Stock market Analysis

Irrational Markets and Foolish investors; perfect recipe for disaster

Markets can remain overbought or irrational for much longer than most bears can remain solvent This is a very irrational market. The Fed is supporting it and openly encouraging the corporate world to commit fraud by borrowing large sums of money (on the cheap). These funds are then used to buy back shares to manipulate … Read more

Is Value Investing Dead?

Whenever experts state that something is dead, hated or disliked, one has to start viewing that sector in a more favourable light. Value stocks are likely to start trending upwards shortly. We suspect one more wave of pain might be necessary to drive the last holdouts out of this sector.  CALM is an example of … Read more

Interest Rate Trends

Central bank after central bank is either backing away from raising rates or they are embracing lower rates. The following stories will illustrate what we have stated all along is coming into play.  While inflation remains an issue (money is being created at an unprecedented rate), inflationary forces are being held back due to advancements … Read more

Stock market Insanity Trend is Gathering Momentum

Stock market Insanity in action The charts below clearly reveal that the markets are not operating as they did in the past. For example, many stocks are trending upwards while key technical indicators move from the overbought to the oversold ranges. If this took place on the daily charts it could be ignored, but, these developments … Read more

What Happened To The Inflation Monster

Where’s The Inflation Monster? Data continues to pour in showing that inflation is not an issue, clearly proving that the trend as we stated had not changed. The trend is still neutral but showing no signs of letting up. We never fight a trend; if the trend changes tomorrow, no matter what personal views we … Read more

Will $9.95 Moviepass Kill theater profits?

$9.95 Moviepass trying to create subscription model Lowe, an early Netflix Inc. executive who now runs a startup called MoviePass, plans to drop the price of the company’s movie ticket subscriptions on Tuesday to $9.95. The fee will let customers get in to one showing every day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts … Read more

78 percent of workers live paycheck to paycheck

Seventy-eight percent of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck, up from 75 percent last year, according to a recent report from CareerBuilder. overall, 71 percent of all U.S. workers said they’re now in debt, up from 68 percent a year ago, CareerBuilder said. While 46 percent said their debt is manageable, 56 percent … Read more

Huge Fifth Third stock buyback sends shares soaring

Fifth Third (Nasdaq: FITB), Cincinnati’s largest locally based bank and the nation’s 13th-biggest, said it reached a deal to buy back $990 million worth of its own stock from Goldman Sachs & Co., according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Shares in Fifth Third soared 3.5 percent over a two-day stretch. The stock gained … Read more

Emerging Markets See Lowflation

Emerging Markets See Lowflation for First Time in Fed Rate Cycle? Yet this time, the same dynamic that’s making Fed policy “normalization” a drawn out and gradual affair — stubbornly low increases in consumer prices — is also affecting emerging markets, which more typically find themselves battling to keep inflation low. Part of that is … Read more

JPMorgan develops robot to execute trades

JPMorgan will soon be using a first-of-its-kind robot to execute trades across its global equities algorithms business, after a European trial of the bank’s new artificial intelligence (AI) programme showed it was much more efficient than traditional methods of buying and selling. The AI — known internally as LOXM — has been used in the … Read more