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Update: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Short

Our short recommendation on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working nicely and we suggest that traders maintain their short positions.  Reuters also has confirmed to us that we were the only analyst on the street with a short recommendation, only a few had sell or hold recommendations, and almost everyone had buy recommendation on the stock, which goes to show just how surprised almost everyone was at this horrible earnings miss, but we were not bearish on AAPL when t was much lower earlier this year. 

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Should the FOMC Raise Interest Rates?

The FOMC has two primary responsibilities, to Foster full employment and to keep inflation at a moderate pace, but there is no additional responsibility defining direct reactions to either financial markets or investors.  Of course, in the effort of attempting to satisfy the mandates appointed to it the FOMC must understand financial markets, they must recognize the risks that financial markets recognize, but reacting to the whim of Wall Street is not something that the FOMC should ever do.

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Will US Oil Producers Begin to Hedge Now That Oil Has Surged?

Prepare for an increase in oil production within the United States.

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Oil Poised to Decline: ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSEARCA:UCO) and VelocityShares 3X Long Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return (NYSEARCA:UWTI)

Educated investors watching oil prices this week so far can witness the overwhelming bullish nature of investors in oil at this immediate juncture.  The extent to this bullish posture was revealed prior to this weekend's DOHA meeting by OPEC and the IEA, defining the bullish bets that currently exist in the oil space to be near all time highs, which is approximately 600 million barrels of oil.  To put that another way, bullish investors own about 600,000,000 barrels of oil as they placed bets on higher oil prices.

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Trading Oil after DOHA: ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (NYSEARCA:UCO) and Proshares Trust II (NYSEARCA:SCO)

Why aren't oil prices weaker after the failed DOHA meeting?

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