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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, BTK, XLE, XRT, BRCM, AAPL, BABA, UPS, TWTR, GILD, YELP, AMGN, CRUS, FFIV, EQIX, ATML, MA, ALXN, SBUX, FSLR, XOM, CVX

Markets enjoyed solid gains last week. Thanks to strong earnings from AMZN, GOOG/GOOGL, and MSFT, which inspired a rally on Friday. The market started out undecided, as stocks traded in a narrow range on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, a quick drop in the afternoon shook out weak holders. Buyers returned strongly on Thursday, ahead [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, XME, BTK, XLE, FDN, AMZN, P, GOOG, GOOGL, EBAY, BIIB, GILD, CELG, AMGN, ALK, LUV, AAL, ALGT, FCX, ATI, NUE, CAT

Last week, markets managed to push higher, propelled by the strength in the semiconductors and a late rally by the financials. Semiconductors have been drawing speculators searching for the next deal, ADI and MXIM being the latest in merger talks. SNDK remains on the radar as a takeover target. Financials were sluggish to start the [...]

Time to Buy Some Gold! GLD

If you had invested in gold at the beginning of this year and did not cash out at the end of January, that investment probably had not done very well for you. But, your luck in gold could be about to change. In the past two months or so, GLD has been working hard to [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, FAS, BTK, SOXX, FDN, GS, BAC, WFC, JPM, BLK, INTC, ASML, XLNX, NXPI, AVGO, SWKS, CRUS, BRCM, REGN, VRX, AMGN, BIIB, NFLX, TWTR, LNKD, YELP

Markets finally had a strong week last week. Things popped higher on Monday, as SPX closed just under 1990. Tuesday and Wednesday saw some struggles with the direction as the trading range narrowed. However, Thursday’s Fed Minutes gave buyers reasons to push markets higher. Friday was a flat with small gains. SPX managed to close [...]

Weekly Wrap-Up + Market Forecast + Sector Watch: SPX, Nasdaq, BTK, SOXX, IGV, SOXX, CELG, PTCT, HRTX, AGN, CLVS, KITE, CRM, RHT, ADBE, XOM, CVX, EOG, APA, OXY, AVGO, NXPI, SWKS, CRUS

Last week was an interesting week. On Monday and Tuesday, stocks dropped and SPX tested 1870, not quite as low as the August low. So things got a bit tricky, as the bulls and bears fought it out. But, by Tuesday’s close, buyers were already getting in. Wednesday was a nice pop. Thursday continued upwards [...]