Stocks & ETFs to Buy

With interest rates still in decline, the stodgy, old utilities sector is leading the pack.  Of course, with a more than 20% gain under its belt since early December, it’s unlikely the Dow Jones Utility Average can sustain its recent pace. After all, utilities are not likely to… Read More

Pundits fall all over themselves trying to pick stocks that will beat the market. However, in the current market environment it seems traditional filters are not working the way we would normally expect. Success today requires thinking outside the box and a different type of strategy — one… Read More

One of the most explosive formations in technical analysis is called the “flag.” The pattern consists of a nearly straight-up price advance followed by a consolidation, which usually takes the form of a pennant or small rectangle. Technical analysis holds that a stock typically leaves a consolidation formation… Read More

Today, I’m going to do something I don’t usually do… For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the chief investment strategist of Profitable Trading’s premium Alpha Trader service.  I am a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with more than 20 years of trading experience and a profitable history of… Read More

Today, I’m going to do something I don’t usually do… For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the chief investment strategist of Profitable Trading’s premium Alpha Trader service.  I am a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with more than 20 years of trading experience and a profitable history of… Read More

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) went on a roller-coaster ride in 2015 worthy of one of its theme parks. They rallied from $90 to over $120, not once but twice, and by early 2016, they had fallen back to $90 again.  Investors may still be gun-shy when it comes… Read More

Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) went on a roller-coaster ride in 2015 worthy of one of its theme parks. They rallied from $90 to over $120, not once but twice, and by early 2016, they had fallen back to $90 again.  Investors may still be gun-shy when it comes… Read More

Income investors, like all investors, are susceptible to traps. One of the best-known is the value trap. This occurs when an investor buys a stock that’s underpriced based on some quantifiable measure of value — like a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio — only to see that stock fall… Read More

Income investors, like all investors, are susceptible to traps. One of the best-known is the value trap. This occurs when an investor buys a stock that’s underpriced based on some quantifiable measure of value — like a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio — only to see that stock fall… Read More