• Another Recession?
    With today’s news that U.S. economic growth has ground to a near-halt in the first half of 2011, it’s looking more than ever as if the so-called recovery was more wishful thinking than a solid comeback. Other pundits agree. As reported in... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011
  • EURUSD consolidates, 29th July 2011
    Trading Setups / Chart in Focus: EURUSD The EURUSD formed another bullish pin bar today showing rejection of the same short-term support near 1.4250 as yesterday’s pin bar. This market basically moved sideways this week and seems to be consolidating before it makes its next strong... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011
  • 25 Shocking but True Statistics About Retirement
    2011 Stocks Forum and Investor WorkshopsOctober 13-14, Morningstar Global Headquarters, Chicago Morningstar Free Trial July 29, 2011 - How to Keep a Credit Score High - by Morningstar Investment Research I recently refinanced my mortgage. Although my credit score is fine, I didn't receive the... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011
  • Monetary Policy Week in Review - 30 July 2011
    The week in monetary policy saw 8 central banks announcing interest rate decisions.  Of those that changed rates were: India +50bps to 8.00%, Nigeria +75bps to 8.75%, and Colombia +25bps to 4.50%.  Meanwhile those that held monetary policy interest rates unchanged were: Israel 3.25%,... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 EU, JYN, ADE
  • Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) - Potential Red Flags in Financial Statements and Business Risks
    Since I initiated coverage of NFLX, several investors have given me good feedbacks and inputs (most of them are positive to my analysis, and I appreciate it). Some investors mentioned some red flags in the company’s financial statements that I think are worth some discussions here. There... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 NFLX, GOOG, AMZN
  • High Insider Selling Risk or Opportunity?
    Mark Hulbert's article about insider selling raises the alarm, but the article notes an earlier historical peak in insider selling occurred in Oct. 1974. Based on the S&P 500 in October 1974, it looks like those insiders sold at exactly the wrong moment--that being the end of the 1963-74... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 SPY
  • Exxon Mobil Stock Targeted at $92
    Exxon Mobil is a mega oil company. So it probably isn’t surprising that their stock prices are pretty high. However, with XOM’s large earnings recently released, their stock is expected to climb even higher.Read the entire article... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 XOM
    We’re in an “event risk” market environment. These are never easy to trade or position. I would wager many institutions and individuals are trying to find protection in whatever instrument they can find and/or are permitted to use. According to Lipper investors pulled a net... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 SPY, IWM, QQQ
  • The Buzz Around Gold is Growing Louder
    I outlined last week the increasingly bullish consensus among analysts about gold stocks. The same pattern exists with gold itself; growing numbers of analysts have either joined the movement or have upped their bullish outlook.The following comments and developments have all been reported just... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011
  • Aga Group Acquires Allied Healthcare (AHCI) for $175M
    Allied Healthcare International Inc., a leading homecare provider of health and social care in the UK and Ireland, today announced it will be acquired by Saga Group Ltd. for $175 million, or $3.90 per share, representing a premium of 59% to Allied’s closing price on July 28, 2011, of... More »
    Jul. 29, 2011 AHCI