When China’s central bank cut interest rates on November 21 investors from Asia to the United States celebrated by driving stocks higher across all continents. While there had been talk of a rate cut for some time, the cut was held up by a policy disagreement. The move comes as China’s economy has slowed dramatically […]Read More
Home values about to rise?
First let’s check in with the overall market as a guideline, the S+P (curvy blue line is the long term average price):Read More
How To Create Your Own Mutual Fund
Intro To ETF’s Whether you are a long-term investor or an active trader, every decision you make in the market begins with an idea. Do I think this stock is under-valued? Do I think this is a growth stock? Is the economy going to expand or contract over the next 6-12 months? Does this stock […]Read More
When Will Oil Rebound?
Oil prices have plunged over the last five months with the commodity dropping just under 32% from mid-June through last Friday. The selling has been so sharp the price has fallen in 14 of the last 16 weeks.Read More
Disney Dollars (for you)
One of the benefits of living in central Florida with two young children is that, whether I like it or not, I frequent Disneyworld almost weekly (!). As well as having family fun and forgetting about markets at the weekends, I also get a good early barometer of how optimistic the consumer is feeling. After […]Read More
The Melt-Up Continues On Wall Street
The stock market remains exceptionally strong as the major averages continue to “melt-up.” Over the last few weeks we saw a lot of “action” from global central banks. In late October the U.S. Fed ended QE 3 (but interest rates are still at zero so they are still in the easy money camp). Then, almost […]Read More
With the market rallying over 11.5% since the low on October 15, it isn’t surprising to see investor sentiment changing abruptly back to the bullish camp. However, what I saw last week when I got the AAII Sentiment Survey results caused me to shake my head. The bullish percentage in the survey has jumped from […]Read More
What this CEO is betting millions on…
On Wall Street, confidence can be measured by how much money someone bets on the future of a stock or other security. When the CEO of a company shows significant confidence in his own company’s stock, it could be the first hint on an investigation that leads to profits for you! And one particular CEO […]Read More
This will be the big test
Okay, Mr. Bull, let’s see what you’re made of. Since last writing where I gave the keys back to the bull, the market has indeed edged up to new highs… and now it’s getting close to needing a pause for breath after running up so high, so fast. And this will be the test- if […]Read More
Let your money work for you
Money is a highly emotional and sensitive topic for most people. That’s why most people have a hard time consistently making money on Wall Street (primarily because they are making emotional, not rational, decisions). 2 OPTIONS: 1. Work For Your Money Or 2. Have Your Money Work For You There are two primary schools of […]Read More
Why tech stocks could skyrocket
The stock market is in the middle of a very interesting time period where it’s experiencing some unique things. And as those things come together to have a collective impact on Wall Street, they create possible scenarios for a stock market reaction. Here is why I love virtually all of those scenarios…Read More
Too Much, Too Fast
From the peak on September 19 to the trough on October 15 (19 trading days), the S&P lost 9.8%. From the trough to the high on October 31 (13 trading days), the index gained 10.85%. Over the course of 31 trading days, the round-trip covered over 20% for the index and during those 31 days, […]Read More
The next big pharmaceutical stock?
The stock market is no place for fairness where the insiders are concerned. They will do anything to turn a profit. But we can use their greed in order to earn big money ourselves! And this current situation unfolding right now could be one of those chances to earn huge profits quickly…Read More
Is the market bounce for real?
As I explained last time, we had to put this bull market on pause as it broke its upwards trend. Since then the market has bounced back violently and gold has broken down. So is the bull rampaging again? Or is it the bear trying to sucker you in? Let’s try to find out…Read More