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The Beat Goes On – August Recap

Today marks the last day of trading for the month of August and I have to say, it has been quite a month. With all the news about ISIS, the Ukraine and Hamas and Israel, you would think the world was coming to an end. Well, don't tell that to the stock market! It made all-time highs and put in a very solid month of returns in August.

Traditionally August has always been a rather slow month, as many traders and investors take off on vacation to spend time with family members and loved ones. This August was no different as trading volume slowed, but the market continued its upward trend.

The big winner as far as the indexes are concerned is the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:COMP), which is presently trading approximately 4.61% higher for the month. Closely behind the NASDAQ is the S&P 500 (CME:SP500), which is up 3.62% as of midday Eastern Standard Time. The DOW (INDEX:DJI), not to be out done, reversed its earlier weakness and rallied into positive territory for the month and is presently up 3.12%. [Read more...]

Time To Make An Acquisition

Today I'm going to be analyzing the stock of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR). The origins of the company began almost 3 decades ago over dinner at Joe and Rose in 1976. From the outset, the concept of KKR was management buyouts and building partnerships and relationships.

Henry Kravis and George Roberts, the original founders of the company, set the tone for KKR's values and the way it has conducted business for decades. Not only had they already worked together for years, they were also first cousins and lifelong friends. Which, in my opinion, is not a bad thing and helped the partnership grow and prosper.

The private partnership went public on July 15, 2010, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, KKR.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. is a private equity investment firm specializing in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, special situations, growth equity, mature, mezzanine, distressed, and middle market investments.

In today's video, I'll be analyzing the stock of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR) and sharing with you a little trick that you may want to employ in your own trading.

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

I like ISIS - and here's why

Now, before you get all up in arms and say, "how can you even think about supporting a middle eastern terrorist group?!", let me explain. First of all, I'm not talking about ISIS the Islamic state now known as IS, I will be discussing and analyzing the stock of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS). It is just unfortunate that they happen to have the same name.

Yesterday, there was a major trend change signal in ISIS Pharmaceuticals. This signal indicated that the trend had reversed to the upside and a long position was now warranted. Technically, the stock looks very good and capable of moving another 10% to 15% higher from current levels.

To learn more about how you can take advantage of the situation in the stock of of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS), check out today's video.

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS) is engaged in the discovery and development of antisense drugs using novel drug discovery platform. The company's flagship product includes the KYNAMRO injection, which is an apo-B synthesis inhibitor for patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia; and for the reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. It also has a pipeline of 31 drugs in development for the treatment of various diseases, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; severe and rare diseases, including neurological disorders; and cancer. Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIS) was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

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

Is Twitch a game changer for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)?

If you're not familiar with Twitch, it is a video game playing business that attracts 55 million unique viewers a month. That's enough viewers to put it among the 15 most heavily trafficked websites in the world.

So what exactly is Twitch and why did Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) shell out close to $1 billion to buy this company? Here is my take, young men's eyeballs. Young men are some of the hardest demographics to track for advertisers. The combination of Amazon and Twitch could be a killer combination for Amazon to sell products to this particular demographic.

So how does Twitch make money? The company shares its advertising revenue with people who broadcast over its service. While the audiences for some broadcasters are so small they make little money, on the other side of the coin, some broadcasters are said to earn over six figures a year. [Read more...]

Trade Triangles Catch The Move In Burger King

Hello traders everywhere! The Trade Triangles catch the move in a stock that's in the news today, Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:BKW).

MarketClub's Trade Triangles indicated 10 days ago that this stock was in a strong uptrend and headed higher with new green weekly Trade Triangle and a score of +100.

The weekly Trade Triangle was triggered on August 15th at $26.97 for Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:BKW). I'll show you how this approach can help you successfully trade stocks. Still have doubts? Then watch today's video.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the future with other companies who decide to go North of the border. As always, I'll be watching our Trade Triangles for signs of a change in trend.

I would love to hear what you think of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:BKW), and what you think of this company moving to Canada because of tax considerations.

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

How Smart Scan Can Help You Make Money

One of the real jewels in MarketClub is the Smart Scan technology. This powerful, easy-to-use technology allows you to scan thousands of markets and find out what's trending and which way that trend is headed.

For example, you could look for markets that have a strong trending Score or you might look for markets that are in a trading range to perhaps write options against.

If you have been a member of MarketClub for a while, you have seen me write about "The 52-Week New Highs on Friday" rules. If you haven't seen this trading concept yet, then check out today's video as you will learn something that you may not know.

Today I'm going to be using Smart Scan technology to look for stocks that are making new 52-week highs. I'm then going to filter that list down to fit my own price and volume needs.

Below are the rules of this trade strategy. I learned this trick many years ago from a trader named Bill, when I was member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading on the floor. It's a good one and I want to share this strategy with you today.

Here are the three rules you need to trade "52-Week New Highs on Friday": [Read more...]

