Markets Drop as Japan's Problems Grow

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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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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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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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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Stocks over Bonds, Small Caps over Large

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

We’re going to start with what I do know – and then I’ll tell you what I don’t know.

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Fear Factor Up . . . So is the Market Despite Mid-East Turmoil

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

The market shrugged off the serious instability in the Middle East today, after tanking on those fears on Friday. The Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 were all up, with the S&P 500 up the most, +0.77%.

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Santa Fed Just Keeps on Giving

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

Is that Santa Claus streaking across the sky with a sleigh full of toys?  Nah, it's good ol' Santa Fed dropping bags of POMO money into the economy . . . and it seems to be working, at least on some levels.

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Doom & Gloom . . . or a QE2 Boom?

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An Ostsrich Walks Into a Bar and Says "Ouch"

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Is It Just Me, Or Is It Getting a Little Volatile In Here?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ~Joseph Campbell

Now is the time of the Dog Days of the markets.

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