Stocks will be hungry for growth after emotional reset

December 6, 2013

With the market chopping around a bit after racing to new highs, it’s nice to see the bulls take a breath, which should be a good sign that we’ll see... Continue Reading »

The best plays for November

November 4, 2013

While buying the market is not a bad idea, there are specific plays that may hold more promise for investors than an index ETF. Here are a few plays that... Continue Reading »

Bond volatility's grim message for the market

June 6, 2013

As the Fed continues to issue hints about its “tapering” program, the bond market has gotten more nervous because the government’s regular bond purchases have set prices, and no one... Continue Reading »

Daily Issues

Trades Update

April 15, 2014

It was another volatile trading session on Tuesday, as the major averages swooped below their flatlines early in the afternoon before the bulls were able to push them higher going into the close.

The S&P 500 ended higher by 12 points, or 0.7%, the Dow Jones finished with a gain of 89 points, or 0.6%, and even the Nasdaq managed to add 0.3% on the day. All 10 sectors closed higher, with utilities, energy and health care leading the way.

In today's issue of Trader's Advantage, I have three new recommendations for our Buy List, we'll go over one trade that we were stopped out of this afternoon and I'll review the rest of our current positions.

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Stocks Rise to Start Holiday-Shortened Week

April 14, 2014

Stocks put in a real roller-coaster ride of a session on Monday, swooping higher to a 1% gain near the open, then plunging into the red midday before reversing again to sweep higher by 0.9% into the close.

Despite all that action, the volume was actually pretty light. Once again, there were no major catalysts to speak of besides a better-than-expected earnings report from financial powerhouse Citigroup (C) and slightly better-than-expected March retail sales figures.

In today's issue of Trader's Advantage, we'll examine some interesting data from the analysts at Bespoke Investment Group, I'm adding two new recommendations to our Buy List and we'll review the rest of our current positions.

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Trades Update

April 11, 2014

In today's issue of Trader's Advantage, I'd like to give you a brief overview of our recommendations, including four positions that we exited in today's session and a few names to put on your Watch List for next week.

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Which sector do you think will outperform the major indices in the first half of 2014?

  • Technology/Biotechnology
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  • Health Care
  • Energy
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