No Concern over Jump in Yields The G7 finance ministers are meeting in Germany and Reuters is reporting on the talks:On Greece, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, said: "We are all in the process of working towards a solution for Greece and I would not...
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Here's today's list of a few hand-picked short-term technical patterns that we are currently eyeing for potential swing opportunities over the coming sessions. These selections are designed to assist the active trader and teach the developing novice in identifying low...
Value Leaders is Briefing.com's proprietary system designed for value investors who want to avoid "value traps." Our weekly rankings are derived from a proprietary quantitative system that combines multiple value factors with above-average 6-month Relative Strength....
The S&P is trading along All-Time Highs this week, but there's seems to be much "hesitation" and "caution" at these levels. For most of 2015, we've seen a market that has been very choppy on a day by day, week by week, basis and despite the recent breakout above...
The big debate among economists is: “When should the first Fed rate hike take place?” We believe that discussion may be premature. A more pertinent, and just as valid question, is not if the economic conditions justify a rate hike but whether or not the U.S. economy is...
On Wednesday the major indices recouped most, if not all, of their losses from Tuesday when they each declined at least 1.0%. The Nasdaq for its part soared 74 points, or 1.5%, to close at a new record high. Some might say, "what a difference a day makes," but in...
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For years, the "selling short against the box" technique allowed you to lock-in capital gains you currently have, but report them in the subsequent year. It was a frequent practice in December up until the late 1990s.
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