A “buy signal” occurs when there is demand for a stock. You know from Economics 101, anything in demand will see its’ price rise. The “Bullish Percent” is a way to count all of the buy signals. That tells us the *percentage* of stocks that are currently on buy signals. This is really important, because… [Read More] How does Bullish Percent Measure Risk in the Market?
Lots of people are buzzing because the Dow is at 13,000. Let me tell you, the return over the past six years from the Dow Jones is less than what you could have earned in a money market account. Don’t get too excited. As I showed you last week, small cap stocks have crushed the… [Read More] ETFs vs Large Cap Foreign Stocks
Friday was a wild day — market up 130 points. Why? Two reasons. First, Friday was option expiration — which always leads to more volatility. The most volatility occurs during expiration week each month. So, am I saying the market will fall from here? No! But it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the… [Read More] April Option Expiration Day
Several indicators I follow have flipped positive recently. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to run right out and invest every last dollar back into this market today. Here’s why: Financial stocks make up 20% of the S&P 500 Index. At 20%,financial stocks are the largest piece of the SP 500, one of the most… [Read More] A Bounce in Stocks Warrants Cautious Optimism
You’d think the news that rising corn prices would provide a great opportunity to make money in that commodity. But the move in corn was…not last week…or even last month…but last year! In many instances, by the time a “news story” is reported in your daily newspaper, on the evening news or in a magazine,… [Read More] Why is my Stock Price Falling When it was on the Cover Page?
The US government has been subsidizing the research, development and use of ethanol. This is being done in an effort to provide an alternative solution to importing costly oil and gas for use here in the United States. Some day, ethanol might be a great alternative. However, it is having a “ripple effect” in the… [Read More] Ethanol’s Ripple Effect