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Don’t Get Dumped After The Pump (OTC:AAPH)

Tiny oil exploration & production company American Petro-Hunter Inc (OTC:AAPH) (and on Twitter $AAPH) is being mentioned, and mentioned, and mentioned on Twitter, right now. Yes, I mean it’s being pumped by those whose work is to pump stocks. Perhaps … Continue reading

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What The Fed will most likely have said After Bernanke’s Spoken Remarkably, there has never been a live post-policy press conference with a Federal Reserve chairman, before the one slated for 1415 EST/1815 GMT. This will clearly ascribe a degree … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Japan; and hints on Economic Aftershocks

The saddest news is that there are at least 44 reported fatalities so far from the severest earthquake to strike Japan in 140 years. And it looks inevitable that that number will rise. The 8.9 magnitude quake struck Japan’s northeast … Continue reading

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Is This The Correction? Read This To Not Find Out

  The major equities benchmarks are right now [Wednesday afternoon] extending the slide which they commenced earlier this week, after simmering uncertainty over the situation in the Middle East tipped over definitively into ugliness – with authoritarian crackdowns in Libya … Continue reading

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Variations on Trading ‘Fear’ In A Risky Future

(Or, why front-month S&P 500 Variance Futures rose 41.36% on Friday.) For whatever reasons, it seems clear right now that the largely moderate North African states, including Egypt, and their ideological and geographical cousins on the fringes of the Middle … Continue reading

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$APPL Fall Needs To Be Big To Spook Tech Sector.

The often overlooked Nasdaq volatility index is interesting today on surprise news. Like for its better-known cousin, the Vix Volatility Index, ‘The Street’s view of the VXN, is that it measures ‘fear’ in the market and that it would be … Continue reading

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