Good Advice Found Here

Good Advice Found Here

In my April 20th, 2015 article What Might September Bring?, I referred to a key tip about shorting stocks in William J. O’Neil’s book How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short. Referring to the timing of short sales on individual stocks, his statement was “…the optimal shorting point will, in the majority of cases, present → Read More

Once Again, a Lack of Participation

Once Again, a Lack of Participation

The S&P 500 has made it back to the area where numerous previous attempts at new highs failed. The NASDAQ Composite is almost back to its recent high: However, smaller cap stocks aren't moving as strongly: In fact, three quarters of all publicly traded stocks are either flat for the year or down more than → Read More

Will You Be The Last Buyer?

Will You Be The Last Buyer?

We all know that when a company has a line of products that keeps growing and giving customers reasons to upgrade or buy multiple products from that company, the annual revenue numbers can continue to set new highs. But what about the company’s stock price? Can that go up endlessly as well? It is a → Read More

Are Institutions Showing Their Faith In The Economy?

Are Institutions Showing Their Faith In The Economy?

The Seasonal Forecaster newsletter has 13 open stock positions right now: 12 long stock trades and 1 short stock trade. Most were entered in the past two months. Seven are sporting gains of 3% or more. The majority of open positions fall into two general categories: 1.    Industrials (manufacturers and service providers) Pioneer Natural Resources → Read More

What Stocks Are Doing Well?

What Stocks Are Doing Well?

I Googled several phrases like ‘Top Stocks for 2014' for stock recommendations from top advisors. I then checked how they actually performed over the year. It was a pretty mixed bag. We look at the 11.5% rise in the S&P 500 and think most stocks did well. Basically, it was hard to lose. Unless you → Read More

What Sector Showed Strength on Friday?

What Sector Showed Strength on Friday?

Friday was a red-number day – across the board. I have a watchlist that I update every week with all the stocks that have moderate to strong track records of gains or losses over the next several weeks. There are 187 symbols in this week's list. And this particular time of year is rather unique → Read More

Can Wallflower Stocks Be Exciting?

Can Wallflower Stocks Be Exciting?

All your trader friends are talking about their Facebook (FB) trades? Remember, they tell you only about their successes, not their losses. When the market strength and near-term direction is under question, I find ‘wallflower' stocks make the best trades. Much higher reliability for consistent gains. For today's Seasonal Forecaster newsletter I cover a stock → Read More

What Company Makes Business Accounting Easy, Is Rapidly Growing and Going Global?

What Company Makes Business Accounting Easy, Is Rapidly Growing and Going Global?

In Part I, we introduced you to a man who has founded, grown, and sold off two innovative software companies (and remains CTO within a firm he helped create to improve connectivity across mobile platforms) and for the past 8 years has worked with a partner to build the world’s first full Cloud-based small business → Read More

How Qualcomm Dominated Mobile From Start To Finish

How Qualcomm Dominated Mobile From Start To Finish

Our regular readers will recall that I wrote about Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) so recently that the price graphs I included were as of November 15th, when the stock price stood at $72.17.  I am proud to report that, as of Noon today (November 26nd) the price stock at $72.96.  As I’m sure you have quickly → Read More

What Stock Powers The Mobile Trend?

What Stock Powers The Mobile Trend?

The other day, I ran across a couple of interesting charts and decided to send them, without any context, on to an overseas colleague to solicit some analysis from him regarding what significance these charts might hold. Here are the two charts: My colleague’s response was very swift, as well as utterly concise: “QCOM”.[1] I → Read More

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