Despite growing deficits, the debt-ceiling debate, bank bailouts and more business regulations to fight global warming and other bugbears, one of the few bright spots this year is the surprise rally in technology stocks. Our technology stocks and funds have taken full advantage. We like the Baron Growth Fund (BGRFX) in particular, educates Mark Skousen, editor of Forecasts & Strategies.
Technology bears should have pounced Thursday following weak guidance from Salesforce.com (CRM), and the poor action of the Nasdaq 100 on the previous session, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Has the vaunted bull market for commodities already been killed off in its relative infancy, asks Chris Temple, editor and publisher, National Investor Publishing.
When you rely on data, opportunities arise…often when you least expect it, states Lucas Downey of Mapsignals.com.
Risk sentiment has improved markedly with the passage of the US debt ceiling deal through Congress, states Fawad Razaqzada of Trading Candles.
For today’s trade of the day we will be looking at a monthly chart for Zillow Group, Inc. (Z), states Chuck Hughes of Hughes Optioneering.
As is typical on a “Jobs Friday,” markets are trading all over the map in the wake of today’s employment report. But as I write, equities are higher along with crude oil. Gold and silver are flattish along with the dollar, while Treasuries are weaker.
AI and the chip stocks are surely conspiring to drive NASDAQ higher during this last leg of NASDAQ’s Best 8 months November-June. Our portfolios are enjoying this AI/Chip-driven rally, but the backdrop over the market remains cautious and still sets up for further sideways action and a likely pullback or correction over the weak summer months, explains Jeffrey Hirsch, editor of The Stock Trader’s Almanac.
Value or growth? It’s an important question, especially after seeing some of the big tech stocks pop after better-than-expected earnings in the last couple of weeks. It’s important to remember that if our economic outlook is correct, we are currently in the middle of an extended period of higher interest rates. Artisan Value Fund (ARTLX) is a fund I like as a result, notes Brian Kelly, editor of Money Letter.
If you are looking for a high-quality dividend growth company, you will be very interested in our next undervalued stock, Williams-Sonoma (WSM), the upscale home goods retailer. In this article, we will determine if the company is undervalued and deserving of our hard earned money, says Prakash Kolli, editor of Dividend Power.
In the stock market, they say timing is everything and it is. Attend this session and see how a totally new trade-timing methodology performed over the past 15 years in blind hypothetical trading. I'll show you the results and how this fascinating discovery performs! Bull years were great, but bear years were even better!
The Great Financial Crisis was more than a decade ago. Its aftermath has been a tale of low yields in the bond market for a very long time. But that's changed. As central banks respond to inflation with higher interest rates, they have created opportunities for higher yields in the bond market. Benjamin Chim, who leads the High Yield Fixed Income Team and is a portfolio manager responsible for active retail and institutional fixed income portfolios, believes interest rates may stay elevated for longer. And this makes it an opportune time for investors to diversify their portfolios and generate positive returns using fixed income investments.
The market continues to surge and pull back. We have not seen a prolonged bull market rally from the October lows. Greg Schnell rolls through the changes and identifies some of the key indicators that can help us find confirmation of the bull market taking hold. You'll want to add some of these ideas to your toolbox.
The next few months are going to be quite important in determining whether we have indeed begun a bear market that could last well over a decade long. Mike Golembesky will take you through what he is seeing in his analysis and will tell you what to look for and what to expect.
In this session, Laura Scarlett Martin will discuss the importance of venture capital in the startup ecosystem. Her presentation will include the definition of venture capital and an explanation of the processes and types. She will discuss the risks and rewards of venture capital investing and will touch on current trends and emerging technologies.
So, you want to be a contrarian investor? Many investors claim to act contrarian and think outside the box, but when it comes down to it, very few are actually contrary. Join Philip MacKellar and learn about his contrarian investment philosophy, how to successfully apply contrarian principles, and Contra the Heard's track record. He will also be discussing the importance of temperament, common psychological pitfalls, and what he anticipates in the year ahead.
Ardi Aaziznia will discuss three methods for hedging your portfolio against market volatility and potential downside. These methods include covered calls, protective puts, and collars, which are commonly used by institutions. Ardi will describe each method in an easy-to-follow manner that is accessible to traders of all levels, from novice to professional.
Dr. Alan Ellman will share how to consistently beat the marketing using his CEO strategy: combining ETFs with stock options. You will learn about a user-friendly and time-efficient approach to covered call writing. His package offers the number of underlying securities considered is reduced from 8000 to 11, the number of available exit strategies is reduced from 14 to 4. Also included are 2 new spreadsheets that have been developed to facilitate portfolio construction and results with comparisons to the S&P 500. His packages are an appealing approach to option trading for those with busy schedules to still be in a position to generate cash flow and beat the market on a consistent basis.
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Join MoneyShow's Editor-in-Chief, Mike Larson, for a discussion with Minera's President and Corporate Director to discuss how the Minera model can deliver a foundation to take advantage of record gold prices while having a cost structure that can withstand lower commodity price environments.