A Look Behind The Curtain

Recently I’ve received a few questions as to how I go about building a portfolio for either myself or a client. I thought it might be “fun” to put together a post that details out my process from top to bottom. What follows is an inside look at how I personally go about selecting securities… Continue reading A Look Behind The Curtain

More Than Just A Game

When I was a youngster, video games were an activity to pass the time. My neighborhood friends and I spent hours upon hours in front of our Nintendos, Segas, and Playstations. We were pretty competitive and some matches even got fairly heated. But at the end of the day these games were just that. Today,… Continue reading More Than Just A Game

Do You Know How Powerful This Is?

Since the beginning of 2007, I have spent the majority of my days sitting in front of screens that display blinking lights, price charts, formulas, and numbers. Markets are my passion and I live for the challenge of outperformance. Without that challenge I’m lost, void of the internal fire that allows me to “tap dance… Continue reading Do You Know How Powerful This Is?

Adding Dynatrace To The Radar

In my weekend scans I came across a new company for the first time called Dynatrace. They IPO’d just a few months back and options began trading on the name in late October. Dynatrace is a software intelligence company providing application performance management, artificial intelligence for operations, cloud infrastructure monitoring, and digital experience management, with… Continue reading Adding Dynatrace To The Radar

The Undisputed King Of Technical Studies

If you had to spend the next 5 years on an island and could only eat one type of food, what would it be? Pizza, steak, pasta? That is a conversation “foodies” might have with their friends. If you had to spend the next 5 years on an island and could only bring music from… Continue reading The Undisputed King Of Technical Studies

It’s Time To Exit Longs In Retail

Good morning and happy Monday. After a thorough scan of markets over the weekend I put together a list of some of the best opportunities from a risk/reward perspective. One of these opportunities comes in the equal-weighted retail index XRT. Part of my analysis is using a Relative Rotation Graph which gives us a bird’s… Continue reading It’s Time To Exit Longs In Retail

Close Your Eyes And Start Buying Apple

Last night Apple announced a rare cut to its sales forecast due to slowing iPhone sales in China. The World’s second largest economy, China has released numbers showing that parts of its economy are slowing and that is putting pressure on markets globally. With respect to Apple specifically, today is sure to be a volatile… Continue reading Close Your Eyes And Start Buying Apple

Secrets Don’t Make Friends…

But they can help you profit in the markets. And, being the kind, selfless guy that I am, I am going to let you in on one of mine. Those familiar with the world of Technical Analysis have been exposed to all the classic methods of TA: Dow Theory, candlestick patterns, bullish and bearish divergences,… Continue reading Secrets Don’t Make Friends…

A Scan Of The News Before The Holiday

Tesla Model 3 Gets Regulatory Nod For Production (Reuters) Why Investors Should Brace For A Devastating Oil Shock (MarketWatch) 10 Best Independent Beers For The 4th Of July (MarketWatch) The Best First Half For Global Stocks Since 2009 (TRB) Microsoft Reportedly Set To Lay Off Thousands (BI) Humanity Spent 1.6 Trillion Hours On Mobile Apps… Continue reading A Scan Of The News Before The Holiday

Top Stories In What May Or May Not Be Fake News

Dan Loeb Makes His Biggest Bet Yet in Nestle (Bloomberg) Punkass Pharma Bro On Trial For Securities Fraud (Reuters) Apple and JPM Chasing Venmo (WSJ) Gold Traders Start Their Monday With A Mini Flash Crash (Business Insider) Facebook In Talks With Hollywood To Produce TV Shows (MarketWatch) $100 Billion Dollar Back Pain Industry A Hoax?… Continue reading Top Stories In What May Or May Not Be Fake News