Stocks & ETFs to Buy

With the Brexit dominating the news and fraying traders’ nerves, it seems crazy to think a footwear maker would be poised to rally by double digits. However, the chart of Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), the maker of some rather odd shoes, is beautifully set up to do so. Crocs is a… Read More

With the Brexit dominating the news and fraying traders’ nerves, it seems crazy to think a footwear maker would be poised to rally by double digits. However, the chart of Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), the maker of some rather odd shoes, is beautifully set up to do so. Crocs is a… Read More

Earlier this week, I told you that the market is poised to take a bearish turn and cited three main reasons:  1. Weak fundamentals 2. Lofty market valuation 3. Investor complacency But I also told traders that when I say the market is likely to pull back, that… Read More

Earlier this week, I told you that the market is poised to take a bearish turn and cited three main reasons:  1. Weak fundamentals 2. Lofty market valuation 3. Investor complacency But I also told traders that when I say the market is likely to pull back, that… Read More

The employment report for May was the worst in five years, with the number of jobs created falling to just 38,000, well below expectations. Not surprisingly, the U.S. dollar fell sharply, and thanks in part to its inverse relationship with the greenback, gold soared. Technically, it was an important move… Read More

The employment report for May was the worst in five years, with the number of jobs created falling to just 38,000, well below expectations. Not surprisingly, the U.S. dollar fell sharply, and thanks in part to its inverse relationship with the greenback, gold soared. Technically, it was an important move… Read More

In April, the technology sector looked like it was about to break down in a big way. However, it turned out to be a false alarm that merely let bulls buy at better prices.  Within the sector, there was also something bullish going on just below the surface: Semiconductor stocks,… Read More

In April, the technology sector looked like it was about to break down in a big way. However, it turned out to be a false alarm that merely let bulls buy at better prices.  Within the sector, there was also something bullish going on just below the surface: Semiconductor stocks,… Read More

It is amazing how a stock can be a rock star one day and a pariah the next. Whereas the rock star shrugs off bits of bad news, the pariah can’t seem to get out of its own way. But when everyone seems to be shunning a stock, good things… Read More

It is amazing how a stock can be a rock star one day and a pariah the next. Whereas the rock star shrugs off bits of bad news, the pariah can’t seem to get out of its own way. But when everyone seems to be shunning a stock, good things… Read More

While the real estate sector has been anything but exciting for the past year, it recently experienced an awakening.  In January, I pointed out a breakdown in iShares US Real Estate (NYSE: IYR) that targeted a minimum decline back to the fund’s summer lows. Shares actually sliced through those lows,… Read More

While the real estate sector has been anything but exciting for the past year, it recently experienced an awakening.  In January, I pointed out a breakdown in iShares US Real Estate (NYSE: IYR) that targeted a minimum decline back to the fund’s summer lows. Shares actually sliced through those lows,… Read More

Trading countertrend moves can be profitable but risky, so it pays to line up as many factors as possible in our favor before putting money to work.  When a stock sports a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio that even a technical analyst such as me… Read More

Trading countertrend moves can be profitable but risky, so it pays to line up as many factors as possible in our favor before putting money to work.  When a stock sports a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio that even a technical analyst such as me… Read More

It’s been a tough year for investors. The S&P 500 tanked more than 11% by the middle of February on crashing oil prices, concerns over China and Europe’s health, and a “hawkish” Federal Reserve that planned to hike short-term interest rates. Then the… Read More

It’s been a tough year for investors. The S&P 500 tanked more than 11% by the middle of February on crashing oil prices, concerns over China and Europe’s health, and a “hawkish” Federal Reserve that planned to hike short-term interest rates. Then the… Read More

Anyone following the market via their broker’s recommendations would understandably not think very highly of energy stocks. Fortunately, we have charts to follow what the market, not the analysts, has to say. And right now, the charts of numerous oil refiners look to be on the verge of… Read More

The biotech sector scored a short-term breakout last week, and the bullishness spread to its larger, more established cousins, the big pharmaceutical stocks.  While most of these drugmakers have been strong of late, they have not broken out on their charts. However, one lagging stock in the group, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:… Read More