US large-cap blue-chip stocks are still the place to be

In December last year I outlined a number of factors that were bullish for US stocks, and said that they would continue to be the primary beneficiary of Fed policy and other favourable macro forces. My bullish outlook has not changed, and this article explores more reasons to be bullish on large-cap US equities.

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Two short candidates to take advantage of the new market downtrend

Since reaching an all-time high of 1,687.18 on 22 May the S&P 500 has established a downtrend which so far has seen the index fall 4.7%. This article shows the new trend in the major US stock average and examines two potential short candidates that could take advantage of the new market downtrend.

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6-Month Unfavorable Seasonality Period Approaches

Next Wednesday, May 1, begins a six-month period of unfavorable seasonality, of which we are commonly reminded by the saying “Sell in May and go away.” Research published by Yale Hirsch in the Trader’s Almanac shows that the market year is broken into two six-month seasonality periods. From May 1 through October 31 is seasonally unfavorable.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 19 April 2013 – The case for owning gold is as strong as it ever was

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on gold, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, crude oil, copper, and the British pound.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 25 March 2013 – The party on Wall Street continues & may do for quite some time

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, copper, the US dollar, and gold.

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