Technical patterns look downright ugly in some areas, which is why these are strong possibilities for shorting.
Wall Street shrugged off ominous symptoms of economic illness last week. But it may not be able to ignore data due in the next two weeks.
Global markets have declined and some investors are bailing out to avoid further pain. But not all is lost.
Changes in the volatility index indicate many on Wall Street are worrying about the next few weeks, but don't necessarily expect a major meltdown.
Hail the glorious and wretched achievements of some less-than-familiar financial players.
Is anything not overvalued at this point? Investors are trying to find value in shares seen as bargains, which could keep the rally going next year.
Following the 'dumb money' was the best strategy, blowing away the complex portfolios favored by hedge funds.
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