Monthly Archives: April 2011

Retail Investors Shun Financial Services Sector

The retail investors that use the Rydex family of funds to time the market and ride high beta sectors are shunning the financial sector and instead continuing to push money into the energy services sector. In February I pointed out … Continue reading

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Is The Small Cap Outperformance About To End?

The outperformance of small capitalization stocks has been one of the driving forces of the market’s recovery from the March 2009 lows. But we are now at a critical level as relative valuation levels between small and large caps get … Continue reading

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Sprott On Silver: Follow The Money

Sprott put out an interesting note today about silver. I’d like to offer my own somewhat jaded take on things to balance out their very absolutist views on silver. Sprott mentions the gold silver ratio and maintains that it will … Continue reading

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Gold & Silver Update: Paring Gains Into Meltup

Since we’ve had some changes in the gold and silver markets, especially with regards to sentiment, I thought I’d update my thoughts on the two precious metals that have so many traders captivated right now. Today gold reached the round … Continue reading

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Technical Overview: Head and Shoulder Continuation Pattern

After shrugging off overbought indicators left and right and likewise ignoring extreme bullish sentiment measures the equity market finally succumbed to a top in February 2011. Since then the equity markets have entered into a congestion pattern with a short … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Feedback Wanted

During the weekend I usually remind readers of interesting links that I’ve found by pointing them to through a “Weekend Reading” post. I’ve been sharing links there for more than two years and I wanted to know what you … Continue reading

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Sentiment Overview: Week Of April 15th, 2011

Below is this week’s comprehensive look at sentiment data for the market: Sentiment Surveys The weekly survey of US retail investors from the AAII shows little change from last week. The bullish camp declined slightly to 42.2% while the bears … Continue reading

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