CharlesSizemore's Commentary

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Thursday was a bloodletting for social media stocks.  Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and LinkedIn (LNKD) were down 5.2%, 2.7% and 3.5%, respectively.  Other “new tech” stocks took a beating as well.  Pandora Media (P) was down a gut-wrenching 10.5%, Tesla Motors (TSLA) was...
Over the past few weeks, popular American momentum stocks have been in a steep correction.  To throw out a few familiar names, Tesla Motors (TSLA), Netflix (NFLX) and Twitter (TWTR) are all down more than 15% over the past month, and King Digital Entertainment (KING) just...
"We'll eradicate Twitter. I don't care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic." —Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan It’s hard to believe the quote above is real.  It sounds more like something the villain in a...
Sunday is the big day.  On March 16, the residents of Crimea will vote in a referendum to determine whether the peninsula remains part of Ukraine or whether it secedes and eventually merges with Russia.  While the sovereignty status of Crimea matters very little to the lives...
Crimea’s regional parliament voted unanimously to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia—virtually guaranteeing a prolonged confrontation between Russia and the West.  The current standoff is the biggest escalation between Russia and the West since at least the 1990s...
Last December, I wrote that Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) was a strong buy, citing the massive scale of insider buying as a bullish indicator.  After all, if the people running the company are accumulating shares, chances are good that they know something the rest of us don’t. ...
For the haters out there I am now profitable on my TSLA short. $TSLA — Douglas Kass (@DougKass) February 20, 2014 Hedge fund manager Doug Kass came out guns blazing on Thursday morning, announcing that his Tesla Motors (TSLA) short was profitable despite the huge jump in...
I’ve been broadly bullish on REITs ever since the “taper tantrum” of May of last year, noting the heavy insider buying in several REITs I follow (see “Insider Buying Seen in STAG” and “Two REITs With Insider Buying”).  Whenever you see a stock slide in value, there is always...
What do you do when two “indicators” contradict each other? I’m talking , of course, about the “January Indicator,” which claims that “as goes January, so goes the rest of the year,” and the “Super Bowl Indicator,” which claims that a win by the NFC team (this year, the...
January hasn’t been kind to emerging markets.  Political crisis in Turkey and Argentina and election politics in South Africa have combined with fears over Fed tapering to create the perfect storm. The root of the problem? Current account deficits.  Turkey, South Africa,...
Argentine stocks just got hit by a perfect storm.  Investors have been generally timid in 2014, digesting the gains of last year and unsure of where to invest next.  Add to this the bad data coming out of China—a key manufacturing survey showed an unexpected decline—and...
Best Buy (BBY) saw its share price plummet by 29% on Thursday after reporting that same store sales during the holiday season had fallen about a percent from the year before. Now, Mr. Market has been known to overreact to disappointing sales data, but Best Buy’s share price...
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