Sunday, August 9, 2020

Mergers, Materials and Moguls in Focus: Midday Check

Markets are finally taking a breather today. Even the bulls need to rest. The S&P 500 has risen in eight of the last nine weeks ... the longer-term trend is even stronger, with only one...

Big Gains Before Big Tech Earnings

Investors are sitting on big gains as they prepare for Big Tech earnings. The S&P 500 rose 2.2 percent between Friday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 26 -- its ninth positive showing in the last...

Bulls Shrug Off Government Shutdown

Who cares about a government shutdown? It's earnings season! That seems to have been the market's message last week as major stock indexes continued their advance to new record highs. The most widely followed, S&P...

Thank You Hot Lists for Nailing a Crypto Mover

The crypto craze has triggered some big movers the stock market as investors clamber for a piece of the blockchain action. Just look at the rallies since October in names like (OSTK), Square...

Following the Money in Energy, Part 3

Last week we explored strong price action in the energy sector and the up-and-coming subset of liquid natural gas. Today we'll survey broader conditions in the space because something of a perfect storm may...

“Risk on” Dominates as New Year Begins

Happy New Year, indeed! At least if you're in the stock market. Most of the closely watched indexes rallied more than 1% in the holiday-shortened first week of 2018. The Nasdaq-100 led the charge with...

Following the Money in Energy, Part 2

Yesterday we showed investors' hard-charging stampede back into energy stocks following years of neglect. Today we'll look at a surprising subset that's led the rally: Liquefied natural-gas tankers. The three companies to watch are: Cheniere Energy...

Trust the Trend but Verify: Price Headly

Buy at support, sell at resistance, but always back-test. That was the message from our pro trader this morning. Price Headly, founder of, runs Donchian channels on his TradeStation platform to time entries and...

Morning Notes Jan. 3, 2018

The U.S. Senate reconvenes today and will be considering a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown later this month. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) report for December may garner the most attention this...

How Tax Cuts Have Hit the Mark, One Month In

President Trump's "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" was signed into law one month ago today. So far response has been strongly positive as executives raise wages and predict the measure will lift profits. Today we...
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