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3 Stocks That Are Bucking The Trend

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Today I will be looking at 3 stocks that technically look very good and are bucking the trend.

The 3 stocks I will be looking at are: [Read more...]

Amazon Knows Exactly What It's Doing

When Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) back on July 5, 1994 to sell books online, he had a much bigger goal in mind that no one else could see.

Mr. Bezos named his fledgling e-commerce company Amazon after the river and for good reason.

The Amazon River is the largest river in the world and it dwarfs the water output of the next seven largest rivers combined! That was Jeff Bezos's ambition... to dwarf every other company in the world and so far he is succeeding.

I imagine that Sam Walton, the genius who created Walmart, was an inspirational role model for Mr. Bezos. Yesterday, Amazon surpassed Walmart in sales - no small feat given the fact that Walmart has been around since Sam Walton founded this company in 1962, over half a century ago! Like Sam Walton, Jeff Bezos took a similar approach to retailing - to make products readily available at better prices than anybody else. Somewhere down the line, I would not be surprised to see Amazon open up brick and mortar stores. [Read more...]

What's Happening To These 10 Well-Known Stocks?

In today's quick video update, I'm going to be looking at these 10 well-known stocks. My goal is to show you the potential I see in each of these stocks and where momentum could change.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)
j2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM)
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX)
Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX)
Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE)
Under Armour Inc. (NYSE:UA)

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

All Eyes Are On Apple Earnings And Watch Sales Today

Today after the close Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reports its quarterly numbers. It reports revenues, profits and will offer some guidance and perhaps share with everybody how many iPhones it has sold, but not watches.

So, how many Apple watches have been sold? How many people have you seen wearing an Apple watch? I have to admit, I have only seen two or three folks with Apple watches on their wrists, but that's all.

As a huge Apple fan for the past three decades, I did not feel the need to rush out and purchase an Apple watch. One of the reasons was because I already had a smart watch from Pebble which suits me fine and does practically everything that the Apple watch does. The Apple watches are beautifully made, but you have to charge them every night, which to me is a non starter.

Apple is not going to share Apple watch sales with us today, that item is going to be buried along with other items they have sold in the quarter.

The general consensus among analysts is that earnings per share will increase to $1.79 from $1.28 a year earlier. They're also looking for growth of around 32% on sales to $49.3 billion.

The technical picture is somewhat mixed for Apple in the sense that Apple has a monthly RED Trade Triangle that is indicating the trend for Apple is in more of a wait and see trading range right now. That could all change today should Apple move over the $134.80 level. I would also view a close today over $134 as a big clue to earnings and it would represent a new high close for Apple.

In addition to Apple, I will also be looking at the major indices, gold, crude oil and the euro.

Have a question or comment for us? Feel free to leave any questions or comments below this post.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Three Reasons For The Collapse Of Gold Prices

Many of the gold bugs cannot understand why gold prices keep falling. One would think with all the strife around the world, the financial crisis in Greece, plus the stress and conflict in the Middle East and various other countries that it would be an ideal time for gold prices to go higher. That, my friend, was the old way of thinking, that is not the way the markets really work.

Let's take a look at what's really happening and the three main reasons for the collapse in the price of gold.

(1) We had seen very strong equity markets around the world which gave an opportunity to investors to make money. Remember, gold pays no interest and in fact, you have to pay money to store gold. So in that sense it's a little like holding insurance for a catastrophic event.

(2) Gold has failed to respond to any of the traditional triggers, such as financial unrest and uncertainty. What this signifies is that the perception of gold, at least for the moment, has changed. In any market, perception is perhaps one of the most important elements for dictating price direction. [Read more...]

How Did I Know This Would Happen?

Well, I wish I could take personal credit for this, but I really can't. All credit goes to the Trade Triangle technology which two days ago picked out a stock that made a major reversal.

As I looked around the web, I saw little or no mention of this stock anywhere. It does not seem this stock was on the top of anyone's radar screen.

So how did I find this stock that just happened to open up over 8% higher today? I used the recent Trade Triangles scan and you can do this every day with MarketClub. I then looked for markets that on average trade over 2 million shares a day and are showing a green monthly Trade Triangle.

What popped up on my screen two days ago was Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Yesterday I highlighted this stock as a buy in my update video. In case you missed what I said, you can watch that video right here. My analysis of Celgene starts at the 4:42 mark in the video.

