Posts From CJ Mendes

CJ Mendes

C.J. Mendes is a 25 year veteran of the financial services industry. Prior to co-founding CIWM, Mr. Mendes owned and managed “Trading Options For Income” an options trading newsletter and trading service. Prior to TOFI, Mr. Mendes worked for some of the most prestigious firms on Wall Street including UBS/PaineWebber, Citi, HSBC and Wells Fargo. Mr. Mendes has held Senior level positions within the client advisory and private wealth management divisions of these firms and has extensive experience in structured product development, derivatives/options and portfolio construction/management. Mr. Mendes has held many regulatory licenses including the FINRA series 7, series 56, series 65, the NYSE series 9/10, FINRA series 24, and the variable life insurance, health and annuity license in the state of Florida. Mr. Mendes holds a degree in Business Administration from CUNY at Queens College and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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S&P 500 Update: Reading The Market Across Time Frames

With the month of March and Q1 in the books, its time to take another look and update some stats from my recent articles to try to get a sense of what’s happening out there. Those who have followed me on twitter for some time or know me professionally, will attest to…

Stock Market Update: Sector Rotation Accelerates

The broad markets remain at elevated levels as rotation begins to accelerate out of some recent high flyer sectors. The Financials Sector (NYSEARCA:XLF) and Healthcare Sector (NYSEARCA:XLV) have been stellar performers since about early December of last year. Financials perhaps a bit earlier coinciding with the Presidential election. Both of these…

Stock Market Update: Using Time Frames To Manage Portfolio Risk

The broad market S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is showing some extreme signs of exhaustion following an incredible run post presidential election. This last leg of the 8 year bull market in equities has shown some aspects that we could begin to equate to a longer term blowoff top. Now to…

Trading Update: Market Insights & 6 Stocks I Own

As mentioned in my last two posts, I am long several stocks with 50% allocations for each as of today. Those stocks are Merck (NYSE:MRK), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT), Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU). On Jan 30th I had been long Freeport…

6 Stocks I’m Buying Into This Stock Market Pullback

Okay, so we are getting some traction lower within the short term trading horizon. Note that I highlighted my concerns with equity money flows last week. The move lower is nothing to write home about just yet but it is allowing me to add some to existing long positions, while starting…

Money Flows Highlight Elevated Risk In U.S. Equities

Will this sideways consolidation of the so called Trump rally lead to another leg higher or will it fail and take S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and the broader markets materially lower? That is the question of the day and maybe of the year. The market seems to have taken a wait…