US Markets

Market Commentary: Recapping 2016 And Navigating 2017

Summarizing The 2016 Market Action: Since the election, the economic data continues to show that the US economy is starting to grow. A growing economy favors stocks over bonds. I have been increasing the amount devoted to stocks gradually since early December. In general, of my accounts may have around 30%…

US Corn Weekly Price Outlook & Review – January 15

March corn futures moved slightly higher this week, closing up a ½-cent per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (1/13) at $3.58 ½. The market focus all week was on the USDA’s January 12th WASDE report, which contained not only the U.S. and World supply and demand revisions from December, but…

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…

US Corn Weekly Price Outlook: Hurdles Remain

March corn futures moved slightly higher this week, closing up 6-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (1/6) at $3.58. Despite the higher weekly price action, Friday’s 3 ¼-cent lower close was yet another indication CH7 still has strong overhead, technical resistance in the $3.64 to $3.69 per bushel ranges….

Trader Education: Using NYSE Tick For Short Setups

Tuesday January 2nd, the NYSE Tick, which is a ratio of stocks that last ticked up versus ticked down made a high tick at the same time the market made a high price. So what does this mean? The NYSE Tick is a way for short term day(s) traders to…

6 Investing Takeaways From 2016

Some would say (read: my wife) that I’m a creature of habit. However, I think that having consistency with your investment routine creates a culture of success. It allows you to continually act on what works and avoid straying from a predesigned plan of attack. One of my habits is…

US Corn Futures Weekly Outlook: Seasonality In Focus

March corn futures drifted lower this week, closing down 9 ½-cents per bushel week-on-week, finishing on Friday (12/23) at $3.46 ¾. Corn specific market / news headlines remain relatively non-eventful, which isn’t atypical for last half December. Therefore I thought it would be good research project to look into corn futures…

Santa Squeeze For Stocks? A Few Considerations For Investors

For the first time in awhile, we’re looking at a lower tax rate scenario into 2017.  It’s different, but it creates an interesting set up for the stock market into year-end… one that is already surrounded by a lot of chatter about a santa squeeze into year-end. Let’s just walk through this theory one…

U.S. Corn Futures Weekly Price Outlook – December 19

March corn futures traded in a tight range last week posting a weekly high of $3.64 ¾ per bushel, which was slightly above the prior week’s high of $3.64 on 12/6. However the market once again failed at that level, closing well below $3.60 Friday afternoon. Let’s review the highlights…

Financial Stocks: Capturing The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

Financials and the fear of missing out… Below is another chart fusing together the technical backdrop for the Financial Sector (chart by my partner Arun Chopra) with some fundamental bullets listed below (by myself). Today we look at the huge rally in Financial stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE). Here’s some bullets to consider while reviewing the chart…