Commentary

50 top Canadian stock picks for 2019 as chosen by the pros

Last year was a rough one for investors, with markets turning in their worst performance in 10 years. And volatility promises to be a constant challenge for investors in 2019. But where there is upheaval there is also opportunity, and the drop in valuations means there are potential bargains to be ...

Earnings Season Kicks into High Gear - Be Prepared to Profit

Earnings season began in earnest last week, with major financial companies being rewarded and helping to lead the market higher. It's one of four time periods during the year when publicly traded companies share their earnings results so that investors can get a sense of the financial health of eac ...

USD/CAD – Bank of Canada rate decision in focus

Wednesday January 9: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are well supported for a third consecutive session as the U.S and China have found some common ground on trade. Note: Both countries agreed to extend trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third-day. Despite both ne ...

Which ETFs Will Outperform This Month? Here's the List - part 3

Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group, has urged investors for over two decades to hold a simple 50/50 portfolio: half US stocks and half US bonds. • The book Muscular Portfolios calls this ‘the Baby Bear Portfolio.’ On first glance, it strikes many traders as too simple to work. Bu ...

2019 Stock Market Forecast And My Report Card For 2018 Forecast

Before I look ahead to what we might expect in 2019, let me rewind for a bit and check out last year's forecast.  Here's a recap, summarizing a few of my "expectations".  I've graded my predictions with a slight curve.  Feel free to agree or disagree.  :-)  Continue reading "2019 Stock Market ...

Earning Misses - Profiting from Weakness

Most of you who read my blog know the name of our service is EarningsBeats.com. The name makes sense since, for many years during the bull market, we've zeroed in on those companies that beat earnings expectations that could be prime long candidates. Fast forward to today and we've got a new catego ...

Tech Talk for Monday December 24th 2018

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO SATURDAY – DECEMBER 22, 2018 YOUR HOST, MARK LEIBOVIT GUESTS INCLUDE: DON VIALOUX, HARRY BOXER AND BILL KOENIG https://tinyurl.com/ya8c5ppc   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’s comments on Wall Street Raw Brutal week for equity markets last week: Santa Claus was replaced by ...

Stocks resume December swoon; Russell 2000 enters bear market territory

Technical analysis on the major US stock market indexes are all painting a negative picture. The Russell 2000 benchmark entered bear market territory today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average edges closer to forming a death cross. The Russell 2000 is now down over 20% from the all-time high rea ...

OANDA Trading:Nothing Like A Bout Of Risk Off On A Friday Afternoon To Keep This Trader Tied To His Desk

This daily market commentary is powered by OANDA.  Stephen Innes is the Head of Trading, at OANDA Asia Pacific. Innes has a deep-seated knowledge of the G10 and Asian currencies and is regularly called upon by leading TV, radio and print publications to offer his informed views on the financial ...

Impulsive Selling Dominates, Dow Jones Drops 800....What Does It Mean?

Market Recap for Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Don't be swayed by market commentary that discusses lack of volume yesterday as a positive.  First of all, the Dow Jones fell 800 points.  800!!!  And that's somehow a positive?  We lost 20 hour EMA support on the intraday chart without a fight.  We ...