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Amazon's Greatest Nightmare

Yesterday, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported its earnings. They were a shocker and pushed the stock down over 9% overnight.

While Amazon was reporting no profits, Jack Ma, the head of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), was in Hollywood looking to buy content and movie studios for his mammoth "find everything" website. Mr. Ma has also said publicly he wants to have US companies on his website so they can sell their products in China. Alibaba has over half a billion customers at the moment and is growing fast.

When I look at the stock of Amazon I can see that this stock hasn't gone anywhere and keeps losing money. Somewhere along the line, I think investors are going to say enough with Amazon already, it's got to start making money. Amazon has its fingers in a lot of pies including advertising, merchandising, newspapers, the cloud and probably a lot of other ventures you don't even know about.

But even if you didn't know anything about Amazon or Alibaba and you just look at the charts, you have to say that the chart on Alibaba looks a lot more positive than the one for Amazon. Now admittedly, Alibaba has not been trading in the US that long, but something seems to be right about what's going on with this company and its charismatic leader, Jack Ma.

While Amazon stock has gone up and come down, it's practically unchanged from where it was a year ago. It is down over $100 for the year, while AliBaba's stock is within 2 or 3% of its IPO high price of $99.70 on September 19th.

In today's video, I will be looking at both the stock of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA). I'll also be looking for some weekend trades of the 52-week kind and see what I can come up with. And of course, I will do a recap of the week and show you the winners and the losers.

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

Will The Rally End?

Will Friday's rally continue or was it just a "dead cat bounce"? There is no doubt about it, we have been seeing lots of volatility in the markets. Is it likely to continue? Like in the past, it will continue until it stops and the market settles down. Nobody can give you an exact timeline when that's going to happen, but it will happen. In the meantime, having a solid game plan, one that you know has been successful in the past, will lead you to successful trades.

You've heard me say this before, the market can only move three ways, it can go up, down and sideways, that's it! When you boil it down to those simple terms, it is easy to see how investors can create many of their own problems by over-thinking a situation. You may have been guilty of this yourself at some point in time, I know I have. It is so easy to get caught up with the hubris of the market and lose sight of your investment goals. It's also easy to fall into the trap of listening to too many talking heads. Oftentimes when this happens, it leads to confusion and will leave you in a state of paralysis. [Read more...]

How To Trade Like A Billionaire

Wouldn't it be nice if you could look over the shoulder of a billionaire to see exactly what they are doing to make the kind of profits they make?

Well, now you can.

It’s no secret we've had some fantastic moves in 2014. The question is, are they going to continue? The short answer is, some will and some won't. Today I want to share with how five well-known billionaires traded in one particular stock. I am going to put our Trade Triangles to the ultimate test to see how they performed against these billionaire traders.

The five billionaires are Jorge Lemann, Leon Cooperman, Ray Dalio, Daniel Loeb and David Einhorn. We know, thanks to SEC filings, that these five super traders hold positions in the stock of Andarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC).

I am going to show you about where they entered the market and their average price. I'm also going to show you where our Trade Triangles entered and exited the market. I believe the trend has changed for APC and while these billionaires are holding on, MarketClub's Trade Triangles are signaling a sidelines position.

Based on what we are seeing it is going to be an interesting fourth quarter.

This is where our five Billionaires are positioned right now: [Read more...]

Smart Scan Can Keep You On Track In Any Market

MarketClub's Smart Scan technology contains an amazing amount of information that you can use to help trade with the trend. Smart Scan can also alert you to changes in the bigger picture for the general market.

Let me share with you and example of how that would work. Looking at the graph below, you'll see a series of numbers, 1 through 4. I've illustrated the graph with these numbers to showcase what's going on right now in the general market.

1. "Long-Term Trend Up +90 (178)" - This means only 178 stocks have a +90 reading or higher.

2. "Long-Term Down -90 (832)" - This means 832 stocks are trending down and have a reading of -90 or lower. The number of stocks in a strong downtrend clearly outweighs the number of stocks in an uptrend over 4:1.

3. Looking at the stocks making "52-Week Highs," we see only 35.

4. The number of stocks making "52-Week Lows" is 646, which far outweighs the number of stocks that are making new highs.

At this point in time, I think it's clear to say that negative trend is winning out and in the majority.

In each of the 24 scans found in Smart Scan, it can really tell the story of the market. I highly recommend you spend some time looking at Smart Scan to see how you can successfully incorporate some of these scans into your own trading approach.

I find I constantly go back to this tool, not only to find stocks that are making new highs and trending higher, but also to see what's making new lows and what opportunities there are to short the market.

