• Mike Starogiannis: Are You Ready for Commodity Bargain Season?
    Mike Starogiannis: Are You Ready for Commodity Bargain Season? Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report  (6/6/11) School's out for the summer and junior explorers are back in the field commencing summer drilling programs. That's what makes early... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011
  • Did You Buy: Financial Stocks Rally Sharply
     Banks are leading the market for the first time in weeks. News break, the market is rallying solidly for the first time in what seems to be weeks. This is no coincidence and most likely a key to further upside in the market. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) is jumping +2.99 to $134.58... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011 MS, GS, WFC
  • Predicted: Stock Market Rallies
     If you were following my Rant and Rave blog articles at, this rally was accurately called. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) is trading at $129.45, +1.03 (+0.80%). The reasons to expect a rally today were simple. First, options expiration is next week. This may not... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011
  • EUR/USD Breaks Down Uptrend
    6/09/2011 – EUR/USD (a daily chart of which is shown) as of Thursday (6/0 9/2011) has tentatively broken down below a confluence of two support factors — a key psychological support/resistance level at 1.4500 and a steep uptrend support line extending back to the late-May lows around... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011
  • Discover case study: Paychex leverages HP ALM to streamline and automate application development
    Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod and Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: HP. Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast series coming to you from the HP Discover 2011 conference in Las Vegas the week of June 6. We here to explore some major enterprise... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011 HPQ
  • Rollover Effect
    We’ve talked a lot about synthetic positions, how there is roughly a trillion dollars out there in derivative products—futures, options, etc.—that are being used by portfolio managers to replicate the performance of indices. These portfolio managers’... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011
  • Oil: Sales Growth Winners!
     With oil prices high,  the oil industry is pulling in some cash right now. High sales are always a good thing,  but sales growth is key to seeing the real status of the company. There are five oil companies who had the highest sales growth of them all.Read the entire... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011 PTEN, PES, VTG
  • REE/Strategic Minerals Concentrator, June 9, 2011
    "Abo Shaman" by Stan Bruns
    Jun. 9, 2011
  • Financial Stocks Lead Markets Higher
     The major financial stocks have been one of the weakest sectors for most of 2011. Nearly every trading day since early May, which was the start of the stock market correction, the financial stocks have come under severe selling pressure. This morning, the financial stocks are actually... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011 WFC, MS
  • Natural Gas Is Heating Up
    The latest chart analysis confirms that an important low is in place for natural gas, and several great profit plays are now being presented, including an ETF that could triple from current levels.The purchase of XTO Energy in December 2009 by Exxon Mobil (XOM) for $31 billion raised some... More »
    Jun. 9, 2011 UNG, CHK, DVN