I’m a bit of an Apple fan, so my decision told me more about Apple than I thought. And it has major implications for the stock.
President Donald Trump has recently touted the fact the United States is collecting billions in revenue from his tariffs. But he is only partially correct.
The S&P 500 Index, the stock market‘s most-tracked index, is set to form a “death cross.” That’s an extremely bearish indicator.
This upcoming earnings season will be what the market needs to rally and escape the volatility still lingering from October.
Right now, we are on the verge of the start of a major prime season. One that signals huge gains for a particular sector in the coming months.
Consumer prices’ slow and steady climb will force the Fed to keep raising interest rates. Inflation needs to be subdued for the Fed to stop raising rates.
October’s wild ride may be just what the stock market needed. That’s because extremes are short-lived, and ultimately make way for new rallies.
You may not believe me, but corporate earnings are phenomenal. The market just isn’t reflecting that at the moment. Here’s why that could change real soon…
October has been a rough month. But the stock market is set to enter its own Tom Brady-like comeback mode, and you don’t want to miss it.
There’s been a lot of talk over the last month that rising interest rates are wreaking havoc on the market. Don’t let the headlines fool you.
The other week, the tech sector took an absolute beating. Today, you have the opportunity to buy the sector as it’s coming off that volatile week.
Trump’s comment sheds light on something I have wrote about before — that we are on the cusp of the next major recession for the global economy.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the dot-com bubble was a rat race to be the next major tech company. With that said, today is also a historic moment.
A much-needed correction is out of the way, I don’t see volatility being an issue in October. Don’t want to sell with the momentum brewing in the market.
Judging from the media headlines, this is a volatile period in the stock market. We’ve all seen the news: Emerging markets are crashing! A global trade war is imminent! And rates are rising, despite President Trump’s disapproval. All of this makes for great headlines. It also comes across as vital information, driving market prices back […]
Today I want to talk about an 18.5-year market cycle I track that tells me we’re headed toward some major moves for the stock market.
Many of you have asked why I’ve been bullish all year despite dire warnings from market watchers. Well, it all comes down to a chart that I look at daily.
I study seasonal trends across a wide group of sectors in the stock market. And right now, we are entering a bullish period for one particular sector.
It’s everyone’s worst fear — the bull market is over, and its best gains are behind us. Chad Shoop, CMT, explains why the bull market isn’t over yet.
This win-win stock market strategy may seem obscure to some of you, but it’s well-known amongst hedge funds, wealthy investors and Wall Street.
This trend is a stark contrast to what we’ve seen recently. If the new trend holds up, it tells us to expect a major rally in the stock market.
The S&P 500 is weighted based on market cap. That means if you want to outperform the index, you should look for opportunities in the smaller companies.
Another rock-solid quarter of earnings, as this chart indicates we will see, will surely lift the S&P 500 Index to new highs.
Interest rates are a key topic in the markets right now. They could very well be what cause the next bear market, or help fuel the continued bull market.
If you’re investing for the long haul, this hated stock is an excellent opportunity now, and one that should be in every long-term investor’s portfolio.
There’s an indicator I watch to determine whether or not the U.S. economy has turned the corner. And so far in the latest quarter, it’s trending higher.
This sector sold off along with the rest of the stock market during the latest correction, but it is the one sector that has failed to bounce back at all. That’s about to change.
Today, I have another incredible opportunity that I don’t want you to miss out on — it’s the next major stock market rally.
Some see oil prices continuing to climb throughout 2018. That may be the case by the end of the year, but for now, oil prices are set to take a dip lower.
This impressive new company offers a sentiment reading that is based on an algorithm that categorizes each earnings report.
While many see this earnings season as off to a bumpy start, and as something to be cautious about, to me, it is a screaming buy opportunity … here’s why.
What I wanted to share with you today is that I love when multiple analyses all point to the same outcome — natural gas prices rising.
I know, it may seem nerve-racking to enter with such volatility. But this chart shows that the end of this slump in the market is near, and now is a great time to jump in.
A key sign to look for is consumer optimism. That’s because a jump in demand for big-ticket items will be a boost for the stock market.
The Fed has historically been behind the curve. And right now, it is late to the party as well, and it will precede the next major rally for the stock market. Let me explain…
Every investor is worried about buying stocks that may be “catching a falling knife.” Today, I have one sector that is worth catching. Let me explain…
If everything is tumbling during a correction, where should you park your money? Well, don’t let the headlines keep you from diversifying your portfolio.
