5 Steps To Trading Like A Professional (Timeless Stock Trading Knowledge Series)

So you want to be a professional trader? Here are some aspects of the job that you might not have thought of. 1. Have a dedicated working environment and structured work hours. Create a space for your trading that is solely devoted to that and make sure it is suitable for your needs. What kind of computer power do you...

Top Performing ETFs Of 2016 So Far

Top ETFs Of 2016 So Far The first two months of 2016 are nearly over, and it's been a rough year so far for long-side equity holders in general.  The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) is down around -3.9% year-to-date (YTD) — but has actually recovered from the low of down around -10%. What sectors are outperforming and underperforming the broad market by...

Best & Worst Sectors Of 2016 Thus Far

Top ETFs Of 2016 So Far The first two months of 2016 are nearly over, and it's been a rough year so far for long-side equity holders in general.  The S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) is down around -3.9% year-to-date (YTD) — but has actually recovered from the low of down around -10%. What sectors are outperforming and underperforming the broad market...

BigTrends Founder Price Headley on CNBC

BigTrends.com CEO Price Headley appeared on CNBC recently to talk about his 2016 outlook for the markets, in relation to the upcoming earnings season, sentiment, volatility, and the Fed. Here is a link to his appearance: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000482335

Since The Paris Attacks, Some International Sectors Are Rallying Strongly

First, our condolences to all those affected by the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris.  All lovers of freedom worldwide stand with you against the evil forces. How has the stock market performed since last Friday's 11/13 attacks in Paris, France?  The S&P 500 Index ETF (SPY) is up around 3.5% in this time frame, an impressive rally.  The broad market has largely shrugged...

Nvidia (NVDA) Jumps Strongly Higher After Earnings

Chip-maker Nvidia (NVDA) is currently near 15% higher on Friday after reporting strong earnings, as the chip upgrade cycle and other trends seem to be weighing in their favor. Revenues grew 7% year over year to a record $1.3 billion, GAAP operating income up 15%, quarterly dividend raised 18%.  The CEO pointed to the company's key role in these technology growth areas...

‘Halloween Trend’ Points To Market Upside In The Coming Months

Calendar Trend Indicates Bullish 4 Month SPX Time Period Upcoming The old market axiom says 'Sell in May and go away' — meaning avoid the volatile summer months and return to larger allocations in November. With the end of October (and Halloween) upon us, we took a look at the recent market performance in November and the months following.  There definitely...

October’s ETF Winners & Losers

October has about a week left in it now, and this 'scary' month has actually seen the market rebound, with the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) up 6%+ month-to-date (mtd). Looking at the exchange traded fund (ETF) landscape, there's some interesting names on the top and bottom performers.  We're looking at ETFs that have over 500k average daily volume and are optionable/shortable.  We also...

2 Big Name Consumer Stocks Making All-Time Highs

Despite a market where the S&P 500 Index (SPX) (SPY) is basically unchanged year to date, two well known consumer stocks hit new all-time highs yesterday.  Those are Nike (NKE) and McDonald's (MCD). One thing to note, without delving too much into the fundamentals, is that these two companies have been mentioned among those who faced increase competition and trends...

Biotech ETFs, Examined

Let's take a look at the biggest Biotech ETFs, as this was one of the market's top sectors for several years and has recently undergone a pretty strong correction.   As you can see on the following table, there are currently only 2 pure sector play Biotechnology ETFs that trade over 1 million average daily volume (XBI) (IBB) — but there...
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