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Amazon (AMZN) Continues To Crush Traditional Retail

Here are a couple of good examples of how changes in demographics and consumer trends can affect markets. We’ll look at how Consumer banking and traditional retail have morphed into the electronic online age… and how the brick and mortar side of the business isn’t what it used to be….

Trading Recap: 4 Trades From 11/16 (SPY, TSLA, AMZN, VXX)

I haven’t been trading too actively lately as my schedule has become busy, but yesterday I had some time to focus on the market and decided to place some trades that I thought offered decent risk/reward opportunities. Here’s a review of 4 trades I made on November 16: Trade 1:…

Trade The Expectation: Riding Pre-Earnings Stock Trends

We are right in the middle of earnings season where a large majority of companies report their numbers for the previous three months. It is also a time when many stocks exhibit a pattern of bullishness ahead of their respective earnings dates. There are many different strategies for trading around…

Trader Radar: 7 Stocks To Watch For The Week Ahead

The market is still digesting the moves from last week, along with the FOMC statement. But Friday’s move lower also afforded an opportunity to look for stocks showing relative strength.  Not all of this week’s trading ideas have that setup, but it’s a good one to look for. Below are…

Consumer Stocks Falter But Shorts Have Decision To Make

The SPDR Consumer Discretionary ETF (XLY) went through a lot last week – down 2.4 percent, as media and select consumer stocks like Walt Disney (DIS) took it on the chin. On a weekly basis, the consumer stocks ETF is overbought and this condition may take time to be unwound. However, for…

Amazon 2Q Earnings Preview: Expectations Flying High For AMZN

Amazon (AMZN) has been the poster boy stock of late. The mega-cap name with strong growth prospects has seen an amazing surge in share price recently as funds become more and more selective. And as Amazon’s 2Q earnings approach (due out after the bell), the AMZN stock has jumped over 15…

Are Consumer Stocks Ready To Roll? …Or Roll Over?

After a period of sideways price action, active investors are hoping that earnings season provides some clarity. Yesterday, I wrote a post about the importance of this week’s bank earnings and how the financial sector is an importance gauge of market health. Today, I’ll look at the consumer and highlight why consumer stocks are also…