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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…

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…