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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Costco and more. I've covered ... more


Seasonal Trends, Earnings Trends… Weekly Nifty 9
In this week's Nifty 9 Market Must Knows, we explore the latest market and earnings trend in order to decipher the path forward for investing and planning amongst investors and traders alike.
Sensitivity At Market Highs: Weekly Nifty 9
In this week's must knows for investors we dissect market sensitivity and investor disciplines that need to be reinforced. Market breadth remains ebullient, lending itself to understanding the potential for market pullbacks.
Buy The Dip... But How?
A discussion and a deeper dive into the consistent market rotations and what it may lead to as investors turn to stock pickers in 2021.
Correction For Some, But Not For All Indices: Weekly Nifty 9
The Nasdaq has been leading the market ever since the March 2020 bottom. Yes, the Russell, small-caps, value/cyclical have led since October, but leadership for Nasdaq never wavered it simply led the next phase of a bull cycle, consolidation phase.
Nasdaq Heating Up? Weekly Nifty 9
The typical April return has been good, but not great. Over the past 10 years, April has been only the eighth-strongest month of the year, with a 0.9% median SPX return.
Q1 Corrections, Mean Reversions, Rotations: Weekly Nifty 9
Finom Group offers key points of interest every week, from within it's weekly Research Report. Rotations of leadership is a normal part of a healthy bull market and while the media noise will distract with noise, it's important to know the facts!


Latest Comments
How To Measure Market Fragility
2 months ago

Great dissemination, clarity of process through objective dynamic market touch points!

#NailedIt @AndrewThrasher, IWM & EWJ Year End Trade Plan, NVDA Earnings
5 months ago

An exercise in ignorance is often an exercise founded upon ignorance.

The Biggest Disconnect Between Prices And Profits In Stock Market History?
10 months ago

I don't know why it would make sense to assume there is the existence of median profit margins. Isn't that drawing the conclusion that there is no existence of business evolution? Technological advances impact on profit margins, which example themselves in the big cap tech names for just such a cause?

For Quick Profits, Trade Options
1 year ago

The VIX complex doesn't lend itself well for hedging instruments as premiums are often high and due to the rapid moves and general upward trend in markets, requires timing/pricing efficiency on the entry and exit. Terrible discipline, especially when one can utilize index ETFs that offer reasonable premium and trend more closely with market outcomes. Lastly, using VIX options or VIX-ETP options render themselves useless in after/premarket hours, severely limiting potential to mitigate where the bulk of the daily market moves occur.

For Quick Profits, Trade Options
1 year ago

These are not sound practices by my assessment regarding VIX.

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
1 year ago

I'm sorry but can you be more specific with the question?

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
1 year ago

Gary, you seem to make implausible excuses to fit a narrative that suits your bias rather than one that aligns with the actual data. I don't know how to respond to that appropriately as this is your consistent deniability approach. I respect the exchanges, but they are always along this line. I offer the facts, and you offer a denial of the facts along the lines of sub component denial-ability.

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
1 year ago

Consumer might be tapped out because.... I mean that's not what household obligations as a percentage of disposable income says at all. Literally at the best levels since the 1960s.

What Ails Macy's And The Other Department Store Stocks?
1 year ago

Title of the article doesn't find the article itself answering or lending itself in any way toward answering the question. Clearly, "online" is not the only problem, but thanks for spending 2 sentences on it sir.

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State Of The Markets Segment 3: U.S. Dollar Index Weight, Markets Succumb To Resistance, Volatility Bites
Volatility is coming back to the markets as investors hedge into the S&P 2,800 resistance level. Boeing continues to drive DJIA market performance while the economic data also continues to prove a mixed bag.
S&P 500 Consolidation Persists: 3 Big Market Calls By Marko Kolanovic
Whether it is trade with China or the Iran nuclear deal/sanctions that are still in search for resolution, all geo-political issues can be “trumped” by the fears of inflation/reflation.
Understanding Volatility And Vetting Resources Is Required For VIX Traders
The VIX or volatility doesn’t die nor does it have the ability to die, but rather it expresses an ability for a market or markets to mature past the point of greatest fears and from the events that cause fear to have taken place.

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