May 5, 2015
About two months ago, when crude oil was crashing, the airwaves were filled with trend-followers’ predictions that the price was headed for $20 a barrel. As soon as that became the prevalent opinion,... Continue Reading »
April 9, 2015
You may have heard that California is experiencing an historic drought – the worst in 200 years by some measures. While this might seem like a problem isolated to lawns... Continue Reading »
March 26, 2015
When stocks were hit with a hard left jab on Wednesday, techs and biotechs took the brunt of the impact. The Nasdaq Composite fell 2.4%, its first loss of greater than 2%+ since October.If you have... Continue Reading »
May 21, 2015
Our positions mostly sloshed around like the rest of the market. Very few stocks are showing any follow-through gains after any single up session, which is making things difficult for people with attention deficit disorders. But if you are patient, as we are, even as traders, you'll still do well in this environment. Just don't get shaken out.
Let's take a look at what's on my watch list, and then our positionsContinue Reading »
May 20, 2015
The market's reaction to today's release of the minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee meeting was initially positive, but eventually faded, pushing stocks just below the flat line by the close.
Among the key S&P sectors, telecom, utilities and health care stocks were the strongest, while financials and industrials were the laggards. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) was up as much as 3.3% and down as much as 1.8% earlier in the day, but settled back to end the session flat, alongside stock prices.
In today's Trader's Advantage, I have two new trades for you, a semiconductor stock and a regional bank, then I'll provide my latest recommendations for our current holdings.Continue Reading »
May 19, 2015
Stocks started strong on Tuesday but ultimately rolled over by the close as concerns about Greece turned a mildly positive session down for the worse. Also in focus were some better housing data and dramatic changes in bond yields. Treasurys had fallen sharply earlier in the day, though ultimately they recovered to around the flat line.
Financials and health care topped the gainers list, while energy and telecom lagged. Crude oil and gold were both considerably lower. In today's Trader's Advantage, I have a new trade for you, and I'll recap a position that we sold, plus I'm adjusting two unfilled buy orders.Continue Reading »
Which of the following sectors of the market do you think will outperform for the balance of 2015?
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