Bull Market Run Continues - For Now


X-factor Report 28 February 2015

by Lance Roberts, StreetTalk Live

After a brief respite during December and January, the bull market has now reconfirmed its bullish trend. Buy signals are back in place and my recent moves to fully increase exposure in the portfolio model in advance of the recent breakout are performing well.

(Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. What I discuss in this missive are my views and opinion and do NOT represent the actions, opinions or strategies of STA Wealth Management.)


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What We Read Today 01 March 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Smartphone Shoppers Rarely Close the Deal

by Felix Richter,

In the past couple of years, smartphones and tablets have become integral parts of our everyday lives.


Infographic Of The Day: What The Contents Inside Your Nose Says About You

The paranasal sinuses are air-filled cavities that are lined with mucus-making cells.

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Video of the Day:

A Russian government owned television station claims it has footage of the murder of a leading opposition politician.

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Insider Trading 27 February 2015: Sprint CEO Makes a Large Purchase

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The Fed Waited Too Long: Here Comes Inflation

by EconMatters,

CPI Core Shows Inflation

The drop in energy prices, had the knee jerk reaction that we were in a deflationary spiral, again markets get many things wrong on first blush. The drop in energy prices is inflationary in the overall economy, and today"s CPI report showed what a sophisticated analysis would forecast regarding inflation and the role that low energy prices play in the overall inflation equation.


by Asif Suria

Insider buying tripled last week with insiders buying $168.17 million of stock compared to $56.56 million in the week prior. Selling on the other hand decreased with insiders selling $1.53 billion of stock last week compared to $1.59 billion in the week prior.

Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped down to 9.12. In other words, insiders sold more than 9 times as much stock as they purchased.The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 28.27.


 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

Second Estimate 4Q2014 GDP Revised Down to 2.2%

Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen

The second estimate of fourth quarter 2014 Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now a positive 2.2%. This data point was +2.6% in the advance GDP estimate. The downward revision to the percent change in real GDP primarily reflected downward revision to private inventory investment.

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