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How do I measure momentum across sectors, industries and stocks?


How do I measure momentum across sectors, industries and stocks?

Measure Trend Strength

Historically, trends in securities have tended to have stronger momentum behind them when their corresponding sectors and industries are aligned. When you're looking for potential opportunities, it may be helpful to explore momentum across all three levels – stock, industry and sector – before you trade.

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Goodbye, Quantitative Easing. Hello, Stable Economy?

The two big questions everyone has been asking around monetary policy for the last few years are: (1) when is the Fed going to end their quantitative easing bond-buying program and (2) when will they raise interest rates? We're still waiting for the answer to the second question, but we've got our answer to the first now.

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Ebola, Earnings, Europe and the Economy! Oh My!

The market appears to be in a balancing act right now. Traders aren't quite certain whether mid-October was just a dip in a bull market or we're seeing the beginnings of a bear market, and they're unsure how to react.

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