stock market tips
The bulls have been good to us so far in 2012. The stock market continues to show optimism; the key stock indices are displaying a “golden cross, with the 50-day moving average (MA) above the 200-day MA. All of this buying bias is encouraging, but the light trading volume tells us to be careful, as there continues to be numerous threats that could drive fresh selling.Bullish investor sentiment in. Read More
The decline in stocks should not be a surprise given that the stock indices were unable to break or hold above some topping resistance on the charts. The failure to break higher was a red flag.There are numerous technical breaks to the downside on Wednesday, with all four of our key stock indices turning negative this year. The NASDAQ and Russell 2000 are trading below their respective 50- day. Read More
With the first half of 2010 behind us, here’s an update on where I see things headed for the remainder of 2010, and where I believe my readers can make some money:Stocks: The surprise in stocks for the immediate term is on the upside. People are still very worried about the economy. National debt is out of control. Employment is high. Retail investors are staying away from the stock. Read More
Earnings season started with a bang following strong reports from Intel Corporation (NASDAQ/INTC), CSX Corporation (NYSE/CSX), JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE/JPM), and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE/AMD).
But, wait, maybe all is not as rosy as we thought earlier last week. In the first miscue of the earnings season, search engine giant Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) came up short on the earnings side despite a positive 24% year-over-year rise in revenues. Revenues were slightly ahead of estimates. The decline is not that bad given that it could be much worse. The shortfall may be Google-specific and impacted by stagnant advertising.
China remains the top growth market in the world. That is why the top technology and industrial companies are expanding aggressively in China. Many technology companies are beginning to move more of their research and development to China. Why? Just take a look at the highly educated work force and the abundance of smart and inexpensive labor.
There’s still a lot of financial reporting going on with smaller, U.S.- listed Chinese stocks. A number of these companies are beating consensus estimates for the fourth quarter and year-end 2009, but visibility for 2010 isn’t as robust as investors would like.
There are probably quite a few investors this morning saying, “Oh lord, won’t you give me 93 points on the Dow Jones. I need to make back all the money I lost in the stock market, I must make amends.”
It is difficult to be a buyer of stocks when the broader market is going down. Timing the market is extremely difficult, and yet timing is the single most important aspect contributing to outperformance.
Talk about a party spoiler. If you believe David Rosenberg, chief economist at Gluskin Sheff, the worst is yet to come, as he suggested in a morning note. He suggests that there will be no returns for up to a decade. Kind of scary but there is a lot of clout here, as Rosenberg is highly regarded for his vie.