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Obama In, Bush Out

So much for the Obama bounce! It appears as if it was a buy on the rumor; sell on the news with President Obama’s inauguration. Statistics have shown that the inauguration is a loser for the major markets most of the time. Add to that the fact that earnings season is off to a rough

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Pivotal Week Ahead

Another week, another loss for the major indices. The Dow finished the week down -5.3%, the Nasdaq lost another -8.7% and the S&P 500 sank another -8.4%. The big loser for the week was the Russell 2000 which fell nearly 10% bringing the yearly losses to -46.9%. We really don’t talk that much about the

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Election Week

What a great week for the major indices as they all posted double digit gains. In the week prior to the presidential election we saw an impressive bounce (or rally) with the small caps leading the way. Yes, the Russell 2000 ($IWM) posted a 14.1% gain this past week followed by the Dow with an

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