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Earnings Play: Juniper Set To Report Tuesday

Juniper Networks Inc. shares traded as high as $25.09 pre-market on Tuesday morning.  Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Juniper manufactures networking equipment including routers and security products, and employs nearly 10,000 people.  JNPR shares are up nearly 9% year to date 2014, having managed to outperform the broader market.

Earnings Report

Juniper is scheduled to report earnings after the close of Tuesday’s trading session, with analysts projecting $0.38 EPS on $1.22 billion of revenu...

Jul 22, 2014
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Conquer Emotions: Layer In Positions

A big part of being successful in the stock market, is controlling your emotions. Your emotions will have you making the wrong decisions 99% of the time.  If you think about it, have you ever made a good decision when you were emotional? I am talking life in general, not just trading.

Key Driver: Fear

In the stock market, there is only one emotion and that is fear. Every decision you make is because of fear. When a trade is going against you, you get out because you are fearing you will lose ...

Jul 22, 2014
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Consumer Discretionary Stocks Losing Strength

Consumer Discretionary stock sector ETF Relative Strength Ratio turned systematically bearish again on 7/21/14.

Technology stock sector ETF Relative Strength Ratio rose above its highs of the previous 16 months on 7/21/14 and remains systematically bullish.

The Largest Cap S&P 100/S&P 500 Relative Strength Ratio rose above its highs of the previous 5 months on 7/21/14, reconfirming a significant rally.

Crude Oil, United States Oil ETF absolute price crossed above its 50-day SMA on 7/...

Jul 22, 2014
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S&P 500: Shakeout Creates Buy Point

The S&P 500 daily has shaped up nicely to show an attractive long entry point. I know some of you may be feeling uncomfortable with stocks at current heights, but there aren't any warning signs technically. If you something to help you sleep at night, draw a line in the sand and stay long unless it's breached, and rest easy. I'll show you what I mean.

Volume Clues

Before that, let's start with the price structure. SPX began consolidating at the start of the month. Often, volume recedes throu...

Jul 22, 2014
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Speaking of Irrational Entities

On this fine Monday morning, geopolitics slams the market, again, or so the media is suggesting. I am not sure why the news from either Ukraine or Gaza would be pushing the market down, as nothing is radically different this Monday morning as it was on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Innocent people are still dying in the process of stupid people killing each other over their political ideologies. Sad as it is, what else is news?

  • Investors appear to focus on corporate earnings which continue to ...
Jul 21, 2014
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Rehypothecation, Has The Goose Stopped Laying “Gold”en Eggs?

The practice of rehypothecation is centuries old. It has been used to create “free” money supply and in recent times the Chinese have become rather fond of commodity funding deals in an attempt to leverage deals and grow their economy.

The model works, at least in theory, and while all is well one can extend the daisy chain, seemingly for ever…

The universe provides infinitely after all, doesn’t it? This is basic pop quantum physics. The difficulty arises in the very moment a link weakens an...

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Technical Analysis: Using Multiple Timeframes

The objective of any trading strategy is to identify trading entries with a high positive predictive value: i.e. the sensitivity and specificity of the order are likely to be successful close to 90% of the time.

Getting Started

In order to achieve this —the market must be defined or broken down into two separate energies: 1) price action or market structure and 2) indicator analysis. Both parameters provide separate information that must be integrated in order to evaluate the predictive value...

Jul 17, 2014
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India’s Impure Gold, Short Squeeze To $5,000

The India Times recently reported that the Reserve Bank of India is planning to ship impure gold to the Bank of England to swap it for pure gold that can be traded as London pure bars.

If the objective is to exchange impure for pure bars that is very easily done. Any major refiner would be happy to smelt the gold, test it for impurities, remove the impurities, and then recast the gold at the purity India desires. The gold could then be shipped back to India, instead of being stored at the Ban...

Jul 14, 2014
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IPO Watch: Does TubeMogul Have What It Takes?

Following in the footsteps of Rocket Fuel, Criteo , and YuMe , TubeMogul is set to become the latest digital advertising company to go public over the past several months. Like its peers before it, TUBE is growing its topline rapidly as its client base expands and as it generates more revenue per client.

Also like FUEL and YUME at the time of their IPOs, the company is bleeding red ink as it readies to go public. The encouraging news, however, is that its loss in 1Q14 was very narrow and its...

Jul 10, 2014
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Could Kahneman Be That Wrong?

Daniel Kahneman’s contribution to the world of behavioural finance is well documented. Before you completely dismiss me as heretic daring to challenge a man as revered for his achievements as Nobel laureate psychologist Daniel Kahneman, I invite you to consider the following point:

Our reality, as has been described for thousands of years by the wisdom traditions and now shown to be correct by Quantum physics attests to the fact that reality as we experience it is not set in stone.  Beliefs d...

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