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Soybeans Look Poised to Continue Runup

Soybean Futures

Technical analyst Andrew Addison tends to look far back into the past for his analyses, which can be pretty wayward, but his bullish view of soybeans looks solid. Andrew Addison of The Institutional View is an interesting sort, a technical analyst who has a particular preoccupation with long-term charts. He certainly takes a lot wider […]

Stock Markets Bounce Back Intraday on Friday

Stock Markets

Casual observers may see Friday’s stock market action as a continuation of Thursday’s big selloff. Not counting the first hour, Friday was actually a big up day. It’s been quite a while, over 5 months actually, since we have been on high alert for a stock market reversal. Seeing the Volatility Index, or VIX, rise […]

Is it Time to Get Back Into Bank Stocks?

Bank Stocks

While many investors have marveled at how stock indexes have held up so well during this big recession, when it comes to bank stocks, investors do not look the other way. 2020 has been mostly a story of the rise and fall of stocks, or rather, the fall and rise of them. From a fundamental […]

Stock Market Holds its Breath as Trump Takes His Turn

Donald Trump

The stock market still may underestimate the threat from Biden, still thinking he’s a moderate, but it might not matter, given the way Biden’s campaign is starting to come apart. It’s no secret to anyone who Wall Street would prefer to win the Presidency. This is not a matter of being partisan politically, as like […]

Fed Minutes Scare Markets, For a Little While Anyway

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve released their minutes of their late July FOMC meeting, where they told us things look good. This outlook seems to include another bailout. The minutes from the last Fed meeting back on July 28-29 seemed to have a chilling effect on stock markets on Wednesday, which produced a decline that carried on […]

Boning Up on Inverse ETFs for Inverse Markets

Inverse ETFs

With the prospects of an extended bear market on the horizon, investors would be wise to rethink old strategies that end up being completely inappropriate for these markets. If you ask any investor why they invest, and they thought about their answer at all, it surely would be that they are looking to make money […]