Archive for Market Analysis
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The latest release of Metastock XIV has been a big hit with improvements across the board. with huge improvements in Scanning, Back Testing and Forecasting making this one of the best offerings on the market.
Pricing and Software – MetaStock is one of the biggest fish in the sea of stock market analysis software. Backed up by the mighty Thomson Reuters you can expect excellent fast global data coverage and broad market coverage including equities, futures, Forex, ETF’s and options. Read More→
What kind of name for a business is “Benzinga”? Are they serious? They claim to have the best real-time news service for investors, is that true?
When I first heard of Benzinga the CEO was on Bloomberg commenting on a particular news item, what caught my attention was how he also commented that Benzinga reports on actionable news items. We all see the news on TV and on the Web but how much of it can you really use?
I decided to investigate the matter. Read More→
In my market commentary on January 31st, I analyzed the current state of the U.S. Stock Markets, specifically the S&P 500. I discussed in detail that I expected the market to continue upwards after the consolidation.
“The expected outcome of the completion of the triangle is UP”. I also suggested that an early bet on the upside breakout of the triangle would be reasonable. “Now is probably a reasonable time to take a bet on the upside – but ultimately it is resolved by the breakout direction of the triangle.” Read More→
Are you wondering what to do at the weekend? Do you like movies? Why not pair your passion for the stock market with an entertaining Stock Market Thriller, or Hollywood Documentary on Bernie Madoff, Enron or the Financial Crisis. Hand picked for your, this newest addition to our Top 20 Books, Top 20 Websites Reviews and Top 10 Stock Market Tools, the Top 20 Stock Market Movies are mostly must see movies that should keep you amused, entertained or even dismayed.
Lack of market regulation and oversight means that activist investing is now required from us all. More activism from shareholders is required in today’s business climate that is Pro industry self regulation (see 2008 Financial Crisis), lacks powerful regulatory institutions (see SEC Bernie Madoff, ENRON) and governments that are powerfully lobbied by the wealthy in the interests of the wealthy. This articles shares a recent history of failure and corruption and how activist investors can play a positive role. Read More→
Which direction for the U.S. Markets? We can look to many sources for inspiration to help us form an opinion as to whether we should stay invested or move to cash during this period of uncertainty. After all the market has not performed to well in the first four weeks of this year.
Since the new year we have seen the formation of what we stock market technical analyst’s call a continuation pattern on the S&P500 Index. A similar pattern is forming in the Dow Jones 30 and the Dow Jones Industrial Index. But what can it tell us about the future market direction? Read More→
A common question I get asked by students is “Which is the best month to buy stocks?”. It is a good question and although each day week and month is different from year to year there are common trends across the decades, we will seek to answer the questions using 35 years of statistical data. Read More→
The November consumer sentiment survey revealed that 89.4% of those polled are feeling more secure and ready to spend more money in the holiday season. Considering that the U.S. economy is built on it’s consumers this is good news. Read More→
Despite a 2% gain on Friday, Gold and Silver indices moved down over 8% over the last two weeks. The culprits being the bank of Japan flying to the rescue by issuing notice of further quantitative easing, improving U.S. jobs numbers and a very good U.S. earnings season so far.
But this should not mask the fact that the commodities market specifically precious metals have bee moving lower since 2011. Read More→
The famous Bond catch phrase used when ordering a Martini has an underlying meaning. It refers to the fact that Bond has been surprised but will suffer no long lasting side effects from that surprise.
The news this week has been focused on the pull back on the most of the global markets in Europe and in the U.S.A. The notable exceptions have been Brazil and India. Bloomberg reports “Investors Shaken as S&P 500 reversals ignite Volatility”. But should we be worried? Read More→