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In a normal, quiet summer week we would be lazily considering consumer confidence and the Fed minutes.

Abnormal Returns has a special personal finance post each Wednesday.

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The Unsolved Mystery of the Cramer Rant [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 3:35 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the famous Cramer “They know nothing!” rant.

He added information in last week’s reprise.

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Aaron Brown recently wrote a careful analysis of some popular charts that lacked the needed context.

Here is a list of past winners, which I am calling the “Silver Bullet Band.” No one will be surprised to learn that Barry Ritholtz and Josh Brown lead the multiple winners, but there are others.

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With President Trump taking vacation at the same time as Congress and a light data calendar, what will the pundits feast upon?

With President Trump joining Congress on vacation, one source of news (and volatility) might be absent.

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Ben Carlson recently wrote about current market leaders and the changes over time. Ben Carlson offers facts, clearly stated and explained.

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Congressional Vacation? [0.23]

Posted on July 30, 2017, 4:20 p.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

Weighing the Week Ahead: A Congressional Vacation?

Once again, the calendar includes most of the important economic news in a single week.

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Stock Exchange: Reading into Retail Moves [0.15]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 3:46 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

The Stock Exchange is all about trading.

Our last Stock Exchange looked at consumer discretionary spending.

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There was something of a change in tone last week. Is something important is happening, I’ll get involved.

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Seinfeld Market? [0.17]

Posted on July 9, 2017, 4:16 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

Trading desks will be closer to normal staffing. Chair Yellen’s biannual Congressional testimony will be a feature on Wednesday and Thursday, but the economic calendar is light.

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Our Stock Exchange is all about trading.

Our last Stock Exchange took up the trend toward evidence-based trading.

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Should We Believe Greg Ip About Recessions? [0.08]

Posted on July 6, 2017, 3:01 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

Today Greg Ip opined that we should start worrying about a recession. That is why his column today was so disturbing.

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A holiday-interrupted week is loaded with important economic data. Since many market participants will skip Monday to stretch their weekend, the action will focus on Friday’s employment situation report.

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Our Stock Exchange is all about trading.

Our last Stock Exchange asked whether traders were joining the yield chase.

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What are the Limits of Technical Analysis? [0.16]

Posted on June 28, 2017, 12:44 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

In my days writing for TheStreet.com, the fiercest controversy raged whenever there was disagreement over whether to use technical or fundamental analysis. In the early days, it was about looking for directional trends in prices and divergences between related market indexes.

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Technical Danger Signals? [0.17]

Posted on June 26, 2017, 1:40 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]

After a week of modestly strong data, what is next? This week has some second-level data, with the big news next week.

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Fed Balance Sheet Unwind? No Reason to Worry! [0.00]

Posted on June 21, 2017, 1:17 a.m. by Dash of Insight @ [source]