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The Oil Sector Has Tipped Its Hand

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The oil service trust fell over 40% in just over two months recently, and it has clawed its way back almost to the trendline. I think this is looking like an attractive short, although it might have a little more "clawing" to do as the market embraces the notion that we're back in a full-blown bull market again. I have already established a small starting position with a stop at 122.65


Betting on Dollar vs Yen (by Mike Paulenoff)

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Rumors are circulating that in an effort to enable its exporters to compete effectively with China, Japanese authorities are considering some sort of currency "peg," perhaps to a basket of currencies, or vis-a-vis the Yuan, or maybe even in part to gold.

In addition, there are currently heated discussions in Congress about declaring China a "currency manipulator," or otherwise coercing China to allow its Yuan to appreciate faster to enable American business to compete more effectively on a global basis.