Soybeans Look Poised to Continue Runup

Soybean Futures

Technical analyst Andrew Addison tends to look far back into the past for his analyses, which can be pretty wayward, but his bullish view of soybeans looks solid. Andrew Addison of The Institutional View is an interesting sort, a technical analyst who has a particular preoccupation with long-term charts. He certainly takes a lot wider […]

Stock Markets Bounce Back Intraday on Friday

Stock Markets

Casual observers may see Friday’s stock market action as a continuation of Thursday’s big selloff. Not counting the first hour, Friday was actually a big up day. It’s been quite a while, over 5 months actually, since we have been on high alert for a stock market reversal. Seeing the Volatility Index, or VIX, rise […]

Is it Time to Get Back Into Bank Stocks?

Bank Stocks

While many investors have marveled at how stock indexes have held up so well during this big recession, when it comes to bank stocks, investors do not look the other way. 2020 has been mostly a story of the rise and fall of stocks, or rather, the fall and rise of them. From a fundamental […]

BlackRock Fund Manager Suggests Middle Ground with Dividends


BlackRock’s Tony DeSpirito is now shooting for dividends that are smaller but more reliable in his fund. This is only one small step toward the miles these funds are behind. It’s no secret that those who call themselves equity income investors are obsessed with dividends, in a way that is very unhealthy. This comes up […]

Zoom Stock Blasts Off After Big Earnings Beat


When your stock is already up 378% in the first 8 months of 2020, many may think that it has gone too far already. Don’t look now, but a day later, it’s up to 572%. Zoom is a pretty catchy name if you are looking for a stock to hold, and the prospects of a […]

Piper Sandler Warns of Earnings Surprise for Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty

Nasdaq 100 component Ulta Beauty is set to report their earnings on Thursday, and Piper Sandler tells us that the results will be grim. They still like the stock though. There are quite a number of hot stocks this year in the Nasdaq 100, but Ulta Beauty is certainly not one of them. It was […]

Stock Market Holds its Breath as Trump Takes His Turn

Donald Trump

The stock market still may underestimate the threat from Biden, still thinking he’s a moderate, but it might not matter, given the way Biden’s campaign is starting to come apart. It’s no secret to anyone who Wall Street would prefer to win the Presidency. This is not a matter of being partisan politically, as like […]

How a Portfolio Manager Could Like GE but Not Tesla


We don’t usually see Telsa and GE mentioned in the same sentence, and seeing these two on the same plate is definitely startling enough to deserve an article. We just did another article on Tesla a week ago, and even though this stock is so hot that we could do one every week and still […]

Fed Minutes Scare Markets, For a Little While Anyway

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve released their minutes of their late July FOMC meeting, where they told us things look good. This outlook seems to include another bailout. The minutes from the last Fed meeting back on July 28-29 seemed to have a chilling effect on stock markets on Wednesday, which produced a decline that carried on […]

Boning Up on Inverse ETFs for Inverse Markets

Inverse ETFs

With the prospects of an extended bear market on the horizon, investors would be wise to rethink old strategies that end up being completely inappropriate for these markets. If you ask any investor why they invest, and they thought about their answer at all, it surely would be that they are looking to make money […]