I indicated that I thought Celgene could move to the $135-$136 area. It practically got there today with the big jump on the opening. What caused the big jump was an announcement by Celgene that it was buying Receptos Inc. (NASDAQ:RCPT) for $7.2 billion. This gives Celgene an even bigger presence in the $67 billion drug market to treat autoimmune conditions.

You can search every day in MarketClub for stocks that represent the same opportunities as Celgene. It's easy to do with the Trade Triangle scanning tools.

In today's video, I will be taking a general look at the markets to see exactly what's going on and determine if the market has made a fake or real turn to the upside.

Please feel free to leave your comments below this post on any market related subject.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

First Greece, Now Iran, The Deals Keep Coming

Yesterday, we saw the first glimmer of hope from Greece and that was enough to push the markets up sharply and optimism once again ruled the markets.

Today's announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran is a different kettle of fish. I do not view the nuclear deal with Iran in quite the same positive light as the deal with Greece. The ramifications are very different and of course, potentially life-threatening for a very sensitive part of the world.

It is going to take the markets some time to digest the ramifications of this deal as it is still way too early and premature to assume either the best or worst scenario for this deal. Putting all that aside, today I'm going to look at the technical aspects of the major indices, crude oil, gold and the euro and time permitting, a couple of stocks that are looking good technically.

Tell us, what do you think of this nuclear deal with Iran? Please feel free to leave your comments below this post. I would be most interested in hearing how you think this will affect the markets, crude oil and of course, the world.

Q3 promises to be a very interesting quarter in many aspects. Q3 happens to be one of the most successful quarters for trading soybeans. You can see all of our soybean entry and exit signals in our World Cup Portfolio, right here.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Hello Europe, Life Goes On

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

How true that quote is! It comes from prize winning Pulitzer poet, Robert Frost.

I think the same can be said about markets and countries: they go on.

This morning, there is hope that something can be hammered out with Greece before the week is out. I am not sure how many weeks we have been looking for a resolution to this European drama, I've just lost count. It is time for the Greeks to make a deal and for life to go on.

Let's put that all aside today and look at six stocks that I talked about last week. All six of these stocks ended up in the plus column for the week. [Read more...]

Can An Old Chinese Custom Save Greece?

It seems like this weekend is crunch time for Greece and the EU. At first I thought it was inevitable that Greece would exit the euro... Now I'm not so sure and it all has to do with Face.

In Chinese culture, nothing is quite as important as the concept of Face. Face represents a person's reputation and feelings of prestige within multiple social circles, including the workplace, family, friends, and society. This perhaps is the one of the most difficult concepts for most Western societies to understand.

Gaining and losing Face is serious business and could be why the EU and Greece may resort to a Face-saving solution. Greece will get what it needs (53 to 55 billion dollars) and the EU saves Face by keeping Greece in the euro zone.

So in my opinion, the whole EU deal rests on Face and not on billions of dollars. We should see this tragic, comedy of errors play out this weekend and be settled. Certainly the markets would like that to be the case.

Just talks of a solution was enough to rally the markets overnight and going into the weekend it's going to be very important to see where these markets close. [Read more...]

Q2 Produced Double-Digit Returns For The Internet Portfolio

The Internet Portfolio managed to produce a gain of 11.8% for Q2. The big winners in this portfolio when Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

What is all the more remarkable is the fact that the NASDAQ was practically flat during Q2 with a modest gain of a little over 1%.

You can learn more about MarketClub's Internet portfolio here.

Here are the five stocks that are tracked in the Internet portfolio:

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP)
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Out of those five stocks, there were gains in three and losses in two for a 60% winning edge.

How this portfolio works, we track and publish a model $50,000 account that you divide into five buckets of $10,000 each. Depending on the value of the share that determines how many shares you buy rounded down. For example, Facebook trading at $82.50 would allow you to buy 120 shares. It's entirely different when you look at a stock like Netflix trading at $441.69 you would've just purchased 22 shares of that stock. The idea is to keep the portfolio balanced percentage wise. For example, a 1% gain in Netflix would be the same as a 1% gain in Yahoo based on a $10,000 bucket. The idea is not to bet big on any one stock or to try to pick the big winner for the year. The reality is no one knows and this approach is conservative and has produced outstanding results in our research.

Here are the actual number of shares traded and the recent gains and losses. [Read more...]

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