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  • Commodities Today: Mining Equipment Names A Buy?
    Fri, Jun. 6 AXAS, CAT, DE 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the recent price action in the gold market.
    • Discuss why we still are not bullish of the mining equipment makers.
    • Highlight a name we have added to our watch list to do more research on.
  • Today's Market: Industrial Names To Buy Ahead Of Year-End Rally
    Fri, Jun. 6 BA, HON, IWM Comment!

    Summary

    • We will discuss taking risk off of the table by cutting margin right now.
    • We look at general markets, and discuss our sale of a position we are bullish on.
    • We explain how we are going to position portfolios heading into the close of the year.
  • Commodities Today: Energy Names Which Look Like Buys Right Now
    Thu, Jun. 5 FANG, GPOR, KMI 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss our recent philosophy in the energy market and some names that interest us.
    • Highlight some momentum names that look attractive for traders right now.
    • Look at areas of value for readers in the Permian and Utica shale plays.
  • Today's Market: Is Amazon's Smartphone A Game Changer?
    Thu, Jun. 5 AAPL, BBY, GOOG 59 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the possibility that Amazon is unveiling a smartphone on June 18th.
    • Analyze how this could affect the company and its stock.
    • Point out some key questions investors should keep in mind if a phone is announced.
  • Commodities Today: Coffee Prices Rising And Green Energy
    Wed, Jun. 4 DNKN, NRG, NYLD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the latest move in copper prices.
    • Discuss the coffee market and why investors might benefit from rising prices.
    • Look at the latest wind energy deal.
  • Today's Market: Understanding Financials And The Current Market
    Wed, Jun. 4 BAC, HSH, PL Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest on the M&A market.
    • Highlight the PL deal and how it is pushing life insurance stocks higher.
    • Look at the mortgage market and what many talking heads are missing.
  • Commodities Today: Coal And Iron Ore Companies Heading Lower?
    Tue, Jun. 3 ACI, ANR, RIO 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Brief comments on the EPA proposal for carbon reduction.
    • Highlight the new lows for the small coal producers.
    • Discuss RIO's CEO's comments on iron ore prices and the impact upon competitors.
  • Today's Market: Financials, Rates And Where To Invest
    Tue, Jun. 3 BOND, DIA, SPY 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discusses how we are looking to redeploy capital in some of our portfolios.
    • Looks at the bond market and explains why we think now is an opportune time to exit fixed income and focus on equities.
    • Highlights the XLF, as we like financials to close out the year on a higher note.
  • Commodities Today: E&P Names Making Headlines
    Mon, Jun. 2 ECA, GDP, HK 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Overview of what we think recent market news means for those trying to sell assets in the oil and gas industry.
    • Highlight the good results from GDP this morning on the C.H. Lewis 30-19H-1 well.
    • Discuss the sale of MRO's Norwegian North Sea assets.
  • Today's Market: Shareholders To Push For Change At These Companies?
    Mon, Jun. 2 AZN, DRI, MWV Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the global markets this morning.
    • Look at the latest news regarding investors moving against management teams who have turned down acquisition offers.
    • Discuss Starboard Value's latest target company.
  • Commodities Today: LNG And Gold Companies Making Headlines
    Fri, May. 30 ABX, D, FCX 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the overall commodities markets and express our thoughts on the momentum trade currently present.
    • Highlight the gold market and the weakness that continues there.
    • Update readers on the latest pertaining to the LNG exporters.
  • Today's Market: A Return To Momentum Investing?
    Fri, May. 30 AAPL, CRM, P 9 Comments

