Nobody At This Pep Rally

Nobody At This Pep Rally

A couple of weeks ago the number of NYSE stocks that were above their 200-day moving average hit the lowest number since March 30, 2009. Less than 10% of stocks were above their 200-day MA. In fact, the average has been slowly declining since at least the beginning of 2013. At first glance, you may → Read More

Aetna (AET) Offering Possible 32.63% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Aetna (AET) Offering Possible 32.63% Return Over the Next 15 Calendar Days

Aetna’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Aetna is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $103.00 short call and a strike $108.00 long call offers a potential 32.63% return on risk over the next 15 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Who Is The Greatest Investor?

Who Is The Greatest Investor?

WHO IS THE GREATEST INVESTOR? Let’s start with a trivia quiz: Among publicly known investors who have engaged in trading for at least 40 years, who is the greatest investor?  [Note: the 40-year requirement eliminates David Swenson from qualifying for this honor – since he started in 1985. We highlighted Swenson in this recent article: → Read More

Back Up The Truck For Value Stocks?

Back Up The Truck For Value Stocks?

The major indexes appeared to be in the process of forming a significant short-term low. Why not, it is time for one. What we needed was a good rally to confirm it, and that’s just what we got on Friday. This must be an excellent time to pick up the stocks you’ve have on your → Read More

Autodesk (ADSK) Offering Possible 7.76% Return Over the Next 20 Calendar Days

Autodesk (ADSK) Offering Possible 7.76% Return Over the Next 20 Calendar Days

Autodesk’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Autodesk is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $50.00 short call and a strike $55.00 long call offers a potential 7.76% return on risk over the next 20 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

An ETF Showing Accumulation?

An ETF Showing Accumulation?

There are 24 major index and sector ETFs I track. Many of them have good seasonal patterns, meaning track records over the next few months, but for the next few weeks there isn’t much to trade on. For example, XLE, the Energy Select Sector SPDR, has the best seasonal pattern right now. Over the next → Read More

Expedia (EXPE) Offering Possible 47.06% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

Expedia (EXPE) Offering Possible 47.06% Return Over the Next 24 Calendar Days

Expedia’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Expedia is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $107.00 short call and a strike $112.00 long call offers a potential 47.06% return on risk over the next 24 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More

Dealing With An Uncertain Market

Dealing With An Uncertain Market

You don’t know what to make of this market. The S&P 500 tried several times over the past year to set new highs and failed every time. The index closed on Friday back at spring of 2014 levels. Volume is still favoring down-close days, so the near future doesn’t look too bright. We may be → Read More

ConocoPhillips (COP) Offering Possible 34.41% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

ConocoPhillips (COP) Offering Possible 34.41% Return Over the Next 25 Calendar Days

ConocoPhillips’s most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on ConocoPhillips is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $38.50 short call and a strike $43.50 long call offers a potential 34.41% return on risk over the next 25 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to → Read More


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