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  • Avoid Shares Of Exxon Mobil
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM XOM 43 Comments

    Summary

    • There is no current value in XOM.
    • There is no future value if price remains the same.
    • And there are no good trading catalysts either.
  • Disney: Value Investors Be Patient
    Yesterday, 8:38 AM DIS 18 Comments

    Summary

    • DIS is at the high end of 'fair value'.
    • The stock runs the risk of declining.
    • Value oriented investors should be patient.
  • There's No Value In Exelon
    Tue, Mar. 3 EXC 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Value-oriented investors should avoid EXC.
    • The stock is not expected to grow earnings very much.
    • And although recovery has been happening, it is not enough.
  • Target Is An Attractive Value
    Tue, Mar. 3 TGT 3 Comments

    Summary

    • TGT is an interesting value.
    • It has current value given recent earnings growth.
    • But future valuation looks interesting too.
  • Don't Chase Shares Of Akamai At These Levels
    Tue, Mar. 3 AKAM Comment!

    Summary

    • AKAM is generally attractive.
    • But it runs the risk of pulling back by 15 - 20% this year.
    • Must pull back before it can move higher.
  • Value Oriented Investors Should Consider Amgen
    Fri, Feb. 27 AMGN 6 Comments

    Summary

    • AMGN is expected to have excellent growth.
    • Current valuation is fair.
    • But likely to look better if the company matches estimates for 2015 and 2016.
  • Aggressive Value Oriented Investors Should Consider Aruba
    Fri, Feb. 27 ARUN 7 Comments

    Summary

    • ARUN is already attractively valued.
    • The PE multiple looks high, but growth has been superb.
    • Analysts are expecting excellent future growth as well.
  • Coca Cola Enterprises Is An Avoid For Value Investors
    Fri, Feb. 27 CCE 4 Comments

    Summary

    • CCE might seem to have immediate value.
    • But looking ahead to 2016, all that changes.
    • Value oriented investors should stay away from CCE.
  • There's No Value In The DJIA At This Time
    Thu, Feb. 26 CVX, XOM 1 Comment

    Summary

    • The PEG ratio for this year is expected to be over 5.
    • Much of this is due to XOM and CVX.
    • Still, value investors should avoid the DJIA.
  • India May Be A Very Interesting Play
    Fri, Feb. 20 EPI, INDA, EEM 9 Comments

    Summary

    • India-Based ETFs have been doing well.
    • Growth Rates in India are expected to be strong.
    • And the U.S. has committed to playing an integral role.
  • Powerful Signs The Post Recession Recovery Has A Long Ways To Go
    Fri, Feb. 20 SPY 6 Comments

    Summary

    • The Market usually climbs in the third year of a presidential term.
    • Historically, we have been able to time investments in conjunction with presidential terms.
    • But this is not a foolproof approach by any means.
  • Gold Still In Favor After ECB
    Thu, Jan. 22 GLD 3 Comments

    Summary

    • The ECB news supports our Gold Position.
    • Other factors support Gold as well.
    • Those include currency wars, and potential future fear levels.
  • Betting On Earnings Results Is A Gamble!
    Thu, Jan. 22 NFLX Comment!

    Summary

    • Small Investors might not think so.
    • But seasoned investors know.
    • Taking positions ahead of earnings is a gamble, pure and simple.
  • Microsoft Faces A Fundamental Disconnect
    Tue, Jan. 20 MSFT 14 Comments

    Summary

    • MSFT seems to be doing things right.
    • But it is not bringing anything to the bottom line.
    • There have been five consecutive quarters of negative EPS growth.
  • Despite Myriad Of Issues, Sanofi Might Be A Good Buy
    Tue, Jan. 20 SNY 4 Comments

    Summary

    • The stock is down more than 20%.
    • Diabetes franchise seems to be in trouble.
    • The CEO was fired.
  • Expect A Takeover Of BlackBerry In 2015
    Thu, Jan. 15 BBRY 87 Comments

