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Russia's Achilles' Heel

No doubt by now, you've heard of the problems in Russia with its currency. You have to say to yourself, "a 17% return on my money sounds pretty good," but when the ruble sinks more than that in one day, you say, "WHOA, will I get my money back?" And that my friends is Russia’s Achilles' heel right now, as investors ponder whether they going to get their money back before capital controls are put in place.

If you didn't think commodity markets are important, think again. The correlation between the collapse of the Russian ruble (CME:6R.Z14.E) and the collapsing oil market is extraordinary and I will illustrate it for you in today's video.

Who knew that Saudi Arabia alone could, in essence, break the Russian economy almost in half, not with tanks and bombs, but with a commodity called crude Oil (NYMEX:CL.F15.E).

Saudi Arabia has continued to push production from its vast oil fields in order to lower the price of oil and make it difficult for competitors to stay in business. One of the amazing side effects to all this is the fact that Saudi Arabia has basically ripped the guts out of the Russian economy and its cash cow, crude oil. [Read more...]

What Are You Doing To Prepare For 2015?

One of the things I've always done over the years is close out all my accounts just before the middle of December. Looking back on the year, I have to say it's been a good year and I hope 2014 was a good year for you too.

This is perhaps the most dangerous time of the year when the markets are very thin and volatile. They can swing dramatically one way or the other and make very little sense. It's not that way every year, but trading does drop off dramatically and liquidity becomes a problem, even with big stocks.

If you haven't made your money for the year by the middle of December, you're not going to make it in the last two weeks of December. I can practically guarantee that.

So here's what I do, I look forward to enjoying the holidays with my family and I look forward to 2015 and get mentally prepared for the markets. There is absolutely zero doubt in my mind that there will be some huge moves next year. You only need to catch one of these giant moves to make your year. I happen to think that next year will be golden - that is when the new bull market starts in gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO). Now remember, that is what I think, but I'm going to have to have the Trade Triangles back those thoughts with solid technical evidence that gold is going higher. [Read more...]

There Will Be No Santa Claus Rally This Year

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Every December it's the same tune, the "Santa Claus Rally." That happens when the market rallies and closes close to or at its best levels for the year. I for one am not sure that is going to take place this year, and here's the reason why.

Late last night, I think it was about 12:30AM, I posted on our member blog that Friday could turn real ugly! I came to that conclusion based on yesterday's market action which had to disappoint the bulls with the weak market close. Couple yesterday's market action with the action we saw on Wednesday and you can put together a composite picture of just how this market is beginning to fall on its own weight. Should the S&P 500 close lower today, it will be the biggest weekly loss in over two months, not a good sign.

One of the key areas I'm are watching today on the NASDAQ is 4,653. Should this level be broken and I expect it will be, that will put all three of the indices in a trading range indicating that intermediate-term traders should be on the sidelines. This analysis dovetails very well with my December view of the markets. [Read more...]

5 Major Stocks In Major Trouble

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! At the beginning of December I published a post titled, "December Can Be A Dangerous Month For Traders." It looks like that prediction is coming true as we are seeing increasing volatility not just in stocks, but in the broad indices as well.

In today's video, I'm going to be looking at five major stocks that are in major trouble, in my opinion. These are all well-known stocks that have, at one time, been the darling of investors' portfolios. I have always believed in Newton's Law of Gravity and it would appear as though these five stocks are coming back down to earth.

I'm going to start off with perhaps the biggest name, it is a service I use every day as I am sure you do too, and that is Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). [Read more...]

The Looming Greek Disaster

How do you spell Greece? D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R

Remember Greece? Yes, that's the very same country that created all the problems for the world's economies back in 2008. Well, Greece is back and the problems could be even greater this time. I'm not sure who it was who said this, but it has been said that you don't solve debt problems by piling more debt on to more debt. I agree, but that is exactly what the world has been doing since 2009.

In every great challenge there are great opportunities and 2015 could be one of those extraordinary years when smart investors can do very, very well. I don't think it's going be on the long side of the market, however. I think this bull market that has been going on for six years is about to come to a screeching halt as reality finally sinks in and we begin to pay for the folly of our deeds. [Read more...]

