February 20th, 2017 2:01 pm
Re-Questioning the Death of Buy & Hold Investing
Courtesy of Wade of Investing Caffeine
Article originally posted September 17, 2010: At the time this original article was written, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was hovering around 11,500. Last week, the Dow closed at 20,624. Sure there have been plenty of ups and downs since 2010, but as I suggested seven years ago, perhaps “buy and hold” still is not dead today?
February 20th, 2017 2:00 pm
The UAE may not be the first country that comes to mind when one thinks of space exploration, but it has big plans to colonize mars, and it’s got the oil money to do it.
The plan is already in the works, complete with a concept ...
February 20th, 2017 1:43 pm
By Polina Tikhonova. Originally published at ValueWalk.
Pakistan has moved heavy weapons to the Pak-Afghan border and tightened security measures at the border with Afghanistan, but which should Islamabad really be fighting: Afghanistan, India or ISIS?
On Monday, the Pakistan Army started moving heavy artillery, including tanks, to the border with Afghanistan in retaliation for Afghan’s refusal to extradite 76 suspected terrorists for their alleged involvement in a string of terrorist attacks in Pakistan last week.SyedWasiqShah...
February 20th, 2017 11:52 am
Financial Markets and Economy
Global Economy Week Ahead: Eurozone PMI, U.S. Home Sales, Fed Minutes (The Wall Street Journal)
This week, housing data from the U.S. will offer clues on how a pickup in mortgage rates has affected the market, surveys of purchasing managers will give an early look at how the eurozone economy is holding up in February, and the Bank of Korea releases a policy statement.
Equity markets in Japan and Australia started the week slightly ...
February 20th, 2017 10:33 am
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This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).
We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options.
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February 19th, 2017 10:35 pm
Courtesy of Blain.The week that was…
The never ending rally continued at pace this last week, with solid gains Mon thru Wed, followed by some quiet consolidation the final 2 days of the week. This action simply is a grind for any remaining bears to have to deal with as there is no relent. As happened late in the prior week (“phenomenal” was the word), indexes rallied Wednesday as President Donald Trump said a “massive” tax plan would be coming in the “not-too-distant future.” Yellen testified and Donald showed restraint in not tweeting about her.
“Even though we have social unrest and building geopolitical tensions, the market refuses to fall in any meaningful fashion, which means there remains a very strong underlying bid in the market,” said Adam S...
February 18th, 2017 11:00 pm
Courtesy of Benzinga.Related ServiceNow's Beat And Raise Quarter Tops Even The Most Bullish Expectations Cisco May Have Captured A Unicorn In AppDynamics Meet The 'Fastest-Growing' $1 Bi...
February 17th, 2017 2:35 pm
By Reggie Middleton
(Originally published on Zero Hedge)
I will teach novices and experts alike how to fit Bitcoin into an investment portfolio safely and with the optimum risk-adjusted potential - along with step-by-step guides, instructions and tutorials.
This first part of the series starts with the basics, obtaining and managing your bitcoin.What is Bitcoin?
First off, we need to know what Bitcoin is since most media pundits and even experienced financial types truly do not know. Bitcoin (capital "B") is a protocol driven network (very similar to that other popular protocol-based network, the Internet). This network is a blank tapestry upon which smart and creative actors can paint a cornucopia of applications (just like applicat...
February 17th, 2017 7:58 am
Courtesy of Chris Kimble.
Markets have been on a steady rise and the same can be said for Inverse Fear ETF (XIV). Below looks at Inverse Fear ETF (XIV) since the lows in 2011.
What a difference a year can make! One year ago this week, XIV was testing rising channel support, as relative momentum was hitting levels last seen at the 2011 lows.
February 16th, 2017 8:30 am
Courtesy of Nattering Naybob.Once again it's "in the Toilet Thursday" or "Thursday's in the Loo".
February 14th, 2017 11:32 am
By Jean Luc
These GOP guys were so worried about Hillary's email server and now we find out that we had something close to a Russian mole in the White House. In the meantime, Trump keeps on using his unsecured phone, had high level conversation in his resort in front of dinner guests! It's getting so bad that rumors are now circulating that the NSA is not sharing information with the WH:NSA May Be Withholding Intel from President Trump
By KEVIN DRUM
….Our spies have had enough of these shady Russian connections—and they are starting to push back….In light of this, and out of worries about the White House’s ability to keep secrets, some of our spy agencies have begun withholding intelligence fro...
January 23rd, 2017 1:20 pm
Learn option strategies and how to be the house and not the gambler. That's especially apropos since we'll be in Vegas....
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Date: Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 and Monday Feb 13, 2017
Beginning Time: 9:30 to 10:00 am Sunday morning
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December 9th, 2016 12:32 pm
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I'm seeing huge insider buying in the biotech company The Medicines Company (MDCO). The price has already moved up around 7%, but these buys are significant, in the millions of dollars range. ~ Ilene
Insider transaction table and buying vs. selling graphic above from insidercow.com.
Chart below from Yahoo.com.
May 13th, 2016 2:40 pm
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Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...