Michael Kahn

Analyst Articles

Despite Wednesday’s Fed minutes — where we learned that Fed Chair Janet Yellen sees a more aggressive path toward short-term interest rate hikes — gold prices held firm. As we’ve seen in recent months, an interest rate increase, whether real or anticipated, boosted the value of the U.S. dollar. That,… Read More

Last week, home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) was in free fall after releasing a disappointing earnings report. It wasn’t alone, though, as several big-name retailers slid significantly that day, resulting in some technical breakdowns.  A number of indices tracking retail also broke down while the broader… Read More

Last week, home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) was in free fall after releasing a disappointing earnings report. It wasn’t alone, though, as several big-name retailers slid significantly that day, resulting in some technical breakdowns.  A number of indices tracking retail also broke down while the broader… Read More

In a world where the government pays only 3.1% to lock up money for 30 years, it’s nice to find a stock that yields twice that much with double-digit appreciation potential. I’ve written about oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) several times, but a setup is a setup — the market… Read More

In a world where the government pays only 3.1% to lock up money for 30 years, it’s nice to find a stock that yields twice that much with double-digit appreciation potential. I’ve written about oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) several times, but a setup is a setup — the market… Read More

As the post-election rally rumbles on and the Dow Jones Industrial Average flirts with the overhyped 20,000 level, it’s rare to see a stock trading nearly 20% off its best levels of the year. #-ad_banner-#… Read More

As the post-election rally rumbles on and the Dow Jones Industrial Average flirts with the overhyped 20,000 level, it’s rare to see a stock trading nearly 20% off its best levels of the year. #-ad_banner-#… Read More

When trading, it’s always a good idea to have a well-tested plan. But today’s trade goes far beyond that, with three trading strategies telling us it’s time to get long today’s pick, topped off with a nice chart.  The technology sector is making a comeback after being dragged down by… Read More

When trading, it’s always a good idea to have a well-tested plan. But today’s trade goes far beyond that, with three trading strategies telling us it’s time to get long today’s pick, topped off with a nice chart.  The technology sector is making a comeback after being dragged down by… Read More

I recently wrote that, while the downdraft in big-name technology stocks post-election had given the rest of the sector a bad rap, there were a number of smaller tech stocks with good technical patterns. Semiconductors caught my eye a few days ago, and now software stocks are the ones catching… Read More

I recently wrote that, while the downdraft in big-name technology stocks post-election had given the rest of the sector a bad rap, there were a number of smaller tech stocks with good technical patterns. Semiconductors caught my eye a few days ago, and now software stocks are the ones catching… Read More

As the majority of the market embarked on the so-called “Trump rally” last month, some of the largest technology stocks were left in the dust. But the tech behemoths’ struggles overshadowed some of the sector’s smaller stocks, which did indeed rally with the market after the election.  In particular, one… Read More

As the majority of the market embarked on the so-called “Trump rally” last month, some of the largest technology stocks were left in the dust. But the tech behemoths’ struggles overshadowed some of the sector’s smaller stocks, which did indeed rally with the market after the election.  In particular, one… Read More

Some stocks give us plenty of opportunities to play big moves in both directions. For instance, I last wrote about Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) in March, as the stock was in the midst of a three-month rally. Shares peaked in May and then spent the next five months falling, eventually… Read More

Some stocks give us plenty of opportunities to play big moves in both directions. For instance, I last wrote about Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) in March, as the stock was in the midst of a three-month rally. Shares peaked in May and then spent the next five months falling, eventually… Read More

Long gone are the days when pundits would say, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.”  The phrase is actually a misquote of one of the automaker’s former CEOs, but it became commonly used to mean that General Motors (NYSE: GM) was a market bellwether. Read More

Long gone are the days when pundits would say, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.”  The phrase is actually a misquote of one of the automaker’s former CEOs, but it became commonly used to mean that General Motors (NYSE: GM) was a market bellwether. Read More

Any market analyst will tell you that a low price doesn’t necessarily signal an undervalued stock. If a stock’s trend is down, then the odds are fairly high that it will move even lower. That’s why it’s critical to wait for a stock to prove it has found its legs. Read More

Any market analyst will tell you that a low price doesn’t necessarily signal an undervalued stock. If a stock’s trend is down, then the odds are fairly high that it will move even lower. That’s why it’s critical to wait for a stock to prove it has found its legs. Read More