Stocks & Bonds

Apple Stock: Worthy of a Trade, Wary of an Investment

By Andrew Nyquist      It doesn’t take long for investors to understand that irrational can remain irrational for longer than most think. So just as Apple (AAPL) stock sentiment was soaring on the way up, it is now sinking on the way down. Sure, this can be a sign that a bottom…

Using Harmonic Price Patterns to Deconstruct the Rally

By Andrew Kassen    “The rally is ending here.”  Whether it’s the most despised market rally in history or not, calls for the market top have been our constant companion since March 2009: even as we stand on the broad shoulders of an S&P 500 (SPX) +128% off-the-low at the…

Market Cycles in Motion: Identifying Market Tops

By Alex Bernal In an effort to expand upon my collection of market cycles work, I thought I would showcase a simple study on the past few market cycle tops in the S&P 500 (SPX). I will also attempt to show that while composite market cycles don’t always hit at the…

Spread Trading Basics For Fed ZIRP Policy

By Alex Bernal    In this article I want to circle back to one of my previous posts on analyzing yield curves and offer up a few insights into spread trading strategies and reading spread charts. I will also highlight my approach to trading spread curve steepening. In my initial blog on…

Nasdaq 100 Divergence Posts Threat to Tech Rally

By Andrew Nyquist After outperforming much of the market for first nine months of 2012, technology stocks and their index composites, the Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100, put in intermediate term tops in September 2012. Since that time, neither index has been able to put in new highs. And the biggest laggard has…

AAPL Technical Resistance and Key Price Levels to Watch

By Andrew Nyquist One of the major market stories over the past several months has been Apple’s (AAPL) fall from grace. And although it’s certainly been overdone, it’s still a great story to learn from; not so much from a technical analysis stand point, but from a herding and greed stand…

10 Questions: Does Your Financial Advisor Pass This Crucial Test?

By Jeff Voudrie Unless you handle all of your financial decisions on your own, the selection of a financial advisor will be one of the most important factors in the success or failure of your overall financial plan (and retirement plan). Simply put, finding the right financial advisor will greatly improve…

An Introduction to 3D Printing Stocks

By Alex Salomon As some of you may be aware, I have been trading (and even investing in my retirement plan) in 3D printing stocks for a while. Most of the stocks in the 3D universe are currently acting as “mo-mo” stocks, so it has been easy to show good performance. So naturally, when…

The Best of See It Market – January 2013

By Andrew Nyquist      With a growing entourage of contributors and solid content, I have decided to start posting a “Best of See It Market” each month. I am hoping this will display our diversity across contributors, and provide the most educational, technical, fundamental, and provocative blogs each month for new…