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Mike Burnick
What a difference a week can make. Recall it was just two weeks ago tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a fresh, record high of 17,350 … but it has been a stomach-churning rollercoaster ride ever since with volatile whipsaws along the way. Last week the Dow posted triple-digit gains or losses every single…

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We view The Mad Hedge Fund Trader as a vital resource that helps us focus on major market trends that are most likely to make money over time. It is a resource that helps us filter out the daily noise in various markets and the mostly irrelevant commentary of TV’s talking heads. Unlike many newsletters that focus on one strategy…

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sp500 Today by definition the Russell 2000 is officially in the correction camp, down 10% from its high.  According to sentimentrader.com ”after the Russell 2000 first enters a “correction” it takes a median of 16 days and -5.4% loss to hit an intermediate-term low.” Let’s for a few minutes make believe that this is the start of a deeper correction, one that’s inline with the…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -238.19 to 16,804.71
S&P 500 -26.13 to 1,946.16
Nasdaq -71.30 to 4,422.09
10-YR Yield -.105 to 2.403%
Gold +3.70 to 1,215.30
Crude Oil -0.22 to 90.94
The deadly Ebola virus has struck home! That’s the word out of the Centers for Disease Control, which confirmed the first U.S.-diagnosed case of the virus late yesterday. Here’s what we…

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Larry Edelson
While gold and silver are temporarily back in bear markets, the collectibles markets remain largely in a bull market, a sign of the times. For instance, the rare coin market continues to go nuts. Some examples of record sales include … – A 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar, for a whopping $10,016,875 – An 1804 Type I silver dollar for…

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image The third quarter ended with all the major indices RUT DJIA SPX COMPQ QQQ down for the month of September. Here are the stats; -IWM -6.19% for the month, down -7.97% for the quarter, the weakness here which explains the horrible breadth while the DOW and the SP500 hung near highs fooling the home-gamers. -The Dow Jones was down -.03%…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -28.32 to 17,042.90
S&P 500 -5.51 to 1,972.29
Nasdaq -12.46 to 4,493.39
10-YR Yield +0.02 to 2.51%
Gold -7.10 to 1,214.50
Crude Oil -$2.94 to $89.83
Stocks may be bouncing around like a rubber ball. But foreign currencies? They’re heading one way — SOUTH — and in a hurry! The Japanese yen is plunging. The euro is…

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$EBAY announced this morning they’re planning on splitting off the Pay Pal division into a separate publicly traded company next year. The market sees this as a major positive for shareholder value, and the stock has created a large gap up in the chart. First, a quick analysis of price action in the immediate aftermath of $EBAY historical upside price…

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Jon Markman
The volatility we’ve seen in stocks in the past week is merely the latest permutation of selling that’s hit pretty much every other asset class since mid-year. Trickle-down selling, if you will. It started with commodities, which have been slammed by a breakout in the U.S. dollar (up nearly 7 percent heading into the end of the quarter). It spread…

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base I’m always intrigued by huge bases, normally a prolong period of contraction leads to a prolong period of expansion., hence the term; the bigger the base the higher into space it goes.  We’ve pointed out a few bases over the last year that have made huge moves after we flagged them.  We pointed out $QSII on 7/10/2013 it ran 18%…

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It’s a world gone mad, folks — and U.S. stocks are paying the price! Just look at what the Dow Industrials did last week: Up 167.35 on Friday.
MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -41.93 to 17,071.22
S&P 500 -5.05 to 1,977.80
Nasdaq -6.34 to 4,505.85
10-YR Yield -.044 to 2.491%
Gold +1.60 to 1,248.90
Crude Oil +$0.89 to $94.43
Down 264.26 on…

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After Friday’s report that the economy grew 4.6% in the second quarter – the fastest rate since late 2011 and an upward revision of the last GDP data – this week brings us the jobs numbers for September and a number of other potentially market-moving data, including personal income and spending and the ISM Manufacturing Index. What follows are calendar…

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