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How To Trade Apple Using Statistics

Apple (AAPL) caught Wall Street by surprise last week, issuing a surprise profit warning that sent the stock down roughly 10 percent in one day. For those of you who are long-time Apple shareholders, however, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. For all its charms, it is a bimodal (and psychologically bipolar) stock.Over the last […]

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Market Reversals Typically Take Time To Develop

Human Nature And PlungesSince investor psychology tends to be similar after a sharp plunge in the stock market (VTI), subsequent bottoms and/or countertrend rallies often share similar characteristics. The first three cases below all show investor behavior following a sharp 20% plunge in a non-recessionary environment.The 1987 case featured a sharp oversold rally of 18.82% […]

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Three Key Dates for Markets This Quarter

Will the Fed take a breather from its quarterly pace of rate hikes? The policymakers’ Jan. 29-30 meeting will be a key event in the first quarter, as the U.S. economy nears late cycle and financial conditions tighten. Both Fed policymakers and the markets will be laser-focused on economic data for clues about the health […]

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Market Volatility May Pay Dividends, Eventually

2018 seems to be ending on a bad note in the markets. December is setting the wrong kind of records, and Q4 has been a bumpy one in general. This is what happens in the stock market sometimes, but it’s been easy to forget over the decade-long bull market.We’re using the end of the year […]

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These 3 High-Yield Blue Chips Are Set To Soar And Are Too Undervalued To Ignore

I recently launched my new Deep Value Dividend Growth Portfolio or DVDGP. This represents the culmination of 23 years of investing experience and over four years of professional knowledge I’ve gleaned while being an analyst/investment writer. The portfolio is designed to answer the burning question that readers have been asking me in recent weeks and […]

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Apple Silly Season Is Upon Us

Silly Season Is Upon UsApple (AAPL) is always subject to Silly Season in their Q1 (Christmas quarter). Q4 has 1-3 weeks of new iPhone sales, but the motherlode is Q1, so speculation is rampant. Apple is the most secretive company in the world, which allows the speculation to shape-shift into fact.Apple is also the most […]

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3 Things That Will Definitely Happen In 2019

Much about 2019 is uncertain. But a few things are pretty much guaranteed, including the following:Government Debt Will Rise at an Accelerating RateLike a life-long dieter who finally gives up and decides to eat himself to death, the US is now committed to trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. And that’s […]

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10 Predictions For 2019 – Gold, Bitcoin, Trump, And More!

I don’t really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them. – Stephan JenkinsI skate cautiously on the thin ice of making predictions and realize it’s a fool’s errand. But people love to read them and I usually get a few correct along the way.Here […]

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Insider Stock Buying Surges to 8-Year High

A group of optimists who’ve proved prescient in the past have stepped up their buying even as U.S. stocks teeter on the brink of a bear market.The number of corporate executives and officers scooping up shares of their own companies has doubled in the past two months from the prior two. As a result, insider […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Sweat This Mega-Bearish Trend

Does this seem familiar? We’re kicking off a new week on the market pretty much on the same foot we ended on last Friday. Right out the gate, the major indexes each shed more than 1%, which resulted in their worst respective starts to December trading since 1980.From doubts about the bullishness of global growth, […]

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