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Investors Need To Turn the Heat Down Before the Market Boils Over

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By Rick Pendergraft (Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks the League of Power will be running a special and timely series from master trading expert Rick Pendergraft. You may recognize Rick from his numerous appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.  While the markets are soaring Rick’s analysis is showing we may be […]

A Bullish Tone to 2012

The market is making a significant move higher during these first days of January. The S&P has finally broken over a technical barrier at 1280 which it has had a lot of trouble staying above since the late summer. On two occasions it broke 1280 just to head back lower. If this move it to […]

Politics Aside…

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It’s going to be tough to leave politics for this week. There’s so much to talk about from the Circus that is the Republican Nominating Process. Still, the markets are calling and it’s time to pay attention to money. **Sponsor** How to Profit From the Small Print Have you ever been caught out by the […]

Overextended – You Bet!

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I was looking through the archives and noted that we’ve been bullish on gold, and silver for many, many months. Our conviction has led you to make enormous profits had you followed through on our advice. Today, however, I must sound a note of caution for the near term. **Sponsor** Have You Received Your Code […]

Were You Watching The VIX?

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Events in Japan may have serious consequences for global markets. As we have already seen US markets have traded lower erasing all of the gains since January. The Nikkei in Tokyo fell by 16% in just one session at one point last week. This type of action will not subside anytime soon. As I wrote […]

A Joke From Ben Bernanke

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Runaway Train Let’s start off with the joke of the week. We have “Runaway Ben” to thank for it. Last week Ben Bernanke said with a straight face that as soon as he sees signs of inflation and a sustainable recovery, the Fed will begin to tighten money supply. Ha! We already have signs of […]

If Christmas Comes Early…Will you be Ready?

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Markets rarely move up in a straight line and they ALWAYS correct. This time it will be no different. The question is what are you prepared for and what can you control? Since March 2009 the stock market has been on a tear moving higher by more than 80% from the lows on the S&P […]

On The Horizon for 2011

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Happy New Year! 2011 is here and I expect that the markets will once again treat us to an unpredictable showing. If there is one certainty about the market it is that it has no certainty. Remember the flash crash last year that wiped out 10% in a matter of minutes? There still is no […]

Prepare for Gridlock…or Worse

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Tomorrow night the polls will close. There will likely be a change in the leadership of the House of Representatives and maybe the Senate. If change does occur in just the House, then the order of the day will be gridlock. Up until now the Dems have been able to push their agenda through Congress […]

Turning On A Dime

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As I write this the S&P has rallied by almost 6% in just a few trading days. Get used to it. In an environment of uncertainty rallies and plunges are the norm. Two weeks ago things could not get much worse as far as investor sentiment was concerned. I wrote to you about several of […]

A Bullish Respite

The world’s problems disappeared, magically and overnight. Last week we saw three major rallies. The first was in the S&P 500; the second in the Volatility Indicator (VIX), and the third was in the Euro. It was the latter that ignited the former. Right now the Euro is displaying a very strong correlation to the […]

Double-Dip?

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Last week retail bell-weather Best Buy (BBY-NYSE) reported disappointing earnings. As the CEO Brian Dunn put it “store traffic is “choppy,” adding that “consumer spending is episodic … It appears that customers are operating on cues from the broader environment.” Well, if that is the case, then expect even worse numbers ahead. The American consumer […]

Plugging the Leaks

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As I write this BP is trying to plug the leak from its well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. When all is said and done the magnitude of crude oil that has been pumped into the Gulf will dwarf that of the Exxon Valdez. It’s been a season of man-made disasters. The […]

Chickens and PIGS

Welcome back. Once again, you’ve entered that portal into another world. Sadly, the views you read here are considered ‘alternative’. Some would say abnormal. I’m proud to agree with them. ‘Normal’ isn’t just boring; in the investment world it’s suicide. So far, my 2010 prediction: http://www.leagueofpower.com/fbf-archives/1-11-10.htm Seems to be unfolding with alarming accuracy and I […]

Fear Factor

How does fear control your daily actions? Take a look at your life and the choices you’re making that determine what happens in it and you’ll notice that your fear of things- real or imaginary- is basically how you make decisions. Fear is an emotion programmed into us for basic survival reasons; it served a […]

 
 
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