Who would have thought that the three heavily shorted stocks would be amongst the best performers in May as the Euro downfall has created cheaper oil and by the looks of things it will get even cheaper by the June 17th Greek Re-Election date. [more]
Brent oil declined to its lowest in five months before a report that may show U.S. stockpiles climbed to the highest level since 1990 and after economic confidence in the euro area fell more than forecast. [more]
today, because the market was not oversold to go up triple digits today. The market was selling off on an overbought condition and after today it should restart the downward trend. Nothing has changed between Friday and Monday.
We will soon find out but analysts are not making it easy for NDSN by raising estimates and while estimates have been going up for the qtr and full year its stock price has suffered as investors get scared . [more]
You don't see often an IPO where 3 days prior of 1st day of trading its offering is increased 25%. [more]
That means weeks of uncertainty which makes the market unstable. Investors do not invest in a market in which they have no clue what the near term future will look like in Europe. Especially a domino effect of Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and even France.
Russia Stocks in Bear Market as RTS Tumbles 20% From Year High
By Ksenia Galouchko - May 14, 2012 11:39 AM ET [more]
According to the NPD Group's retail sales estimates, the actual decline was a shocking 42%. Console and handheld software sales fell from $503 million last April to a mere $292 million for the same period this year.
I can slice the market however you wish – console and handheld, high def and standard def, hardware and software – but practically everyone took a hit at U.S. game retail.
The only segment that did not suffer was the accessories segment, where the NPD Group records sales of controllers, cases, and points cards. Accessories inched up from $147.8 million last year to $148.6 million this year, a mere 0.5% increase. That's hardly a win in my book. [more]
Slavery many thought was abolished? The very same countries that had slavery still do but this time its thru Technological Slavery.
Read all about it
and all of a sudden the emerging markets are not looking so good anymore. [more]
Listen to this video and you will know its time to jump ship.
China announced Thursday that growth in imports had unexpectedly come to a screeching halt in April — rising just 0.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, compared with expectations for an 11 percent increase. Businesses across the country appeared to lose much of their appetite for products as varied as iron ore and computer chips. [more]
China's Economic numbers are man made admit Chinese Officials in May of 2011. Can we believe them Chinese economic numbers in 2012? ETF's to watch: EDC EDZ FXI [more]
ETF Fund Flows: SPY Drops $1.21 Billion
Smart Money is leaving the market as fast as they can in the last 7 trading days. Outflows increasing in size at an alarming rate. [more]
May 8, 2012 includes: BGU, BGZ, DIA Nice article I found today. There is an unsettling resemblance between the chart pattern for April 29, 2011 and March 16, 2012. It indicates that the market is headed lower.
As you can see on April 29, 2011, the Dow reached its high for the year to the accompaniment of heavy aggregate volume and extremely large blocks which were Insiders distributing and selling short to the unsuspecting hapless public. [more]
double dip Recession. Big caps count for a large portion of their sales from international sales but if they are heavily in debt, even a small hit from international sales could send them to the brink.
Beware of heavy debt big cap stocks.
Investors pulled $398.7 million from the SPDR S'P 500 ETF (SPY - News), making it No. 1 on IndexUniverse’s “Top 10 Redemptions” list. Stocks were down as concerns grew about eurozone woes and investors grew worried that the U.S. recovery might not be as strong as was anticipated. [more]
Greek Elections are this Sunday and chances are high they will "Elect a Government that will be pushing for a renegotiation of the BAILOUT DEAL". [more]
Facebook at 99 Times Profit Exceeds 99% of S&P 500 Index stocks.
By Lee Spears and Sarah Frier - May 4, 2012 11:35 AM ET [more]
What does this mean priced to perfection? [more]
I am talking about my personal investment and not about my caps portfolio, which I also hedged with over 20 bear etf's last week.
Its gonna be a tougher summer than I thought with employment numbers now weakening 2 straight months in a row.