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Domestic and foreign stocks came under heavy selling pressure last week for [only] the fourth time this year. The Japanese stock market fell some 7% and other foreign markets followed. The S&P 500 finished down 1.0% for the week and brought renewed skepticism to the unflappable bull. It took nothing…

Sell In May? Maybe, but let’s wait a while before we get too trigger happy. At various stages, since March 2009, the bull market has relied on fiscal stimulus (first-time homebuyers credit, Cash for Clunkers and Obama’s 2.00% cut in the payroll tax) or on monetary stimulus (multiple rounds of…

Despite continued weak economic data, U.S. equities continued their upward grind last week as the S&P 500 increased by nearly 1.8%. Sup- porting this resilient market are stimulative monetary policies, an improv- ing U.S. housing market and fading political separation in the U.S. and Europe. Sectors leading the way include…

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…