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Time For A Quick Pullback?

The markets look a bit choppy this morning. Not unexpected - short term traders may take a breather here, especially when they look at the stair-like pattern we have been in for the past few months: In addition to traders looking for a continuation of the current pattern, the S&P 500 is at a level of ...

What Are Money Mangers Doing? – NAAIM Survey

  via: NAAIM The green line shows the close of the S&P 500 Total Return Index on the survey date. The purple line depicts a two-week moving average of the NAAIM managers’ responses. The NAAIM Number 67.80 Last Quarter Average 50.93 Date NAAIM Number Mean/Average Bearish Quart1 Quart2 Quart3 Bullish Deviation 08/01/12 67.80 -125 40.00 70.00 95.00 200 53.94 07/25/12 74.39 0 33.00 65.00 100.00 200 50.01 07/18/12 67.74 -125 47.50 70.00 92.50 200 52.76 07/11/12 61.85 -125 37.10 60.00 89.75 200 53.62 07/05/12 63.28 -125 46.00 60.00 83.50 180 49.21 06/27/12 44.84 -125 30.00 50.00 64.50 200 48.14 06/20/12 52.33 -125 32.50 53.00 70.00 200 45.66 06/13/12 43.63 -10 22.50 40.00 62.16 125 29.53 06/06/12 49.32 0 25.00 50.00 60.00 140 34.96 05/30/12 28.65 -125 0.00 36.50 57.10 110 46.73 NAAIM member firms who are active money managers are asked each week to provide a number which represents their ...

Nonfarm Payrolls aka Jobs – Chart of the Day

via: Chart of the Day:The latest jobs report came out today with the Labor Department reporting that nonfarm payrolls (jobs) increased by 163,000 in July. Today's chart puts the latest data into perspective by comparing nonfarm payrolls following the end of the latest economic recession (i.e. the Great Recession -- solid red line) to that ...