Headlines & Special Reports

Macroeconomics: Stimulus is Already Over

Real Net Stimulus in the US Economy ended on April 1, 2014, and the economy is now positioned to revert back to its normalized condition.  The natural state of the economy is defined by looking at the natural forces that drive economic cycles, and that means people.  The way people spend, and also invest money are the governing forces behind long term economic cycles, but interestingly, spending patterns do not actually influence longer term economic cycles as some might think.

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), More Than Just Earnings

Earnings are coming for Facebook, and investors are sure to be very interested as always, but there is something in addition to earnings that investors need to consider.  The net real stimulus in the United States Economy officially dried up in April, and the combined efforts of the UST and FOMC are now at breakeven domestically.  This impacts liquidity and excess liquidity is the main driving force behind high Beta names like Facebook.

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AAPL: Calculate the ROI

Traditional Apple investors want a stock that is going to move for them, they are used to eye-popping results, and they are used to much more support from new institutional buyers, but today's Apple is not the same as Apple of old.  The good news is, Apple has tested longer term support as that is defined in our real time trading report for Apple most recently, and so long as that is true we should expect a progression towards longer term resistance levels again too.

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UTX Has Downside Risk

Untitled Technologies poses some immediate downside risk to investors, but the longer term upward sloping channel is tight, and although we should expect a test of longer term support as the stock progresses from recent tests of longer term resistance towards longer term support, serious risks to longer term investors will only come if the stock also breaks below longer term support.

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Avoid Gilead (NASDAQ:GILD) Ahead of Earnings

Buying Gilead ahead of earnings is like playing craps, you have no idea what you are going to get.  According to our combined analysis it is much better to wait, see what the results are, see what happens on the conference call, and see if Gilead breaks back into its longer term channel.  Right now the stock is broken, and an avoid.

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