Commentary

Here's What a Double Looks Like

Every trader dreams of owning a stock that doubles. If it can happen in just six months, even better. This has been the case for Twilio (TWLO), a stock featured during our Top 10 Stock Picks webinar in November of 2018 that has doubled in price since the November 20 bottom of $71.56.  You ca ...

Stocks Lower on US-China Trade War Anxiety

Equity indexes around the world tumbled for a fourth day in a row on Thursday as U.S.-China trade tensions put investors on edge the day before U.S. President Donald Trump was due to raise tariffs on Chinese goods. Oil prices fell as worries about the trade war outweighed a surprise drop in U.S. in ...

Profiting from Pullbacks

When you're a bull, the last thing you want to see is a pullback in stocks you own. This is understandable - who wants to see something they own lose value? But, at some point, the market and individual stocks will get overheated, so instead of worrying about a pullback, try to identify those stoc ...

Profiting from Companies that Beat Earnings Expectations

Earnings season is off and running and already some companies that beat expectations could set up as high reward-to-risk trades. JP Morgan (JPM) is a perfect example of a company that reported stronger than expected numbers; you can see below the positive response from the market below. In the ...

J.P. Morgan Beats Earnings Expectations

Market Recap for Thursday, April 11, 2019 U.S. equities finished in bifurcated fashion as a late day rally enabled the S&P 500 to eke out a miniscule 0.11 point gain (+0.00%).  The other major indices finished in negative territory, led by the 0.21% decline in the NASDAQ.  Healthcare (XLV, -1.2 ...

AZP Now Outlook-Positive, Says S&P

Standard & Poor’s has announced: •Atlantic Power Corp.’s (APC) leverage improved in 2018 and we believe the Boston-based publicly traded power generation company’s deleveraging trend is likely to continue, supported by the predictability of cash flows from power purchase agreements (PPAs) ...

Tech Talk for Monday March 18th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Monday March 18th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 2 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded partially to a 2.47% gain by the Shanghai Composite Index in overnight trade. WTI Crude Oil added $0.15 to $58.72 after OPEC ...

Frontera Awarded Two Exploration Blocks in Ecuador’s Intracampos Bid Round

New Country Entry Marks Continued Progress with Upstream Growth Strategy Successful Bids Further Consolidate Frontera’s Strength in North Andean Region of South America TORONTO, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ – Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX:FEC) (“Frontera” or the ” Company“) and GeoPark Limit ...

Indonesian coal faces uphill struggle to diversify exports away from China

China represents a huge market for thermal coal, and for regional suppliers there is no way to avoid the dragon. That’s especially true for Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of the commodity. According to the Bank of Indonesia, in 2017 the mining industry contributed about 4.7% to the Ind ...

How Durable Is the Fed’s Dovish Turn?

The Federal Reserve’s recently communicated change in its outlook for monetary policy has led to concerns that the Fed is overreacting to market volatility, or worse, succumbing to political pressures. However, we believe there is a more compelling reason for the dovish shift. Policymakers are no ...