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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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The One Can’t-Miss, Big-Money Market Prediction for 2019

Let me let you in on a little secret: In addition to my undefeated track record of buying stocks when they are on sale, I can lay claim to another title…I am the greatest forecaster in the history of the stock market.For more than a decade, in early December each year, I have issued a […]

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QQQ: Your Hidden Market Risk, Revealed

The current market conditions are anything but predictable. Bulls and bears have been trading punches since the start of the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 has shaved off 280 points, or 9.6%, since September 30th. However, the bulls have had a few runs of their own such as the 6.5% surge from October 29th through […]

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Putting the Sell-off in Perspective

Last week saw major swoons in the stock market and US Treasuries. As of this writing, the sell-off has been continuing. However, I still hold out hope that we could see stocks finish higher than where they are now by year end. Yes, Virginia, there still is the possibility of a “Santa Pause.”Examining the Causes […]

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These 3 Retail Stocks Could Find Their Stride After Recent Trips

As retail stocks have pulled back to close 2018 even as they’ve reiterated or boosted their outlooks, a few companies’ shares stand out as possible winners.Those companies, according to Cowen & Co. analyst Oliver Chen, are Target (TGT), Kohl’s (KSS) and Ulta Beauty (ULTA). “We like these three stocks given the strong underlying consumer, not […]

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Take The S&P 500’s Death Cross With A Huge Grain Of Salt

If something doesn’t feel quite right about this past week’s weakness, you’re not crazy. The 4.6% loss the suffered by the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY) last week looks almost comically overdone. In fact, it was the worst showing since March, though just for the record, that March drubbing actually set up a nice […]

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