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IPO Alert: Corvus Pharmaceuticals (CRVS) Looks to Tap Into Enthusiasm for Immuno-Oncology Stocks

IPO Alert: Corvus Pharmaceuticals (CRVS) Looks to Tap Into Enthusiasm for Immuno-Oncology Stocks

The stock market has been on a tear since mid-February with the S&P 500 up about 12% during this span. But, the IPO market has barely nudged and the doors have remained closed – with one exception.  So far in 2016, there have been seven IPOs (not including blank checks), and each one of them has either been a pharmaceutical or biotech company. This trend is a continuation of what we saw...

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Springtime Can Mean Call Selling Season in Corn Market

Springtime Can Mean Call Selling Season in Corn Market

Spring can be great time to be a grain trader, especially if you sell options. Springtime means planting season. As we mentioned in last months newsletter, planting season can bring public speculation. And public speculation can mean option premiums getting inflated. The great thing about trading grains is that the fundamentals are readily available for anyone who takes the time (and knows...

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Negative Headlines: The Masses Are Gullible, Don't Get Sucked In

Negative Headlines: The Masses Are Gullible, Don't Get Sucked In

 Surge in negative Headlines usually very good Omen for the Markets Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance. Fritz Reiner Over the past few weeks, the number of individuals in the neutral camp rose, as did the number of bulls, and only the number of bears experienced a drop.  When we combine the neutrals and the bears, the total is 72%, and that tells us that the sentiment is...

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Trading Psychology: Mindfulness In Trading

Trading Psychology: Mindfulness In Trading

Mindfulness is an ancient mental discipline that arose in the yogic traditions in India and China thousands of years ago. It is a simple presence of mind that can be a bit elusive to maintain because it is so exquisitely focused on the here and now. Interestingly, its benefits for stress reduction, concentration, self-awareness and productivity have been validated by modern research. No...

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Here Are the 9 Groups That Buy US Stocks: Which Are You?

Here Are the 9 Groups That Buy US Stocks: Which Are You?

Many Retail Traders do not realize that there are 9 Market Participant Groups in the Stock Market today. Here is a list of those groups:   Giant Buy Side and Sell Side Institutions:  These control 90 trillion dollars in assets worldwide and manage Mutual and Pension Funds. The Sell Side Institutions creates Stock Derivatives such as Options, Exchange Traded Funds ETFs, Exchange Traded Notes...

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The Awesome Power of Belief: 4 Steps to Bring Vital Belief into your Trading

The Awesome Power of Belief: 4 Steps to Bring Vital Belief into your Trading

Everyone knows that belief in oneself contributes immensely to success.   This is true for any endeavor—whether it be in trading, sport, entrepreneurship, the professions, or the arts—and at any level, from novice to expert.  In trading, the best traders have a positive self-belief most of the time.  They weren't born with it; most learned to develop it.  But even the most successful traders...

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Russia And China Load Up On Gold

Russia And China Load Up On Gold

Crumbling U.S Empire drives Russia & China to move into Gold     Central bankers have been on a massive Gold Buying Spree led by Russia and China.  One must remember that not only is Putin ex-KGB, but he is also an economist and holds a black belt in judo.  Judo teaches you to use your opponent’s momentum to defeat him or her, and that appears to what Putin is doing.  He has this...

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Speculating in Futures

Unfortunately, our propensity toward the familiar often holds us back and I feel this is even more true in regards to the world of trading.  Despite the human tendency to gravitate to the norm, I would like to challenge your perception of the markets and the way you approach price speculation.  Perhaps thinking outside of the box will lead you into alternative arenas and improve the...

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Trading Psychology: Moving Beyond Fear

Trading Psychology: Moving Beyond Fear

Fear is a powerful motivator and a 'healthy' emotion. One thing people often don't realize when thinking about fear, however, is that fear is triggered not only by danger, but also by opportunity… the flip side of danger. And in fact, in trading the two are inseparable.  As a result of this split, there are two types of traders, those who are mostly motivated by the fear of missing out… and...

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Sector Rotation Investing

Sector Rotation Investing

The stock market and the economy move in cycles. The stock market is a leading indicator to future economic trends. Figure 1 explains which S&P 500 sectors typically outperform during various economic cycles. Consumer Staples, Health Care and Utilities are classified as economically defensive sectors and typically outperform when the economy is nearing its peak in the cycle. Money will...

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