This is a chart I’ll keep a close eye on in the coming weeks, as it could be giving us an early warning to a looming bear market.
This isn’t just another raving review for a FANG company — there are enough of those on the web. Instead, I’ll explain why this is a blue-chip tech stock you want to own.
How does one navigate a market when its ultimate direction could either be on the cusp of a significant crash or another surge higher?
When stocks go up, investors have a fear of missing out, and buy stocks. There is a basic principle in psychology for this called the normalcy bias.
Everyone is looking for a reason as to why the broad stock market indexes plunged this week. The actual reason is pretty simple.
This sector has dropped more than 12% since mid-November. I’ll explain why it looks primed to rally, and the best stock to use so you can benefit.
The January Effect is what investors call the typical outperformance of small-cap stocks in January. This year is set to be the opposite case.
With one of the hottest sectors in recent years failing to keep pace with the broader markets, it gives us a significant buying opportunity — here’s why.
The way this industry as a whole has reacted to recent news has convinced me it is here to stay, and if you don’t have exposure to it yet — now is the time.
The cold snap has a lot of investors focusing on natural gas prices again, and whether or not to buy the rally the price has experienced over the last few weeks.
If you typically follow legendary investor Warren Buffett’s investments, this is one you should pass on. Here’s why…
Volatility has been kept to a historically low level. But, next year, this will change … and there’s one strategy that you must take advantage of.
There is one important thing we all depend on that won’t be nearly as good as it was in the “good ol’ days” anytime soon. That’s the yield curve.
So far this year, the market has had a very small sell-off. But with a historically low drawdown in 2017, we can’t expect the same next year.
We are at a point in the market right now where the Dogs of the Dow will outperform over the next year as they go on their comeback rally.
As the Federal Reserve is set to see a new leader, all eyes will continue to watch this one area that could send shocks in both the bond and stock market.
Stocks have been plunging on bad earnings reports. It makes sense to see a stock go down, but the magnitude of the plunges is worse than normal.
This is one of the best times of the year to jump into the stock market. And today, I’ll share with you a sector’s prime season that’s about to start.
Too many investors are simply chasing gains during earnings season instead of implementing sound, proven strategies to steadily build up their portfolio.
A tell is a change in a poker player’s behavior that gives you some clues. Today, we’ll look at a tell you can find on earnings calls.
On Tuesday, Dow Jones Newswires sent out a ridiculous fake alert about Apple. Let’s take a look at Apple’s price action the minute after the announcement.
Analysts are looking to see whether or not Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods has created more traffic for the grocery chain.
The health care sector as tracked by the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF broke out last week, and it is pointing to more gains to come.
When you have a major South Florida hurricane, the price of oranges goes up. And that’s just one of the many impacts a hurricane has on the markets.
This is one of the most followed and studied market indicators out there. And right now, it states we are still comfortably in a bull market.
Investors aren’t rewarding companies for beating estimates. And this anomaly, which hasn’t occurred since 2011, is a sign that a correction is looming.
Individual stocks from this sector are set to jump 10%, 15% or more in a matter of weeks. But this isn’t the right time to buy into this sector.
This strategy is one that allowed readers of my Pure Income service to capture several great gains all within the last five months.
The semiconductor sector recently showed a bearish signal — and this subsector has actually been leading the technology sector as a whole this year.
Stock market news has continued to weigh heavily toward politics compared to the usual economic indicators, stock news and even earnings.
Over the past 17 years, the average annual return for the buy-and-hold strategy is just 4%. What’s worse is this fate could have been avoided…
The 10-year seasonal uptrend started on July 9, and, like clockwork, prices jumped. But I’m still short gold prices. Here’s why…
The head-and-shoulders pattern has broken down, but the financial sector itself is now range-bound, and that can be just as important.
The Fed’s decision to stay on a path of raising rates will have implications throughout the interest-rate world, including the high-yield debt market.
I’ll show you today how we could’ve seen the sell-off in the tech sector coming, and why more weakness is to be expected in the tech sector.
There’s no doubt our economy is just sputtering along, which isn’t necessarily bad. But the fact it continuously fails to live up to set assumptions is problematic.
It’s that time of year again. No, not summertime. Time for earnings. And I’ve discovered a way to profit from earnings season that’s extremely lucrative.
Though it may not feel like the tech bubble of 1999, there are clear similarities between then and today. And we all know how it ended then.
It’s impossible to predict exactly when a bear market will start, but there are still strategies you can implement to respect the power of a bear market.
I can’t help but notice that the phenomenon of “sell in May and go away” didn’t have an impact. Is it time to “go away” now, or is it time to buy?
