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

Raise or Fold?

Raise or Fold?

Draw an trendline on the S&P 500 chart from the November 2012 low and it happens to currently coincide with the big round-number 1800 level. With no other support levels nearby, 1800 will be an important psychological level for the S&P. Unless a new wave of optimism blows in, the magic 1800 level will attract → Read More

Getting Out In Time

Getting Out In Time

In Friday’s Seasonal Forecaster newsletter (4/4/2014), I pointed out one of our best stocks of the past several months had changed in character. Covance (CVD) had twice tried to break to new highs, and both times it immediately broke down on high volume. Compared to the past year where most above-average volume days were on → Read More

How High Can Mountains Be?

How High Can Mountains Be?

How High Can Mountains Be? All of a sudden, answering this question became a big concern with me. Thursday evenings seem to be fertile ground for these types of questions (along with the other six days). Is there a maximum limit to the height of mountains? Unsurprisingly, this question has been asked before. A web search → Read More


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