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Can Advanced Auto Parts (AAP) Put The Chart In Drive?

Advanced Auto Parts has been significantly beaten up over the last year. The last six months shows the stock building a nice base. The stocks sets up nicely here, but lets review the technicals. First of all, the SCTR shows it becoming one of the top stocks for price movement. That is a big plus as ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday May 22nd 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday May 22nd U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 5 points in pre-opening trade. Micron jumped $3.24 to $58.72 after announcing a $10 billion share buyback program. The company also announced an arrangement to provide specialty ch ...

Hasbro Hits Stiff Resistance Zone

I do not often highlight stocks with bearish setups during a bull market, but Hasbro shows some serious weakness over the past year and looks poised to peak again.  First and foremost, the chart shows Hasbro (HAS) hitting a 52-week low in early April and this means the long-term trend is down. ...

Tech Talk for Monday May 21st 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Monday May 21st U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 15 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to news that trade negotiations between China and the U.S. are progressing. Big Lots (BIG $41.64) is expected to open higher ...

Small-caps Lead, but Mid-caps and Large-caps Lack Leadership

Stocks recording new 52-week highs are the leaders and a key component to broad market strength. Small-caps are doing their part with plenty of new highs, but large-caps and mid-caps are lagging in this category. The S&P Small-Cap 600 moved to a new 52-week high this week and is leading the ma ...

Teach Your Young Investors! Here's How And Why You'll Both Benefit

This is personal. I’ve spent a lifetime learning how to make consistent profits in the investing arena. Yes, the stock markets have been good to me. They’ve allowed me to stay healthy by learning to manage my stress and they’ve also allowed me to enjoy an extremely comfortable lifestyle. Iron ...

Guaranteed income is a no-brainer, right?

Those near or in retirement really like the idea of receiving a Guaranteed Lifetime Income (GLI).  But tell them this is the same as an old-fashioned life annuity and suddenly many lose interest. That’s a pity because, as this column has long argued, there is a growing need for a Guaranteed Lif ...

These Two Materials Stocks are Looking to Lead

The Materials SPDR (XLB) is having a good month with a 4+ percent gain so far in May. Within the sector, I am seeing some strength in two big chemical stocks, Air Products (APD) and Eastman Chemical (EMN).   Before looking at the charts, note that both are above their rising 200-day EMAs, and ...

Investment opportunity for Imagin Medical’s new bladder cancer detection system

  Imagin Medical Inc – (IME:CSE, IMEXF:OTCBB) is working on a bladder detecting system which is about to begin their clinical testing trials. With a market capitalization of under CAN $30 million, Imagin is preparing the next phase in its strategic plan. Trading at a low ...

Tech Talk for Tuesday May 15th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Tuesday May 15th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 11 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved lower following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for April Retail Sales was an increase of 0.3% versus a revi ...