Every time you look at a chart, you can see something different. And I came across one recently that is signaling gold is about to break out.
Not every company I recommend buys back shares, but the majority do. And this simple screen has helped lead to Pure Income’s better-than-90% win rate.
Stocks soared after the U.S. election, but that pace of growth has slowed during 2017. So is the Trump rally over, or is there another run higher?
In February, I wrote an article called “Beating the Average” that showed you how to do just that — beat the average. Today, we are going to see how we did.
According to the National Financial Conditions Index, the Federal Reserve’s tightening process hasn’t had an impact on the markets yet.
With all the changes in the market in the past few months, the coming shift is inevitable … and you don’t want to be on the wrong side of it.
Companies that have larger book values than the current prices of their stocks have been a great set of companies to own going back to the late ‘80s.
Gambling on whether a company’s stock will soar or fall on one single day works sometimes, but recently, I figured out the best way to play earnings season.
The bottom line is, are we making money? Not how well-thought-out or well-researched a trading strategy is, but is it making money?
Price is what matters. A prime example of this played out in the public’s eye recently, as Bill Ackman, a famed activist investor, failed miserably.
While many are calling for concern over rising bond prices, based on the data, this isn’t something to be alarmed about.
The last time the U.S. GDP annual growth rate topped 4% was back in 2000, so it will be a substantial achievement if President Donald Trump can pull it off.
When it comes to investing, we can dub March the “March Money Machine.” I know it’s not as catchy as March Madness, but here’s my point…
Over the coming five years, there is a record $2 trillion in corporate debt that either needs to be paid back or refinanced.
For every trade you make and every dollar you invest, you should know what your risk is and what your target reward is.
While everyone has their own unique investment tools, one of my favorite market indicators is the relative rotation of the various sectors.
Cash is where opportunities lie. That’s why the world’s best corporation at hoarding this cash should be at the top of your radar.
The 25% rally the stock market experienced since the lows a year ago has caused many bearish investors to jump ship.
If you believe President Donald Trump’s promise to grow the U.S. GDP, the bull market could easily continue. However, a major roadblock may be in his path.
Investors have been working on a way to use Twitter effectively. It turns out, when President Donald Trump tweets about companies, it has a lasting effect.
I’ve spent countless hours analyzing weather patterns, and one thing is apparent: They indicate opportune times to invest and generate profits.
It’s time again to make market predictions. But, like New Year’s resolutions, few predictions pan out. So let’s take it month to month, starting with the January Effect.
Stocks have enjoyed a nice rally to record highs over the past month, leaving traders worried they have missed out. But is it wise to jump on this rally?
The Santa Claus rally. The name alone sounds fascinating. While there is some truth to this rally, there are better market patterns worth getting excited about.
Trump is inheriting a mess, including a monstrous amount of debt, slow growth and weak employment. It’s a high hurdle to overcome, meaning now’s not the time to bail on dividend stocks. It’s time to buy them.
Do you want to follow how often the U.S. economy fails to live up to expectations? Well … there’s an app for that. And what is says about gross domestic product (GDP) isn’t pretty.
Previously lumped in with financials, REITs will soon have their own sector on the S&P 500. And the added liquidity should open the floodgates for new cash to flow into real estate.
It hasn’t happened yet, but this market bubble will end up the same as the last. History repeats itself. Understanding this simple truth can lead you to an epiphany on the stock market.
Since 1920, only six presidents have served a full two terms, or eight years. Obama is about to make it seven, resulting in a rare market cycle with an ominous outlook.
This “most hated” bull market will soon become a hated bear market, and with margin debt rising unchecked, those with overleveraged accounts are going to get wiped out.
An old industrial giant, General Electric is about the last company you would expect to have disruptive potential. But GE’s leadership in the Internet of Things market is set to change all that.
Rates are headed higher and earnings are headed lower stateside. And yet, dividends are not only unfazed, but recommended on Wall Street. Something’s rotten, and it’s time for investors to look abroad for better yield opportunities.
The March jobs report is being hailed as a win for the U.S. economy, but forward-looking layoff data offers a grim look at why growth will fade and why interest rates aren’t rising any time soon.
Social Security is a train wreck. But even if you have planned well for Social Security’s failure, there’s an investment strategy that will help shore up your retirement funds. And who couldn’t use a few hundred dollars extra a month?
Wall Street is pushing a positive earnings narrative this season. But, with corporations doing everything to please shareholders, are the true results really that positive? When the veil comes down, so too will the market.