Friday, December 2, 2022

Don’s Notebook May 4, 2018

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Payrolls rose 164,000 after an upwardly revised 135,000 advance,  according to the Labor Department data announced earlier today. The jobless rate fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest since December 2000, after six months at...

Don’s Notebook May 3, 2018

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Don’s Notebook May 3, 2018 March looks to have been a very good month for the trade balance, the month when tariffs and trade wars first hit the news. The trade deficit fell in March...

Going Mobile for Earnings: TradeStation Tutorial

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Plenty of customers were trading Apple (AAPL) yesterday before the company's earnings report. Even if they didn't log from their desks, they still could have placed orders on the go using TradeStation's uber-powerful Mobile...

Don’s Notebook May 1, 2018

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The Institute for Supply Management (ISM report) came in lower than Street consensus at 57.3 (vs. estimates of 57.5-60.) This survey asks purchasing managers about the general direction of production, new orders, order backlogs,...

Bulls Return to Gaming Space: Options Recap

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Two weeks ago, a options traders were bullish in a slot-machine maker. Yesterday, a similar transaction lit up a race-track and casino operator. Traders bought 6,000 June 31 calls in Penn National Gaming (PENN) for $1.25 in...

Could have been worse: Earnings this week

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It could have been worse. That's the good news for investors sifting through earnings this week. Just look at Facebook (FB). The social media giant got slammed by reports of data breeches last month, but it...

Once again, stocks hit resistance

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For the second week in a row, stocks advanced but stalled at a key level. This time it was the 50-day moving average, a seemingly magical level on the S&P 500 that everyone uses as...

Good, bad and ugly: Earnings this week

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It's the first big week of first-quarter earnings. Here are some big takeaways so far. Netflix (NFLX) is the flashiest name overall, spiking to new all time highs after adding 7.4 million subscribers in the...

Markets seem to be climbing a wall of worry

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This article is not a recommendation and is intended for educational purposes only. "Stocks climb a wall of worry." Most of us have heard the expression. Now it may be playing out before our eyes. After...

Stocks advance but hit resistance

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So much for a breakout in the S&P 500. The index began last week on a strong foot, only to stall at the top of its range since mid-March. Sellers materialized each afternoon to prevent...
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