They Come Along Regularly

They Come Along Regularly

Trading ranges often offer setups for some of the best trades you can make. The weekly chart of EEM, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, shows it has been in a trading range where the bottom was set in 2010 and the top was defined in early 2012. Weekly volume is picking up as the → Read More

This Is No Weasel

This Is No Weasel

Wolverine could be a horror-flick due out this summer in movie theaters. It could be an animal that resembles a small bear (but is actually the largest member of the weasel family). Alumni of the University of Michigan have their own idea of what a Wolverine is. But in my February 20th newsletter, I focused → Read More

Transforming Irrationality Into Profit Or Trading The Behavior Gap

Transforming Irrationality Into Profit Or Trading The Behavior Gap

In the world of trading, we know there are at least three types of gaps: runaway, breakaway, and exhaustion. When we integrate the world of human behavior with trading dynamics, we can find an entirely different kind of “gap”: behavior gaps. As traders know all too well, sometimes the biggest obstacle we must overcome in → Read More

How To Buy 10 Top Stocks All At Once

How To Buy 10 Top Stocks All At Once

The explosive growth of ETFs over the past few years has been impressive CHART: the chart above shows the growth in the number of ETFs since 2001. Note that ETFs doubled between 2001 and 2005. Here is the growth in the number of ETFs between the following years and the end of 2012: [1] From → Read More

Billionaire Klarman Claims Risks of Collapse Dwarf All Other Factors

Billionaire Klarman Claims Risks of Collapse Dwarf All Other Factors

At times, analogies between the world of investing and the world of literature become so obvious that they cannot be ignored. Consider the parallel between this recent quote from Seth Klarman (cofounder of the 7th largest U.S. hedge fund (Baupost Group) at the start of 2012, with almost $30 billion assets-under-management (AUM); he was mentored → Read More

It Starts Today, After The Close

It Starts Today, After The Close

Now that the July 4th holiday has passed, the real fireworks may begin. Thirty minutes after the market closes today Alcoa announces earnings. Alcoa’s earnings report is the traditional kickoff to each earnings season. Various analysts have been preparing us with statements that Q2 earnings in general may be a significant drop from recent quarters. → Read More

What Could Go Wrong?

What Could Go Wrong?

It is time to buy! (from gowinnebago.com) Wait, I’m not talking about yanking out that credit card and buying a new Winnebago Vista® online (I wonder if UPS delivers this item). WGO broke out in impressive fashion, on very strong volume: IBD highlighted the stock in Tuesday’s New High List Analysis: ‘Winnebago (WGO) broke out → Read More

Teacup-Sized Tempest: EEM Discount to NAV

Teacup-Sized Tempest: EEM Discount to NAV

In my recent “Look What Has Emerged” article, I promised you a follow-up in which I describe one recent irregularity (actually more similar to an idiosyncrasy) within the trading of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM) on Thursday, June 20th.  The Financial Times transformed this irregularity into an article filled with attention-getting details, pieced together → Read More

Look What Has “Emerged”

Look What Has “Emerged”

In “Failure to Communicate”, we detailed the deleterious impact that the words of Ben Bernanke (U.S. Federal Reserve Chair) words on May 22nd and June 21st have had on the investment markets.  In former years (1930’s and prior), when a U.S. official “spoke”, any resulting impact was largely restricted to U.S. markets. However, within the → Read More

Which One Will Be Right?

Which One Will Be Right?

Well, this looks encouraging. On Friday, the NASDAQ Composite closed right on the 50-day moving average, with volume that we haven’t seen on an up-close day since December. Having already poked above the 50-day a couple of times, surely it must be ready to retake the 50-day MA. Technology stocks have been showing more strength. → Read More

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