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

What We're Doing Right Now With These 5 Major Internet Stocks

There is no question about it, volatility has returned in the last two weeks to the stock market. How is this going to affect many of the major Internet stocks that we track?

The stocks that I will be analyzing today are:

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP)
Yahoo!Inc. I (NASDAQ:YH00)
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

If you own or if you're thinking of buying any of these stocks, you need to watch today's video. In this short video, I go through each stock in detail and describe the key levels that will be game changers for each of theses markets.

As always, we welcome your feedback. If you have questions about any of these stocks or any other market, please feel free to add a comment below.

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

It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..."
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens' well-known quote perfectly explains what's going on in the markets today. On one hand you have the bull encampment saying we're going to go higher and on the other hand you have the bears arguing that stocks are over-valued.

So which is it?

It is times like these that can drive investors crazy and frequently drives investors out of the market completely. I prefer to think of myself as a hybrid that is neither a bull nor bear, but someone who relies on the market to give them the answer to the trend. [Read more...]

Who Will Win The Next Big Financial Frontier?

There's something coming that is going to be very big and all the major companies, from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), are all vying to control and own this new frontier. This could be as big and as ubiquitous as the Internet.

Who among these three players is going to win?

On Tuesday, Apple rolled out its new iPhone, along with the new Apple Watch, and something that didn't get a lot of attention called Apple Pay. Now all of these same technologies exist with other companies in one form or another, but what I see as the next big thing for all of the above-mentioned companies is going to be mobile payments.

But what if none of these companies are successful on the upcoming financial frontier, who will take the prize? [Read more...]

What Is The Greatest Market Indicator In The World?

Now some would argue that fundamentals are the most important element in trading, others might argue that technicals are the most important. It might also be argued that perception is the key to trading.

I would have to say there's a certain element of truth in the fundamentals, the technicals, and perception. But to me, the greatest market indicator in the world is the market itself. You can't argue with the market and win.

In today's example, I'm going to look at crude oil futures (NYMEX:CL.V14.E). I think this is an excellent example of how potential fundamental elements did not play out. When crude oil was trading over $100 a barrel, many were calling for it to go significantly higher based on the turmoil in the Middle East and also what was happening in the Ukraine.

Well, the exact opposite occurred as oil tumbled lower month after month. Now you could stick to your guns and say to yourself that fundamentally I think crude oil is going higher. If you had adopted that strategy no matter how logical it may seem to you at the time, you'd be sitting on a tremendous loss at this present time.

Holding onto losses is not the way to trade in any market, whether it's stocks, futures, foreign exchange, ETFs or precious metals. The name of the game is making money - less we all forget.

The market may fool you every once in a while, but what program or approach doesn't do that? But overall, the market gets it right every time as it is a total of everyone's knowledge. When you have so many brains working for you around the world, how could you not pay attention to what the market is actually doing?

So let's take a look at the October crude oil contract (NYMEX:CL.V14.E) to see how MarketClub's Trade Triangle technology handled the 10% drop over the last few months.

CHART LEGEND
1. All Trade Triangles are red and negative and show a -100 Score.
2. On 7/7/14 the Weekly Trade Triangle indicates a short position at $102.40.
3. RSI moves below the 50 line.
4. RSI now acts as resistance at the 50 line.
5. RSI now acts as resistance at the 50 line.

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

Not Sure About You, But I'm Getting A Little Bit Nervous About This Market

Yesterday, Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had its big reveal. Unfortunately for Apple, everything that they revealed was pretty much known before the event. The knowledge was instantly transferred to pressure on Apple's stock price which closed lower for the day after rallying close to an all-time high.

I think the products are all beautifully designed. The iWatch, now known officially as the Apple Watch, is not available until 2015 which means no revenue stream from this new product until next year.

I remember when Apple came out with its first iPad, I said to myself, "this is just like a big iPhone, how are they going to sell that?" Well, it turns out they sold a lot of them and it certainly helped propel their stock to new highs making Apple the most valuable company in the world.

I believe that eventually like the iPad, the Apple Watch will be accepted and people will consider it a necessary item to have for their health and well-being. [Read more...]

Is The Market Getting Ahead Of Itself?

After five weeks of steady gains is the market becoming a little too complacent and perhaps vulnerable to a sell-off?

It would appear as though the market is Teflon coated and has been brushing off bad news after bad news, particularly when it comes to the world's precarious political situation. In today's video, I will be examining all three indices and show you what I'm looking at right now, and I will also point out where the red line is in each of these indices.

All eyes on Apple

If you've been living anywhere on this planet then, you probably know that tomorrow is Apple's big day. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to unveil its latest and greatest creations tomorrow. In my opinion if Apple comes up with anything other than a real game changer this stock may have topped out. [Read more...]

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