Got the Bear Market Blues? Actually, We May Be Closer to the End of It Than the Beginning

As of Tuesday's close, the S&P 500 is down 25% from its January high… five percentage points past what technically qualifies as a bear market, and following two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. Nevertheless, the concerns about the market's foreseeable future just now feel like they're being voiced. Ark Funds' Cathie Wood penned a public letter to the Fed...

Got the Bear Market Blues? Actually, We May Be Closer to the End of It Than the Beginning

As of Tuesday's close, the S&P 500 is down 25% from its January high… five percentage points past what technically qualifies as a bear market, and following two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. Nevertheless, the concerns about the market's foreseeable future just now feel like they're being voiced. Ark Funds' Cathie Wood penned a public letter to the Fed...

Amazon Stock Split: What the Charts Say Ahead of 20-for-1 Split

— Amazon stock is working on its sixth straight daily rally ahead of its 20-for-1 stock split. Here's what the charts say now. — By Bret Kenwell, TheStreet.com Shares of Amazon (AMZN) have spent most of the year down in the dumps, as it suffered a peak-to-trough decline of 46%. That, however, has not been the case lately. The stock...

This is What Usually Happens Following a Crash (and Rally) of the NASDAQ Composite

For a brief period since mid-March it seemed like stocks were going to bounce back from their prior pullback. All told, the NASDAQ Composite tumbled 22% from its November peak to its March low. That's a correction – technically a bear market – but the composite also rallied nearly 17% from that low its high hit on March 29th. That...

This is What Usually Happens Following a Crash (and Rally) of the NASDAQ Composite

For a brief period since mid-March it seemed like stocks were going to bounce back from their prior pullback. All told, the NASDAQ Composite tumbled 22% from its November peak to its March low. That's a correction – technically a bear market – but the composite also rallied nearly 17% from that low its high hit on March 29th. That...

3 Semiconductor Stocks Heating Up

— Risk appetite is on the rise, and it's boosting semiconductor stocks — By Tyler Craig, Tales of a Technician (From Investorplace) Semiconductor stocks lit up the screen Thursday, and bulls everywhere should be rejoicing. These growth stocks have long been a mainstay among the momentum crowd, and their return to favor has bullish implications for market sentiment. I found...

Price Headley’s 2021 Kentucky Derby Picks

Happy Derby! I am so glad to see the Derby back on the first Saturday of May, after last year's September running won by the impressive champion Authentic. It's always my great pleasure to share my annual Kentucky Derby selections and commentary. First, let's start off with an updated table of past Derby winners below, with their speed ratings and final...

How two traders would play the 2020 outperformers that reversed course in December

By Lizzy Gurdus, CNBC Some of 2020's outperformers are seeing a December disconnect. Shares of Salesforce.com, FedEx, D.R. Horton, Regeneron and Costco have fallen under pressure this month despite beating the S&P 500's 15% year-to-date gain: Two market analysts told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday that these were simply "overdue" pullbacks for a group of largely investable names. "Although they're...

Price Headley’s 2020 Kentucky Derby Picks

Happy Derby! It's always my great pleasure to share my annual Kentucky Derby selections and commentary. First, let's start off with an updated table of past Derby winners below, with their speed ratings and final tune-up race. My analysis of past data indicates that horses with strong 100+ speed ratings in preparatory races have a better probability of winning the...

What’s Weird About the Market for the Past 4 Months, and Why

If there's something seemingly hinky about the way the market's been acting of late – even through July – you're not crazy. This has been a very unusual environment. What's odd about it? Everything's going up. Stocks (including foreign stocks), bonds, commodities (especially gold), are all well up from their March lows. The graphic below puts things in perspective. Since...
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