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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

US_Dollar_Holds_Above_Crucial_Fibonacci_Support-_Bullish_Bias_Intact_body_Picture_2.png, US Dollar Holds Above Crucial Fibonacci Support- Bullish Bias Intact
US_Dollar_Holds_Above_Crucial_Fibonacci_Support-_Bullish_Bias_Intact_body_Picture_3.png, US Dollar Holds Above Crucial Fibonacci Support- Bullish Bias Intact
The greenback is softer at the close of North American trade with the Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (Ticker: USDOLLAR) off by 0.28% on the session. Stronger than expected data out of China overnight and a successful bond auction in Spain fueled a rally in risk that tapered off in New York as US equities pared a large portion of …

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The spread between large cap value and large cap growth has been coiling for several months.  The wedge has been tightening in this relationship since correlations all went to 1 in August.  This spread measures value and growth based on the strict style classifications that Standard and Poors uses to calculate their indexes.  Which is not necessarily the same definition…

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DJ FXCM Dollar Index

Index Last High Low Daily Change (%) Daily Range (% of ATR)
DJ-FXCM Dollar Index 9969.69 10015.21 9935.39 -0.40 124.54%

USD_Index_To_Maintain_Upward_Trend_Aussie_Carve_Out_Lower_High_body_ScreenShot098.png, USD Index To Maintain Upward Trend, Aussie Carve Out Lower High
The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index (Ticker: USDollar) remains 0.34 percent lower from the open after moving 125 percent of its average true range, but we should see the greenback recoup the losses from the overnight …

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Gold and silver continue their upward trend of recent weeks despite their decline on Friday’s trading. Following the recent downgrade of France and eight other EU countries by the credit rating Standard & Poor’s, yesterday the American rating agency cut the rating of the Euro zone’s EFSF rescue fund. This news doesn’tseem the affect commodities traders as commodities are traded …

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Believe it or not, the home building stocks have been surging higher since October 4, 2011. Since that time, this sector has climbed  higher by 50 percent. Many leading home-builder stocks have rallied even higher. On October 4, 2011 the SPDR S&P Home-builders ETF (NYSE:XHB) was trading as low as $12.21 a share. Last week, the XHB closed at $18.43 …

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Isn’t this exciting!
The pre-markets are up 1% after a long weekend.  That hasn’t happened since – two weeks ago!  Of course last Tuesday, we were jammed up as well and the Tuesday after Christmas, we were jammed up as well but THIS TIME – we’re REALLY feeling it, right?  
The funniest thing is the way they have dozens …

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Fundamental Headlines
• Euro Climbs as Spain Borrowing Costs Drop – Bloomberg
• France Seeks Faster Start to Iran Embargo – Bloomberg
• Obama Jobs Panel Pushes Tax Reform, U.S. Drilling – Reuters
• China’s Growth Engine Declines – WSJ
• ECB Seeks Plan B – WSJ
European Session Summary
In the first full trading day of the week, market …

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Talking Points

Euro: ESFS Auction Generates Positive Results, ECB To Keep Rates On Hold
British Pound: U.K. Inflation Cools, Further Easing Ahead

Euro: ESFS Auction Generates Positive Results, ECB To Keep Rates On Hold
The Euro rallied to an overnight high of 1.2665 as the European Financial Stability Facility’s EUR 1.5B bond auction fueled EUR 4.66B in bids, but the …

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Exchange-Traded Funds have become one of the most popular investment vehicles in America, and many Asian countries are jumping on the bandwagon.
But the best way to profit from this trend — and get exposure to the countries and companies driving the trillion-dollar ETF industry — might not necessarily be to invest in any of the 1,100-plus ETFs that

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Nilus Mattive

Normally, I don’t name individual investment recommendations in this column because I don’t think it’s really fair to my paying Income Superstars subscribers.
However, every once and a while I make an exception — and today is one of those rare occasions. Why?
Because for the last couple weeks I’ve been telling you a lot about the performance of my

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Last week, Jake at EconomPic Data took up the subject of the VIX as a Predictor of Equity Returns in a post that examined the daily returns of SPY based on the level of the VIX.
Today Jake has introduced another factor into his analysis in S&P 500 / VIX Matrix, where the performance of both the SPX/SPY and the…

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Dollar Salivating for Euro Troubles or 4Q Earnings to Force Break
Euro has Not Dodged a Bullet with Downgrades, French Bond Auction
Japanese Yen: Noda Warns Japan Cannot Abide Rates Above 3 Percent
Canadian Dollar Response to BoC Decision Depends on Expectations
British Pound Will Try to Look for Separation from Euro with CPI Data
Australian Dollar Advances before Chinese …

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