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07Jan11:42 amEST

The Party, The Hangover, Then the Opportunity

UBER, LYFT, and BYND were three of the hotter IPOs from the spring of 2019. There was indeed much ballyhoo surrounding all three IPOs, as all three stocks enjoyed initial sharp rallies before running into some heavy and steady selling ever since, for the most part.  It is understandable why the hoopla surrounding Uber, Lyft, and Beyond Meat was...

06Jan3:28 pmEST

Here's the Thing...

Software is rather impressive today as we (and many others) noted earlier. Biotechs reversed back to green, as did the indices.  But here's the thing... Something slipped through the cracks today which normally would have garnered more attention.  Yum Brands (YUM, owner of KFC, Taco Bell, etc.) is going to buy Habit Burger Grill (HABT) at $14...

06Jan11:18 amEST

The Linchpin for This Market Right Now

A linchpin, also spelled linch pin, lynchpin, or lynch pin, is a fastener used to prevent a wheel or other part from sliding off the axle upon which it is riding. With continued headlines regarding escalating tensions towards Iran over the weekend, not to mention a still-elevated CNN Fear & Greed Index (although there still may be too many...

05Jan11:48 amEST

Weekend Overview and Analysis 01/05/20 {Video}

The following video is a brief, condensed version of the full-length Weekend Video Strategy Session which I present each weekend to members of Market Chess Subscription Services. In the longer version, I offer tons of actionable trade ideas, educational content, and in-depth objective analysis across all markets.  Please click here  for more...

04Jan11:52 amEST

The Long Depression: Panic of 1873

Below, you will find a fascinating short clip. For more on this topic, see this PBS article relating to the Ken Burns' documentary. 

03Jan10:39 amEST

Known Unknowns

One of the more interesting psychological aspect about last night's headlines regarding a White House-ordered U.S. airstrike killing top Iranian Military General, Qassem Soleimani, is how quickly many were to jump to conclusions about the fallout from this news. Instant predictions for World War III were quite popular, as were praise and harsh...

02Jan2:12 pmEST

Software Keeping Bears Soft

The strength seen in many of the software names housed the IGV and HACK ETFs (with the latter focused on cybersecurity issues), seems worthy of the a Steve Ballmer dancing GIF given the weakness in small caps and many biotechs today. Heck, even the mid-caps are weak in the MDY, sporting a similarly red, prominent candlestick on daily timeframes...

02Jan11:07 amEST

Newfound Resolve for the New Year

Software, semiconductors (e.g. AMD), and overlapping China plays related to those two sectors are clearly stealing the show on the long side in this first trading session of 2020, so far. Their strength seems to be offsetting the weakness in small caps and biotech, too, with the IWM and IBB XBI all dipping slightly as I write this. Clearly, the...

31Dec2:41 pmEST

Cheers to a New Year, New Decade

Impressive relative strength in IWM's small cap stocks, biotechs in the XBI ETF, as well as assorted other names like LULU NFLX TSLA is likely a positive sign for bulls that this mild dip is not too menacing. Of course, we are talking about a New Year's Eve trading session, which makes overanalyzing pretty much anything related to the markets...

30Dec10:47 amEST

Did This Holiday Rally Really Go Off the Rails?

Seeing the Dow down 200 points right now may seem at odds with the notion of the "Santa Rally," encompassing the last five trading days of the year and spilling over into the first two sessions of the new year. However, as we noted with Members late-last week and over the weekend, it may very well be a situation where the extended rally prior...

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