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Since Markets Go Up And Down, Here's What To Buy Now And Later
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 - Apr 22, 2014

We all know the market has to correct "sometime." In the springtime blush of an outlier market in 2013, some people may have forgotten this simple truth, but markets do go down as well as up. ...

 
McDonald’s Breakfast War Earnings Preview
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 - Apr 22, 2014

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, April 22nd. On Tuesday earnings reports from both McDonald’s and Yum! Brands may indicate who ...

 
Should You Still Be Buying Stocks?
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 - Apr 22, 2014

I would like to continue with my recent theme – that is, I believe stocks still have bullish underpinnings. I wrote an article on March 18, 2013, entitled Current Trends and the Influence of ...

 
Yamana Going Down
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 - Apr 22, 2014

Miners had a pretty lame day yesterday; I made a nice little profit on my Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (ARCA:GDX) short. One chart in particular that seems awfully vulnerable to prolonged weakness ...

 
Ranking ETFs On Momentum
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 - Apr 22, 2014

I’m always on the prowl for rebalancing opportunities—in particular, those moments when the odds look unusually high for success in one or more ETFs. Instances of screaming buys or sells are rare, of ...

 
Large Caps Now Cheaper Than S&P 400 Mid Caps
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 - Apr 22, 2014

So far this year, the S&P MidCaps have been trading around valuation multiples of 17-19, while the S&P 500 has been hovering around 15. That suggests that the bubble this time is in small ...

 
The Earnings Season: House Of Cards
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 - Apr 22, 2014

Just like the hit series "House Of Cards," Wall Street earnings season has become rife with manipulation, deceit and obfuscation that could rival the dark corners of Washington, D.C. From time to time...

 
Earnings On Pace To Decline In Q1
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 - Apr 22, 2014

There are still a lot of companies left to report earnings, but so far, first quarter earnings haven’t been stellar.  83 companies from the S&P 500 have reported earnings as of this writing, and after...

 
Watching The Whale: Shanghai Index Vs. EEM
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 - Apr 22, 2014

When it comes to population, China represents one sixth of the world's population. Does size matter? At this time, it appears the Shanghai Index is testing the underside of this flag/pennant pattern ...

 
3 Low Correlated ETFs Surging In Shaky Markets
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 - Apr 22, 2014

The S&P 500 index managed to close last week with a small gain as slightly better-than-expected earnings, dovish comments from the Fed Chairwoman and strong retail sales numbers provided some comfort ...

 
Netflix Earnings Trade Ideas
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 - Apr 21, 2014

These ideas were giving to premium users at 1:20 yesterday. Analysis and ideas reflect the market at that time. Pricing of ideas has been updated. Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) reports Monday after the ...

 
Weak Euro Presents ETF Opportunities
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 - Apr 21, 2014

At the tail end of 2013, journalists asked money managers like myself about perceived threats to stock assets in 2014. My answer was simple: 'The possibility for policy missteps in the battle against ...

 
Swing Trading Watch-List: IDTI, VLO, GM, MPEL, BCEI
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 - Apr 21, 2014

Here's tonight's watch-list for tomorrow's trading: Short Integrated Device Technology Inc (IDTI.O) Short General Motors Company (NYSE:GM Short Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:MPEL) Long ...

 
Modest US Gains Represent 5th Up Day Running
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 - Apr 21, 2014

Stocks chugged along in a razor-thin range Monday but squeezed out slim gains as a cautious equity market prepares for a very active week of Q1 earnings. Early results were mostly positive with ...

 
Netflix: What To Expect
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 - Apr 21, 2014

Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) is set to report FQ1 2014 earnings after the market closes on Monday, April 21st. After reaching all-time highs in early March Netflix has plummeted nearly 25% as the market...

 
Today's Trading Plan: Will The Rally Continue
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 - Apr 21, 2014

Pre-market update: Asian markets traded 1.9% higher.  European markets are trading 0.5% lower. US futures are trading 0.1% higher ahead of the market open.  Economic reports due out (all times are ...

 
An E-Cig Player To Watch
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 - Apr 21, 2014

The electronic cigarette industry is fast becoming one of the most widely talked about disruptive trends of the year. The exponential growth of the market during the past five years has turned what ...