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Super Bowl Indicator: Bullish or Bearish?

Sometimes the quirkiest predictors of stock market performance are the most accurate. And for whatever reason, the Super Bowl Indicator fits that precise description.

It has scored an accuracy ratio of 81% over the past 48 Super Bowl games. How does it work?

If the NFC team wins,

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Volatility: Friend or Foe?

Stock market volatility is frequently portrayed as an evil force that all investors should strive to avoid. However, embracing volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) rather than avoiding it can be extremely lucrative.

On 12/17/14 we told our subscribers the following via our Weekly ETF Picks:

“The VIX has been on a tear,

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Is it Time for Stock Market Investors to Play Defense?

The U.S. stock market has gained five consecutive years and 9 out of the past 10 years. Put another way, an offensive oriented aggressive approach toward stocks has worked like a charm. Is it time for investors to start playing defense?

(Audio) Listen to Ron DeLegge @ The Index Investing Show

The consumers staples sector (NYSEARCA:XLP) is one industry sector for investing in stocks defensively.

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The Bull Market in U.S. Treasuries that Just Won’t Quit

Stocks around the globe are swooning and bonds are zooming.

The almost 3% correction in the S&P 500 (SNP:^GSPC) over the past week has pushed long-term Treasury bond ETFs (NYSEARCA:TLT) higher by around 2.75%.  And just like that, the bull market in bonds that 100% of Wall Street’s economists said would end badly in 2014 continues uninterrupted.

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Did You Miss This Year’s Biggest Investment Themes? Here’s Four

Keeping track of global macroeconomic trends is a daunting task.

For that reason, each month we organize and rank the key market trends in our Mega Investment Theme Report by order of significance.

Here’s a few of this year’s biggest themes:

Commodities Get Crushed
All of the hyper-inflationary dreams of commodity bulls have been shot dead.

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