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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Economy
Market Forcast
Panic Selling

Morgan Stanley’s List Of The 10 Macro Risks It’s Worried About In 2019

This week, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management released its list of 10 geopolitical risks that it believes could wreak havoc on the market in 2019. While Morgan Stanley WM sees a few of these scenarios as “frightening but unlikely,” many of the others have surfaced as realities in 2018. Here is the list, from most likely […]

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Semiconductor

A semiconductor bear market is a good long-term opportunity for stocks like SWKS

The market has not been kind to the semiconductor over the past several months; since the beginning of September, the sector has led the broad market to the downside, with its overall decline since then at nearly 17%. That covers almost all of the sector’s almost 20% drop since March of this year, and clearly […]

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Marijuana

2 Marijuana Stocks That Could Be The Next Takeover Targets

Last week, tobacco giant Altria (NYSE: MO) jumped into the marijuana market with an announcement that they were acquiring 45% of Cronos (NASDAQ: CRON). Before that, it was Constellation Brands’ (NYSE: STZ) massive investment in grower Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC). These two huge deals have rocked the pot industry. And with such M&A activity, […]

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Beer
Valuations
Value Investing

Looking for a smart play in the market right now? Check out TAP

As the stock market moves deeper into correction territory and challenges the lowest support levels it reached earlier this year, a natural question becomes what a smart investor should do with your money. Do you take everything out of the market and sit on the sidelines until things start to settle down again? The ultra-conservative […]

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Market Forcast
Risk
S&P 500
Stock Market Crash

Why the S&P 500 could be past the “last gasp” stage of a long bull market

2018 has marked a very interesting year for the stock market. After a year of practically uninterrupted increases in stock prices in 2017, where every small dip in price provided a new opportunity to jump back in and made the market look like easy money, 2018 has been anything but predictable. Geopolitical concerns like Brexit, […]

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Breaking News

3 Stocks On Morgan Stanley’s 2019 Stock Picks List

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) just released a report on their top stock picks for 2019. Much like Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and a chorus of prominent voices on Wall Street, Morgan Stanley sees a rough year ahead, and believe 2019 will be a year of consolidation in the stock market. Still, the bank put out […]

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Biotech
Breaking News

Biotechs Have Taken A Beating, But These 2 Stocks In The Sector Could See Big Rallies In 2019

The market hates biotechs right now, but some in the sector could bounce back in 2019. Both of the following stocks have been beaten down recently with one down -38% year-to-date, and the other down nearly -40% in the last month. However, both have promising drug candidates in their pipelines, and positive news could send […]

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Breaking News
China
Market Forcast
Oil

9 Market-Crushing Gray Swans Nomura Says Could Happen In 2019

Following a brutal 2018, Nomura released their annual list of “Gray Swans” for the upcoming year this week. If you’re not familiar, a Gray Swan—cousin to Black Swan events—is an event that can be anticipated to a degree. Considered possible but not certain, a Gray Swan event could have a massive impact on the market […]

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Bear Market
Market Forcast
Recession
Risk

The Biggest Market Risk One Strategist Says Investors Aren’t Paying Enough Attention To

The market has been on a wild ride over the past two months, with everything from trade to politics to weak corporate outlooks for the next year sending stocks tumbling lower. But Lindsey Bell, an investment strategist at CFRA Research, says there’s another massive market risk flying under the radar. Bell says that corporate debt […]

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Breaking News
Economy
Recession

Almost Half Of All Corporate CFOs See A U.S. Recession Starting By The End Of 2019

A survey released Wednesday showed that corporate CFOs aren’t feeling all that positive going into 2019, with almost half of all respondents anticipating a recession will start by the end of the year. Of the 212 chief financial officers surveyed by Duke University, 48.6% believe that the next negative growth period in the U.S. is […]

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Cybersecurity
Fundamental Analysis
Risk
Valuations
Value Investing

Is FEYE’s upward trend sustainable?

Politics have been putting more pressure than normal on the stock market of late; after the Trump administration announced a preliminary agreement with China to halt imposition of any new tariffs at the beginning of this month following the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, the market seemed poised to rise a new wave of bullish […]

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Technology

MITK – Mitek Systems Inc

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets, and sells mobile image capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers worldwide. The company’s solutions are embedded in native mobile apps and mobile optimized Websites to enhance mobile user experiences and transactions. It offers Mobile Deposit that allows individuals and businesses to remotely deposit checks using their camera-equipped […]

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Airlines
Transportation

Transports are down 16% since September – SKYW still no bargain

The market hasn’t been kind to the Transportation sector since the end of the third quarter of the year. As measured by the S&P Transportation SPDR ETF (XTN), the sector declined from its 52-week highs at the beginning of September nearly 20% by Halloween before staging a temporary rally through November. Since the beginning of […]

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Indexing
Mutual Funds

What happens if Indexing becomes too successful for its own good?

In an article for the Wall Street Journal that was excerpted from his new book, “Stay the Course: The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution,” John Bogle, the founder of The Vanguard Group and creator of the first index mutual fund asked an interesting question: “What happens if it (indexing) becomes too successful for […]

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