Posts From Nicholas Marino

Nicholas Marino
Nicholas is a recent graduate of Fairfield University and current analyst at a boutique investment firm in Manhattan. He enjoys actively managing his own portfolio and writing market letters for friends and family. Nicholas’ interest in finance first peaked when he won The Stock Market Game™ in the 7th grade against hundreds of other students in his schools’ surrounding counties. During college Nick was an active member of Fairfield’s student-run investment fund. He came across the subject of Technical Analysis in 2013 and has been hooked since. He is currently a CMT Level II candidate. Nick approaches the market through a top-down lens keen on intermarket relationships and relative strength.
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Did SNAP Finally Snap Out Of It?

I never thought I would be interested in buying SNAP Inc. (SNAP), the maker of Snapchat. But here we are. As an active investor, I have no choice but to listen to what the market is telling me.. and it’s telling me to own SNAP stock. Let’s take a closer…

2 Energy Stocks Ripe For Mean Reversion

A candidate for my favorite chart entering 2018 is the Energy Sector’s (XLE) performance relative to the S&P 500. I believe we are working on a false breakdown below 2001 and 2003 resistance. This could be a big deal in 2018 and beyond. Just imagine if the sector that has…

Twitter Stock Update (TWTR): A Bottom Is Forming

Besides the initial IPO rip, Twitter (TWTR) has not provided much to investors besides lost capital and false rumors. But over the past few weeks’ price action is encouraging me to believe that the dog days of Twitter may be behind us. What I like most about the stock is…

Will Ailing Miners Lead Silver Prices Lower?

At the end of August, I wrote pointed out that Silver futures prices were not keeping pace with Gold.  I posited that the “gold breakout” that precious metal bulls were losing their heads about might not be ready for primetime. You can read that post here.  I was a week and…

Two Small Cap Defense Stocks That Are Headed Higher

Take a look at the long-term charts of most large-capitalization Aerospace & Defense stocks and you can see they have produced consistent gains for their shareholders. This group has some of the best and most orderly uptrends in my opinion including LMT, NOC, RTN, GD, etc. Lately, I have been…

Is Silver Price Confirming Gold Sentiment?

Earlier this week market participants were exposed to some after hour fireworks – North Korea had launched a missile over Japan. As expected, gold prices caught a bid and stock index futures pulled back. The following day there was sentiment among many social media participants that “the Gold bull market…

Chart Spotlight: Is Deutsche Bank’s Stock Bottoming?

Around this time last year, most European banks couldn’t get out of their own way, down day after day after day. This included names like Credit Suisse, Monte Dei Paschi and others I will not pretend I can pronounce. The one I want to focus on today is Deutsche Bank…

Are Investors Unaware of The Breakout In Irish Stocks?

Since 2007, Europe has been in a clear downtrend relative to the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY). Back in March, we had a decisive breakout above the 2014 downtrend line. And while we are not out of the woods yet, this is a positive development for European markets and traders, in my…

Are Micro Cap Stocks Indicating A Risk-Off Market?

As the markets have pulled off their respective all-time highs, I believe there is something more important to be on watch for out there: the iShares Micro Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IWC). While the S&P 500, Dow Industrial, NASDAQ, Mid Cap 400, Russell 2000 and 3000 are all well above 2015 highs, the Russell Micro…