Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Market Data

A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Essentially, cryptocurrencies are limited entries in a database that no one can change unless specific conditions are […]

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Economy

Sources of Economic Data, Statistics, Reports, and Commentary

UNITED STATES ECONOMIC DATA AND STATISTICS, GENERAL 1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics(link is external) – Employment, productivity, working hours, and more.  2. U.S. Federal Reserve(link is external) – Bank assets, exchange rates, interest rates, industrial activity, and more. 3. U.S. Treasury(link is external) – Data, statistics, and charts on interest rates, economic trends, and the impact of fiscal policies.  4. U.S. […]

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Chemicals
Donald Trump
Materials

Timing + Value = Opportunity with HUN

Once the stock market bottomed at the end of October, the major market indices all rallied. Some of that rally lost steam yesterday and pushed all three major indices into negative territory for the last 30 days; but one of the sectors that really seems to have benefited is the Materials sector. At the beginning […]

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Risk
Tech Industry
Tech Stocks

ATVI’s -41% slump might be a good thing – but it probably isn’t over yet

One of the challenges associated with mature bull markets is the fact that they generally reflect a healthy overall economic backdrop. Why is that a challenge? Because when investors begin to recognize the fact that the economy has been healthy for a long time, the natural next question starts become how much longer it can […]

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Consumer Staples
Value Investing

Food stocks can be a good defensive play – but FDP is a sucker’s bet

Until the beginning of this week, the market seemed to be getting more and more bearish every day. After watching the major market indices all decline by more than 10% in October, they staged a short-lived rally at the beginning of November, only to turn back again with a resounding series of consecutive down days […]

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Semiconductor
Tech Industry

AMD Shares Are Starting To Show Signs Of Life Again – Should You Buy?

Since the beginning of October, shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) are down roughly -50%. But this week, the stock is finally starting to show signs of life again and is up about 14% as I write this. Several factors have weighed on the stock in the last two months. The trade war, investors’ […]

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Breaking News
Inventions
Tech Stocks

The Greatest Inventions Of 2018 & The Companies Behind Them

Popular Science put out a fantastic list this week of the 100 Greatest Innovations of 2018. Broken down into categories ranging from household gadgets to achievements in aerospace and advanced weaponry, these innovations and inventions run the gamut from the futuristic to the everyday. Here are a few of the inventions that piqued my interest […]

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Economy

U.S. Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar by TradingView

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Tech Industry

3 Stocks With Bright Futures To Buy Now & Hold For The Next 10 Years

Ever wonder what it would have been like to get in on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) or Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL, GOOG) on the ground floor? Of course you have, we all have. While it can be difficult to know which stocks will explode higher over the next several years, a great place to start is to […]

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Commodities
ETF
Exchange Traded Funds
Oil

Long, Short, Leveraged and Inverse Oil ETFs and ETNs

List of OIL ETFs and ETNs USO – United States Oil Fund ETF USL – United States 12 Month Oil Fund ETF DNO – United States Short Oil Fund ETF UHN – United States Heating Oil Fund ETF DBO – Power Shares DB Oil Fund UCO – ProShares Ultra DJ-AIG Crude Oil ETF SCO – […]

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