• Trade Alert: JPM on 200 day SMA
    HedgeFundLIVE — JPM crossed below the 200 day sma (green line) early on Tuesday. The level of support was 42.18. The price action moved easily through the line, which is a cause for concern if you’re a bull. Tomorrow’s price action will be a good indicator of whether this stock... More »
    May 25, 2011 JPM
  • Trade of The Day
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    May 25, 2011
  • Why is the EUR/USD (FXE) heading higher?
    The EUR/USD pair has been trading in tight channels over the last 48 hours. After diving to new monthly lows on Monday at 1.3970, the pair sprung up in an apparent recovery.  The price movement was a surprise after Monday’s poor data: French Flash Manufacturing PMI: 55 actual v.... More »
    May 25, 2011
  • Portfolio Asset Allocation: Alpha and Beta
    In advising on asset allocation, I often split the portfolio into a pure beta component and a pure alpha component.  The beta component of the portfolio is "passive" and seeks to track the risk and return characteristics of equity and bond market indices at the lowest possible... More »
    May 25, 2011
  • MPEL short: toppy action, good risk-reward setup
     A rise in volatility and in the average daily range lately. Lots of close near the low of the day with that spike of volume on earnings, it looks toppy action.The last two days a tight range between two clean support and resistence lines, which gives us a good risk/reward ratio trade,... More »
    May 25, 2011 MPEL
  • CrowdGather $CRWG recent acquisitions including in future advertising rates
    CrowdGather (CRWG: OTCBB) announced today that it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to one of the world’s largest online paintball communities according to Forbes and the Chicago Tribune.    PbNation generates 20 million monthly pageviews and... More »
    May 25, 2011 CRWG
  • Capturing the “Liquidity Premium
    The financial crisis of the past few years was, in many ways, a liquidity crisis.  Trillions of dollars worth of securities – such as mortgage-backed securities and auction-rate securities – became “illiquid,” meaning there was no longer a market for trading them... More »
    May 25, 2011
  • Go long -- they're talking their book at the OECD
    Quotable“Most of us would assume that a contracting trade deficit is expansionary for the US economy and therefore a good thing. In that case fewer purchases of US dollar assets by the PBoC and other foreigners must also be a good thing because one is simply the obverse of the... More »
    May 25, 2011
  • Gold And Silver Signal Long
    Headlines and Open Positions: News wires are very quiet in regard to gold (1525) and silver (37.10) bullion-related issues, as price action indicates that a volatile period of price consolidation may be over and buyers move back into the market.Trade desk updates recently highlighted the... More »
    May 25, 2011
  • Durable Goods Weakness Pushes U.S. Equity Futures Lower
    This morning.  U.S. equity markets remain in correction.  After fair value adjustment, U.S. equity futures are moderately lower, weakening after a disappointing April durable goods report. World equity markets, U.S. Treasuries, and the U.S. dollar are mixed. Commodities... More »
    May 25, 2011 FITB, C, ZION