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Market Roundup
Dow -204.91 to 15,666.44
S&P -25.59 to 1,867.27
NASDAQ -19.76 to 4,506.49
10-YR Yield +0.136 to 2.133%
Gold -$14.30 to $1,139.30
Oil +$0.64 to $38.88
If that’s the only “Bazooka” China is packing, we’re in even bigger trouble than I thought! I say that because the furious rally Chinese policymakers managed to ignite earlier completely fell apart into…

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Jon Markman
The S&P 500 has lost critical technical support at the 200-day moving average and the 2,000 level — putting its post-2011 uptrend in jeopardy. Many observers pooh-poohed the importance of the technical “death cross” last week. Turns out to have been meaningful indeed, as it was a milepost by which to observe the stark loss of market momentum. Globally, the…

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Market Roundup
Dow -588.47 to 15,871.28
S&P -77.66 to 1,893.24
NASDAQ -179.79 to 4,526.25
10-YR Yield -0.057 to 1.997%
Gold -$6 to $1,153.60
Oil -$2.16 to $38.29
A global meltdown. That’s the only way to describe the last 24 hours worth of market action. The carnage started in the Middle East, where markets open first on the weekend. Then it…

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Martin Weiss
Larry Edelson’s Wednesday missive, “Europe’s Crisis Over? Hogwash!” is both accurate and prescient. So if you haven’t read it yet, I think you should do so now. Larry is one of the very few who not only forecast the crisis well ahead of time, but also accurately predicted how it would impact the U.S. dollar, commodities, inflation/deflation and U.S. stocks.…

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Here’s a quick, executive summary of stories from this trading week, with a link to the full articles online.
Abdul Qadeer Khan, hatless, poses after the first successful test of nuclear weapons in 1998.
More Dangerous Than Iran Which Arabian Sea country is home to the world’s deadliest terror organization and more than 12 times the amount of nuclear warheads…

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Market Roundup
Dow -530.94 to 16,459.75
S&P -64.83 to 1,970.89
NASDAQ -171.45 to 4,706.04
10-YR Yield +0.03 to 2.054%
Gold +$5.40 to $1,158.60
Oil -$0.96 to $40.36
Now THAT was ugly! The Dow plunged a whopping 531 points, after losing 358 yesterday, while the Nasdaq Composite shed 3.2%. That makes this the worst week for the Dow since 2011. All…

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Mike Larson
If you’re having a hard time staying awake trading stocks these days, I can’t blame you. The broad market averages are the most range-bound I’ve ever seen. It’s not just anecdotal, either. Bloomberg recently reported that the S&P 500 Index is trading in the tightest range in 20 years. Specifically, the S&P’s 2015 low is less than 7% below its…

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Market Roundup
Dow -358.04 to 16,990.69
S&P -43.88 to 2,035.73
NASDAQ -141.56 to 4,877.49
10-YR Yield -0.05 to 2.084%
Gold +$24.30 to $1,151.30
Oil -$0.16 to $41.11
I’ve never held a tenge coin or bill in my hand. I doubt you have either, unless your travel plans or work responsibilities have sent you to Kazakhstan. But overnight, the Central Asian…

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Mike Burnick
This year’s trading-range market has frustrated many investors and time-honored investment strategies. While the major stock market index moves placidly sideways in the tightest trading range in history, many individual stocks have plunged in value, masking the real correction that’s well underway. Consider that over the past six months, the S&P 500 Index has traded in a narrow range of…

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Market Roundup
Dow -162.61 to 17,348.73
S&P -17.31 to 2,079.61
NASDAQ -40.30 to 5,019.40
10-YR Yield -0.067 to 2.129%
Gold +$17.10 to $1,134
Oil -$2.09 to $40.53
Why have I been sounding so cautious lately? Why have I been so adamant about taking profits, cutting losers and raising cash for the past few months? Simple. Because when it comes to…

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Larry Edelson
Almost everyone I talk to thinks the European sovereign-debt crisis has passed. They say Greece’s bailout fixed the problem. Europe is on the mend, they say. But as far as I’m concerned, nothing could be further from the truth. First, severe austerity measures continue to this day and they are causing debt-to-GDP ratios to worsen. The proof is in the…

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Market Roundup
Dow -33.84 to 17,511.34
S&P -5.52 to 2,096.92
NASDAQ -32.35 to 5,059.35
10-YR Yield +0.046 to 2.196%
Gold -$2.30 to $1,116.10
Oil +$0.51 to $42.38
How healthy is the American consumer? Everyone on Wall Street is wrestling with that question — and we got two starkly different portraits from today’s key retail earnings reports. On the one hand,…

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