Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is a securities market discipline from which investment decisions are based upon. The other market discipline is fundamental analysis. Technical analysis attempts to forecast future price movements based upon past price and volume movements. The idea is to find patterns within the past movements, and use those patterns to predict what will happen to the price in the future. These patterns have been incorporated into models, from which day-to-day decisions are made.


Stock Market: Two Charts That Spell Disaster Ahead

By Monday, August 24, 2015
Stock MarketFor years, the correlation between copper prices and the stock market has been a reliable leading indicator of where stock prices are headed. The chart below plots daily copper prices (brown line), the S&P 500 (green line), and the correlation between the two (black line at the bottom of the chart) going all the way back to 2002. Please.

Wal-Mart Sales Concerns Bad Sign for Retail Sector This Holiday Season?

By Friday, November 14, 2014
Bad Sign for Retail Sector This Holiday SeasonIn two weeks from today, all eyes will be on Black Friday and the official beginning of the holiday shopping season, which for some in the retail sector is the most critical time of the year. While I do expect consumers to be out and spending in full force, I’m not sure about the retail sector and margins. The decline in gasoline prices should.

Strategies to Protect Your Capital While Investing in This Market

By Friday, October 10, 2014
How Investors Can Deal with the Current MarketThere are no secrets to dealing with the current stock market malaise. The key is to simply understand, manage, and deal with the inherent risk. I’m not talking just about the domestic risk, but also the economic risk from Europe and China, along with the geopolitical risk in Syria and Ukraine. As you probably all know, the stock market.

My Top Five Picks in the Booming Airline Sector

By Friday, September 19, 2014
My Top Five Picks in the Booming Airline SectorThe Boeing Company (NYSE/BA) is going to space and its stock price is following. The top company in the airline sector just won a joint $6.8-billion contract along with SpaceX to build “space taxis” to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. For Boeing, it’s just more evidence of why it is the “Best of.

Small-Cap Industrial Play with Excellent Prospects into 2015

By Friday, June 27, 2014
This Small-Cap Industrial Play Has Excellent ProspectsThe first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth suggests some stalling in the economy, but this is expected to pass as we move forward into 2015 as the economic renewal picks up, which will generate a buying opportunity. A small-cap stock I like as a buying opportunity and play on the economic renewal going forward is Horsehead .
Sep. 2, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: Gold: The Stock Contrarian Investors’ Best Play of the Decade

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