Archive for May, 2014

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    Tiffany & Co. (TIF) up 4.5% as Citigroup initiates coverage at Buy, on expectations of a return to positive same-store sales and added market share.
     
    Because unemployed people buy lots of expensive jewelry. Or maybe they mean the return to positive same-store sales is coming in 2018.







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    Good morning!

    There will be a lot of news this morning, I didn't get a chance to post it earlier.  

    Another pre-market push to paint the open, down until 11:30 and then probably back up into the close – why should today be different?  Even AAPL still running up on no news.  

    QQQ Friday $76.50 puts at $1.15 have very little premium – 10 in the STP







Comment by Pharmboy

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    ACAD/neet – well, they can now raise funds for $5…dilute the shareholders, and I would personally say thank you very much and get out.







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    What really happened when Charlie presses the "button"…… :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj0a4a0U13c







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    Thank you very much Yodi!  I will try this!  When my AAPL tree works out, please come visit my apple ochard!  :)







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    GDP/Shlomoso – I do not believe the GDP numbers we are presented with in this data are annualized.  If they are then the economy is in better shape than I think.  If anyone does know exactly what we’re measuring, I would like to know.  What I see is a2009/2 GDP at $12.901Tn, which is down from Q2 2008′s $13.415Tn and that’s down 4.4% but the quarterly number shows down 0.7%, which makes sense calculated from Q1 2009′s $12.925Tn only.  At one point, I know our GDP was supposedly over $14Tn so I didn’t think much of it but I would like to know where they hell they get these numbers from. 

    If GDP is really up an annualized anything at all – then why the helll are corporate revenues down 25%.

    Oops, markets heading higher, I still like the DDM $38s at $2.10 as a momentum play.







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    Conflicting numbers from China:

    http://qz.com/90169/a-tale-of-two-pmis-shows-chinas-growth-conundrum/

    HSBC/Markit’s revised Purchasing Managers’ Index (pdf) fell in May to 49.2, down from 50.4 in April and lower than analyst expectations of 49.6. (A figure below 50 indicates the sector is shrinking.) By contrast China’s official PMI for the month was 50.8, up from 50.6 in April, which was better than expected. The difference is telling: The official figure includes more the giant state-owned enterprises, while HSBC polls smaller, independent firms.

    Where details differ, the message does not: China’s economy has lost crucial momentum. Hongbin Qu, HSBC’s chief China economist, said the government needs to boost domestic demand to avoid a further drop in manufacturing activity in the coming months.







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    In again at $108.  Sticking with the program. 







Comment by MrMocha

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    Rally evaporating.  Someone call the PPT, they’re MIA these days.







Bottoms Up or Top Down

Bottoms Up or Top Down

Insider Action: Still Positive Despite New Highs

By Dr. Paul Price of Market Shadows

I put more faith in actual transactions with money on the line than sentiment surveys where people can say one thing while doing something else. The Thomson Reuters Insider Sell-Buy ratio has proven to be especially prescient in term of calling short-term (weeks to months) action in the broad market.

Open market corporate officer action that registers bullishly often coincides with buying opportunities. Seeing the indicator along with the corresponding movements in the S&P 500 confirms this.

Insider Sell-Buy   as of May 30, 2014

Company officials understand their own firms intimately and welcome chances to buy low and sell high. Individual investors often go the other way by chasing momentum stocks that have already risen sharply.

The latest filings show insider buys in mostly lesser-known names.

Insider Buys week of May 26, 2014

The recent insider sell list was almost all in big name stocks.

Insider sells    May 26, 2014

Logic and history say it is better to invest ‘bottoms up’ based on valuation than ‘top down’ based on macro-economic factors. Even if you knew world event in advance the stock market action is often contrary to what might be expected.

Had you been privy to last week’s negative Q1 GDP announcement ahead of schedule would you have looked for bullish action?

