Penny Stocks

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Love

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Love

Piggy-backing the moves of company insiders is a popular strategy for many investors.  After all, no one has more knowledge of what’s happening at a company than its executives and directors. While there is some debate about whether this strategy still works, there is research to support it.  One source is the book, Investment Intelligence […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two Penny Stocks Insiders Are Buying

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Are Buying

Piggy-backing the moves of company insiders is a popular strategy for many investors.  After all, no one has more knowledge of what’s happening at a company than its executives and directors. While there is some debate about whether this strategy still works, there is research to support it.  One source is the book, Investment Intelligence […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More

Options Trading

What Was The Fed Thinking?

What Was The Fed Thinking?

Ever since interest rates hit zero, we’ve come to expect consistent, mostly boring talk out of the Fed.  The central bank has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future.  And, quantitative easing is slowly winding down. There’s not a whole Yellen and the Fed could say or do at this point that hasn’t […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
IYR, HES Options – Unusual Trading Activity – July 11, 2014

IYR, HES Options – Unusual Trading Activity – July 11, 2014

This week we’re taking a look at unusual options trading activity in iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) and Hess (HES). As many of you know, unusual options volume can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders […]

July 11, 2014 | By | Reply More

ETFs

Utilities Sector Is Overvalued

Utilities Sector Is Overvalued

Stocks have enjoyed a nice move to the upside this year as the economy improves, interest rates remain low, corporate earnings are strong, and stock buybacks have expanded. Coming into this week, investors’ risk appetite hadn’t changed much over the last few months.  Investors are positioning themselves for an upturn in economic growth.  And last […]

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Optimistic

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Optimistic

Over the past few weeks, investors have had a lot of information to digest.  There’s been the usual economic data.  The most troubling was the revision to US GDP that said the US economy actually shrunk at an annualized pace of 2.9% in the first quarter… the biggest drop since 2009. The main reason for […]

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More

Commodities

What’s The Next Oil Patch Buyout?

What’s The Next Oil Patch Buyout?

Things are heating up in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana… Whiting Petroleum (WLL) just announced they’re acquiring Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6 billion deal.  Whiting will get access to Kodiak’s 171,000 net acres in the Williston Basin in exchange for $3.8 billion in stock and assumption of $2.2 […]

July 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Natural Gas Exports:  Bad Idea? Part 3

Natural Gas Exports: Bad Idea? Part 3

Let’s pick up our discussion on the upcoming export of US natural gas.  As you may remember from our last article on the subject, the US Department of Energy has approved 7 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities with 23 more waiting for approval. Supporters of LNG exports claim the practice will strengthen the US economy […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More

Stocks

What Was The Fed Thinking?

What Was The Fed Thinking?

Ever since interest rates hit zero, we’ve come to expect consistent, mostly boring talk out of the Fed.  The central bank has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future.  And, quantitative easing is slowly winding down. There’s not a whole Yellen and the Fed could say or do at this point that hasn’t […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Is The Latest Hot IPO Worth Investing In?

Is The Latest Hot IPO Worth Investing In?

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a buzz-worthy IPO to discuss.  Lately, IPO hype has been pretty sparse.  After a big year for initial public offerings in 2013, the somewhat less bullish environment this year seems to have discouraged big name IPOs from moving forward. However, IPOs may be back en vogue after GoPro’s (GPRO) […]

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More

Foreign Markets

Chinese Solar Stocks Are Plunging!

Chinese Solar Stocks Are Plunging!

Last week I warned you that high flying Chinese solar stocks were poised for a fall.  It was all but certain the European Union would impose anti-dumping sanctions on these companies in early June.  And as a result, I urged you to lock in your gains on these stocks immediately. Hopefully, you took my advice. […]

June 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Time To Lock In Gains On Chinese Solar Stocks?

Time To Lock In Gains On Chinese Solar Stocks?

If you bet on solar stocks at the end of 2012, you’re feeling pretty smart right about now.  Stocks in this beaten down industry have been soaring off the chart in 2013.  Take a look at the Guggenheim Solar ETF (NASDAQ: TAN) for example. TAN has exploded from just under $16 per share at the […]

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Two Penny Stocks Poised To Drop?

Two Penny Stocks Poised To Drop?

The correction in small-cap stocks that started in early March ended around the middle of May.  And since that trend reversal occurred, the market’s smallest companies have been on a tear.   As you can see, the Russell 2000 Index put in a bottom at 1,096 on May 15th following a 10% correction from the […]

June 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
I’m Fed Up With This Crap…

I’m Fed Up With This Crap…

So far, the Summer of 2014 is turning out to be a repeat of last year…  As you may remember, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude surged to $108 a barrel in July 2013 before spiking to $112 in August.  At the time, the despicable situation in Syria had investors sitting on the edge of their […]

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Top Performing Latin American ETFs – BRAF, COLX, ARGT

Top Performing Latin American ETFs – BRAF, COLX, ARGT

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is in full swing.  The soccer (or football as it’s known in most of the world) tournament holds the world’s attention captive for an entire month as the national teams for 31 countries battle it out for the championship. This year the tournament is being hosted by Brazil.  And it’s […]

June 23, 2014 | By | Reply More