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The Fed Saves Stocks Again

The Fed announced more news today, reassuring investors that the punch bowl won't be pulled away just yet. Read Article

Homebuilding Stocks, 2015: Are They in a No-Win Position?

Economic reports speak glowingly about 2015 for real estate and homebuilder stocks, but rule changes and debt continue to hamper new construction sales. Read Article

The Bulls Need a Miracle

It would be quite a feat to break through what appears to be massive resistance. Read Article

The Far-Reaching Effects of Crashing Oil Prices

Falling oil prices are going to hurt more than just energy stocks. There's a whole ecosystem that could be in peril. Read Article

Don’t Worry About Deflation; Jobs Data Looks Good!

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) at the Federal Reserve is looking to continue tightening its monetary policy in 2015 thanks to positive U.S. employment reports. Read Article

Is the Bull Market in Danger?

The short-, intermediate- and long-term trends are all in question. Read Article

3 Global Forces to Be Reckoned With in 2015

Three forces -- U.S. interest rates, Russian sanctions and oil prices -- are now causing substantial crosscurrents that will ripple (or rip) through 2015 and impose their wills on global financial markets in the new year. Read Article

This Particular Stock Bubble Is Bound to Burst in 2015

Healthcare stocks may have been all the rage in 2014, but time, hubris and exuberance have finally caught up with the sector. Read Article

DISH Network Announces Sling TV, Cord-Cutters Rejoice

DISH Network's new Sling TV will hasten the day of a-la-carte cable and satellite pricing, but we're still not quite there yet. Read Article

Heed the Market’s Blaring Siren for January

The bearish case for January is looking stronger and stronger every day. And if the clues are on target, it's not going to be a mere soft patch either. Read Article

Climbing the Wall of Worry

We think we are still in the early stages of this bearish divergence on the VIX. That means we’re paying close attention to it, but we’re far from throwing in the towel on this bullish uptrend. Read Article

Support Lines Crushed in a Rush for the Exit

At a crucial point in a major cycle, stockholders sold when they were expected to buy. Read Article

Why China’s Slowdown Will Put a Drag on Google Stock

Another headwind for Google stock: As the Chinese economy slows, Beijing will ratchet up its already-stringent censorship efforts against Gmail. Read Article

Our Picks for the Best CEOs of 2014

It’s easy to hate CEOs with their exorbitant salaries, perks and stock options – particularly when missteps by high-profile corner office occupants like Sears Holdings’ (SHLD) Eddie Lampert and United Technologies (UTX) chief Louis Chenevert led to their unceremonious exits in 2014. But some CEOs did it right in 2014. Read Article

Why the Next Week of Trading Is Crucial

The severity of the pullback will help us establish a short-term and longer-term stance. Read Article

Stocks Close Out 2014 With a Whimper

Stocks ended broadly lower to finish off 2014, and the new year could very well start off on the wrong foot given narrowing buying interest. Read Article

Beware Other Investments at Risk in Oil Slide

Beware of high yield bonds and consumer discretionary if oil prices tank further. Read Article

Low-Volume Pullback Looks Like History Repeating

Tuesday's decline was similar to the one following a strong December 2013. Read Article

Santa Claus Rally Broken as Dow Jones Loses 18,000

With no specific catalyst in sight, investors drove down the Dow Jones and other major indices on Tuesday. Read Article