Bottoms Up or Top Down





 
 
 

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The American GI in WWII, uncensored

 

The American GI in WWII, uncensored

Pfc Elias Friedensohn in June 1945 at the Special Services Distributing Point, Seine Section, Paris, France. National Archives

Courtesy of Edward Gitre, Virginia Tech

I can still recall the exhilaration I felt in the reading room of the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.

It was mid-April 2009. I was scrolling through roll after microfilm roll of the War Department’s “Opinion Surveys Relating to the Morale of U.S. Army Personnel.”

What I had discovered were tens of thousands of statements writte...



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Zero Hedge

The Bulls Continue To Bet On The Fed

Courtesy of Lance Roberts, RealInvestmentAdvice.com

Over the last several weeks, we have been discussing the potential for a market correction simply due to divergences in the technical indicators which suggested near-term market risk outweighed the reward. As is generally the case, bonds have been warning the bullish bias of equity investors was likely misplaced. I have updated last week’s chart for reference.

The increase in risks has had us rotating exposure in our portfolios to a more defensive tilt. We previously trimmed back our overweight exposure to Technology, Then, two weeks ago, we noted...



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Insider Scoop

Jefferies Sees 60-Percent Upside In Aphria Shares, Says Buy The Dip

Courtesy of Benzinga.

After a red-hot start to 2019, Canadian cannabis producer Aphria Inc (NYSE: APHA) has run out of steam, tumbling more than 31 percent in the past three months.

Despite the recent weakness, one Wall Street analyst said Friday that the stock has 30-percent upside potential. 

The Analyst

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Kimble Charting Solutions

DAX (Germany) About To Send A Bearish Message To The S&P 500?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Is the DAX index from Germany about to send a bearish message to stocks in Europe and the States? Sure could!

This chart looks at the DAX over the past 9-years. It’s spent the majority of the past 8-years inside of rising channel (1), creating a series of higher lows and higher highs.

It looks to have created a “Double Top” as it was kissing the underside of the rising channel last year at (2).

After creating the potential double top, the DAX index has continued to create a series of lower highs, while experiencing a bearish divergence with the S...



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Chart School

Brexit Joke - Cant be serious all the time

Courtesy of Read the Ticker.

Alistair Williams comedian nails it, thank god for good humour! Prime Minister May the negotiator. Not!


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This is a classic! ha!







Fundamentals are important, and so is market timing, here at readtheticker.com we believe a combination of Gann Angles, ...

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Digital Currencies

Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream - the battle is on to bring them under global control

 

Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream – the battle is on to bring them under global control

The high seas are getting lower. dianemeise

Courtesy of Iwa Salami, University of East London

The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are adopting these assets and the blockchain technology that enables them, in what ...



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Biotech

DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red. David Gilbert/Kyle Klein, CC BY-ND

Courtesy of David M. Gilbert, Florida State University

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ValueWalk

More Examples Of "Typical Tesla "wise-guy scamminess"

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Stanphyl Capital’s letter to investors for the month of March 2019.

rawpixel / Pixabay

Friends and Fellow Investors:

For March 2019 the fund was up approximately 5.5% net of all fees and expenses. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 was up approximately 1.9% while the Russell 2000 was down approximately 2.1%. Year-to-date 2019 the fund is up approximately 12.8% while the S&P 500 is up approximately 13.6% and the ...



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Members' Corner

Despacito - How to Make Money the Old-Fashioned Way - SLOWLY!

Are you ready to retire?  

For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

Still, the stock market has been better over the last 10 (7%) an...



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Mapping The Market

It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism

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It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism

Excerpt:

The threat to America is this: we have abandoned our core philosophy. Our first principle of this nation as a meritocracy, a free-market economy, where competition drives economic decision-making. In its place, we have allowed a malignancy to fester, a virulent pus-filled bastardized form of economics so corrosive in nature, so dangerously pestilent, that it presents an extinction-level threat to America – both the actual nation and the “idea” of America.

This all-encompassing mutant corruption saps men’s souls, crushes opportunities, and destroys economic mobility. Its a Smash & Grab system of ill-gotten re...



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OpTrader

Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

 

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. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...



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