How To Successfully Trade MarketClub's Internet Portfolio

Today, I'm going to be looking at MarketClub's model Internet portfolio. This portfolio consists of five stocks that are in the Internet business, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

In this short video, I'm going to share with you the MarketClub trading strategy that is used to trade the Internet portfolio. You will see just how easy and how unemotional it is to trade this way. One of the biggest challenges investors have is managing their own emotions. In fact, emotions are the number one account killer for most investors. The Internet portfolio is an example of how MarketClub's tools can help eliminate emotions and provide an avenue to do well - no matter what happens to the market.

Like everything in life, there are no guarantees that this portfolio will continue to make money. However, the odds certainly are in the investor's corner when employing this approach.

Not a member yet? then take advantage of this special trial offer from MarketClub.

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

Three Reasons You Should Buy Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Today I'll be looking at Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). At this point in time, the name Amazon is synonymous with online shopping, but Amazon does quite a bit more than just that. Amazon also runs a huge cloud infrastructure hosting service that has revenues in the billions of dollars. Amazon is constantly rolling out new services that are all designed to help sell more products. They are even coming out with a payment service for merchants that can be used on a smart phone.

Jeff Bezos, the genius behind Amazon, recently purchased the Washington Post. I'm not sure that this paper is going to make Jeff any money, but it is going to win him a lot of friends in Washington DC. Why would Bezos care about a newspaper? I don't think he cares about the newspaper itself, but rather the power the Washington Post has with politicians. What he cares about most is not having regulators come in and create problems by making more regulations than are necessary.

All that aside, here are three good reasons why I believe Amazon is going to have a very good fourth quarter.

1. Technically the stock looks good after pulling back from recent highs it made in July around the $360 area. The stock found support right around $280 and an important Fibonacci retracement level at $310.

2. Yesterday, Monday the 18th, the stock of Amazon flashed a weekly Trade Triangle. This action reaffirmed that the longer-term trend has resumed and should now be moving higher.

3. The stock is now in very strong hands with all the Trade Triangles green, indicating a strong upward trend.

CHART LEGEND
1. Monthly red Trade Triangle indicates the upward trend had reversed.
2. All Trade Triangles are now green indicating a strong upward trend.
3. Green weekly Trade Triangle indicates to cover any short positions.
4. Monthly Trade Triangle turns green.
5. A red weekly Trade Triangle indicates exit long positions.
6. New weekly green Trade Triangle kicks in at $335.
7. The RSI indicator is trading above the 50 line indicating a strong trend.
8. The MACD indicator is showing the trend is now positive.

I still believe that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a powerhouse to be reckoned with. Amazon's only real challenge will be regulations coming in to squash what is a shining success in entrepreneurial-ism and capitalism.

Today, I'm seeing some profit taking coming into the market and I believe that this presents an opportunity to pick up the stock of Amazon. Currently Amazon is trading just below our original Trade Triangle buy ($335) signal.

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

It's Time To Get Your Yahoo On

It has been some time since I did a review of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). I'm doing one today because a new monthly Trade Triangle kicked in at $37.16 and could be indicating the end of the 4 1/2 month stalemate in this stock.

Now, I'm not saying that this stock is going to skyrocket to the moon, but I do believe that the bulls have the upper hand and this stock will move higher in the weeks ahead.

It seems like Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has been around forever, but it was first founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994. There have been quite a few changes to the company since that time. Marissa Mayer, previously from Google, was named president and CEO of Yahoo effective on July 17, 2012.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) operates as a technology company worldwide. The company offers search products, including Yahoo Search, that serves as a starting point to navigate the Internet and discover information; and Yahoo Answers, which enables users to seek, discover, and share knowledge and opinions across mobile phones, tablets, and desktop. [Read more...]

Is It Time To Buy Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP)?

Yelp (NYSE:YELP) is the go-to app for reviews on restaurants, shopping, local services and the like.

Earlier this year in March, Yelp was trading over $100 a share and looked on its way to the moon. However, just the reverse happened and Yelp lost half its value by early June. Since that time, the stock has recovered and traded as high as $80 in early July.

There are several reasons why I like this stock right now and they're all technical. I have no inside knowledge of what is going on inside Yelp, but I can say that the technicals are looking very positive for the stock. Today, the weekly Trade Triangle kicked in, indicating that the intermediate trend is now inline with the longer term uptrend.

1. All of the Trade Triangles are positive and displaying a +100 Chart Analysis Score.
2. There is a monthly Trade Triangle in place.
3. Pivot Point - measures the move to $85 a share.
4. Weekly Trade Triangle kicked in today at $76.49.
5. The RSI indicator is trending to the upside and is over 50.
6. The MACD indicator has recently turned up.

Just remember, there are no guarantees in trading, even with all the positive indicators. I'm looking for Yelp, Inc. (NYSE:YELP) to trade back to the $85 level in the near-term. As always, please remember to use money management and stops that work for your own trading strategy.

Good luck and every success trading in Yelp shares,
Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

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