The 5.3% correction in US equities is likely the best buying opportunity you’re going to get

For those that have been sitting in cash and have missed the 25% rise in the S&P 500 since November 2012, the recent 5.3% correction likely represents the best buying opportunity you’re going to get. The index bounced perfectly off its uptrend line and the outlook for US equities remains bullish.

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Alcoa lags the rest of the Dow signaling global economic weakness

Since 1 November 2011 the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by 31.19%. Over the same period however, Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of aluminium, has fallen by 15.98%. With the Dow making new all-time highs, the question is, why is one of its oldest components still trading at the same level it was in 1989?

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Energy sector trade update: So far so good

The article ‘Energy sector provides decent trading opportunity’, published last week, outlined a potential trading opportunity in the energy sector ETF XLE. The fund had broken out above a key resistance level and established a well defined uptrend. Now however, the fund has begun to advance strongly and it’s time to safe-guard our profit.

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Profiting from gold without the pain

Getting onboard a major bull market and riding it until it comes to an end is a very profitable way to invest. It is, however, much easier said than done. In many ways being right in ones investment thesis is the easy part. Far harder is having the patience and fortitude to stay the course. This is particularly true when it comes to gold.

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