Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is due to announce earnings on July 26th after the market closes. Facebook tends to be volatile after earnings are announced and typically pop to the upside as Facebook’s earnings have continued to post robust growth. Back on June 2nd, 2017, I authored an article “Facebook Will Hit $175 By Year End” and with five more months to go before the end of the year, I think Facebook has a good chance of breaking through this number. Facebook has been on an uptrend heading into earnings and currently sits at $160 per share and while the stock is up 39% YTD. These numbers may seem staggering, and some would state that buying at these levels would be cashing the stock. Normally I would agree with this approach. However, I think Facebook is an exception to this situation. Even at these levels and YTD appreciation, factoring in Facebook’s projected growth with tech comparators such as Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), collectively known as the FANG stocks, Facebook is superior with a lower risk profile. Facebook’s projected growth is greater than Google’s and just shy of Amazon’s yet has a P/E ratio that’s lower than Google’s and a fraction of Amazon’s and Netflix’s. Regardless of the upcoming earnings announcement, this will be an immaterial event to the long term narrative for Facebook investors. I feel that Facebook represents value even after this massive run YTD and continue my long thesis. Continue reading "Upcoming Facebook Earnings - A Nonevent Long-Term"
The Bears have been referring to the current situation with technology stocks as the building up of the next dot com collapse. Price to earnings ratios are high, earnings expectation may be overinflated, and the unknown that surrounds all aspects of the current political landscape and how that could affect businesses are all reasons to be doubtful that technology stocks can continue on their massive run.
One analyst believes you should buy any of the technology stocks that garner a large portion of their revenue from advertisements. The analysts noted that companies like Facebook (NYSE:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) are likely to experience a revenue slowdown in the future because, at the end of the day, there is only so much money that can be thrown at web-based advertising.
Others think Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) may be getting too big and trying to do too much, and it could end up destroying itself. Sounds similar to what the bears say about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA).
At the end of the day, a negative case can be made about every single technology stock. If you agree with those cases and you want to start looking for some opportunities to make money when technology stocks start falling, then let's take a look at some or your options I have outlined below. Continue reading "Tech Stocks On a Run; ETF's To Buy 'IF' you Think It Will Soon Come to An End"
The broad weakness of the U.S. dollar supported precious metals and currencies. Gold has been saved from silver's Flash Crash destiny so far. Below are the updated charts for gold and silver.
Chart 1. Gold Daily: Breaking Upside
Chart courtesy of tradingview.com
The experimental clone chart for gold that I posted in April amazingly finished its move down as planned although later than expected. The anticipated reverse to the upside followed the end of the consolidation highlighted with the gray rectangle. Continue reading "Gold & Silver: Gold Breaks Up As Silver Licks Wounds"
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U.S. Dollar Futures
The U.S. dollar in the September contract settled last Friday at 94.93 while currently trading at 93.77 down about 115 points for the trading week continuing its bearish momentum hitting and 11 month low. I'm currently not involved in this market, but I do think prices are heading out towards the 90/92 level in the coming weeks as the bearish momentum is getting stronger on a weekly basis. The Dollar index traded as high as 102 in the month of March as low-interest rates in the United States continues to push this market lower. If you are short a futures contract place the stop loss above the 10-day high which stands at 95.96 as the chart structure will start to improve in next week's trade, therefore, lowering the monetary risk. The currency market is one of the trendiest markets as picking a bottom, or a top is extremely dangerous as some of these trends can last for long periods of time just like this one has in 2017. I'm certainly not recommending any type of bullish position that would be very dangerous as this market is trading far under its 20 and 100-day moving average telling you that this trend is the downside so if you are short stay short as you're on the right side in my opinion.
CHART STRUCTURE: IMPROVING
Continue reading "Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery"
Hello traders everywhere. The indexes are ending the week on a soft note after reaching records highs earlier in the week. This is primarily due to General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) falling more than 4% to a 19-month low.
Meanwhile, the euro climbed to its strongest level against the dollar since January of 2015 after ECB President Mario Draghi said that the ECB would discuss plans to unwind quantitative easing this fall.
Key levels to watch next week: Continue reading "Market Ends On A Weak Note"