A New Year has started, yet many of last years financial debates remain the same? 

Will  Inflation or Deflation be the major theme in 2012? The Currency winner will be a stronger Dollar or Euro as a rising wedge has formed (see post here)Global falling resistance holds or breaks? (see post here)   Flag/Pennant patterns in the broad stock market will be resolved to which side?  TLT is facing resistance at the 2008 financial crisis highs (see post here) …Can TLT rally in 2012 like it did in 2011 (Up over 25%)?

A “Helpful Tip” could well come from the TIP ETF as it has formed an “Ascending Triangle” over the past 5 months. 

Tips can be effected by rising and falling interest rates and inflation/deflation.  This pattern could still take a few weeks to resolve, yet how TIPS break from this pattern could well become a “HUGE TIP per portfolio construction!”

How The Recent Decline In Stocks Looks "Eerily" Like Major Bear Markets Of The Past