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Conflicted Indicators

January 22, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

There are times when the stock market is hitting on all cylinders and the technical indicators are all flashing green lights.  There are other time, such as now, when the indicators are conflicted.  We have the longer term Bullish Percent … Continue reading

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Charts of Crude, Financials, US Dollar, Interest Rates, VIX and Gold

January 20, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

A picture is worth a thousand words.  We all know that volatility in 2015 has picked up considerably.  Why you might ask?  There are several factors impacting the financial markets.  I will hit on a few of them so we … Continue reading

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Volatility Increases in 2015

January 13, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

We have discussed the CBOE S&P Volatility index in the past.  For most of the past 2 years, this has been pretty tame.  Anytime it is below a level of 20 we have had lower volatility.  As you are aware, … Continue reading

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This report is provided for informational purposes only. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Although this information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice, and past performance is not indicative of future results. Alerus Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alerus Financial. Alerus Securities products, unless otherwise specified, 1) are not FDIC insured; 2) are not deposits or obligations of a bank; and 3) involve investment risk including possible loss of principal amount invested.

New Year, Old Problems

January 6, 2015 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

We have all heard the saying, “As January goes, so does the year.”  It might be a little early to know what will happen this year, but the sell-off in the major markets yesterday was driven primarily by the strengthening … Continue reading

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This report is provided for informational purposes only. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Although this information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice, and past performance is not indicative of future results. Alerus Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alerus Financial. Alerus Securities products, unless otherwise specified, 1) are not FDIC insured; 2) are not deposits or obligations of a bank; and 3) involve investment risk including possible loss of principal amount invested.

NASDAQ 100 (NDX) Additions and Deletions

December 29, 2014 | By Keith G. Burck | Contact KeithArrow

This is the time of the year when we see changes in some of the indexes.  The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) recently deleted 3 companies and added 3 more.  Another recent revision to this index allows for mulitiple share classes to be … Continue reading

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This report is provided for informational purposes only. This report does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy. Although this information is believed to be reliable, we cannot guarantee accuracy of information. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice, and past performance is not indicative of future results. Alerus Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alerus Financial. Alerus Securities products, unless otherwise specified, 1) are not FDIC insured; 2) are not deposits or obligations of a bank; and 3) involve investment risk including possible loss of principal amount invested.

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