Is The Market At A Tipping Point?

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! There's no doubt about it, this bull market which began in Q1 of 2009 is getting a bit long in the tooth and may be setting itself up for a correction in 2015. If that's the case, we could see gold (FOREX:XAUUSDO) once again come into fashion as I believe it is building a base to do just that.

Sandy, a valued MarketClub member, asked me to start looking at some shorting opportunities in the stock market. Some of you may never have traded stocks from the short side before, but it can be likened to buying stocks, only in reverse.

It seems like now would be a good time to bring this up, particularly with my thoughts turning more and more to 2015. I'm going to be looking at several stocks that I believe will to continue to erode and offer trading opportunities on the short side of the market. [Read more...]

3 Banks Stocks That You Should Be On Your Radar

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Today, I'm going to look at three banking stocks that flashed buy alerts last Friday. Recently, the bank stocks have been on a tear. For the past two years, they have all been moving higher, but now they seem to have begun an accelerated phase to the upside which could be their last move.

The stocks I'll be looking at today are JP Morgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), The Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) and U.S. Bank Corp (NYSE:USB). Each of these three stocks gave a Trade Triangle signal last Friday that the intermediate trend had once again resumed. [Read more...]

Are Investors Pulling The Plug On Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)?

Hello investors and MarketClub members everywhere! Today I'm going to be looking at automobile stocks to find out just how positive the drop in gas prices has been for GM (NYSE:GM) and Ford (NYSE:F), but perhaps not so for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). High gas price were a big selling point for Tesla and with gas prices recently falling to five year lows, it may be a harder sell to move Elon Musk's iconic Tesla "S" electric car.

Technically, Tesla is very close to giving a major exit signal which I will be sharing with you in today’s video. I will also be looking at some downside target zones for Tesla should this happen.

In today's video, I will also be looking at Ford and General Motors to see if cheap gas prices are having a positive or negative effect on either of those two stocks.

Gold will be discussed, which seems to be reawakening from its multi-year decline. You may remember that I indicated that 2015 could well be the start of a bull market in gold.

This being Friday, I will also look at stocks that are making 52-week highs and some that are making 52-week lows and decide which markets represent the best opportunities for a weekend trade.

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Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

5 Stocks Ready To Rock

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! It’s Thursday and I have five stocks for you that are ready to rock. Each of these stocks flashed a weekly Trade Triangle buy signal yesterday and all of them are sporting good technical chart formations.

Here are the five stocks I will be looking at and providing upside guidance for in today's video.

Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)
Infinera Corporation provides optical transport networking (OTN) equipment, software, and services to communications service providers.

American Electrical Power (NASDAQ:AEP)
A public utility holding company, engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers.

Ameritrade Holdings (NYSE:AMTD)
Provides securities brokerage services and related technology-based financial services to retail and institutional investors.

HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA)
Provides health care services. The company owns, operates and manages hospitals.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS)
A financial holding company that provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide.

I will be looking into each of these stocks in detail and providing guidance as to what I think is going to happen to each of them in the coming weeks and months.

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Co-Creator, MarketClub

Have These 10 Popular Stocks Lost Their Mojo?

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! In today’s video, I will be checking out 10 very popular stocks too see if they've lost their market mojo and are experiencing a lack of interest from investors.

Now, by no means am I saying that these stocks are going to deteriorate in the next week. I am simply looking at these stocks to see if their recent market action is presenting some question marks in the minds of investors. All of the stocks I will be covering today are well-known, heavily traded stocks that have been trading for a while.

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) - Are investors fed up with no profits?
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) - Is the iPhone 6 going to save the day?
Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) - Bye, bye PayPal.
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) - Is the magic over for Zuckerberg?
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) - What is their next big hit?
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) - Stream baby, stream.
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) - Moving more than coffee.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) - Has the last Tweet gone out?
Under Armour (NYSE:UA) - Body armor for suburbia.
Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) - What game are these guys playing?

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Adam Hewison
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Co-Creator, MarketClub

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