    Summary

    • BBRY was our turnaround stock of 2014.
    • Management successfully re-focused BBRY on its core assets.
    • Now that Wall Street recognizes this, buyers will start to come to the table.
  • The Bond Market Is Telling You Something
    Wed, Jan. 14 TLT, TBT 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Smart money is very vocal today.
    • They are speaking to us with their pocketbooks.
    • And we all should listen to what they are saying.
  • Keep Avoiding Transocean... For Now
    Wed, Jan. 14 RIG 20 Comments

    Summary

    • The Dividend Yield looks great.
    • Being a Swiss company makes that more interesting.
    • But buy signals are not surfacing yet.
  • Staples May Be A Better Short From Here
    Mon, Jan. 12 SPLS 1 Comment

    Summary

    • The fundamentals at SPLS are awful.
    • Rumors and speculation have been driving the stock.
    • But SPLS also just tested longer term resistance.
  • Restoration Hardware Goes 'Green'
    Mon, Jan. 12 RH Comment!

    Summary

    • GREENGUARD certified is attracting a new audience to RH.
    • There is an increasing demand for these products.
    • And most luxury retailers do not have this option.
  • Have Johnson & Johnson Shares Pretty Much Peaked For 2015?
    Fri, Jan. 9 JNJ 22 Comments

    Summary

    • JNJ was wise not to listen to Goldman in 2012.
    • But the landscape has changed.
    • Should they revisit that recommendation in 2015?
  • Avoid Sirius XM Radio
    Thu, Jan. 8 SIRI 105 Comments

    Summary

    • Valuations are stretched.
    • The stock is not an efficient trading stock.
    • SIRI is more of a gamble than an investment.
  • General Electric Has A Negative Growth Rate
    Thu, Jan. 8 GE 47 Comments

    Summary

    • The EPS (ttm) Growth Rate for GE is negative.
    • But analysts are looking for about 8% this year.
    • And the stock just tested longer term support.
  • Short Selling The Russell 2000
    Tue, Jan. 6 IWM 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Bounce backs are not likely to be what they were.
    • The Russell 2000 is most vulnerable to liquidity traps.
    • The short side of the Russell 2000 looks much better this year.
  • Apple Investors Should Think Twice About 2015
    Tue, Jan. 6 AAPL 83 Comments

    Summary

    • Apple investors seem to expect a repeat of 2014.
    • But AAPL traders should be aware of something else.
    • AAPL seems set up to repeat what happened between 2012 - 2013.
  • Gilead Long-Term Prognosis Is Promising
    Dec. 30, 2014 GILD 32 Comments

    Summary

    • Shares have bounced back after dropping to $87.
    • The Impact of the Express Scripts decision likely exaggerated.
    • The Company has broad product line, and outstanding R&D candidates.
  • Bonds: The FOMC Versus Foreign Influences
    Dec. 29, 2014 TBT, TLT 1 Comment

    Summary

    • The FOMC is adding pressure to bond prices.
    • While other influences are bringing buyers to the table.
    • What is more important?
  • Sell Apple And Put Up Your Defenses
    Dec. 19, 2014 AAPL 167 Comments

    Summary

    • That was a very nice gain from Apple.
    • Take profits from that and other long positions.
    • And then out up your defenses. This could be similar to 2000 and 2007.
  • The Divergence Between Oil And Equities
    Dec. 18, 2014 OIL, FDX 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Oil prices have influenced equity prices during the market's decline.
    • Arguably higher Oil prices played some role int he recent market rally too.
    • But today that relationship seems to be breaking. Here's why.
  • The Mistakes Smaller Investors Are Making
    Dec. 18, 2014 TVIX, XIV, VXX 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Smaller investors do well when markets go straight up.
    • But most make grave mistakes when markets stop moving in one direction.
    • Those mistakes could get them into serious trouble.
  • We Expect The Russell 2000 To Outperform
    Dec. 17, 2014 UWM 5 Comments

    Summary

    • The Russell 2000 showed signs of resiliency last week.
    • We expect the Russell 2000 to perform best this week if the markets stabilize.
    • So far that has happened, but the week is not over.
  • Buy Signals Triggered Today In Apple
    Dec. 16, 2014 AAPL 73 Comments

    Summary

    • AAPL buy signals triggered today.
    • They also act as risk controls.
    • If they hold target longer term resistance.