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Recession Ahead for U.S. Economy; These Two Indicators Say Yes

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015

recessionSome very interesting news (or should I say warnings) to share with my readers today…If you’ve been reading Profit Confidential for some time now, you know I am predicting a recession in late 2015 or early 2016. A recession is technically defined as two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP). We are almost half-way there (in respect to a recession happening) because we experienced negative GDP growth. Read More

Dow Theory and Copper Indicators Both Solidly Negative for Stocks Now

By Monday, April 20, 2015

Stock Market Indicators Suggest Stocks Will FallWhen it comes to technical analysis, I follow a century-old—and very effective—market direction tool called Dow theory. And right now, that indicator is flashing a red warning sign.The idea behind Dow theory is very simple. It says that for stock market prices to continue rising, both the Dow Jones Transportation Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average need to be advancing at the same time.As it stands, this. Read More

Stock Market: Steep Rise in 1Q15 Daily Trading Range a Warning Sign

By Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1Q15 Daily Trading Range a Warning SignThe U.S. stock market is a dangerous place to be. It is acting just like it did right before its previous big sell-off. In fact, the daily point trading range of the Dow Jones in the first quarter of 2015 was at its highest level since 2009.Wild Swings on Stock Market Telling Us Something?In the first three months of 2015, key stock indices like the Dow Jones Industrial. Read More

S&P 500 Now Overpriced By All Historical Stock Valuation Tools

By Monday, March 30, 2015

S&P 500 OverpricedThe S&P 500 and many other key stock indices are overpriced when measured by historical stock market valuation tools.Share Buybacks Still Prevail on S&P 500In the fourth quarter of 2014, the S&P 500 companies purchased over $125 billion worth of their own shares. In the trailing 12 months, they spent more than half a trillion dollars on buybacks. (Source: FactSet, March 16, 2015.) In the fourth quarter of. Read More

Stock Market Vulnerability Showing as We Near 1Q15 Reporting Season

By Friday, March 27, 2015

Stock MarketThe stock market action on Wednesday indicates the high anxiety amongst investors, traders, and institutional money, suggesting it may be vulnerable to some near-term selling.Stock Market Vulnerable to the DownsideDespite recent record advances by the DOW and the S&P 500, along with the rumors of more gains to come, there was always a sense that the stock market was vulnerable to the downside. The markets seemed to have. Read More

Corporate Earnings to Fall This Quarter at Fastest Pace Since 2009

By Friday, March 20, 2015

Corporate earnings PlummetIs it finally happening? Are investors coming to the realization that the stock market is fully valued as corporate earnings are declining and general economic conditions in the U.S. are deteriorating faster than at any time in the last five years? I believe the smart money figured this out long ago, but the masses will go down with the crash.According to Aon Hewitt, a human resources consulting firm, investors. Read More

Two Charts Stock Market Investors Should Worry About

By Monday, March 16, 2015

Stock market bearish InvestorThere are two important stock market-related charts investors should be worried about. They will be of the utmost interest to bearish investors.Bearish Investor Sentiment PlummetsThe first chart has to do with the declining number of stock market bears. The best time to buy stocks is when there’s blood on the streets (like in 2008). In other words, the best time to buy a stock, or any other investment. Read More

If the Stock Market Bounces Back, These Blue Chips Will Lead

By Monday, March 16, 2015

Wall Street Bullish on Blue ChipsSimilar to the trading action in the first half of last year, the stock market seemingly continues with its identity crisis. While it’s perfectly reasonable for stocks to sell off on any inkling of a change in monetary policy, what’s interesting about the market bounce-backs is that they’re often led by blue chips.We saw this last week with the market sell-off after the unemployment numbers. The rebound was with. Read More

Stock Market Trapped as Corporate Earnings Turn Sour

By Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stock Market TrappedAs this issue goes to press, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down for the year. Yes, 70 days into the year, we’ve seen the stock market move up to new highs and we’ve seen stocks move back down. The bottom line is that stocks are lower today than when the year opened. This is consistent with my 2015 outlook that stocks are overpriced and this would be a down. Read More

The Greece Debt Crisis: Back in Four Short Months

By Monday, February 23, 2015

Greek Debt CrisisThis past Friday, we got news of Greece’s debt extension. The headline at the Financial Post said it all: “Greece and its EU paymasters reach accord to keep bailout funds flowing for four months.” (Source: Financial Post, February 20, 2014.)With the news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which spent most of the day flat, jumped 157 points to a new record closing of 18,140. Yes, the Dow Jones. Read More

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