Year: 2018





Fibonacci Retracement
Materials
Value Investing

MOS is down about 26% this month – is it a good bargain?

It seems like the global market has been waiting for the last couple of days for the next shoe to drop in the U.S. The Christmas holiday meant that U.S. markets closed early, and remained closed for Christmas Day itself as always, but that didn’t stop markets in Asia from their regular activity, and most […]

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Biotech

2 Beaten-Down Pharma Stocks Set For Explosive Growth In 2019

Many biotech stocks were riding high this summer, but have plunged in the last few months along with much of the rest of the market. But for two drugmakers, this selloff looks overblown. And both could prove to be big winners next year with potential blockbuster drugs hitting the market. Here’s what you need to […]

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Apparel
Consumer Discretionary

This Was Retail’s Best Holiday Season In 6 Years

Investors may be spooked, but shoppers sure aren’t. Between November 1 and Christmas Eve, retail sales in the U.S. were up 5.1% to more than $850 billion, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which monitors spending in stores and online with all forms of payment. Online sales during this time were also up just over 19% from […]

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Banking Sector

JPMorgan Says There’s A ” Window Of Opportunity” For Stocks In The Early Months Of 2019

The first quarter of 2019 could see a rally in stocks if the Federal Reserve “skips” its meeting in March and doesn’t increase rates again. That’s according to a note from JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) from late last week. “Signs of capitulation by institutional investors are creating a window of opportunity for equity markets into Q1 […]

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Economic Trends
Tech Stocks

The 2 Megatrends To Have On Your Radar Going Into 2019

With technology, it’s important to separate the hype from the reality as for every truly revolutionizing “disruptor,” there are countless imitators riding on a lot of empty promises. But two segments of the technology market have not only lived up to the hype, but promise to deliver explosive growth in 2019 and beyond. Here’s what […]

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Commodities
Gold
Gold Stocks
Silver

Why Silver Could Outperform Gold In 2019

Gold has gotten a lot of attention in the last couple of months amid volatile markets and geopolitical concerns. But so far, that buzz hasn’t translated into much new buying interest for the traditional hedge. At the same time, palladium has sparked headlines after hitting record highs. Meanwhile, silver, which was expected to be the […]

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FAANG
Tech Industry
Tech Stocks
Technology

Goodbye FAANGs – This Is Now The Most Crowded Trade In The U.S.

For the first time in nearly a year, going long the top U.S. and Chinese tech stocks is not the most crowded trade identified by respondents in Bank of America’s (NYSE: BAC) monthly poll of 190 Wall Street money managers with a combined $575 billion in funds under management. The FAANG trade “is no longer […]

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Bear Market
Great Depression
Market Forcast
Stock Market Crash
Technical Analysis

This is what the beginning of a bear market looks like

In the last week, bearish momentum has really started to pick up. This entire year has been punctuated by volatility driven by uncertainty, but it’s really only since late November that the overall market tone has actually started to turn negative. That fact has finally come to bear this week, forcing the S&P 500 below […]

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Great Depression
Panic Selling
Recession

This Is The Worst December For Stocks Since The Great Depression

Do you remember the last time the stock market was this bad in December? Probably not, as the Dow and S&P 500 are currently on track for their biggest December losses since the country was in the throes of the Great Depression. The S&P 500 has lost nearly 8% of its value so far this […]

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Panic Selling
Risk

Capitulation vs. Consolidation – both are important, but ignore capitulation at your own risk

The terms I tossed into today’s headline are good examples of what I’m talking about. If you’re an active investor, and you’ve invested time and energy into studying the markets in much detail, you’ve certainly across these terms before, because they are actually very descriptive of a couple of a very specific market conditions, each […]

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