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07/27/2020

How to Navigate Post-Pandemic Stock Market

Is there going to be an everlasting, fundamental shift as the post-pandemic world becomes the new “normal”? For example, we have a pretty good idea that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is going to continue to be one of the world’s behemoth companies delivering all items consumers may need. But, is the movie […]
07/24/2020

What to Invest in as Stock Market Tide Changes

There’s a big reversal in momentum happening across U.S. equities and especially the NASDAQ (INDEXNASDAQ:IXIC). We know markets have posted an unprecedented recovery in the last couple of months. But how long could that trend continue given the overbought reality, the current coronavirus pandemic data and geopolitical tensions? There is […]
07/16/2020

Are Bank Earnings a Warning Sign of the Next “Big Short”?

Earnings season began this week with the largest banks reporting first. While revenue and earnings per share for the majority beat market expectations and consensus (as seen from graphic below), digging a little deeper we can see these results reflect strong growth in investment-banking fees and trading revenues. However, the […]
07/13/2020

What to Look for as US Earnings Season Kicks Off

This week is all about earnings. The outcome of this trading week will set the tone in the stock market for the rest of the summer. If traders aren’t diligent, reality could set in again and bring some traders back down to earth. 35 S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) companies are […]
07/08/2020

Why The Market Increases When the Economy Declines

Despite dismal earnings reports and anticipated GDP contraction of anywhere from 5 to 30 per cent (depending on who you believe), the stock market is on track to regain all that it has lost since March’s Coronavirus swoon, and continue back on its record run higher. How is this possible? […]
07/01/2020

Understanding Gold and Why its Going to Explode Higher

I am no longer surprised by how misunderstood gold is in the historical monetary context. Detractors like to point out its uselessness as a fungible unit of trade (you can’t buy a loaf of bread with a bar of gold) while wizened investors maintain a 10-15% allocation to gold in […]
06/26/2020

4 Premium Stocks as Markets Drop

The U.S. is halting the reopening of the economy as Coronavirus cases hit record highs, stimulus money is running out and we don’t seem to be any closer to a vaccine or accurate testing… Market conditions are eerily similar to right before the first outbreak of the pandemic… Due to […]
06/24/2020

How Traders can Surf the Coronavirus Second Wave

The market has finally woken up to the reality of a COVID-19 second wave. US cases are up more than 15% in the last two weeks with cases rising in 18 states mainly in the South, West and Midwest. Global cases has also risen above 9 million with more than 450,000 […]
06/16/2020

Fed Buying Bonds Removes All Pretense of Free Markets

Trying to predict price movements in the market has become a fool’s errand in the COVID decade. The primary cause of that is the explosion in liquidity that has occurred as a result of the Quantitative Easing reflex response of central bankers. Like a dying patient squeezing the morphine trigger […]
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