OK, it’s earnings season again, though the first round of reports this week won’t reveal a whole lot, at least not until Friday, when J.P. Morgan (JPM) announces its Q2 results. Then, things could get interesting, as investors will decide if bottom-line fundamentals are enough to supersede the recent Fed hullaballoo that centered on the question of when, not if, the central bank would begin to taper its massive bond purchasing. Read more about ETF Periscope: A Good Time to Buy the Dip in China Equities? (Part 2)

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If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. -- Abraham Maslow

The pullback from the brink of the fiscal cliff gave investors sufficient reason to celebrate the first week of 2013 by going on a buying spree pretty much across the board of the equity market. Whether the move up was anything more than the equivalent of a sigh of relief from investors expecting the worst from a dysfunctional Congress shall be revealed in short order during the first full week of trading sessions this year. Read more about ETF Periscope: Earnings Season’s Low Bar May Keep Wall Street Trending Towards the Upside

“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” -- Dalai Lama

After being bombarded with what feels like a million years of presidential campaign news and advertisements, this coming week will finally bring closure to the identity of the next U.S. President.

That is barring, of course, any new variations on the old “hanging chad” parlor game. Read more about ETF Periscope: Elections the Flame, Wall Street the Moth

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