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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gold, Forex and Stocks Intermarket Analysis and Trading Chart Setups / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: Capital3X

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe would first like to give a quick update on the state of fundamental data and policitcal situation before we dive deeper into technical charts and forex setups.

French Election
With 51.7% of the vote, the socialist Hollande has narrowly won the French presidential election. At the election to the National Assembly due to take place in June, his side should win the majority needed to govern. However, Hollande’s victory makes the battle to contain the sovereign debt crisis even more complex. Hollande largely ignores France’s economic problems; the French economy is likely to drift further southwards. It will also make it even harder for France and Germany to agree a common line. The ECB will continue to de facto finance the peripheral countries by printing money for longer than many had feared.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

VIX Reflects Escalating Concerns About the Stock Market / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Chris_Ciovacco

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrior to the open on May 7, we discussed concerns about Greece (GREK) and outlined evidence of slowing momentum in stocks. Since then, the S&P 500 has dropped 31 points. On the morning of May 15, some better than expected data came from Germany with GDP growing 0.5% in the first quarter versus expectations of 0.1%. As shown below, the German DAX Index (EWG) is having trouble holding on to its early morning gains (as of 7:35 a.m. EDT). If the DAX cannot rally on better than expected news, it is not a good sign for risk assets in general.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Is Europe's Exodus Nigh? / Stock-Markets / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInformedTr​ades writes: Is the Exodus for Euro project indeed nigh? Anti-bailout voices have vehemently espoused so but there are two sides to every coin (or drachma). The fundamental picture hasn't changed by a great deal since I started writing about Europe's extreme pilgrimage through fire and brimstone. However with the passage of time and the very recent rhetorical jawboning and haranguing, the schism between the world's delusional make-believe and reality has shrunk; the gap is being bridged further by fast paced developments in the political arena of Greece and France, serving as a catalyst for the truth.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

High Risk of Near Term Global Financial, Stock Market Crash / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Steven_Vincent

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAt each juncture, I look at the available information as represented in the market price and technical data. I approach the body of evidence without preconception and with an open "beginner's mind". I see what I see. I analyze. I develop a set of probabilistic outcomes and then rank them. Then I write my report. I simply report my findings.

There is an extraordinarily high risk of some variety of global market panic in the relatively near term. In fact, I would say that there is a extant setup that is as perfectly aligned for an extreme market event as could be dreamed of by the most bearish of permabears. I'm no permabear, but a thorough review of the current price and technical charts has revealed an inordinate confluence of data points which collaborate to represent a very high risk profile. The current extreme risk profile is amplified by a nearly total lack of recognition on the part of market participants. A deflationary episode, potentially on the scale of the 2008 event, is presently on the table. Investors would do well to at least consider the facts, analysis and conclusions of this report.

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Stock-Markets

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Europe Does It Again..... / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Jack_Steiman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe woke up to futures down over one hundred points this morning. There were two main culprits, bad news out of Greece on their financial situation, which keeps taking turns for the worst, and the political headache for Chancellor Angela Merkel out of Germany, the opposition party winning a key election not necessarily friendly with her views. Merkel is desperately trying to hold Germany out of the financial crisis inflicting the rest of the Euro-zone. She'll have one less friend to work with now. Certainly, she doesn't need opposition right now, but it's what she'll be getting.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Greece May Trigger Bearish Stock Market Pattern / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Chris_Ciovacco

Over the weekend, there was little in the way of good news coming from Greece. According to Bloomberg:

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreece’s biggest anti-bailout party, Syriza, said for the second time in as many days that it won’t join a unity government, pushing the country closer to new elections that have sparked concerns about a euro-area exit.

