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Chart Of The Day: CyberSecurity Is Big Business

Chart Of The Day: CyberSecurity Is Big Business

Cyber security has become big business.  Every week it seems we are hearing about some breach of important data files by some hacker, threatening to cost many millions or even billions of theft.  In fact last week we heard of not one but two such intrusions into Federal employee files.  If it's easy for the government to be victimized then really anyone/anything is vulnerable.  FireEye and...

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U.S. Stocks: Will There Be A Run On Greek Banks?

U.S. Stocks: Will There Be A Run On Greek Banks?

The S&P 500 mini-futures (ESU5) extended Wednesday's gain yesterday. The futures closed at 2114.75, up 25 points from the previous close (!) on reasonable volume. The ES started a dramatic ramp up around 2:00 a.m. eastern time – the small hours of the morning have replaced 3:30 p.m. eastern as the preferred time to start running stops – and continued straight up to the previous...

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ETF Play: Trading The Greek Drama FXE

ETF Play: Trading The Greek Drama FXE

The European’s can be so dramatic!  Will a deal with Greece get done?  Will it not?  I really can’t say either, but the back and forth between the Troika and the Greek government is the stuff of mid-afternoon soap opera fodder.  Whatever happens, my feeling is that it is going to be good for the Euro currency in general.  Either the Greeks cave which is good for the Euro or they leave the EU...

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What's Next? Comparing Twitter To Apple

What's Next? Comparing Twitter To Apple

Does an interim CEO who co-founded the company inspire to get interested in a company?  When Steve Job returned to Apple as the interim CEO (remember, he was running Pixar at the time), no doubt he considered coming back to a full time position, at some point.  He came back at exactly the right time, the stock was fledgling and some predicted the end.  His vision for the future was adapted,...

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Stocks: Your Key Trading Levels For Today

Stocks: Your Key Trading Levels For Today

There’s nothing more bullish that a failed bearish pattern. The Bulls did a good job of disguising their intentions this week, feigning weakness until the opening bell on Thursday. Then we had the highest volume up-day in three months, which pushed the small cap Russell 2000 to new all-time highs. The market stampede broke through a downtrend line on the Nasdaq 100’s daily chart, as well,...

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The Good, The Bad, And The Battery Thing

The Good, The Bad, And The Battery Thing

When the market goes up, does anyone really care why? Today is a good example. The Fed said what it said, which is what it usually says, which is usually not much on the specific side of life and the market loves it. Here we are again, the market marching upward toward its record highs. Well, let that be as it is. The market is still playing the Fed game. In the meantime, I want to point out...

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Trading Patience And Clear Thinking

Trading Patience And Clear Thinking

Over the years the markets appear to have changed and taken on new dynamics. Although the online age has brought a whole new pattern to trading and accessibility for traders, but has it really changed and what about the traders within? Fundamentally the markets are still places where traders go to buy and sell, trying to make the most profit whilst being driven by greed and fear. They want...

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S&P E-Mini Trade: Collect The Premium

S&P E-Mini Trade: Collect The Premium

Wednesday’s FOMC announcement probably did not come as a surprise to anyone. The Fed will continue it’s near zero rate policy for the near future. The only debate that may have taken place is if September is still a possibility for a change in policy. As we have heard many times previously, the Fed will rely on economic data to make a decision. Jobs data and inflation will be the key factors...

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Trade The Breakout In This Tobacco Stock (VGR)

Trade The Breakout In This Tobacco Stock (VGR)

Many think of Reynolds American, Altria Group, and Philip Morris when referring to the tobacco stocks, but the $2.7B Miami, FL based Vector Group is often left out of the discussion. Vector is 4th largest cigarette manufacturer under discount brands including Liggett, Pyramid, Grand Prix and even an e-cigarette called “Zoom”. Along with their tobacco portfolio, they also own 70.59% of the...

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The Fed Meeting Is Over: Now What?

The Fed Meeting Is Over: Now What?

The S&P 500 mini-futures (ESU5) explored both sides of break-even yesterday. It went up higher than its prior day's high after the FOMC minutes announced no interest rate change this time – as expected -- but maybe a rate increase in September if the economic data is conducive. At the end, ES closed at 2089.25, one tick above the previous close. Now the FOMC meeting is behind us, and...

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