Can Xiaomi Threaten Apple?

Can Xiaomi Threaten Apple?

Imagine a company that allows you to customize your phone. Imagine a company that provided almost as much functionality as an iPhone but charged you a fraction of the price. Imagine Xiaomi. Is this why alarm bells are sounding at Apple or is Apple poised to soar?  Bloomberg discusses… Read More

Berkshire (BRK.B) Offering Possible 11.23% Return Over the Next 26 Calendar Days

Berkshire (BRK.B) Offering Possible 11.23% Return Over the Next 26 Calendar Days

Berkshire’s most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Berkshire is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $125.00 short put and a strike $115.00 long put offers a potential 11.23% return on risk over the next 26 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to → Read More

A Rebound in the Markets?

A Rebound in the Markets?

We had a nice little rebound in the markets last week. The Stochastics indicator on the S&P 500 suggests this rebound could go further. Looking at other recent rebounds, last week’s progress may take the S&P well above 1900. However, we are still in the early part of earnings season. The seasonal charts for the → Read More

Flash Boys: High Frequency Trading Exposed

Flash Boys: High Frequency Trading Exposed

Michael Lewis reveals with extraordinary transparency through an engaging character-driven narrative how high frequency trading has impacted the markets from the most sophisticated institutional investor to the individual and everyone in between. For anybody with a keen interest in understanding how the markets really work, this is another must-read from Michael Lewis. Read More

The Story of How Horizon Pharma Creatively Scaled

The Story of How Horizon Pharma Creatively Scaled

In the world of finance and stocks, there are times when “the stars line up” to create an especially interesting story. Such was the case when the announcement was made in March that Chicago-area Horizon Pharma Inc. was joining forces with privately held Vidara Therapeutics (a company which is listed as being headquartered in Roswell, → Read More

How Bad Is The Market Right Now?

How Bad Is The Market Right Now?

How bad is the market? Every trader and investor who pays attention to the markets is trying to answer that question right now. Since the beginning of the year, Goldman Sachs (GS) is down 15.5%, Amazon.com (AMZN) is down 23.6%, and Staples (SPLS) is down 25.7%. But before concluding a bear market has begun, consider → Read More


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