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The US stock market looks pretty good in comparison with the rest of the world.  (Bespoke)

Stock market timers shrugged off the recent decline.  (Mark Hulbert)

None too shabby Chinese economic growth in Q2.  (Reuters, Money Game)

Nothing like some sovereign default fears to get gold back to all-time highs. (Global Macro Monitor also IndexUniverse)

Cullen Roche, “The great question now is whether Europeans can truly unite or whether they will allow thousands of years of turmoil come between them. ”  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Euro crisis:  situation critical.  (Credit Writedowns)

A divided FOMC implies the Fed is on hold for the time being.  (Economist’s View)

The inspiration to trade stocks comes from some strange places.  (The Reformed Broker)

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