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  • S&P 500 Snapshot: The Pre-Labor Day Sell-Off [View article]
    These are good cycles to know, especially if one trades weeklyoptions on the SPY. It is very helpful in helping one identify and setting up the proper Option Trading Strategy for a market that may be beairsh for the next 30 days. Good insight.
    Sep 4, 2011. 06:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal Industry Wrapping Up Its Final Rally [View article]
    Wonderful article. I have been in BTU and recently got out of it as it hit the 64 level This level has not been hit since December of 2007 and I used it as a time to sell signal. As you wrote: "The coal sector looks more appealing on the short side than the long side" this is why it looks very appealing.

    John Mylant
    Jan 3, 2011. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks for 2011 [View article]
    I have followed MSPD and I agree with the author's analysis here. Seems like a solid company and I am looking for a turn around this year. But I would also wait and follow the stock possibly down to 4.50 even before I'd invest. Momentum is still carrying this stock down.

    John Mylant
    Jan 3, 2011. 02:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S& P 500 ETF- SPY Weekly Trade Analysis [View instapost]
    Please don't waist my time with your erratic comments.
    Oct 7, 2010. 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iShares Netherlands ETF: A Diamond in the Rough [View article]
    "As the eurozone works to improve its member economies and concerns about Greece once again are renewed, the Netherlands may be poised for an inconspicuous, but rapid recovery. For the last month, the Netherlands ETF has been a eurozone standout, gaining 3.3%."

    Tom I have been following their unemployment rate & I think with the investmentsd that have been coming in the Netherlands, there is no reason that we should not see that stock move higher now.

    John Mylant
    Apr 7, 2010. 12:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Essential Tips for Analyzing ETFs [View article]
    "Most of the indexes to which U.S.-listed equity ETFs are linked use a market capitalization weighting strategy, meaning that the allocation given to a particular component stock is based on the market cap of the company. But ETFs utilizing “alternative” weighting methodologies have become increasingly popular in recent years."

    Make you make a good point here. There are a larger number of ETF's now with weighted strategies that may work better for daily trading I have heard. Not sure how good they are for long term though.

    John Mylant
    Apr 7, 2010. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outsourcing and IT Services Anticipate Boost From Healthcare Reform [View article]
    "Outsourcing companies such as Kelly Government Solutions, a division of Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) , was recently awarded a $750 million contract to provide the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    I really like this new contract. I think the stock does also, after it finishes resting here, this stock is going to go another 20% before it is really challenged again.

    John Mylant
    Apr 7, 2010. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Should Continue Secular Bull Trend [View article]
    "Since 2000, gold has been in a secular bull market while stocks have been in a secular bear market. There is no reason to conclude that these trends are over."

    J.D. I agree with yo whole heatedly, it really looks pretty strong doesn't it.

    John Mylant
    Apr 7, 2010. 11:49 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Top Yielding Tech Stocks [View article]
    "Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), the office equipment company, somewhat falls into the category of technology. The stock yields 6.0%, has a forward P/E of 10, and has a market cap of $5.1 billion. The company has paid dividends since 1993."

    I really like PBI, it is very strong both fundamentally & technically. If we can get past 25.3 we have places to go. Thank you for your fine article.

    John Mylant
    Apr 6, 2010. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Industrial ETFs Have Many Benefits [View article]
    Personally I like XLI I can't see it stopping in the near future Tom. With the recovery coming and all over the next few years I just see this one expanding.

    John Mylant
    Apr 6, 2010. 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • March ETF Data: Back in the Black [View article]
    "A few fund-specific numbers from March are noteworthy. Vanguard’s Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) continues to gain ground on the competing iShares fund. VWO took in about $774 million last month"

    Michael, thank you for the very informative article. I am a great fan of VWO as you wrote about here. I beleive they have just pushed through a significant resistance area and will now continue upward after a long consolidation.

    John Mylant
    Apr 6, 2010. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ugly Truth About Bond ETFs [View article]
    "The data is pretty crisp in its presentation; that is, you have to go further and further out on the risk scale to lose less money from Income ETFs. The longer the U.S treasury, the more money you have lost on your investment in a very brief period of time."

    Very informative & true comment Gary. This is not where we want

    John Mylant
    Apr 6, 2010. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold ETFs May Be a Golden Opportunity [View article]
    "Interested investors can look to ETFs as a cost-effective way to invest in gold, as well; especially if the dollar remains weak."

    Tom, this is good advice. I always like your columns on ETF's. It is interesting that these people are banking on the economic uncertainty. It will be interesting to see our future, I am not so sure gold will move up in the short term. This is one thing I have a question about. Is there outlook long term or short term?

    John Mylant
    Apr 6, 2010. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Euro to Be Bullish Tipping Point for World Markets? [View article]
    Great article, this gives us a whole lot to think of. I am one of the those many whole have strategically looked at the dollar as in investment this year. It looked like the problems in Europe might cause the dollar to grow substantially this year. But you make a good point. This "foundation" may mean the reaction to Europe as a whole might not take place yet and we could see a movement in the Euro.

    Thank you very much for the great research!

    John Mylant
    Mar 3, 2010. 11:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Call Seller Sees Top for Sherwin-Williams [View article]
    "However, the stock appears to have formed a "double top" around $66.60, slightly higher than the level where it peaked in September 2008. Chart watchers may consider that area as important resistance, and some traders are taking profits."

    That double top seems to be awfully close to consider it a formation. Looks more like just a simple bounce off resistance at this point since it also reached and bounced off that level in October of 2008. May have reached a top yes but not because of a double top.

    John Mylant
    Feb 24, 2010. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment