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 Alcoa Get Canned?

Will Alcoa Get Canned?

Alcoa Inc (AA) will be kicking off the next earnings season when they release Q1 earnings today, after the market closes. Ah, Alcoa’s glory days. Back in January of 2014 their earnings didn’t quite meet expectations, missing by $0.02. Their stock dropped 5.4% the next day. However, it quickly rebounded, gaining 23.3% over the next → Read More

Is a Pullback Starting?

This could be the start of a significant pullback. The popular, and often accurate, Stochastic indicator is generating a ‘sell’ signal on most of the major indexes. A ‘sell’ signal is the typical interpretation when the stochastic indicator reaches overbought levels (>= 80), the faster %D line crosses below the slower %K line, and the → Read More

A Great Seasonal Pattern

A Great Seasonal Pattern

This is an impressive seasonal pattern. This stock has quite a record over the next 12 weeks. Not only a high ‘win rate’ after 21 years, but also very low drawdowns. In today’s Seasonal Forecaster issue, I cover this stock, recent news on it, and a higher probability trade setup is on the stock. If → Read More

Am I missing the rally?

Am I missing the rally?

Be careful about a ‘am I missing the big rally?’ feeling. It’s a seductive feeling, but like having an affair with a co-worker (remember, you’re married), it can only lead to trouble. Be patient. Wait for pullbacks and search for higher-probability chart setups on quality stocks. If you are an ETF trader, the iShares ETF → Read More

Another Good Setup Comes Through

Another Good Setup Comes Through

In the February 29th issue of the Seasonal Forecaster newsletter I focused on a ‘basic industry’ stock – the type I like to look for when the well-known, often-in-the-news stocks aren’t making any progress. The company is Albemarle Corp (ALB). One of Albemarle’s top product sectors is Lithium derivatives, increasingly used in electric cars and → Read More

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

A part of market analysis often overlooked is psychological analysis. We all too often fail to consider the motivations of both ourselves and the rest of the market. In the 1970’s and 80’s, some of the most successful traders came from other professions. You might expect professional gamblers to do well, and some did. But → Read More

What Are The Institutional Traders Thinking?

What Are The Institutional Traders Thinking?

A week ago I posted this chart, saying “The general stock market has a cycle lasting about one and one-half to two months in duration. Even in the strong uptrend we’ve seen since 2009, short-term lows about every six weeks are easily identifiable.“ “During the strongest advances, a clear short-term low may not form. This → Read More

QQQ Profits Are Right On Schedule

QQQ Profits Are Right On Schedule

In the October 20th, 2014 Seasonal Forecaster newsletter I started off taking a look at the seasonal pattern (the track record) of the NASDAQ Composite and the Russell 2000 indexes over the next 4 months. For example, the NASDAQ, for the 18 week period from the start of last week, has gained an average 9.6% → Read More

Is This A Medium Term Pullback?

Is This A Medium Term Pullback?

Up through the middle of last week, the pullback in the major indexes was little more than a likely short-term cyclical low. The last two days of the week changed that. Heavy selling quickly came in on Thursday and Friday. To sum it up, the S&P 500 has dropped 113 points, or 5.6%, from the → Read More

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