Apple, the ostensible Mother of All Bellwethers, is tracing out a recovery pattern with the potential to provide some very useful signposts. Check out the details in today's AAPL tout, along with the chart, to get an idea of what to look for […] Read More
We wrote here recently that as Apple shares go, so goes the U.S. stock market. How has the stock fared? Last week there was quite a bit of excitement when the broad-tossers who manipulate the stock for a living short-squeezed the bejeezus out of it after the close, leveraging a strong earnings report that could […] Read More
With the world in the throes of an unprecedented credit blowout, gold’s failure to crack $2000 barrier can sometimes seem mystifying – the moreso as the correction begun in 2011 stretches on, now into an eighth month. Gold has acted more like wheat or corn than like money. Shouldn’t it reflect the fact that dollars, […] Read More
Suh-prize, suh-prize. Someone posting in the forum said Apple was up $40 in after-hours trading, although I cannot confirm it at the moment using my deaf-dumb-blind-and-recalcitrant Tradestation application. If true, it would have no bearing on today's wait-and-see tout for the stock. Technically speaking, the rally could augur another six weeks of false Spring for […] Read More
An amusing coincidence: I was posting to the Rick’s Picks forum a moment ago about how exchange trading has come to resemble a sleazy carnival operation, and lo, the E-Mini S&Ps have shot up six points in mere seconds. This was an after-hours move – the best time to stage these heists, since there is […] Read More
We are tracking the shares of Apple closely, since the vigor of its bounce from within a figurative hair of a 555.29 Hidden Pivot target that was recently achieved can tell us whether the stock market as a whole might be rolling over. Check out the chart accompanying today's AAPL tout for further, precise details […] Read More
Over the three years that the Mother of All Bear Rallies has chugged steadily higher, the tedium of gratuitous ups and downs such as we have endured lately has always implied consolidation. In each and every instance, the broad averages marked time until there was sufficient good news -- usually the latest bailout fraud perpetrated […] Read More
[Our friend Doug Behnfield, the savviest financial advisor we know, is skeptical about the dividend mania that has captivated Wall Street of late. In the essay below he explains why investors seduced by dividend-paying stocks may be overlooking more-than-offsetting risks and better opportunities. Doug works exclusively with high-net-worth individuals, many of whom are undoubtedly grateful […] Read More
You gotta give DaBoyz credit for turning stocks around yesterday, since buyers appeared to have taken the day off. Nor was there much bullish energy as the day wore on – only the nervous drum beat of short-covering ahead of the final trading day of Q1. It was all window dressing, to be sure, and […] Read More
Can anyone remember when Apple shares were trading for around four bucks? We can, because at the time, in 1997, we were so certain the company was headed for oblivion that we made it the subject of the weekly column we wrote for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner. Back then, it looked as though Apple […] Read More
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