Cryptocurrencies are crashing, even as the underlying technology begins to flower in the corporate world, writes Jon Markman, editor of The Power Elite and Tech Trend Trader.
The market is holding together at high retracement levels for the S&P. Yields reflect a stable dollar at the slightly lower levels, writes Gene Inger in The Inger Letter over the weekend. His presentation at Traders Expo is Tuesday, Feb. 27.
As the Japanese yen and British pound weakened, this left the technical picture of the U.S. dollar more important than usual and it appears to be like a two-hump camel, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research.
Yields will climb in the next year, but there will be a selloff in the near term because the net positioning shows a near record short position. We may have seen that start on Friday as the 10- year yield fell 3.5 basis points, says Don Kaufman, co-founder of TheoTrade.
Even in a time of rising rates, utility stocks have their place in a portfolio, as a form of diversification and source of income, notes Richard Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts; here, he reviews a trio of stocks in his utilities model portfolio.
“Don’t panic, buy the dip, who cares?” or “These are rumblings of an earthquake, people will be hurt like in 1929” — which one is it? I would call it a wake-up call, cautions money manager Axel Merk of Merk Investments in Merk Insights.
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Student Transportation (STB) is the third-largest school bus transportation provider in North America, providing over 11,500 school buses in over 225 school districts, observes income expert Jimmy Mengel, editor of The Crow's Nest.
A strong bottom is forming in the crypto market. The action looks great in bitcoin, ethereum and Verge. If we see full five waves form, we’ll take profit to get ready for the wave 2 where we will re-initiate larger positions, writes Ryan Wilday of Ellliott Wave Trader.
Jack Welch is the opposite of Jeff Bezos who doesn’t know how to spell quarterly earnings. When I hear management praise their ability to beat last quarter’s earnings, I run, writes Vitaliy N. Katsenelson, Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates.
If new highs emerge, there has been no change in the game. Robots are still ruled by the old boss and buying the next dip is reasonable. If the market reverses investors should ask if there is a new robot boss, asserts Joe Duarte, MD of Joe Duarte In The Money Options.
Is the correction complete? Is it safe to start to seek bargains in the market? Don’t jump too fast. The opening Tuesday morning will be critical. This week will be the opportunity for a possible retest of the lows, says Kerry Given, PhD, founder of Parkwood Capital.
The Trade Idea: After last week’s development in OIL’s Quantitative Gravity, I would avoid crude oil altogether and iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return Index ETN for the time being, writes Landon Whaley of Focus Market Trader.
The overall crypto space had a decent week as seven out of the eight cryptocurrencies we follow posted positive weekly gains. The only loser: ethereum (ETH). Zcash (ZEC) and litecoin (LTC) posted 32% and 30% weekly gains, writes Nell Sloane of Capital Trading Group.
There’s a 30% chance that the strong trend resumption will continue above January’s high. February would be an outside up month. An outside month is often followed by an inside month. In early March, traders might sell just below February’s high, asserts Al Brooks.
For those who are looking for a long-term investment hold for gold, I would not suggest using GLD. I tend to use GLD as a trading vehicle rather than an investment vehicle, writes Avi Gilburt, technical analyst and author of ElliottWaveTrader.net.
Buy the dip no longer sounds sufficient to calm fears, nor will forward guidance. Jerome Powell will have his first test with his congressional testimony. Until then, expect this battle for confidence to be a bumpy ride, writes Bob Savage, CEO of Track Research Friday.
Not a day passes that I don’t scour the market for opportunities in stocks and equity options; I send out new rankings every Friday with the best 25 current buys. These stocks have safe and generous yields, usually averaging 4.5%, notes John Dobosz, editor of Forbes Dividend Investor.
We initiated coverage on drug contract research company Icon PLC (ICLR) in May 2016; in 17 months, the stock has climbed 78%. Despite that price appreciation, we see significant potential ahead and think it’s worth a second look now, explains Doug Gerlach, editor of Small Cap Informer.
Midstates Petroleum (MPO), based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a small-cap oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company; the stock is our latest featured turnaround idea, explains George Putnam, editor of The Turnaround Letter.
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