The Most Important Trend to Watch in 2012

Since the beginning of June, investors pulled a total of $152 billion out of stock-based mutual funds. That’s the biggest round of selling in a six-month period since March 2009. Back then, investors responded to the financial crisis by pulling $188 billion out of stock-based mutual funds.

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Tebow Time

As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victory by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that “Tebow Time” will become a household phrase all over America.

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Warren Pollock and Ann Barnhardt Discuss MF Global and a Possible Bank Holiday

Ann Barnhardt and Warren Pollock have an interesting discussion about the financial crisis, the setting of legal precedent, netting, settlement, and future trends including a possible bank holiday.

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Crude Reality: Why Consumers in the Northeast Will Pay More At the Pump

I suspect most folks who drive to their nearest Wawa to gas up don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the price they pay. Unless the leftmost digit changes. That usually gets their attention.

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Why 2012 looks to be even ROUGHER than 2011!

Welcome to 2012! I trust you had an enjoyable holiday season like I did … and that you’re just as ready as I am to make this your most profitable year ever.

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Preliminary Positive Signs on Banks and Financials

A market timing strategy sometimes recommended by professionals like Fidelity Investments assumes that the various phases of the stock market’s life cycle correspond roughly to the stages of an economic business cycle.

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Market tells you a lot from the way breakouts work.

Market tells you a lot from the way breakouts work.

If breakouts do not have immediate follow through it indicates weak conviction. This is the case currently. Many breakouts fade by end of the day.

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Kickstart New Habits with a 30-Day Challenge

I never make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve got nothing against them, but I’m usually already working on resolutions made throughout the previous year. I’m too impatient to wait for an arbitrary day to start changing something in my life.

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Hidden Mortgage Tax Gives Congress Another Way to Pick Your Pocket

Americans had better enjoy the extra $40 they’ll continue to get in their biweekly paychecks for the next two months, because most of them will be paying for it many times over in the form of higher mortgage costs.

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How Do Consumers Spend Engine Efficiency Advances? On Bigger, Faster Cars

Auto companies have made great strides in improving engine efficiency in recent decades. But those improvements haven’t done much to improve the fuel economy of America’s passenger car fleet.

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