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Is Momentum the Siren Song that May Topple the U.S. Stock Market and the Economy?

The month and quarter of September 2015 just came to a close with the stock markets having its worst quarter in four years. Investors are questioning whether this seven year financial markets rally may be running out of steam. So where is the stock market headed? This writer sees long-term stock market momentum in October marking a potential triple confirmation of a potential major peak in the market.
 

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Put Hedge entered after March 2nd Interim SPX High; Barron’s Columnist’s Call-Buying Advice Discussed

Stock Investing 101 blog shows investors the basics of portfolio protection in this edition of how the stock market works. This post shows how investors may be well-served by buying put options on ETF's such as SPY or QQQ at ranges in the market where the indexes are determined to be vulnerable to a potential decline.

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Ring around the Rosie, Pocket Full of SPY Put Options

Do you utilize technical indicators such as MACD and the onset trend detector in your analysis of the stock market? Stock Investing 101 explains how to use these indicators to potentially determine an interim high of the uptrend in the S&P 500 and why buying put options may make sense in some instances.  We  describe what to looks for in order to determine a potential bottom in the market. By understanding the stock market, investors may better protect themselves from stock market falls.

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Halloween S&P 500 Index Monthly Bar Averts Top in a Chilling October!

As fitting the Halloween theme of this blog article written in October 2014, the writer describes how the stock market was spooked when it traded through its forty week and ten month simple moving averages, triggering a potential equities market sell signal. He explains how monitoring the stock indexes position relative to these moving averages may help investors potentially protect their portfolios from losses sustained in bear markets.

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Is a Long Term Top in Place in the Stock Market?

The S&P 500 Index closed for the week ending Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1906.13. Three moving averages are in play that may provide important signals determining the potential future direction of the market at this important juncture.
 

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