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    Since the beginning of the year the yield on the 10year note has seen a decline from (3.036%) to a low of (2.579%) of February 3, 2014. (Currently around 2.644%)

    This seems to be taking its toll on the financial sector and in particular the insurance stocks. They have been under performers this year so far with names like AFL, HIG, MET and PRU all down more than the S&P 500. Lower rates are a negative for these companies as it hurts their earnings. So if rates continue to fall, coupled with a weaker overall market the insurers could be hit with a double whammy.

    We will keep an eye on these names and the overall financial sector and see if yields continue to head lower.

    Parm Mann

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    Apr 16 1:08 PM | Link | Comment!
  • KLAC Gets Clocked, Watch This Level

    This morning, the leading semiconductor equipment makers are selling off at the start of the trading session. Some of the leading semiconductor equipment makers that are coming under early pressure include KLA-Tencor Corp (KLAC), Applied Materials Inc (AMAT), and Lam Research Corp (LRCX). These stocks are certainly being affected by the Intel Corp (INTC) earnings report which obviously stated a lack of new research and development spending. Short term day traders can watch for intra-day chart support for KLAC stock around the $62.50 level. This is an area where the stock could stage a decent intra-day bounce. Today, KLAC stock is trading lower by $1.32 to $62.84 a share.

    Nicholas Santiago

    Tags: KLAC
    Apr 16 11:14 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Being Steve Wynn

    Trading has often been compared to a Casino and for good reason. Most investors throw their money in the market without any real thought or plan. Might as well go to Vegas, at least you'll get free drinks. The best Traders in the world are only concerned about Risk/Reward and putting the odds in their favor. They are also not worried about being right on every trade as newer Traders are. Here's an example of two different Traders and their last 10 Trades. Which one would you rather be?

    Trader 1 Trader 2

    1)$150 1)-$175

    2)$175 2)$425

    3)$125 3)-$150

    4)$150 4)-$200

    5)$125 5)$450

    6)-$375 6)-$150

    7)$150 7)$525

    8)$150 8)-$175

    9)-$650 9)$225

    10)$175 10)$400

    Success Rate: 80% Success Rate: 50%

    Profit:$175 Profit: $1175

    Trader 1 might feel as if he is doing well as he is 'right' 80% of the time but only manages small profits and the odd bigger loss.

    Trader 2 is only 'right' 50% of the time, which in school is an F. But when the market proves him right he let's profits run to pay for his losers and then some.

    The odds on most Casino games are just over 50% in favor of the house and so they know over a large number of hands dealt they will profit. Don't expect to profit on every trade. Just expect that your strategy will be profitable over a large sample size.

    Evan Poechman

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    Apr 15 2:05 PM | Link | Comment!
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