ETFs."

dtrainer / Tag: AAPL, FDN, FXL, GOOG, IGM, IGN, IGV, INTC, iyw, PSI, PSJ, PTF, PXQ, ROM, SKYY, SOXL, TYH, USD, VGT, XLK, XSD / 0 Comments

Google Scares the Bears Away -- Now What?

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

After one of the most volatile weeks in market history, Google (GOOG) single-handedly frightened the bears away this morning with its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility (MMI).

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david trainerThe paramount innovation in the Federal Reserve’s statement yesterday was that it will keep interest rates low until at least the middle of 2013.

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david trainerThe market decline experienced thus far is closer to its beginning rather than its end. Recent market rises are likely just flashes in the pan.

There is nothing that politicians or regulators can do to prevent the natural price discovery that is critical to the long-term health of our capitalist system.

The market needs to go down again before it can sustain any future rise.

ETF Periscope: The Velocity of Volatility

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.” --  Dave Barry

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Stand Still Friday

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I’ve been waiting here to be your guide

So come, reveal the secrets that you keep inside

Step up, no one leaves until the night is done

The amplifier starts to hum

The carnival has just begun

In the psy, Psycho Circus

Psy, Psycho Circus

I say Welcome to the show – KISS

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Is it time to buy?

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

You never actually know when it's time to start buying stocks after a market drop, but let me give you a few "quantitative" hints.

david / Tag: GGAL, JBL, KEM, KRO, sectors / 0 Comments

ETF Periscope: Emperor’s New Clothes, Wall St. Edition

“Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” --  Mark Twain

The U.S. equity market has just come off one of its worst weeks since March of 2008. It ended the week at a level lower than it found itself way back in January of this year, while giving serious indications that it may continue to head south.

Not to worry, though.

daniel / Tag: DJIA, ETF, GDP, IAT, ISM, IYZ, SPX / 0 Comments

Welcome to the Grand Illusion
Come on in and see what’s happening
Pay the price; get your ticket for the show
The Stage is set, the band starts playing
Suddenly your heart is pounding
Wishing secretly you were a star

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Contact: Rebecca Hardin

Sabrient #05-2011

Sabrient Systems Acquires Qualitative Research Unit of Gradient Analytics
Move Strengthens Sabrient’s Capabilities & Global Reach

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Though the Federal government avoided a debt default with an eleventh hour deal for raising the debt ceiling, investors are apparently unimpressed—especially given the uninspiring economic reports. This week, the Commerce Department reported that personal spending in June fell for the first time in two years. This was coupled with the weak ISM manufacturing report and last Friday’s weak GDP report.

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And the Oscar Goes to...

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

Despite spending much of the day below the 200-day moving average, the S&P 500 closed at 2986.94, just barely above the 200-day MA, thus, avoiding a marker that hasn’t occurred since last September.

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ETF Periscope: A Perfect Storm of Foolishness

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.” -- W.C. Fields

It is easy to regard the current debate on the matter of raising the debt ceiling as something of an exercise in absurdist comedy.

The problem with that conceit, however, is that the situation isn’t really very funny at all.

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