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Poll: Are You A Buyer Or Seller?

Don't be surprised if the stock market stabilizes or bounces back in the next few days. The markets are due for a short-term rally after the dramatic drop of the last six days. This usually happens after a sell-off. But, buyer beware. Anyone who automatically assumes this is another easy "buying opportunity" should do so with caution. I don't think this is over yet and here are a couple of reasons why:

1. We are still waiting on the Fed to announce if they will raise rates in September.

2. China's stock market extended its steep losses as lower interest rates failed to halt a $5 trillion loss.

Will the market head higher or lower from here? No one really knows, but we are certainly in for a volatile ride for a while I suspect. That leads me to a simple poll question today...

Are you a buyer or seller?

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As always, take a moment to vote and leave a comment on the markets. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Every Success,
Jeremy Lutz
INO.com and MarketClub.com

Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Gold Futures

Gold futures in the December contract settled in New York last Friday at 1,112 an ounce while currently trading at 1,157 up about $45 for the trading week on massive concerns of global slowdowns pushing stock prices to a 7 month low therefore putting money back into the precious metals as I’m currently sitting on the sidelines in this market getting stopped out around 1,105 or 10 day high around 10 days ago as Monday’s trade certainly will be interesting in my opinion. The chart structure is extremely poor at the current time as we’ve had about an $80 rally from recent lows as prices traded as high as 1,168 earlier in the trading session but this market concerns me due to the fact that many of the commodity markets are headed lower as this is just a flight to quality here in the short term in my opinion. [Read more...]

Don't Look Now, But McDonald's Hit A New 52 Week High

As part of my daily routine, I use Smart Scan to look for stocks hitting new 52-week highs. I was shocked today when I saw McDonald's on the list. I can honestly say that McDonald's hadn't crossed my mind as of late, other than when the talking heads on TV talk about how poorly the company is performing here in the United States. And yet there it was, making a new 52-week high of 101.44 yesterday. Not only that, but it's closing in on the all-time high of 103.78 on 5/14/14.

It just so happens that I took my youngest son out to lunch yesterday and of course he wanted to go to McDonald's. So we jumped in the truck and headed over to the brand new one that they built in my town. Yes, I said new one. There are now two in this little town, the established one that's been here forever and the new one about 3 miles north of the old and on the other side of town. I remember asking myself, will the new one be busy? Will it take away to much business from the old one? I guess time will tell.

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We pull up to the new one, and I notice that they still have a "Now Hiring" sign out front, and I think, "Oh boy, this isn't going to go well." As I walk in, I'm hit with the newness and completely different look and feel of this McDonald's. It's very futuristic and almost characterless honestly. I also notice that there is a line of cars around the building and 5-6 people waiting on food inside with looks of disdain on their faces. As I turn to get in line, I notice that they only have one person working the counter with a line of people waiting. As people start to complain about the wait I make an executive decision, "kid, were going to the other one" and we leave. [Read more...]

POLL: Are You Watching The BIG Republican Debate Tonight?

It doesn't matter if you are a Republican, Democrat or an Independent voter, tonight's debate promises to be both entertaining and unpredictable, all of which make great television. Think of it like reality TV, only this is real, as 10 Republican candidates vie for attention to break out and catch "The Donald."

In today's poll, I'm asking if you are going to watch what promises to be the most-watched political debate in history. I have two questions for you.

Are you watching tonight's Republican debate?

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Do you think Donald Trump could be President?

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Thank you for taking the time to complete the poll. Whatever happens in tonight's debate, I'm sure it is going to be, if nothing else, entertaining TV.

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...]

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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Poll: Will Default Push Greece Out Of The Euro?

The Greek government is running out of money and time. They need to agree to a deal with their Eurozone partners this weekend to secure the final part of its bailout loan and avoid defaulting on its debts. But without a deal, default could push the country towards leaving the Euro - a prospect that has become known as "Grexit".

What do you think?

Will default push Greece out of the euro?

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As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the looming Grexit. Please take a moment to vote on the poll and leave a comment.

Every Success,
Jeremy Lutz
INO.com and MarketClub.com

Poll: Are You Bullish or Bearish?

After a nice rebound the last two days, the market has once again come under pressure from Greece. Stocks opened lower today as negative news out of Greece is weighing on sentiment. The standoff between Greece and its creditors took a turn for the worse on Thursday, with both sides citing "major differences" over how to save the country from bankruptcy. This news has put pressure on the European and U.S. equities markets.

That begs the question....

How do you feel about the markets?

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As always, I would love to hear from you. Take a moment to vote and leave a comment about the markets.

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

Poll: Are You Following The Healthy Eating Trend?

Many Americans are now turning away from fast and processed food and deciding to lead a healthier lifestyle. That lifestyle includes exercise and eating healthy food.

However, many of the popular health food stocks like Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ:SFM) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) have seen their stock values decline rather dramatically since they all peaked in late February of this year.

I have a question for you today...

Have you changed your eating habits?

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Overall there appears to be a trend for people to eat less, consume non-processed food, and turn to a healthier lifestyle. Even Walmart and Target are getting into the act devoting whole sections of the store to health foods.

Why have health food stocks deteriorated for the last three months? It all has to do with perception as many investors got overly excited with the market getting ahead of itself. [Read more...]

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