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First off let me make this statement plain and simple before one reads any further. This is not a hit piece, nor an effort to take swipes at Tony Robbins or worse, some feeble attempt at click-baiting.
I have been a true fan since he first hit the motivational stage decades ago. However, just as I am what many would call an Apple™ “fan-boy” (which I am) it doesn’t stop me from pointing out issues where I see a compelling reason to do so.
As I’ve stated before, I mean it in a manner the same way one would criticize a family member when they are either doing something that doesn’t make sense, or something other. Nothing more, nothing less. (more…)
If you’re into retail and want a true contrarian play, look no farther than beleaguered chain JC Penney. It’s been beaten to smithereens, presently about 10% of its prior peak price, and it seems to be hammering out a bottom.
Excerpted from the November 23 edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole, NFTRH 318:
Semiconductor Equipment Book-to-Bill Ratio Moderating
Since we were the only ones (so far as I could see) even talking about the Semiconductor equipment industry ramp up (and positive implications on US manufacturing) back in early 2013 I think we should continue to tend the sector and finish what we started.
Last month the SOX took a massive dive down to our noted long-term support area in a giant swoosh of hype (coming from the financial media by way of one company’s outlook) and emotion by way of stampeding herds trying to get out at all costs. It was just a setup as the SOX resides at new recovery highs this weekend. (more…)
Netflix hasn’t exactly been having a banner 2014; although it reached its highest point in history only last September, it’s down about 30% from there and is red for the year.
Urban Outfitters has come roaring back from its hard gap-down that occurred on October 17th. I have thus shorted it, since that gap is almost perfectly filled, and I don’t think the stock tumbled hard for no good reason in the first place.