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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -85.26 to 18,203.37
S&P 500 -9.61 to 2,107.78
Nasdaq -28.20 to 4,979.90
10-YR Yield +0.038 to 2.122%
Gold +$5.80 to $1,202.40
Crude Oil +$0.75 to $50.34
As I started banging out this column, CNBC decided to run TV clips from early 2000. Those snippets chronicled the dramatic rise … and then the epic fall … of tech…

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Jon Markman
The global macro picture is looking a little rosier despite weak economic data last week. The U.S. economy is not super robust, but the latest data suggest it does continue to expand, as evidenced in jobs data in particular. And news on the international wires shows that the euro zone continues to improve some, the Japanese economy is improving some,…

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“It’s a terrible mistake to own something, just because somebody else owns it, even if that other person is Benjamin Graham, the dean of investing,” said Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett The post March 3, 2015 – Quote of the Day appeared first on Mad Hedge Fund Trader.

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +155.93 to 18,288.63
S&P 500 +12.89 to 2,117.39
Nasdaq +44.57 to 5,008.10
10-YR Yield +0.082 to 2.084$
Gold -$7.60 to $1,205.50
Crude Oil +$0.09 to $49.85
They’re busting out the “Nasdaq 5,000″ hats on Wall Street today! That’s because the benchmark tech average closed above that key level for the first time since right before the dot-com…

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aging-rockstar Representativeness bias is when you classify new info based on classifications that have worked in your past experiences. We derive meaning from our past experiences and lean on them to make life easier in the future. Representativeness bias is a nice shortcut that lets us put people, experiences, and investments into easy buckets based on key attributes. It’s especially tricky…

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Dr. Martin Weiss
I’ve just had the most exciting education experience in many years — three half-hour sessions with Jon Markman and the amazing wealth-building power of what he does. Here’s the transcript, edited for clarity and brevity. — Martin Technology Investing Bootcamp: How to Profit in the Best and Worst of Times Part I. Why Tech Stocks? And Why Now? Martin Weiss:…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online. What’s Driving This Trend? Suddenly and without warning, a number of major companies are jumping into a field that until just recently was considered pure science fiction: Driverless vehicles and drones. Martin D. Weiss talks tech this week, and teams with…

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By EconMatters
CPI Core Shows Inflation
The drop in energy prices, had the knee jerk reaction that we were in a deflationary spiral, again markets get many things wrong on first blush. The drop in energy prices is inflationary in the overall economy, and today`s CPI report showed what a sophisticated analysis would forecast regarding inflation and the role that…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -81.72 to 18,132.70
S&P 500 -6.23 to 2,104.51
Nasdaq -24.36 to 4,963.53
10-YR Yield -0.014 to 2.002%
Gold +$2.60 to $1,212.70
Crude Oil -$1.09 to $49.26
Maybe the Answer is “Buy Foreign!” I remember how popular those “What Would Jesus Do?” bumper stickers and T-shirts were a few years ago. But right now, it seems like investors…

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Mike Larson
Sometimes when the stock market rallies, it’s like pulling teeth. One or two of the major averages might make a marginal new high. But the others don’t confirm it, and it comes on very little volume. Then when you look behind the headlines, you see it’s just one or two sectors doing the heavy lifting. Not this time. If anything,…

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -10.15 to 18,214.42
S&P 500 -3.11 to 2,110.75
Nasdaq +20.75 to 4,987.89
10-YR Yield +0.05 to 2.02%
Gold +$6.50 to $1,208.00
Crude Oil -$2.10 to $48.89
You know the old comedy routine, the one where Henry Youngman says: “Take my wife … please”? Today’s foolish bond investors are doing the same thing, only they’re saying: “Take my…

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Mike Burnick
A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?” It seems that some of America’s biggest financial institutions have been big buyers of U.S. Treasury securities. In fact, banks have been consistent bond buyers for 16 months straight…

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