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Copper, iPath DJ-UBS Copper TR Sub-Index ETN price broke down below the lows of the previous 4 years on 3/11/14, thereby confirming a major long-term downtrend. "Dr. Copper" is widely accepted as one of the better indicators of investor confidence in the global industrial economy.
Emerging Markets Stocks ETF Relative Strength Ratio fell below its lows of the previous 8 years on 3/11/14, thereby reconfirming its preexisting long-term downtrend.
iShares MSCI BRIC Fund Relative Strength R...
Gold has obviously been on a killer rally the last few weeks showing very little signs of weakness. The market has remained very buoyant about it’s mean value and not really dipping down enough to our ‘buy zones’ to give us the opportunity to go long.
We don't want to go and just buy this market at this inflated prices, we really need to see a correction to an important level, then see a bullish signal develop before pulling the trigger. Price has rallied straight up into an important resist...Read More
As a trader, I watch everything I can, but there are events or stocks I study carefully because they fly in the face of my sense of what is rational. The recent fuel-cell stock “event” and the stock PLUG are both worth my time to look at carefully.
- Investors, it seems have come to the realization that, after years of depending on government subsidy for survival and still losing money, these fuel cell companies have a chance of making their own way in the world. The depressed price of natural...
I’ve been seeing an increase in discussion about the IPO market lately.
Last year we saw the IPOs of Twitter, Rocket Fuel, the Container Store, and Potbelly to name a few. This year there are expectations for IPOs from Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, GoPro, the company that makes the ‘extreme’ video cameras, Gilt Groupe, Glassdoor, and Etsy. With the surge in interest in IPOs I wanted to take a look at an ETF that gives quasi-access for investors to play this space.
The First Trust...Read More
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts , the Winston-Salem, NC based doughnut company, has been serving up their take on the classic pastry since 1937. Sold in gas stations and mini marts in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere, Krispy Kreme has also recently started to gain more of a foothold in chains like Wal Mart and Target.
KKD was up $0.44 in Monday’s session, with the stock trading in a 52-week range of $12.32-$26.63. The stock is virtually flat in 2014, and has not traded above $20 thus far...Read More
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This week features one of the more intriguing IPOs of 2014, in my opinion. The company, Castlight Health , has developed a cloud-based software platform built to help corporations control rising health care costs. This is a problem that seven out of ten CFOs consider to be the most pressing one , according to CSLT.
It is a very early-stage company with limited revenue and significant losses. However, I believe that most investors will focus on its growth potential and the fact that it is a fir...
We’ve all heard the saying about the smart money and the, well, not smart money.
When a stock is trending up or down, it is wise to follow the smart money versus your gut feelings, news, or what your friends are doing.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
If you’re not familiar with “On Balance Volume” let’s touch on what exactly OBV is. OBV was initially introduced to the world of technical analysis by Joseph Granville. It was one of, if not the first indicator, to measure positive and negative volume flow...Read More
I used to watch CNBC pretty much all day. Every uptick and downtick of the S&P, the Nasdaq Composite and the Dow – I was right there.
IPOs? Sure, I could tell you about them. Earnings reports, hot trades, analyst actions. All of it.
It’s exciting. It drives TV viewership. However, for investors, not only is it useless, but it’s actually dangerous.
Nobody makes serious life decisions based on “Monday Night Football” or “The Voice.” But for some reason, an entertainment vehicle l...
As the calendar turns to March, tensions in the Ukraine are escalating and the threat of war is looming. It's a mid-term election year which is typically negative for U.S. stocks.
The current U.S. equity bull market will enter its sixth year on March 10, which is long in the tooth by historical standards. March could prove to be a bumpy ride for traders.
Here's a quick look back at top stories from last month.
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Becoming involved in the impact investment space may sound good, but the Global Impact Investing Network , a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and nonprofit B Lab jointly offer an analytics platform that helps investors measure the social, environmental and financial performance of their investments.
Specifically GIIN and B Lab together promote tools that help impact investors measure and track the environmental, social and financial performance of their investments using...