US Markets

Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR): Coming To A Head With Earnings On Tap

Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) really bombed their last product launch and as a result sales growth during the holiday quarter was flat year over year for the coffee company. Since that news, their stock price has compressed and is reaching a turning point. Let’s start with a  look at the long term chart Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) Long-Term Stock Chart   Now let’s look at the daily chart, then provide

Johnson Controls (JCI) Stock Chart Looking Bullish

Johnson Controls (JCI) made it on my radar screens a few months ago as a proxy play on what I foresee as a Commercial Real Estate frenzy that will play out over the next few years. The trigger to get long was some large option trades, which have resulted in total calls Open Interest to almost double vs. the 20 day average, and still show almost 15,000 contracts in OI

Freeport-McMoran Earnings Pressure Stock To Key Level

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) reported earnings this morning and saw its stock dip lower out of the gate. The low for the day was 19.55, which is very close to an important price level that active investors should put on their radar. Here are a few take aways: The flip from resistance to support at the 19.50ish area. It’s an area active investors can trade against. Today’s lows for FCX mark a test

Teucrium Agriculture ETFs: Bottoms Up or Bottoms Down?

The longer the US Dollar Index remains at or near 100, the more difficult it will be for the common grains (Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat) to put in a bottom. As I’ve mentioned before, Corn’s chart looks the best but time and price are beginning to wear on investors. Wheat and Soybeans continue to trade near their respective lows, but recent rallies have offered a little breathing room. Let’s walk through

Relative Strength Breakout For Emerging Markets (EEM)?

For the past 5 years, the Emerging Markets have been caught in a sideways price channel. And the net result has been an outsized underperformance of the broader market. But 2015 is a new year and it appears that the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is trying to reverse its fortunes. This will likely hinge on whether or not it can hold its recent relative strength breakout from a falling wedge pattern

Is The NYSE Composite Index Topping? Watch That Divergence

The markets have been choppy for several weeks and this has made it difficult for traders and investors to figure out the market’s next move. But the NYSE Composite Index (NYA) may be a market ‘tell’… today or in the days ahead. While the NYSE Composite Index has made new highs, the other major indices (Dow Jones and S&P 500) have not. This is a divergence to keep an eye

Zillow Stock (Z): Rally Brings It Back From The Brink

This past Tuesday, Zillow (Z) lowered its outlook for 2015 and its CEO said it was going to be a “transition year”. Zillow also said that a longer than expected acquisition of Trulia was weighing on its outlook. As expected, Zillow stock was hammered on Tuesday morning, dropping over 10 percent (as low as 81.07) after the open, before recovering to close down just 1.4 percent. Today the stock closed at 96.53 (19 percent above those Tuesday

Netflix Earnings Trigger Big Breakout For Stock Price

For much of the past year, Netflix (NFLX) stock has traded sideways in a wide range (150 points!). The size of that range probably made it difficult for longer term investors to hold on, but those who did were rewarded by Netflix earnings report last night. It wasn’t so much then earnings and revenue that wowed investors, as Netflix earnings report was mostly in-line with analyst expectations (they reported 0.77

Tax Returns: One Valuable Tip That No One Is Talking About

You’ve either just completed your tax returns, or maybe you’re still working on them. Somehow, it seems like we’re always in one of those two camps during tax season (and perhaps afterward if we need to file an extension). As a value investor, I’m frequently on the prowl searching to identify favorable stock valuations, but I’d like to take this opportunity to point out an overlooked personal finance tip, where