Market Analysis

After several months of uncertainty, equities have rallied as investors have signaled that they see light at the end of the tunnel… For the first time since the August correction, small stocks are leading the household names. Over the past four weeks,… Read More

After a brief “confound the crowd” rally, the euro is rolling over.   Regular readers know one of our top trading ideas for 2011 is to short the pan-European currency, the euro. While Greece gets all the “debt disaster” headlines… Read More

There is a fine line between success and failure — and in this market, that fine line is separating stocks from what could be a recovery and additional downside action. In whatever direction the market chooses, there will inevitably be money making… Read More

Good things happen when you buy great businesses on the cheap. That’s the idea behind today’s chart.   Regular readers know our colleague Dan Ferris has labeled semiconductor giant Intel as one of his “World Dominating Dividend Growers.” These are… Read More

Financial stocks are finally getting a sliver of daylight.   Most readers know big financial firms like Bank of America, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs are suffering a dark 2011. The sector is plagued with increased regulation, customer hatred, and a declining… Read More

  As we’ve demonstrated many times with our “basics” commentary, things don’t change much for world-class, dividend-paying stocks. These solid investments even “sailed” through the August crash. The “things don’t change much” idea works for bad investments as well. For proof, we again turn to the popular natural gas fund… Read More