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By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the Standard and Poors 500 Index ($SPX) has been meandering sideways for the past couple of weeks. This had the effect of alleviating the...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe volatility of the stock market has dwindled to extremely low levels. The 20-day historical volatility of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is now 6% — the...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market has been in a dull, drifting mode all week.  It is still easily within the bullish trend channel that began last August, and as long as that statement...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index  wound down into an extremely tight range this week.Those who need a reason for every market...
By Lawrence G. McMillanMORRISTOWN, N.J. (MarketWatch) — Despite the fact that the news media and fundamentalists can’t seem to find any reason to like this market, it refuses to sell off...
By Lawrence G. McMillanFor quite some time now (perhaps since last November), we have been pointing out how the voracious appetite for volatility protection has had the effect of distorting the term...
By Lawrence G. McMillanFor most of the last two weeks, the Standard & Poors 500 Index ($SPX) plowed ahead, finally making new post-2008 highs this past Tuesday.   Our intermediate-term...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThis market is becoming the ultimate in defying bearish opinion. Since June 1st, $SPX has advanced almost exactly 150 points and is nearly back to the yearly highs -- and...
By Lawrence G. McMillanThe stock market, as measured by the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index continues to rise (albeit very slowly of late). Even though the rise is slow, the fact that there has...
By Lawrence G. McMillan(Barron's) - This bull market is rather unpopular—and that's good.Since the rally began in early June, most investors and traders have doubted the advance because...

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