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Look Beyond Delta For Opportunity

Look Beyond Delta For Opportunity

It’s Friday, TG, and mid-day the market is showing signs of wanting to hang onto this week’s gains, even though the economic numbers coming out point to a weak Q1. I agree with the market and say, “So what?” Earnings are here. Let’s see how all that turns out. Oh! Speaking of earnings, how about that Delta … - Delta (DAL) beats profit estimates even as Brussels bombings hurt revenue. One...

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Buy Gold, Or Not, But Don’t Drink The Kool Aid

Buy Gold, Or Not, But Don’t Drink The Kool Aid

Some days, ya just gotta have fun. Today I tap a famous Hilltop Screamer– Peter Schiff. His apocalyptic preaching the market and the US economy are doomed points to his clear agenda – buy gold everyone. He is a gold trader, after all. While gold is trading at a one-year high, the yellow metal is still far off the $5,000 target Schiff first offered in October 2012. Believe it or not, as of...

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GE, OPEC, And The Market Look To The Future

GE, OPEC, And The Market Look To The Future

Houston, we have a problem.” Okay, maybe not so much a problem as a contradiction between “experts” on oil. - OPEC cut its forecast for global oil-demand growth in 2016 and warned of further reductions … pointing to a larger supply surplus this year. - The EIA is projecting that global petroleum demand is expected to increase by over 1 million barrels per day in both this year and in 2017....

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Catch The Next Flight On Boeing?

Catch The Next Flight On Boeing?

The market’s relationship with oil is unhealthy. I am thinking codependence, addiction, and delusion. Alcoa reports bad news, a majority of Brits are looking to leave the EU, and both the European and U.S. markets are up, as is oil, some 3.5% BTW.  Britain could deal a damaging blow to the fragile global economy if it votes to leave the European Union, the International Monetary Fund said in...

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Market Up, Market Down, GM Beating Tesla?

Market Up, Market Down, GM Beating Tesla?

Volatility, really? The VIX (fear gauge) is still in the 15 zone, gold is going nowhere, and the market is sluggishly trending up. So, what do we have to fear? Wall Street will have a new distraction from the unpredictable whims of crude oil prices in the coming week as first-quarter earnings season begins. “The earnings are coming! The earnings are coming!” Get ready. So, with all the hype...

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More Tesla, Earnings Coming, and Green Goes The Market

More Tesla, Earnings Coming, and Green Goes The Market

So, 325,000 is the total of pre-orders in the first week for Tesla’s Model 3. The goal is 500,000, and then they actually go build them.  Like pizza, but the delivery time is just a wee-bit longer and you get a few more toppings. Oh, and at $35,000 to start, just a bit more costly. Anyway, Tesla could be onto something … Wall Street was higher on Friday, bolstered by a surge in crude oil and...

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Alaska Air, Telecoms, Utilities, Rising – Good Sign?

Alaska Air, Telecoms, Utilities, Rising – Good Sign?

The VIX and gold rising … a “marketological” omen or a sign of good fortune?  Normally, omen is the right choice, but times are not normal.     Americans sought unemployment aid last week, evidence that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of weak growth. See what I mean? If the economy is so weak, why are employers holding onto their workers and paying them more? Something...

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UAL, Will It Fly Higher With The Market?

UAL, Will It Fly Higher With The Market?

One thing the market is not is sentimental, which is ironic because it often runs on sentiment, and right now, the sentiment is … According to a Citigroup, more people think the market is likelier to fall 20 percent than gain 20 percent. A two-day slide in the market has brought out the bad news bears and the data supporting the coming market collapse, or so they say. In futures tracking the...

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Market Down, Service Sector Up – Time To Speculate?

Market Down, Service Sector Up – Time To Speculate?

The Service Sector of the US economy is a big deal. It comprises over 70% of US GDP. The U.S. economy's service sector expanded to 54.5 in March, a signal that business conditions are moving at a positive pace. Digging down into the overall growth, we see an important number. The business activity index rose to 59.8 from 57.8 the month before. Things look good, right? Now, here is where it...

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HP, Dell, and Lenovo, Still Alive And Kicking

HP, Dell, and Lenovo, Still Alive And Kicking

Where the market lands today, I don’t know, but, on Friday, it climbed the green ladder steadily on the Employment report, which brings me to my “Wow Quote of the Week,” even if it is from last week … All things considered, this is a solid report that should encourage the Fed to continue tightening but unfortunately, the market simply refuses to buy into it. No, actually, the market did buy...

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More EV, Fuel Cells, And Oil, Lots More

More EV, Fuel Cells, And Oil, Lots More

Happy April Fools’ Day and how about that jobs report for March? No joke there, as the market seems to like it, relative to Ms. Yellen’s thinking. The Dow Jones industrial average saw its biggest quarterly comeback since 1933. The Death Cross market collapse put off for a bit longer, I suspect, especially with oil still trending down after hitting its peak just about two weeks ago. U.S....

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Green For The Market And Fuel-Cell Tech Too?

Green For The Market And Fuel-Cell Tech Too?

The tenor of the media chatter is the market could suddenly turn to the dark side, now that it has reached 2016 highs.  “Investors cut their holdings of stocks to the lowest in at least five years in March, despite a recovery in global equity markets.” The market abhors a vacuum, and when money leaves, it creates a vacuum, which then produces a draw. Where there is yin, there is also yang....

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More On Tesla Stock, Up Or Down?

More On Tesla Stock, Up Or Down?

The market is punching higher today, and it has some folks talking reversal, but first, here is a request from a reader re: Tesla, as it relates to its stock going up or down, I suspect Let's hear more about Tesla’s storage unit for electrical energy and some of the competitors it may have. According to ExtremeTech and some other outlets, Tesla has canceled its 10-kWh Powerwall; it will...

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Tesla And Oculus, Revolutions To Watch

Tesla And Oculus, Revolutions To Watch

 Talk about oil … Still trending down on fundamentals. Oil prices fell on Tuesday, reflecting growing concerns that a two-month rally may be fading, as supply looked set to keep rising and there appeared to be little immediate prospect of demand keeping pace. Talk about smart guys – Elan Musk and Palmer Luckey. The first you know and the second you should. Both are starting revolutions. The...

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Will IRA Withdrawals Crash the Market?

Will IRA Withdrawals Crash the Market?

The market is adjusting after a long weekend. The VIX fear gauge is stable. Oil and the US dollar are flat, as is gold, which really should be soaring ...  In 2002, Robert Kiyosaki predicted that 2016 would bring about the worst market crash in history, damaging the financial dreams of millions of baby boomers just as they started to depend on that money to fund retirement. Kiyosaki wrote...

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