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Looking For Strength In Last Week's Market
It was another positive week for most stock market averages and the ETFs that track the major sectors. Only the Energy Sector Select (XLE) was under serious selling pressure, closing the week down 4.25%.
'Buy Buy Buy' - The Trouble With A Hopium Market
Real economists (not just pundits) seemed to agree that the tariffs on Mexico would have caused serious deterioration in the US economy.
The Four Most Oversold Dow Stocks
The 6.7% loss in the Dow Jones Industrials in May was its worst performance since 2010. The accelerating trade war has not helped many of the large-cap components of the Dow Industrials.
Will Stocks Decline Even Further This Month?
The action in the stock market last week was not pretty even though stocks tried to stabilize on Friday instead of adding to Thursday’s losses.
Buffett's First Quarter Buys & Sells
Warren Buffett is arguably the best investor of all time. Self-directed investors can learn from his success by studying his stock market holdings, which are published in regulatory filings with the SEC.
A Booming Business In LNG
The U.S. is experiencing an energy boom. But don’t picture gushers of crude oil spraying skyward over the Texas flatlands. Instead, think LNG — Liquefied Natural Gas.
The Week Ahead: Double Top Or Not?
Along with the numerous articles encouraging traders and investors to sell stocks in May, there have also been several that have warned that the stock market was forming a double top. So which will it be?
7 Best Long-Term Dividend Stocks To Buy Now
While investment strategies differ with specific portfolio targets, all investors should identify a few of the best long-term dividend stocks to build the core of their investment portfolio strategy.
Five Favorite Muni Funds For Tax-Free Income
There’s an easy way to weaken Uncle Sam’s grip on from your income stream; I’m talking about municipal bonds, or bonds issued by states, cities and counties to finance roads, bridges and other projects.
Fuzzy Math & The Markets
The surge in the Volatility Index (VIX) last week favors more side swings in the week ahead. The completion of the potential base formation in the VIX would also favor a downward bias in the market.
A Look At Junior Minors
Any attempt by gold to climb well into the $1,300s has been repeatedly cut short, with the price being driven back three times, often for no other apparent reason save market manipulation.
Stocks Finish On A Strong Note
From last Monday’s high the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) pulled back to below its 20-day EMA on Thursday before gaining 1.9% on Friday.
Can This Sector Tumble Even Further?
The weak action in the relative performance has kept me from getting excited about XLB. The weekly RS has not been able to get above its resistance which is needed to indicate it started to lead the S&P 500.
Low Risk In Fast Food: Tim Hortons, Burger King And Popeyes
​Restaurant Brands International (QSR) is a Toronto-based company which owns, operates and franchises the Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes chains of “Quick Services Restaurants” — or what we used to call fast food.
Keep Riding The Rails
The Industrials Sector (XLI​) was the best performer last week, gaining 2.7% in the midst of an otherwise-tired market.
An Indecisive Market
The health care sector did its best to disappoint investors last week.
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