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You can see from the percentage gained/lost graphs below which markets are leading in their rally, and which ones are leading in their decline, for the first three days of this week.
My only comment is that, so far, it’s a “risk-on” week for equities, the U.S. $, most of the major EU countries, and some of the social media stocks, and it’s a “risk-off” week for commodities, emerging markets, most BRIC countries, and 30-Year Bonds. (more…)
Early last month, I wrote a post complaining about the customer service experience I had with Netflix. Well, although what I said in the post still stands, I’ve got to say that I have, since then, merrily been using Netflix. (I managed to put movies in my queue by way of the iPad since, ahem, doing it via PC doesn’t work anymore). (more…)
Hello fellow Slopers! I have been a longish-time lurker (about 4 years now) and was recently anointed by Knight Tim to contribute by writing articles. Since this is virgin territory for me on SoH, please be kind, gentle Slopers.
I have been playing SQNM for a quite a while and published some fundamental analysis herehere and played its earnings herehere for a nice meal. Now I’m going back to the same trough to pick up some more scraps. (more…)
It should come as no surprise to any of you that I have a deep fondness for melancholy music, and one of my favorite childhood songs from the 1970s was Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. The tale surrounding the song is itself rather sad; he wrote the song for his not-yet born son, A.J. Croce. In September of 1973, soon after his son was born, Jim died in a small plane crash in my home state of Louisiana.
I was listening to this song again yesterday, recalling how beautiful it was, so I thought I’d share it with my fellow Slopers (whom I chose to go through time with!)
This Daily chart of the GOOG:AAPL ratio shows the outperformance of GOOG to AAPL from mid-2012. Price will be nearing a resistance level at some point in the not-too-distant future — we’ll see whether, as and if that occurs, the buying picks up in AAPL and gains any momentum. If not, then we’ll continue to see the spread widen between these two technology giants (in favour of GOOG). (more…)
If I were going to buy something net-related, I’d rather own one of these instead of, say, Facebook, whose price action is about as exciting as a dividend-oriented utility stock from the midwest. (more…)
ES/SPX went to the level I expected yesterday …. and then a couple of points further. That was disappointing as it has compromised the upper trendline of the rising channel from the November low, to the extent that I don’t think that can still be relied upon as resistance. IF SPX turns back down here then the negative 60min RSI divergence should deliver a retracement for at least a couple of days or so: (more…)
The fundamental backdrop coming into today’s session is that back to back trend days only occur 14% of the time. In addition this gap down situation currently is set to open within a 3-5pt range putting the odds of the gap fill at roughly 73%. (more…)