Category Archives: Trade Reviews

Posts reviewing actual trades and profit / loss.

The Week Ahead: Three Warning Signs Of A Bear Market

The stock market was hammered by trade tariff threats again this week, a frequent occurrence during this administration. Based on last week’s public comments, some Republican representatives are now becoming more worried. Without any concrete policy changes actually occurring, no one can be sure whether the threats are real, or just part of the negotiation…
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The Week Ahead: The Good And Bad News For Investors

The stellar earnings of last week from some of the largest companies could not move the market significantly higher as the major averages were mostly lower. Only the Dow Utilities were able to close the week with significant gains, as it was up 2.5%. [caption id="attachment_5c44515738bb41d0bcb4bc3ba3ab03fb" align="alignleft" width="960"] (AP Photo/Richard Drew)[/caption] The stock market’s attempt…
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Is It Time To Rotate Into Small Cap Stocks?

In 2017, the small-cap iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) was up 14.60%, following a 21.60% gain in 2016. By comparison, the Spyder Trust (SPY) was up 21.6% in 2017, as the large caps outperformed the small caps by 7 percentage points for the year. However, in 2016, SPY was only up 12% for the year,…
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Chart Warnings For Two Tech Giants

The earnings season took over the market this week as there have been a number of big winners and losers. General Electric (GE) was looking very weak technically two weeks ago and it was down another 2.5% in early Friday trading. Shoe maker Sketchers U.S.A. (SKX) on the other had exceeded expectations on earnings and was up…
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Should Traders Take Some Bank Profits Now?

The market’s strength since the September lows has caused some Wall Street analysts to raise their targets as investors seem to be encouraged over a possible tax plan and another good earnings season. Several firms like Morgan Stanley (MS) and JP Morgan Chase think the earnings forecasts are too low. FacTSet is looking for earnings growth of…
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How Much Higher Can The Small Caps Go?

It was another good week for stocks as the broad outline of a tax reform plan encouraged many on Wall Street that stocks could move even higher. This enthusiasm has spread to the high profile media traders as some were very excited about their new found bullishness. Individual Investors may have voted before the tax…
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