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Dana Lyons
Dana is a partner at J. Lyons Fund Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor and founder of My401kPro.com. He is a veteran of nearly 20 years in the investment industry as a portfolio manager, analyst and commodities trader and is an original Yahoo Finance Contributor. Dana has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a major in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he was also an All-Ivy League football player. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana (seriously, same name) and 3 children. (DL: “Our oldest child is 4…did I mention I’m a manager and not a planner?”)
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Yahoo Stock (YHOO) Update: Time For A Trend Change?

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has been in the news a lot over the past few years. Whether it be acquisitions, speculation about being acquired, operations, or valuation, it’s been covered. And with the stock under pressure into 2016, the news wasn’t always cheery. But if we look at a long-term linear…

Crude Oil Futures Speculation Nears 2014 Highs

Speculators in crude oil futures are back near their “obscene” record net-long position set just prior to the 2014 collapse in oil prices. Here’s why oil bulls should be worried about current crude oil futures speculative positions… When we started posting our charts on social media and writing this blog some…

Walmart’s Stock Price (WMT) Nears Crossroads Into 2017

It’s been a rough ride for Walmart (NYSE:WMT) investors over the past 2 years. The stock fell sharply in 2015 before rallying back in 2016.  Now it’s at a crossroads heading into 2017 As you can see in the chart below, Walmart’s stock price has formed a pennant pattern over the past…

Global Dow Index Chart Highlights Year-End Resistance For Stocks

The Global Dow Index is running into its long-term Down trendline stemming from the 2007 all-time peak. Here in the U.S., equity investors have been a bit spoiled as they’ve watched index after index break into all-time high ground this year. Around the globe, investors have not been so lucky….

Are Traders Over-Confident That Santa Is Coming To Town?

We’ve covered the term structure of stock volatility indices on several occasions. This, again, refers to the relationship between the various durations, e.g., 8-day, 1-month, 3-month, represented by these indices.  Today, we’ll look at the relationship between the 1-month Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) and the 3-month Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VXV) The concept…

Dow Jones 20000? Not As Important As This Stock Index

An approaching level in a lesser-known stock market index is, in our view, much more consequential than the widely anticipated Dow Jones 20000 mark. With the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) nearing the 20000 level, anticipation on the street has become palpable. At our firm, we’ve been putting in late…

VIX Lows Into December: More Gain Than Pain Historically

Most investors are aware that stocks tend to perform well into year-end. It’s that time of year and stocks have definitely upheld their billing. But with such a big rally already behind us, it’s logical to wonder if we will still see a typical santa claus rally. As well, the…

Russian Stock Market Rallies Into Major Price Resistance

The Russian stock market has been on a nice run of late but is hitting potential resistance – from several angles. We’ve posted extensively about the good fortunes in the natural resource/commodity complex recently. Not only has this space been on a tear since the election, it has generally done very…

SPDR Gold ETF (GLD) Hits Key Fibonacci Price Support

Spot Gold prices and the SPDR Gold Shares Fund (NYSEARCA:GLD) have been hit very hard in the post-election day trade. This trade has also coincided with a rising dollar and equities – 2 potential headwinds for Gold. But U.S. equities and the greenback have risen sharply in recent weeks and may be…

Are Value Stocks Making A Comeback With Investors?

For the past decade, value stocks have been trending lower on a relative basis versus growth stocks; that appears to be changing. One way in which investors can segment the equity market is by style, i.e., value vs. growth. Value stocks tend to be those trading at discounted prices relative…