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What Last Week’s Red/Green Market Tells Us 10-20-14

We can all breathe a little easier now. Last week during intraday trading, blue chip stocks stopped short of a 10 percent drop off their September highs, closing down 7.4 percent at their nadir. Read more about What Last Week’s Red/Green Market Tells Us 10-20-14

Bad News is Baked into Share Prices 10-13-14

Investors are likely to remain skittish after last week’s volatile action, in which stocks turned in their worst performance since May, 2012 and left the blue chip averages at their lowest level in five months. Investors’ well-known concerns include the possible impact on earnings from Europe’s slowing economies, a strengthening dollar and, increasingly, the Ebola threat, among others. Read more about Bad News is Baked into Share Prices 10-13-14

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Move 10-06-14

A significant event occurred last week that went largely unnoticed as most eyes were focused on the big day-to-day swings in share prices. Read more about Saudi Arabia’s Bold Move 10-06-14

Wider Price Swings No Cause for Distress 09-29-14

Volatility, it seems, is returning to the stock market after a long absence. Last week saw wide swings in share prices and a spike in the Chicago Board Options Exchange S&P 500 Volatility Index to a two-month high. This follows a seven-year low in volatility reached in July. Despite its earlier losses, the stock market ended the week on an up-note following an improved reading on U.S. Read more about Wider Price Swings No Cause for Distress 09-29-14

The Option Buyer's Extreme View of the Market 09-22-14

The finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20, its members comprised of the world’s largest economies, met in Australia over the weekend. Although the gathering formulated no bold new plans, the G20 ministers warned of growing complacency among investors worldwide, fueled by low interest rates and low asset volatility.  Read more about The Option Buyer's Extreme View of the Market 09-22-14

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