Alan Knuckman

Analyst Articles

The commercials were definitely the highlight of the 2014 Super Bowl, as the action on the field was no contest. RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) embraced its stodgy, out-of-fashion image with a self-effacing ad about how the consumer electronics retailer was stuck in the 1980s. As for its stock, RSH has been… Read More

2013 was a banner year for technology stocks, which led the broader market higher throughout the year. The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) is up more than 25% in the past 52 weeks, and the corrective action in January can be attributed to profit-taking after a successful rally run and broader market… Read More

2013 was a banner year for technology stocks, which led the broader market higher throughout the year. The Nasdaq 100 (NDX) is up more than 25% in the past 52 weeks, and the corrective action in January can be attributed to profit-taking after a successful rally run and broader market… Read More

It hasn’t been a very happy new year for the bulls so far. The broad market S&P 500 index came within a point of its all-time high before the slide began. And the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average was hit hard last week, down 3.5% for the worst weekly performance… Read More

It hasn’t been a very happy new year for the bulls so far. The broad market S&P 500 index came within a point of its all-time high before the slide began. And the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average was hit hard last week, down 3.5% for the worst weekly performance… Read More

When a stock or ETF makes new lows in price without making new highs in volatility, this is known as a bullish divergence. It often signals the end to a sharp sell-off and is a possible sign of longer-term stability. That’s because the capitulation bottom is not met with the… Read More

When a stock or ETF makes new lows in price without making new highs in volatility, this is known as a bullish divergence. It often signals the end to a sharp sell-off and is a possible sign of longer-term stability. That’s because the capitulation bottom is not met with the… Read More

Fashion is fickle. Retailers must evolve with changing consumer tastes and trends. Companies such as style-challenged Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) or semi-premium handbag maker Coach (NYSE: COH) have survived by reinventing themselves.  One beaten-down specialty retailer, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), has no one to blame but itself. The public relations disasters… Read More

Fashion is fickle. Retailers must evolve with changing consumer tastes and trends. Companies such as style-challenged Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) or semi-premium handbag maker Coach (NYSE: COH) have survived by reinventing themselves.  One beaten-down specialty retailer, Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), has no one to blame but itself. The public relations disasters… Read More

The news doesn’t seem to be getting more encouraging for beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY). Even its founder and former CEO, Michael Lazaridis, seems to have soured on the company, which he backed out of buying back late last year.  Despite the lack of positive fundamentals, the market action… Read More