Market Commentary & Analysis
07:32:26 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
A Brand New High
| The market is riding high on earnings and outlook.
New Option Plays
07:44:36 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
Ignoring The Critics
| There are multiple reasons for investors to doubt the rally in the U.S. stock market. Yet stocks continue to climb this wall of worry. The major U.S. indices are at or close to new all-time highs.
In Play Updates and Reviews
06:58:05 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
Bulls Push Stocks Higher
| The theme of earnings coming in better than feared continued on Thursday. The NASDAQ stole a lot of attention with its rally to a new all-time closing high.
10:24:18 PM EDT | 04/18/2015
They 'Slide' Faster Than They 'Glide'!
| Houston we have a problem: the reliable Market uptrend of prior years has run out of gas in recent months. Many feel forced to trade for smaller objectives and not to everyone's liking!
08:48:01 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
Gigawatts of Solar Power
| China plans on boosting its solar power generation from 33GW to 100GW by 2020. India plans to boost theirs to 100GW by 2022. The trend for solar energy demand is higher and the industry has recovered from its oversupply problems.
In Play Updates and Reviews
08:14:57 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
NASDAQ Sets A New High
| Wall Street's expectations for Q1 earnings were pretty low. Stocks have managed to rally on better than expected results. This has fueled another widespread advance.
Couch Potato Trader Updates
10:39:34 AM EDT | 04/24/2015
| New Trade Entry: SPX Weekly Iron Condor for May 1; order filled.
Monthly Cash Machine Newsletter
09:03:54 PM EDT | 04/22/2015
New Plays for May
| Starting today with the May recommendations I am taking over the Cash Machine newsletter. Steven has been producing recommendations for the Cash Machine for 10 years and for Drip Advisor for two years before that. I am really going to miss him and his positive outlook on life. Thank you again Steven for your years of faithful service!
Monthly Cash Machine Portfolio
08:28:40 PM EDT | 04/23/2015
| The initial positions for May are shown in the portfolio graphic below.
02:57:20 AM EDT | 04/19/2015
Diversification, the Key to Success!
| I have mentioned before the key to success is never put all your eggs in one basket. If disaster strikes the resulting omelet will not be very tasty.
Ultimate Investor Plays and Updates
09:24:07 PM EDT | 04/20/2015
| The Dow declined -279 points on Friday on a variety of headlines but rebounded +208 on Monday. Was Friday the anomaly or was it today? On Friday the Dow dropped on changes in regulations in the Chinese stock market and worry over a Greek exit. On Monday the market rallied on a stimulus move by China that negated the Friday worries.
Option Writers Newsletter
00:41:16 AM EDT | 04/21/2015
| Alternating triple digit moves on the Dow and multiple sector downgrades makes it very hard to be bullish. Monday's rebound was only a short squeeze thanks to China's reserve rate cut. Resistance was untouched today.
Leaps Trader Commentary
11:37:06 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Greece Returns To The Spotlight
| Worries over a Greece exit from the Eurozone return to the spotlight and drive the European market lower. This added to a mixture of bad news that sparked widespread losses on Friday.
11:36:57 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
| The U.S. market delivered an ugly session on Friday and stocks look unappealing. Worries over Greece are growing while earnings results are souring investor sentiment.
11:37:03 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Buckle Your Seatbelt!
| It's time to double check your stop loss placement. The next couple of weeks could be rocky for the stock market.
11:36:59 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
| Stocks reversed sharply lower on Friday and momentum indicators are rolling over.
11:36:54 PM EDT | 04/19/2015
Looking For Safety
| The VIX may not show it but volatility certainly feels like it's on the rise. Money appears to be looking for safety in bonds. Another place to look for relative safety might be the healthcare sector.