    Summary

    • Analyze the current state of the markets and how certain segments of the market have moved versus others.
    • Look at momentum stocks and how they could rise if the current bullishness carries forward.
    • Highlight a few names which we are currently looking at to possible establish positions in come June.
  • Commodities Today: Why Investors Might Want To Exercise Caution
    Thu, May. 29 CAG, HSH, PF Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the reason for the M&A frenzy in food companies.
    • Highlight the RBOB gas market and why it could break out over the next month or two.
    • Explain why investors might want to exit positions in HSH now rather than waiting for a bidding war.
  • Commodities Today: Update On The Coal Sector
    Wed, May. 28 ACI, ANR, BTU 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the recent movement in the US Dollar Index.
    • Discuss the UBS analyst's bankruptcy outlook for the coal industry.
    • Look at why this might not be a good area to invest over the next couple of years with regard to the entire industry.
  • Today's Market: Tax Inversion Deals Changing Mergers And Acquisitions?
    Wed, May. 28 AGN, PFE, SNN 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest craze in the M&A market.
    • Look at the increase in VRX's offer for AGN and our thoughts on the chances that the deal closes.
    • Analyze the spillover effects the M&A market has seen lately and the increase in inversion related deal talk.
  • Commodities Today: Where We Are Putting Our Money
    Tue, May. 27 FANG, GLD, PE 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Look at the big move in the precious metals markets today.
    • Discuss the potential change in law for resource companies in Zimbabwe that could spark a fresh exploration wave.
    • Highlight our latest trading idea.
  • Today's Market: Big Movers On Mergers And Acquisitions And Drug Trial News
    Tue, May. 27 BCRX, GE, HSH 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss our recent call on the general markets and where we stand now that some indices are trading at all time highs once again.
    • Look at M&A deals that have multiple bidders and how competitive the market is right now.
    • Highlight the trial results from BCRX which have the stock flying in early morning trading.
  • Commodities Today: Hot IPOs And New Reserve Estimates
    Fri, May. 23 CLR, CVX, OXY Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the hot IPO market for E&P names with good acreage in the top plays.
    • Discuss the lowered reserve estimates for the Monterey Shale in California.
    • Look at oil prices and the recent run they have had.
  • Today's Market: Investors To Get Changes At These Companies?
    Fri, May. 23 AZN, BLK, DRI 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at some of the companies where shareholders are taking a stand against management.
    • Discuss how some companies are untouchable while others are quite susceptible in the current environment.
    • Highlight just how ugly things have gotten at DRI and why it could get worse after the company's latest announcement.
  • Commodities Today: The Only Way To Play The Coal Miners
    Wed, May. 21 ACI, ANR, BTU 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Per reader requests we discuss our latest thoughts on the coal miners.
    • Talk about the lower quality names in the sector and why we would avoid them in the current market.
    • Highlight the blue chip names in the sector and discuss why investors would be better served allocating funds to the top end of the industry rather than the bottom.
  • Today's Market: How Investors Can Find Income With Low Interest Rates
    Wed, May. 21 BIL, BOND, DUK Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the current state of the bond market and what the pros are doing.
    • Look at how investors can position the fixed income portion of their portfolio to take out interest rate risk.
    • Highlight a few solid high yielding stocks that could be a good start to a basket of stocks to provide yield for investors.
  • Commodities Today: Analyst Remains Bullish On Permian And Utica/Marcellus
    Tue, May. 20 COG, FANG, MHR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the overall commodities markets and how certain commodities' prices appear overvalued.
    • Highlight Topeka Capital Markets' latest on the shale E&P plays.
    • Discuss prudent ways to take the opposite side of some of these bullish trades that seem overextended.
  • Today's Market: Why Verizon Will Not Bid For Dish
    Tue, May. 20 CMCSA, DISH, DTV Comment!

    Summary

    • Analyze why VZ will not be making a bid for DISH.
    • Discuss why the T and DTV deal makes more sense than anything VZ could put together in the industry.
    • Look at valuation in regards to the satellite providers.
  • Commodities Today: Big Merger Repercussions In Energy Sector
    Mon, May. 19 CCJ, DNN, GE 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discusses the strength in natural gas and why we think that pricing power will deteriorate in the near future.
    • Looks at the coffee market again and why bulls might find further reason to push the market higher.
    • Analyzes what could happen if GE is chased off from its Alstom deal.
  • Today's Market: Mobile Payments Apps Not So Profitable After All?
    Mon, May. 19 AAPL, EBAY, GOOG Comment!

    Summary

    • Overview of our prediction for the week ahead.
    • Discuss the mobile payments market and how PAY's latest deal might give it a leg up in the space.
    • Look at Square's withdrawing from the mobile payment app market and what it means moving forward.
  • Commodities Today: Materials And Energy Names Moving
    Fri, May. 16 CHK, CX, DHI 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Look at the housing data from today and discuss what it could mean moving forward.
    • Discuss how we are looking to play the housing market on an uptick in single family housing.
    • Highlight an important upgrade and corporate update in the energy sector for readers.
  • Today's Market: Adding Exposure By Buying These Dips
    Fri, May. 16 AMTD, ETFC, IWM 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest correction in the Russell 2000 and our outlook for the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 moving forward.
    • Revisit our call on the discount brokers after yesterday's sharp move downward.
    • Detail how if one is bullish the general market, then based on the correlation between the discount brokers and general market one should remain long the sector.
  • Commodities Today: Don't Believe The Buyout Rumors
    Thu, May. 15 EOG, HK, MHR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the current M&A landscape in the oil and natural gas E&P space.
    • Look at the US Dollar Index and what could be pushing it higher.
    • Analyze the news about GPOR and propose some candidates which might be more likely M&A targets in the near-term.
  • Today's Market: Wal-Mart's Results Highlight The Problems For Retail
    Thu, May. 15 COST, GPS, KORS 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the latest moves in the US 10-Year.
    • Look at WMT's quarterly results, looking at both the positive and negative.
    • Discuss what in retail is working and what is not.
  • Commodities Today: Good News For Shale And LNG Companies
    Wed, May. 14 D, ECA, GDP 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the recent news surrounding WTI Crude and the gasoline market.
    • Discuss the latest regarding the TMS play and the three names looking to profit from the shale play.
    • Highlight the continued political support from both parties to use LNG as both an economic and political tool.
  • Today's Market: Is The Fed About To Torpedo The M&A Market?
    Wed, May. 14 BAC, C, CMCSA 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the latest regulation that the banking regulators want to implement.
    • Discuss how this could affect the M&A market moving forward.
    • Look at the financial institutions which might have the most risk should regulators implement strict standards and rules.
  • Commodities Today: How To Trade Recent Developments In The Metals Markets
    Tue, May. 13 AVL, FCX, MCP 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the election in India and what it could mean moving forward for the commodity market.
    • Highlight the copper market as a beneficiary of the vote.
    • Discuss the latest on Molycorp and why we remain concerned regarding the company's future.