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A Rising Tide, Money Flow, And Discount Bonanza

A Rising Tide, Money Flow, And Discount Bonanza

So much to say and so little space as the SPX looks to crossing the 2100 line… - Portugal just ran for four straight days entirely on renewable energy. Yep, the renewable energy sector is a place to find opportunity. Expect big money to increase its flow into this sector for some time to come. - General Electric has announced it will partner with the kingdom in investing as much as $3...

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Negative Interest Rates Set To Propel Stocks To The Stratosphere?

Negative Interest Rates Set To Propel Stocks To The Stratosphere?

Every man must patiently bide his time. He must wait -- not in listless idleness but in constant, steady, cheerful endeavours, always willing and fulfilling and accomplishing his task, that when the occasion comes he may be equal to the occasion. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Central bankers wanted to put the fear of God into the masses and to a large degree they have succeeded in doing so;...

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Low Volatility Can Be Tough For Bulls and Bears

Low Volatility Can Be Tough For Bulls and Bears

Markets have been under the guise of low volatility as seen in the VIX since this gauge started trending down in early February, and once it broke the 200 ma (see the chart) it has been grinding between 12 and 16.5.  That is somewhat normal around this time period, and we have seen spikes in volatility sold off before the end of the trading session (noted on the chart).  Usually, low...

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Chill, It’s All Good, Check Out MSRT

Chill, It’s All Good, Check Out MSRT

And the hits just keep on coming. - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes surged far more than expected in April to the highest level in more than a decade. - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in April on strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other products. The recent flow of good economic data does not necessarily mean the market is headed...

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Stock Pick: Chart Triggers Buy Signal For Splunk

Stock Pick: Chart Triggers Buy Signal For Splunk

Splunk is one of those highly volatile names that when it trends it can provide some great profit opportunities.  As we see from the chart this stock has created a wide range over just the past few months.  The gap lower in February seemed devastating but Splunk got its energy back following a strong earnings report a few weeks later.  That move left a big gap in the chart and the following...

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It's Simple: Trade The Bullish Retest Gap

It's Simple: Trade The Bullish Retest Gap

Traders from around the planet, I hope you are doing remarkable! In this article I want to cover the simplicity of 1 specific type of gap. The bullish retest gap. And, we’re going to cover it on a swing trading level. The reason I look for gaps is because gaps cause emotion and therefore, a higher probability of direction. That’s what I’m looking for in a swing trade initially; ‘did the...

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Should I Buy Apple Stock (AAPL)?

Should I Buy Apple Stock (AAPL)?

Several weeks ago I wrote about buying Apple (AAPL) after the stock suffered a fifteen percent price plunge due to concerns over slowing Chinese growth. Primarily I disagreed with the market because it was significantly undervalued and it was just too cheap to ignore, so I began buying. I had received many emails and comments regarding this call which suggested I was on the wrong side of the...

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Oil No, Brexit Less Likely, HP Worth A Look

Oil No, Brexit Less Likely, HP Worth A Look

Two consecutive days the market is popping. Oil? The Fed?  - Wall Street opened higher on Wednesday, extending gains from Tuesday, as oil prices rose and investors got more comfortable with the prospect of an interest rate hike as early as this summer. Really? The market lost interest in the Fed soap opera last December. The US economy and the market survived that rate hike and the market...

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Profit In The FX Market From Brexit

Profit In The FX Market From Brexit

Many investors in the U.S. are focusing on the November elections, but we have another significant global political event in the next few weeks.   The European Union Referendum, which will be held in the United Kingdom on June 23, 2016 will affect world-wide markets, and especially, the currency markets.   Voters will be asked to vote to “Remain a member of the European Union” or “Leave the...

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Is The Fed Shrouding Their Message Behind Plumes Of Smoke?

Is The Fed Shrouding Their Message Behind Plumes Of Smoke?

There was an illuminating interview with former Federal Reserve Chair Paul Volcker on FT Alphaville this week.  The article notes that Volcker frequently dissented “when William Miller was briefly Fed chair before him.” I found the following exchange particularly interesting: Volcker “Well, if you’re the chairman you always like to have a consensus; if you’re opposed you think it’s a healthy...

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Trade Alert: Sell An Iron Condor Before Memorial Day

Trade Alert: Sell An Iron Condor Before Memorial Day

The market certainly exhibited some volatility last week and seems like everyone wants to take a bit of a breather.  Another thing to keep in mind is that we have the Memorial Day holiday coming up on Monday.  When you have a holiday like Memorial Day it tend to act like a double day off as traders tend to take off early on Friday if nothing happens immediately off the open.  They get to...

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US Foods’ (USFD) IPO: Fine Dining or Junk Food?

US Foods’ (USFD) IPO: Fine Dining or Junk Food?

In what shapes up to be perhaps the busiest week for the IPO market in 2016, with as many as seven deals pricing, there is one that stands out due to the size of the offering. That IPO is US Foods (USFD), which is expected to raise about $1.0 billion in gross proceeds, should its 44.4 million share IPO price in line with the $21-$24 projected price range. That would put it second only to MGM...

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Stock Watch: Cameco Corp Is A Buy

Stock Watch: Cameco Corp Is A Buy

Cameco Corp. (CCJ) is a major player in the current and projected uranium supply/mining world.  The Trade It's currently in a "buy zone" but has broken its first strong support at $13.63.  Next level is $9.76. A break below that (and gaining strength of the dollar) could cause CCJ to drop into the $5-$3 range. Bottom Line A good "buy low / sell high candidate" for my longer term traders...

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Buy Protection Now: Stock Market Under Distribution

Buy Protection Now: Stock Market Under Distribution

The stock market is under distribution, this is a fact. Simply put, professional selling overwhelms the buying and prices head lower.   As the markets ebb and flow with the money coming in/out we are constantly reminded about the psychological effects of a bear market.  Yes, even after the huge rally off the February lows this could still be considered a bear market.  Some of the strongest...

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Stock Market Now: Presidential Reprieve

Stock Market Now: Presidential Reprieve

Although our Lindsay work doesn’t call for a low until  this week, last Friday may have seen the beginning of the mid-May to early June bounce in equities that is expected in the eighth year of a Presidential term. A “reprieve” for the markets should not be confused with a “pardon” as it is only temporary. The early June high is then followed by a long decline into Nov/December in these...

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