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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Canary in the Coalmine Does the Irish Jig

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Periscope

“Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge.” ~ Lao Tzu

Well, it looks like things are about to get interesting.

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QE2 as Popular as R2-D2

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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Stocks Buffeted by Macro Forces

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

What does the market want, anyway? I know that's the name of this newsletter, but it's not an easy question to answer in recent months, and especially in the last couple of weeks.

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Fed Walks Fine Line Between the Short-Term & Long-Term

by David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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