Technical Analysis

The other evening on "60 Minutes," Steve Croft hosted a fascinating report on General Motors, highlighting the company's current struggles and its task ahead to return to greatness. There's been a lot of bad news about GM so far this year and it finally occurred to me that…

Where's the beef? You might remember that great advertising slogan for Wendy's. The same question can be applied to the stock market today. Just where is the leadership in this market? The broad market indices are up around 5-year highs, but I'm worried about a few benchmark stocks.…

The news is out on the U.S. auto industry and there should be no surprise, especially if you have followed my columns. In March, it was reported that the two top U.S. automakers, General Motors Corp. (NYSE/GM) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE/F) both saw its monthly sales fall.…

Computer-chip maker Transmeta Corp. (NASDAQ/TMTA) is a stock that I have been following for some time. I remember all the hype back in November, 2000 when Transmeta launched its highly anticipated Initial Public Offering. At that time, there was a trend developing towards smaller computers, laptops, and PDAs.…

The world seems much more yellow now. Gold bugs are dancing on the streets as the cash price of gold on the COMEX broke above $500 an ounce on November 29 for the first time since late 1987. Gold subsequently touched $507 on December 2 and looks positive.…

The other night I watched a fascinating television show on PBS. The program was "NOVA," which regularly deals with new developments across a broad range of scientific topics. In this particular show, the topic for discussion was fuel cells for automobiles. The scientists pointed out that the current…

The problem in this current market is that it's way too edgy. One hint of any problem, whether minor or major, can often drive investors to the exits, selling the stock like a fire sale. Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes stocks clearly deserve the wrath of investors,…

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Last week, I celebrated a milestone birthday... I turned the big "Four O." Some friends told me life starts at 40, while others, jokingly I hope, commented that the years move quicker after 40. Either way, I don't feel any different today than I did when I was…