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Yearly Archives: 2016

Non-Partisan Sectors Ready to Move

November 5, 2016, 6:00 am

Today, we’re going to examine the groups of the market in great position to perform well under either candidate. It may be hard to believe that such sectors exist given the nature of this campaign, but it’s true.

Will This Vote Follow the Historical Trend?

November 3, 2016, 6:00 am

Let’s talk about what history can tell us about what’s ahead for the market. Even going back decades, it actually shows what we mentioned last time: It doesn’t really matter who wins.

Making Money No Matter Who Wins

November 1, 2016, 4:31 pm

I continue to hear from my subscribers and even people on the street who tell me they feel powerless against the volatility this election has created. I understand why so many feel this way and that’s why I’m reaching out to you today.

BOO! Taking the Fear Out of Options Trading

October 31, 2016, 2:05 pm

Individual investing on its own can be a nerve-wracking experience—but toss options into the mix and even experienced investors will go running for the hills. That’s unfortunate because they’re such a great trading vehicle to make more money, and they don’t have to be scary. So this Halloween I wanted to quell some of that  Continue Reading »

Earnings and the Economy

October 28, 2016, 3:10 pm

It looks like we may get that better-than-expected earnings season after all. According to Thompson Reuters, since 1994 only 63.5% of all companies report results that best expectations while 21% miss. This quarter’s trend is off to a great start, and if it continues the odds of the five-quarter negative growth streak being broken are  Continue Reading »

Election Playbook

October 25, 2016, 2:15 pm

We are just two weeks away from the presidential election and I’m already seeing opportunities beginning to brew. I wanted to take some time today to examine how certain areas of the market will perform under either candidate and how investors can play the resulting action with exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Healthcare: The belief here is  Continue Reading »

The Fed in the Wings

October 21, 2016, 12:57 pm

The Federal Reserve’s next move is at the top of investors’ watch list right now. While the central bank could throw an interest rate wrench into the calculations before the election, it’s highly unlikely. Wall Street sets the chances of action during the Fed’s November 1-2 meeting at below 10% simply because it hasn’t happened  Continue Reading »

Now Is the Time to Get Ready

October 18, 2016, 8:40 am

A soft start to earnings season, a vicious political week and a deeply divided Federal Reserve have fed a lot of chatter about stocks running out of steam. And sure enough, the market moved in yet another near-circle last week, taking five days to end a fraction below where it started. Even with intraday volatility  Continue Reading »

Is Now the Time to Buy NFLX?

October 14, 2016, 2:19 pm

Netflix (NFLX) has always been a Wall Street darling. As a disruptive first-mover in the world of cord-cutting and streaming, it’s the kind of company driven more by its narrative than anything else. Last year it was even the top-performing stock in the entire S&P 500. But despite the site’s popularity and the company’s massive  Continue Reading »

Protecting Your Profits Post-Hurricane

October 11, 2016, 3:00 pm

Major weather events like Hurricane Matthew put billions of dollars in coastal real estate at risk, though thankfully most homes seem to have survived with cosmetic damage. However, they can also have an impact on the market one way or another, and it’s a major factor to consider when trading before and after the storm.  Continue Reading »