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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


E Market Recovery Process Meets Resurgence Fears
Signals are mixed at best. Headlines and pension fund rebalancing are likely to dictate the next leg of the new bull market.
E The Bulls Are Back In Town After A Brief Vacation, But For How Long
The bulls have a breadth surge to complete the validation that a new bull market has formed.
E The Bulls Push To 3,000 Is Breadth-Y
Stronger breadth in the market may prove the boost it needs to get over 3,000 as the economy slowly reopens and appears to be on the other side of the epidemic saga.
E Economic Reopening Meets Market Resistance
Market has met resistance levels at key Fibonacci retracement ahead of the economy reopening. We gauge employment data and market breadth to guide our capital allocations as price doesn't always tell the whole story.
E Market Uncertainty Will Prove Temporary, But To Overcome It, Here Is What We Need To Do
COVID-19 disruptions will confuse the average investor and trader. A game plan is deemed necessary during grey swan events.
E A Storm Is About To Hit Markets
Weathering a market storm is difficult for many when they allow seemingly endless and ominous market conditions overpower logic and reasoning. The market already knows, as price is truth. We simply need to look beyond the present.


Latest Comments
The Biggest Disconnect Between Prices And Profits In Stock Market History?
15 days 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
6 months 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
6 months ago

These are not sound practices by my assessment regarding VIX.

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
6 months ago

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

The Melt-Up That Leads To The Melt?
6 months 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?
6 months 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?
7 months 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.

In this article: DG, HD, JWN, KSS, M, TGT, WMT, GPS
Google (Alphabet) In Bid To Buy Fitbit
8 months ago

There has not been a time over the last 4 years that Park has not been working on health care deals, yet no more than 1% of total annual revenues have been captured in the healthcare applications sector. You might do yourself a favor and read my works an all things related to Fitbit's initiatives in digital health over the last 3-4 years. None of which have amounted to material revenues as the total addressable market simply isn't what the average person thinks it to be.

Google (Alphabet) In Bid To Buy Fitbit
8 months ago

Sales for Fitbit are only likely to continue to falter long-term as is the case historically for all one-trick hardware centric entities. They have deals and partnerships every year, none of which lend themselves to any meaningful increase in demand, ever.

Google (Alphabet) In Bid To Buy Fitbit
8 months ago

Fitbit has the technology for battery life that is desired most by google, they made this acquisition about 18 months ago and it is why the Ionic and Versa can last 5 days without charging. Google understands without this added feature most critical to the ecosystem it has no potential to grow its smartwatch category sales. The technology also has clinical applications that stretch beyond Philips, Johnson Mead etc. Homework, homework.

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BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
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State Of The Markets Segment 3: U.S. Dollar Index Weight, Markets Succumb To Resistance, Volatility Bites
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S&P 500 Consolidation Persists: 3 Big Market Calls By Marko Kolanovic
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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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