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The FXE, an ETF that tracks the value of the Euro, has been devastated in recent weeks due to political turmoil especially in Italy, but also in Spain. The Euro has the look and feel of a falling knife, but a...
How do you lose $393 million dollars in one quarter?
Step 1. Run social justice ads that don't work in the consumer staples space, and -
Step 2. Spend more money to put the same poor product in refrigerated and other higher-cost space.
How do you make things even worse?
Step 1. Say your profits are going to fall, and instead of being honest -
Are there many reasons for the overall market to go higher?
Other than the resolution of U.S. and China trade concerns, there don't seem to be a lot of good reasons for the stock market to rise as a whole.
Back in March, traders were discussing "the most anticipated selloff of all time" as trade, political, and monetary fears were sending the market down off its...
Applied Materials fell hard on guidance today. Did AMAT stock get put on clearance sale with the drop?
Whether or not the stock deserved to fall almost double-digit percentages on the day is subject to debate, but the important thing is it fell to a very strong support level - and the tech story continues to look good.
Thank you for for lending me your...
Silver - still a good entry point as the last couple days, and moving up from the bottom of its range.
There is a whole, whole lot going on in the silver (and gold) story, but that's another article. For now I'd like to point out some action on the SLV's chart.
Silver has been bouncing in a tight range for much of 2018. Buying in the low $15's and selling on the...
Hold tight for this ride, there's a variety of reasons why bond prices will stagnate or fall.
Interest rates should rise and be higher than they are now; "should" certainly isn't a reason for something to happen, but there are scant monetary policy maneuverings available for the Fed to keep interest rates low and by extension, prop the stock market up much...
You know I had to write about it at some point, Bitcoin's controversial exchange-traded fund, the GBTC.
The technicals are favoring upward motion in the price.
I'd recommend the coin over the ETF, but for those not familiar with the ins-and-outs of trading cryptocurrency on its exchanges, BTC's ETF might not be a bad way to gain exposure to crypto's premier coin...
Tesla as a company inspires controversy today just as its namesake scientist did many years ago.
Is TSLA price supported by a cult-like following rallying around its futuristic visions and outspoken genius-billionaire Elon Musk?
More importantly, what stock price makes sense for Tesla? There's no good answer; but based on fundamental factors alone (missed...
Fitbit's value isn't just in its wearables.
It's in its data and cloud connectivity.
Fitbit's had a good run with its line of functional, stylish activity trackers and health monitors. Customers can choose between classic trackers, a few smart watches, and even smart headphones and weight scales - with a large selection of accessories to mix and match throughout...
Many believe India and China are the future of retail.
Wal-Mart seems to agree, and on 5/9 announced a $16 billion USD bid for a 77% stake in Flipkart, India's premier online retailer.
Wal-Mart paid up to beat out Amazon for this exposure to Asian retail. Will it be worth it?
Luxury retail is in great demand but everyday retail is struggling, especially in the...
I wouldn't believe it myself if I wasn't writing about it, but MSFT still has some room to run.
Microsoft's story and technicals favor upward movement these next few months.
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MSFT is printing an ascending triangle with previous highs in the upper USD $97's, but when price breaks up those levels won't provide much resistance -...
There's a lot going on with T-Mobile lately.
Despite the Great 5G Debate, regulatory concerns, and a third-times-the-charm merger attempt with Sprint, T-Mobile is trading in a somewhat predictable, relatively established range.
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The fundamentals of the stock put it in a precarious spot with outside uncontrollable...
We've been hearing all the reasons the market can't go higher.
Peak earnings, inflation\stagflation fears, rising interest rates, stagnant paychecks that don't provide a living wage, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc.
Is there anything that can bring the markets up to new or previous highs?
Could quick - albeit ultimately futile - efforts such as QE 4,...
Where are these jobs numbers coming from?
On 5/4, the latest U.S. jobs report came out showing unemployment at 3.9%(?!?) with 164,000 jobs added and wage growth virtually nonexistent.
The market (DIA) couldn't decide what to do with that news early on, but Apple (plus tech overall) and energy (stocks like RIG) were credited with lifting the indices higher, and...
Nations and states won't stop fighting and will always need security, so defense stocks are always an intriguing sector.
But let's focus on the short-term.
Raytheon has been hit hard with some bad news. Despite reporting good earnings on April 26, easing Korean tensions and anticipated delays on big deals for Raytheon's technology are among some of the purported...
Market uncertainty continues.
The VIXY started tracing out a cup-and-handle pattern from August 2017 to April 2018 but has waffled in the last couple weeks.
Fed decisions, peak earnings, trade concerns, geopolitical uncertainty, rising inflation, and bond rates are all contributing to uneasiness.
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Is the VIXY...
What a tumultuous market.
Celgene reports earnings on 5/4. Earnings play aside, are traders and investors rotating into or out of pharmaceuticals?
The market doesn't know what to do with itself right now. With a Fed meeting taking place over the next couple days, Caterpillar's CFO claiming we've seen a "high water mark" with Q1 earnings, rate concerns, trade...
Wow, what an earnings pop in AMD yesterday.
AMD popped 13.65% and Intel 3.25% on good earnings for Q1 2018 on 4/26. Will Nvidia do the same thing on 5/10?
Cryptos and stocks are linked forever now, but listening to Wall Street analysts day in and day out makes it clear that most on the Street do not get crypto. When there is an arbitrage of information and...