Nine-MSN, in a story dated May 14, also gives little encouragement relative to progress in Greece:

Emergency Greek cabinet talks have yielded no clear progress, raising the prospect of new elections that could scupper reforms and drive the country out of the eurozone. If a cabinet cannot be formed by Thursday, when parliament convenes, new elections will have to be called in June.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Financial Markets Head Firmly In The Sand! / Stock-Markets / Financial Markets 2012

By: UnpuncturedCycle

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe now see signs of deflation everywhere except of course in the news where they still insist in talking about the possibility of inflation. On Friday we saw that a drop in gasoline prices dragged producer prices down in April by the most in six months, according to data released by the government on Friday. The Labor Department said producer prices fell a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in April to mark the biggest decline since October. The unadjusted 12-month rise of 1.9% in the rate of wholesale-level inflation was the weakest since October 2009. Energy prices tumbled 1.4% on the month due to a reversal of a recent spike in oil prices as well as continued weakness in natural-gas prices. Prices of intermediate goods, which are partly processed items like flour or lumber, shrank 0.5%, which also was the largest drop since October. Prices of crude materials like raw cotton, grains and crude petroleum tumbled 4.4%. Besides energy, other notable drops came from corn, which dropped 5.6%, and scrap aluminum, which skidded 6.4%.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Global Stock Markets Turmoil on the Way? / Stock-Markets / Global Stock Markets

By: Sam_Chee_Kong

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStock Markets around the world have been on a roller coaster ride for the past couple of weeks. Poor market sentiments does not augur well for the markets either. From the oil embargo in the Middle East to the debt crisis woes in Europe added more volatility to the already fragile markets.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stocks Bear Market Focus Point: Bull Trap confirmed – Six weeks is a long time for a Banker / Stock-Markets / Stocks Bear Market

By: Garry_Abeshouse

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecent ““errors, sloppiness and bad judgment” by JP Morgan have shown the world that the D-Word genie, after sleeping off its last travail into an “unsuspecting” financial world has escaped again, to wreak havoc on our loving and ever too trusting bankers. Of course this begs the obvious question – if the highly technically advantaged JP Morgan can stuff up their dealings with derivatives so easily, surely this can happen to others as well – which beggars the question of who shall be next? The very nature of greed combined with huge amounts of cheap money, the continuing lack of open and honest disclosure and targeted and effective regulation, means that it is only a matter of time before history repeats itself. And as long as governments lack the will to enforce these measures, you can be sure that bankers will continue to find ways to persevere with their high risk ways.

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Stock-Markets

Monday, May 14, 2012

Stock Market Line In The Sand About To Be Tested / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Andre_Gratian

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCurrent Position of the Market

SPX: Very Long-term trend - The very-long-term cycles are down and, if they make their lows when expected (after this bull market is over) there will be another steep and prolonged decline into late 2014. It is probable, however, that the steep correction of 2007-2009 will have curtailed the full downward pressure potential of the 120-yr cycle.

SPX: Intermediate trend - The intermediate uptrend is still intact and so is the extended short-term correction.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Value and Dividends at Wall Cycle Lows / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: David_Knox_Barker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn light of the top of the multi-decade bull market and the recurring bear market massacres since the top, investors are increasingly jaded and skeptical. Stocks need to deliver an acceptable dividend stream to satisfy the growing investor preference for income. Investors want value for their money and that means sustainable dividend income at the right price. Combining the principles of value investing with market cycle tracking allows investors to identify value and the most opportune times to buy it.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Market Perched on the Edge / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: WavePatternTraders

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnother great week of volatility, which is what traders want to trade, although we are perched now on the edge and an important choice needs to be made, very similar to what happened last year around this time.

I left readers with this chart from last weeks' article

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Market Downtrends Continue / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Tony_Caldaro

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe US market gapped down at the open on monday to SPX 1364. Then proceeded to make lower downtrend lows but rebounded to that level, or 2 points higher, every day this week. It was a somewhat volatile week with a range between SPX 1343 and 1374. In the end the SPX/DOW lost 1.5%, and the NDX/NAZ lost 0.8%. Foreign markets were mixed with the DJ World index down 2.1%, Asia down 3.5%, and Europe up 0.3%. Economic reports for the week remained on the downside with negatives outpacing positives 6 to 4. On the uptick: consumer credit, a budget surplus, consumer sentiment and the WLEI. On the downtick: wholesale inventories, export/import prices, the PPI, plus jobless claims rose and the trade deficit widened. Next week there are reports on housing, the CPI, industrial production and the FOMC minutes. Best to your week!

