The Trend

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Oh Snap: We Tried to Warn Them

We tried to warn them.

But the hype was just too hot to ignore. 

On February 9, 2017, we noted that the Snap IPO “could be more trouble than it’s worth” based on overvaluation concerns alone.  It wasn’t a safe bet.  It never was.  Any one that did any research knew that. At 60 times earnings, it would be one of the hottest IPOs to hit the market.  Just to justify that valuation, it would need to grow its bottom line quick.

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Oh Snap: We Tried to Warn Them

We tried to warn them.

But the hype was just too hot to ignore. 

On February 9, 2017, we noted that the Snap IPO “could be more trouble than it’s worth” based on overvaluation concerns alone.  It wasn’t a safe bet.  It never was.  Any one that did any research knew that. At 60 times earnings, it would be one of the hottest IPOs to hit the market.  Just to justify that valuation, it would need to grow its bottom line quick.

Monday June 19, 2017

How to Technically Trade the News

“Don’t trade the news,” they say.

You’ll lose money.  But the “experts” have it all wrong.

Trading the news is a seductive trap for those who aren’t in tune with major stock market trends.  They don’t realize that in most cases, the market’s already baked the news “into the cake” by the time it’s reported.

 

Wednesday June 14, 2017

Technical Analysis: The Case for Gold

Whenever the Federal Reserve even hints at higher interest rates, traders sell gold.

They fear gold would lose its shine, as compared to yield-bearing assets when interest rates begin to rise.  In fact, it’s why gold had five straight days of losses prior to the June 2017 Federal Reserve meeting on rates.  But with history as our guide, that’s a terrible reason to exit the trade.

Monday June 12, 2017

A Sure Way to Know When to Sell High

Buy low, sell high -- it’s an easy rule to follow. 

Unfortunately, selling is often the hardest part. 

“Jeez, if only I held that stock for one more day.  I could have been up another $2,500” is often the thought process.  What we fail to consider is that we made money.  We accomplished the initial goal.  Better yet, we didn’t lose anything.

Wednesday June 7, 2017

School of Hard Knocks: The Most Expensive Lesson

We’ve all been there.

At some point, we’ve all been new to trading. 

We don’t even know how to buy a stock or even an option.  We’re not sure where to start, or even whom we should be talking to. Unsure, confused, and lost when it comes to choosing the right broker many of us choose the broker with the hottest offer at the time. 

Monday June 5, 2017

Infrastructure Spending and the Economy

It happened again.

In late May 2017, we highlighted several instances of President Trump’s Midas touch.  Anything having to do with cement, cyber security, banks, infrastructure, and defense rocketed higher on the year all by simple mention from Trump.

By June 2017, he did it again.

Sunday May 28, 2017

The Trump Effect: The “Behind the Scenes” Opportunities

In late May 2017, we highlighted Trump’s Midas touch.

Then, lo and behold it happened again days after.

We already mentioned the $350 billion deal with the Saudis, and noted that defense stocks exploded to all-time highs, as a result. 

Wednesday May 24, 2017

The Trump Effect: How the POTUS Impacts Your Trades

Apparently, he has the Midas touch.

Infrastructure stocks exploded on President Trump’s trillion-dollar promise.  For example, H&E Equipment (HEES) flew from $12.40 to $27 as a result.