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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…

Amazon (AMZN) Earnings Boost Stock, Trigger Chart Breakout

The monster Amazon earnings reaction has triggered a handful of bullish technical developments in Amazon’s stock (AMZN). To recap, the stock had been loitering in a downtrend (lower highs) for the past year. And muted Amazon earnings expectations allowed the stock to pop on its earnings beat. And this set…

Amazon Stock (AMZN) At Critical Time And Price Juncture

With Cyber Monday coming up, it’s a pretty huge time of the year for Amazon (AMZN – Quote). Interestingly, it’s also an important point in time for Amazon stock price. The coming weeks will likely determine the next big move in Amazon shares. Let’s dig in. Since Amazon’s negative earnings…

AMZN Technical Update: Breaking Down The Recovery Rally

Amazon’s stock rose almost 5 percent into its January 30 earnings report. Considering that this followed a week of sideways chop, it’s fair to say that the expectations were suddenly elevated heading into earnings… making Amazon’s (AMZN) stock price vulnerable to a miss. And this is precisely what happened, sending…

5 Investment Surprises For 2014

Let me preface my list of investment surprises for 2014 by alerting you that these are in no way whatsoever to be considered recommendations. This list was compiled with the element of surprise in mind so the likelihood of them actually occurring should be viewed as such. In the event of their…

Weakness in Retail Stocks Flying Under the Radar

The price action in the retail sector has been tricky of late. Many retail stocks have stalled, or pulled back, while some have fallen on their face. And much of this has flown under the radar. Some of this could be due to the late summer lull and market pullback,…