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Market Forecast for Coming Week / Stock-Markets / Global Stock Markets

By: Manas_Banerji

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleProbably this is the first time that world financial market is feeling the heat of Greek election. Election result in France was not problematic for market but post election situation in Greece is getting too much complicated. Investors were eagerly looking to get positive information from Greece but they were disappointed with the outcomes, in fact still there is no outcome. Market is calculating on different options, especially after remark from German finance minister.

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Stock-Markets

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stock Market Short-term Intra-day Forecasts Free Access / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDear Reader,

Virtually every minute of every trading day, all eyes – including mine – are on Wall Street, the financial epicenter of the world.

As a professional technical market analyst, I keep my finger on the pulse of the DJIA, S&P and Nasdaq, giving you the updates in the time frame that's important to short-term equity traders.

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Stock-Markets

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Plunging Commodity Prices Are Ominous For Stock Market! / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Sy_Harding

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleConsumers understandably like to see prices for commodities decline, the more the merrier, particularly gasoline and energy costs.

Many analysts also take commodity price declines as a positive for the economy, on the theory that consumers will have more spending money in their pockets, and manufacturers will have lower costs, so hopefully greater earnings.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, May 11, 2012

Europe: Big Problems Remain For Stock Markets / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Chris_Ciovacco

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn December 2011, the European Central Bank (ECB) attempted to paper over the debt crisis. As noted by the Wall Street Journal on April 18, “Europe’s bold program to defuse its financial crisis by injecting cash into the banking system is running out of steam”.

Since the credit markets in Spain and Italy have shown renewed signs of strain, the timing for elections in France and Greece was less than ideal for policymakers. On Friday morning, there were rumblings from Europe giving some basis for optimism to the post-election situation in Greece.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stock Market 'Sell in May, and Go Away,' Strikes Again / Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2012

By: Gary_Dorsch

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMark Twain, one of America's most famous literary icons, and known for his folksy humor, used to say, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme."

On Wall Street, it's been the "least loved Bull market" in history. Since the start of 2008, there's been a massive exodus of more than $400-billion from mutual funds that invest in US companies, after the biggest and scariest plunge this generation of investors has ever seen. Yet at the same time, the current Bull market, that's grown up in the shadow of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, is the seventh best percentage gainer in market history. It's also the first Bull market to double in value in less than three years. Despite its impressive résumé, this Bull market gets little respect from retail investors. It's considered to be a bubble that's artificially inflated by the Federal Reserve's cheap money policies. Spooked investors prefer to be clear of the maniacal stock market, before the grizzly Bear arrives.

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stock Market Crash Like in 1987 If Stocks Rally Without QE3 / Stock-Markets / Financial Crash

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMarc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report, spoke with Bloomberg TV's Betty Liu and said that, "I think the market will have difficulties to move up strongly unless we have a massive QE3 and if it moves and makes the high above 1422, the second half of the year could witness a crash, like in 1987."

Faber went on to say that, "I do not have a high opinion of the U.S. government, but the bureaucrats in Brussels make the government in the U.S. look like an organization consisting of geniuses."

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Stock-Markets

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How to Trade the VIX: Using the "Fear Gauge" to Hedge Down Stock Markets / Stock-Markets / Stock Index Trading

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: If you don't know already, it's time to learn something all serious investors should know: how to trade the VIX Indicator (VIX).

While most investors are scrambling to figure out whether the market is headed up or down, savvy pros use the VIX both as means of protection and a source of profit.

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