• Is An Oil Super Spike On The Horizon?
     This morning the United States Gasoline Fund(NYSE:UGA) is trading higher by 0.93 cents to $45.87 a share. This is a new 52 week high for the UGA which continues to trade higher with oil. When gasoline prices increase at the pump it is a direct tax on the U.S. consumer. The United... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011 UGA, OIL
  • Morning Recap: Unrest in Libya Continues, Just A Question of When
    Morning Notes 2.23.11-Not much has changed on the Libya front overnight and global markets are net down small-Libya’s Interior Minister quit to join protestors; reports that Libyan Justice Minister + one of Gaddafi’s sons’ senior aide resigned as a result of objection over... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • Wednesday Market Expectations From Jeremy Frommer – Short into Friday, Flat for the Weekend
    My market expectations depend on a number of events. I understand that I have been unequivocal about my short-term bearish stance, but I also have been specific about the levels I have been looking for on the S&P. I have felt we needed to get down to the 1308 level on the S&P futures. I... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • Is an AAPL stock split in the making?
    Today AAPL has a shareholder meeting and a lot of the focus has been on the replacement of Steve Jobs and the lack of information that AAPL is releasing about their succession plan. I believe that news stories are just the markets way of manipulating prices to where traders want them to be,... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • US Healthcare Policy and pharma industry
     In terms of looking at the grand strategy of healthcare policy, there are 3 main policies that have a counterbalancing effect on one another.  In this sense, I’m reminded of a Caltech saying that there are 3 things that you can do in school:  1.)study 2.) socialize 3.)... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • Thoughts on an overbought market
    I think the fact that equities slid today on all the major indices is an indication that the market is vastly overbought.  I don’t think the fundamental can back up the quick rebound from the lows of the financial crisis.  The mortgage and home market is still very weak and this... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • Bulls Beware- Today Was A Very Rare, A typical Day
     While stubborn bulls may have watched today’s action, trying to “play it cool,” let’s face it- this type of action in the market doesn’t happen that often.  In fact, getting a more than 30 handle pull back in the Spooz like we did today (32.25 handles was... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • So you want to invest in HTC?
    First Trust is not the most popular ETF provider on the planet but I thinks that’s about to change.  Last week, First Trust introduced the First Trust CEA Smartphone Index Fund (FONE). Below are the funds top 10 holdings:   Compal Communications Inc:  3.50%... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • The Way We Were: One Year Ago on Feb. 22, 2010
     Let’s rewind back to exactly one year ago on Feb. 22, 2010 and see what our Chief Market Strategist Jeremy Klein had to say on that day:“The Alexander Haig Rally?”With the Winter Olympics in full gear, fresh powder still sitting on most Northeast slopes, and The Bachelor... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011
  • Key Insights from Healthcare Venture Capital Firms
     I recently attended a biotech/medtech entrepreneurial conference and gained some valuable insight from a panel of prominent national (and even one international) healthcare venture capital firms discussing their current investment strategies.  Whether you are an active healthcare... More »
    Feb. 23, 2011