Headlines & Special Reports

Dow Averaging 3% Since 2000

Recent headlines make you believe that the market has been doing exceptional, and it is had a nice run recently, but let's get real.  The Dow Jones industrial average (NYSE:DIA) has barely increased by 3% annually on average since January 1, 2000, and that beats the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) and NASDAQ (NYSE:QQQ) handily.  In addition, if current sentiment has anything to do with it, another major peak may be on the horizon.

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USO and UCO are Not Buys Here

Oil prices have been inching higher since last year, and the conflict in the Ukraine yesterday was only a blip in that trend.  Granted, the undulation in Oil was aggressive, and it has people looking at Oil again.  That is why this article is being written, because people are being tempted back into Oil, but that may not be the best decision.

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BBRY: 2014 Stock of the Year

Blackberry (NASDAQ:BBRY) is our turnaround stock for 2014, this was revealed in December 2013 in our comprehensive market forecast for Calendar 2014, and recently the stock has come into play.  We believe it is compelling, but aside from recent hype management also appears to have stabilized and that was the most crucial part to our identification of BBRY as the turnaround story of 2014.  The year is not over, and we still support our observation.

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INTU May be a Good Short

In December, 2007 Stock Traders Daily introduced a proactive strategy designed to help people make money no matter where the market went, or what happened t the economy.  That Strategy was named "The Stock of the Week," and it was designed to select one stock every week to trade according to a defined plan.  This strategy was started at the peak of the credit crisis, and since then it has performed extremely well, outperforming the market by over 200%.  The only reason this is possible is that the strategy incorporates risk controls into its proactive approach, and this week is no different.

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TBT Lags While Stocks Surge

When stocks increase historically bonds decline, and when stocks fall historically bonds increase, but as stocks bounced off of their January lows the exact opposite has happened.  The US Treasury Bond Market has been increasing along with stocks during this aggressive bounce back, and that is unusual.  Something will have to change.

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