Stock Market

U.S. Stock Market in 2015

Lombardi Publishing Corporation was established in 1986 as an investment newsletter providing stock market analysis to its readers. Today, we publish 26 paid-for investment letters, most of which provide stock market direction and individual stock picking analysis.

In 2001, Michael Lombardi started his famous daily economic newsletter Profit Confidential. Written by Lombardi Financial editors who have been offering stock market guidance for years to Lombardi customers, Profit Confidential provides a macro-picture on where the stock market is headed, what sectors are hot, and which sectors to avoid.

Over the years, Michael’s financial commentary and the accuracy of his economic predictions have garnered him global attention, and the confidence of over one million investors in more than 140 countries.

Michael Lombardi has been widely recognized as predicting five major economic events over the past 10 years.

1)      In 2002, he famously told readers to get into gold

2)      Told them to get out of the housing market in 2006

3)      Predicted the recession of late 2007

4)      Warned readers to get out of stocks in the fall of 2007

5)      Advised readers to get back into stocks in March 2009

In 2002, Michael’s Profit Confidential famously advised readers to buy gold-related investments when gold bullion traded under $300.00 an ounce. “I’ve been pushing gold bullion and gold shares for over a year now. Back in January 2002, I personally started buying gold shares.” (As published in Profit Confidential, December 13, 2002.)

In 2006, Profit Confidential “begged” its readers to get out of the housing market years before it plunged. Michael started warnings abut the coming U.S. housing crisis right at the peak of the boom. On August 2, 2006 Michael Lombardi predicted, “I’m getting very worried about the state of the U.S. housing market and its ramifications on the economy. The U.S. could be headed for its first annual decline in home prices on record, adjusted for inflation. And, I really believe this could be a catastrophe for the U.S. economy.”

Michael was also one of the first to predict the U.S. economy would be in a recession by late 2007. On March 22, 2007, he warned, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about subprime lenders and how their demise will hurt the U.S. housing market, the economy, and the stock market. There’s no escaping the carnage headed our way because the housing market and subprime business are falling apart. The worst of our problems, because of the easy money made available to borrowers, which fuelled the housing boom that peaked in 2005, has yet to arrive.”

At the same time Michael wrote this, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was quoted as saying, “The worst is over for the U.S. housing market, and there will be no economic spillover effects from the poor housing market.”

Michael Lombardi also warned his readers in advance of the crash in the stock market of 2008. On November 29, 2007, Michael Lombardi predicted, “The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the other major stock market indices finished yesterday with the best two-day showing since 2002. I’m looking at the market really of the past two days as a classic stock market bear trap. As the economy gets closer to contraction, 2008 will likely be a most challenging economic year for America.”

The Dow Jones peaked at 14,279 in October, 2007. A “sucker’s rally” developed in November 2007, which Michael quickly classified as a bear trap for his readers. One year later, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 8,726.

And, Profit Confidential turned bullish on stocks in March of 2009, and rode the bear market rally from a Dow Jones Industrial Average of 6,440 on March 9, 2009.

Shopify IPO Valuation: What the $1 Billion Price Tag Tells Investors

By Wednesday, May 6, 2015

shopify ipoOn April 14, 2015, Shopify Inc…. Read More, an e-commerce software provider founded in 2006, revealed its intentions to go public. The Shopify initial public offering (IPO) is expected to raise $100 million and list the company’s stock under the ticker symbol “SHOP” on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
The Shopify IPO, in the $15.00-per-share range, values the company at $1 billion.

Biotech Stocks to Watch in May 2015

By Tuesday, May 5, 2015

biotech stocks to watchThe best biotech stocks to watch for in May 2015 are businesses that dominate their respective market, command a diverse drug pipeline, and have lots of profits to show for it.
Profitability is crucial given that the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index continues to climb higher, gaining 12% in 2015 and adding to the 36% increase in 2014. Biotech stocks with extended valuations will be the first to sell off when euphoria wears off and investor expectations regarding future profits normalize…. Read More

Stock Market: Two Proven Indicators Confirm Trouble Ahead

By Monday, May 4, 2015

Stock market crashTrading volume on the stock market is plunging. In classical technical analysis, rising stock prices on low trading volume are usually a warning sign of lower prices for stocks ahead. Why? Lower volume suggests there is not much investor participation in the stock market advance.
The chart below shows the change in volume on the Dow Jones Industrial Average year-over-year since 2009…. Read More

Two Large-Cap Biotech Stocks for a Slow-Growth Market

By Monday, May 4, 2015

Biotech Stocks to watchThe main market indices remain in consolidation, with the more speculative averages like the Russell 2000 and NASDAQ Biotechnology Index now experiencing a bit of a price retrenchment. However, biotech stocks are still the place to be if you’re looking for a lot of growth.
Among risk-capital sectors of the equity market, biotech stocks have been tremendous wealth creators the last several years, with a record number of U.S…. Read More

Warren Buffett Predicting Upcoming Stock Market Crash

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Warren Buffet Stock Market CrashBillionaires Dumping Stocks; Stock Market Crash on the Way
When it comes to investing in the stock market, we’re told to follow the smart money. Who might that be? The most influential investors/businessmen in America today are Warren Buffett, John Paulson, and George Soros. Their investing acumen has helped them amass billions of dollars and millions of followers…. Read More

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