Financial Sense

Volume Data Have Eased One Concern
Tom McClellan's picture

We focus a lot on the Advance-Decline (A-D) data, which is the basis for the McClellan Oscillator and Summation Index plus other indicators. But we also like to watch what the Up Volume (UV) and Down Volume (DV) numbers are doing.


S&P Earnings Pass Halfway Mark
Sheraz Mian's picture

Stocks appear on track to start today’s session on a positive note and continue the favorable momentum from the last couple of sessions that pushed the Nasdaq into record territory, with the other indexes...


Bad News About Oil Prices
BCA Research's picture

I have very bad news about oil prices. In the foreseeable future, their most likely trajectory is… volatile. That is right, bullish and bearish oil price narratives will be proven to be unsatisfactory and overly simplistic. The best bet would be to invest in volatility plays.


Can Israel Become the World’s Next Tech Capital?
Global Risk Insights's picture

The dissolution of the Soviet Union led to a rapid influx of Jewish immigration, with no fewer than 1.6 million immigrants settling in Israel. Many had been trained in engineering and the sciences, thereby laying a foundation for technological innovation.


Pascal’s Wager
Jared Dillian's picture

Do you believe in God? Whoa, wait a minute, this is an investment newsletter, right? Stay with me. I’m an armchair philosopher, and I’ve always wished I’d had the opportunity to be a philosophy major, because I can navel gaze with the best of them.


Cybersecurity Companies in the "Military-Internet Complex"
FS Staff's picture

Since our interview with national security expert Shane Harris earlier this year on cybersecurity, interest in this sector has grown tremendously. Some of the companies profiled in his book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex have...


The View at 30,000 Feet
Ryan Puplava CMT's picture

The U.S. equity market has clearly undergone a consolidation for some time. In some areas, we see a longer consolidation than in others; however, many of the equity indices are already showing well-established uptrends that began at the October low...


The Race to Diversify - Too Much Paper, Too Little Gold
Marc Chandler's picture

The price of gold is essentially unchanged from where it finished last year. There have been several interesting developments. Of particular note, China, India and Russia were significant buyers last month.


Gold, the SDR and BRICS
Alasdair Macleod's picture

Last Monday there was a meeting in Washington hosted by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) to discuss the future relationship, if any, of gold with the Special Drawing Rights (SDR).


China’s New Investment Bank: A Premature Prophecy
Stratfor's picture

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers wrote on April 5 that this month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.


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