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The events over the last week remind us that volatility and opportunity never go out of style. Two weeks ago, stocks were hitting all time highs and bullishness appeared the notion of choice. Conversely, stocks were under pressure last Friday morning after an unexpected decline in March retail sales. Albeit…

Since the beginning of 2013, last Wednesday delivered the biggest daily move for equities, followed by continued weakness on Thursday. The two-day pullback resulted when The Federal Reserve’s minutes were read; investors are growing concerned over the ending of monetary easing, sooner than later. Nonetheless, mid-week action was followed by…

Stocks opened lower in soft trade Monday, against the backdrop of a relatively quiet earnings calendar and no major economic releases. Stocks moved higher on Friday. The NASDAQ and S&P 500 have recorded six weeks in the ‘win’ column, while the NYSE couldn’t overcome the hole it dug earlier in…

The spotlight has shifted onto Q4, 2012 corporate earnings, while Wash- ington gets a temporary respite. Be- fore reaching exhaustion, lawmaker’s buoyed stock prices, with their “best efforts” attempt to resolve the fiscal cliff issues. However, their best ef- forts fell short of a grand bargain, and failed to address…