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    Investors looking for safety in this volatile market may turn to U.S. Treasury bonds, gold, oil or currency. The yield on the U.S. Treasury 30-Year bond continues to track its 200-week simple moving average lower, while the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF tracks its 200-week simple moving higher, along with an uptrend that the connects the lows of February 2011 and January 2014.

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     TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, has had enough of the stock futures traders in their pajamas. But for the long-term investor looking to buy shares in these high-quality companies, this could be a gift, not a punishment. Celgene CELG data by YCharts. Look at Celgene (CELG), for instance, he said.

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    The weekly charts for the major equity averages have been negative since the week ending on Aug. 21, suggesting that the stock market is at risk of declining into bear market territory, down 20% or more. Investors uncomfortable with this downside risk should shift to a defensive investment strategy.

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    Shares of Dollar Tree (DLTR) are down nearly 8% Tuesday after the company missed earnings per share and revenue expectations. The company's guidance was not the best, but management tends to be conservative, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, explained on CNBC's "Mad Dash" segment.

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    Oil stocks have been taking a beating over the past twelve months, but which ones are the biggest losers? While oil prices have been see-sawing over the past week, the trend overall has been down and crude is still at less than half of what it was last summer.

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    Did Beijing overextend itself by trying to join the IMF's elite currency club? One of the larger surprises of the summer is how the Chinese authorities have allowed an apparently technical matter-- the possible inclusion of the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's special drawing right-- to become the stuff of global headlines. Whether the yuan becomes part of the IMF's composite accounting unit should be a question for specialists.

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    Germany is considered by many to be the economic engine of Europe, so what is its stock market telling us? The nearby September 2015 Deutsche Boerse DAX futures contract topped out on the chart in the March-May period this year, but a sustained downtrend did not get underway until last month. The Sep contract rebounded last week but note the anemic movement of the OBV line.

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    The Chinese government may not be throwing in the towel just yet. Despite reports that officials had given up trying to support the stock market, Beijing is actually preparing new measures to shore up not only stocks but the slowing economy, according to market pros in the region.

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    Apple (AAPL) shares are holding up technically in the wake of last week's market turmoil and could be on the cusp of a new bullish trend. Today we'll review how Apple (AAPL) stock has performed since last Monday's market bloodbath and what indicators you need to monitor to know when it has firmly established that bullish trend.

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    On Aug. 24, General Electric (GE), Home Depot (HD) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) had flash crash opens that pushed them down by an unreasonable percentage of 21%. Here's what happened and how you can position yourself to profit next time. Wall Street knew that the U.S. stock market would open significantly lower that day following the continuing crash of the Shanghai Composite in China.

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    Kiplinger's spoke with Tom Lydon, president of Global Trends Investments and editor of ETFtrends.com. During market routs, the prices of exchange-traded funds can be crazy. Will regulators step in again to try to solve the problem? What would you like to see happen to protect investors? People have been worried about a similar scenario unfolding in the bond market.

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    The start of fall is no longer marked by a sudden temperature drop in early September, but rather the onslaught of pumpkin-flavored products at fast food restaurants and in supermarkets. Call it "pumpkin creep." And this year promises to bring even more of it as a plethora of food companies look to cash in on continued hot demand for the autumn staple.

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    In another win for working parents, Accenture (ACN) is the latest company offering more family-friendly benefits to its employees. The new program offers more workplace flexibility and the option for new mothers to ship breast milk while traveling. "As a professional services company, our people are everything," said Ellyn Shook, chief human resources officer at Accenture.

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    Maybe you should have "sold in May and gone away" just like the Wall Street mantra says. August was awful for U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 ended the month 6.3% lower-- its worst monthly decline in more than three years and the index's worst August since 2001. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, lost 6.6% in August-- the worst month for the benchmark in five years and its biggest August slide in 17 years.

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    The S&P 500 slid 0.85% on Monday, but the CNBC "Fast Money" traders were more focused on West Texas Intermediate crude oil. Investors should not be short oil right now, given the strength of the current rally, according to Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com. However, he's not convinced that oil won't decline once this rally fizzles out.

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    The U.S. government is reportedly drafting a series of potential sanctions against countries -- starting with China -- that have benefited from hacking American corporate networks. According to the Washington Post, retaliation against the international hack attacks could include indictments, trade sanctions and potentially cyber retaliation.