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Markets rose on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 added just 0.2 percent but that was enough to bring it to a new record high. The STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.1 percent.

Markets rose despite relatively downbeat economic data on Wednesday.

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said that it expects ...


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Indexes were up most of the session as a surge by Apple (AAPL) helped lift things; this is a massive component of the NASDAQ. The S&P 500 gained 0.18% and the NASDAQ 0.40%. It was a very busy day with a lot of blockbuster companies reporting so ...


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It has been choppy action of late after the surge we had early in July during the holiday week. Stocks exited that week very overbought short term and since then we had a needed minor pullback followed by some geopolitical issues. All in all things are doing well ...


July 23, 2014, 3:14 pm, 1303974
Indexes opened quite significantly down on a number of geopolitical items (Russia, Gaza) but a steady line of buyers came in throughout the session and by the end of the day losses were minimal. The S&P 500 fell 0.23% and the NASDAQ 0.17%. There was not much going ...


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Global stocks rose on Tuesday.

The MSCI All-Country World Index rose 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 climbed 0.5 percent and the STOXX Europe 600 jumped 1.3 percent.

US economic data on Tuesday were positive.

Existing home sales rose 2.6 percent in June to an eight-month high, with the ...


July 23, 2014, 3:13 pm, 1303942
Earlier this month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen opined that regulation is the preferred way of combating excessive financial risk-taking, not interest rate policy.

However, it remains to be seen whether regulation is up to the task. From Bloomberg:

One of the Federal Reserve’s first post-crisis tests of ...


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Trend followers understand that life is a balance of risk and reward. If you want the big rewards, take the big risks. If you want average rewards and an average life, take average risks. Charles Sanford gave a commencement address


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Phillip Bennett Informative read: New York (May 02, 2014, 6:27 PM ET) — The special master in the Refco Inc. securities fraud multidistrict litigation on Friday recommended that a New York federal judge enter a $669 million judgment against five


July 23, 2014, 3:13 pm, 1303909
In the early 1990s, Commodities Corporation (a famed trading incubator that taught and bankrolled new traders) invited a group of Japanese traders to its company for in-house training. One up-and-coming trader at Commodities Corporation took his new friends to lunch.


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An example from my book: Think like that?


July 23, 2014, 3:13 pm, 1303907
Feedback in: Hi Michael. Dan in Boston here, hope you are well. I’ve been devouring your podcast after I heard you on the Stansberry podcast. Thanks so much for sharing all the info / state of mind, it’s F%$ing awesome!


July 23, 2014, 3:13 pm, 1303905

The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the Millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. The report contemplates a variety of reasons for this shift, including a reduced role of marriage in a family household and the effects of the ...