A Quick 2% This Time?

A Quick 2% This Time?

I covered this potential trade last year in Is A Healthy Dividend Coming Up In EFA? and updated it in Did You Make A Quick 1.7%? EFA, the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF), typically pays two dividends a year, but they are not equal. The June dividend is usually two to three times the → Read More

Is That an Inverse…?

Is That an Inverse…?

I recently read an article by one analyst suggesting the S&P 500 could be forming a Head and Shoulders pattern. If it completes the pattern and follows through in the typical manner, the analyst reasoned, we could see a market drop matching the height of the pattern. If the S&P 500 breaks below the bottom → Read More

Earnings announcements ramping up

Earnings announcements ramping up

Back on January 8th I posted an article called A 90% Consistency Rate For Producing Gains! In the article I pointed out a stock, an ETF actually, that had quite a track record: “Over the next 15 weeks, this stock has a 100% track record of gains, and 14 out of 14 years is a → Read More

Will April Be A Losing Month?

Will April Be A Losing Month?

Over the next 4 weeks, the S&P 500 has a slightly positive track record. It has averaged a 1.5% gain, with gains in 26 out of the past 35 years. But the interesting thing is the index has racked up a loss about every 3 to 4 years. The 2006 through 2011 period is an → Read More

A 90% Consistency Rate For Producing Gains!

A 90% Consistency Rate For Producing Gains!

I receive a hundred or so emails every day, and most of them are promoting various trading systems and recommendation services. An interesting one came in yesterday. It started… “It is an entirely new way to produce profits in 2016 that is more effective than anything we’ve ever seen. Look at the list below… A → Read More

Buyers Step Back

Buyers Step Back

The NASDAQ Composite recently set new all-time highs this summer, finally exceeding the 2000 Internet-craze highs. The most recent rally, starting a couple of weeks ago, matched the October highs, but could not break higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have tried several times this year to break to new highs. → Read More

Will You Sleep Well Knowing This?

Will You Sleep Well Knowing This?

Back in my April 20th article, titled What Might September Bring?, I focused on the track record of gains and losses in the month of September. I stated “There is an approximately seven year cycle in Septembers with larger losses. “ This weekend I was looking at the seasonal patterns of the major indexes and ETFs, → Read More

Is XLU good for parking profits?

Is XLU good for parking profits?

The focus of my Seasonal Forecaster newsletter is on short to medium-term high probability trading. But no prudent trader would risk his or her entire portfolio on speculative trades. We regularly siphon off profits and place them into more conservative, longer-term trades, with a focus on steady growth or income. One of the best strategies → Read More

Did You Make A Quick 1.7%?

Did You Make A Quick 1.7%?

In my article of June 19th, titled Is A Healthy Dividend Coming Up In EFA? , I mentioned that the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (ETF) may be about to pay a healthy-sized dividend, which it does each year about this time. That is now a sure thing. The EFA ETF will be paying a → Read More

Are Diamonds Your Best Friend?

Are Diamonds Your Best Friend?

The major indexes have staged breakouts that are hard to miss. Focusing on the ETFs that are easy to trade, the NASDAQ Composite, represented by QQQ, has marched upwards for 8 straight sessions, nearing the all-time highs set back in 2000: The S&P 500, represented by SPY, set a new high: The smaller cap Russell → Read More

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