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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...]

Apple, Nudes, iCloud, iPhone 6, iWatch and much more

It has been quite a week for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) with the news that its iCloud storage system had been hacked, and stolen photographs of nude celebrities starting popping up everywhere on the web.

Apple did issue a statement saying that certain celebrity iCloud accounts were compromised, but notes, "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple systems including iCloud's find my phone feature. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."

What that indicates to me is the fact that the hackers were looking for specific names and photographs that they could use as currency. I heard today that some photographs from the paparazzi can sell upwards of $50,000 or $100,000 so they are valuable to certain entities and enterprises.

It All Happens Next Week

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Dollar General Is Going To Have To Pay A Lot More For Family Dollar

This morning I woke up to see that Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) has raised its bid again to $80 a share or $9.1 billion to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO). I don't think that Dollar General's bid is enough therefore I don't think Dollar General is going to be able to pick this stock up for just $80 a share.

In today's video, I'll show you how MarketClub's Trade Triangles nailed both of these stocks and how they got this trade right. I will also show you why I think Dollar General is going to have to up its bid – big time if it wants to acquire Family Dollar Stores. Last week, Dollar General said it remained committed to making this acquisition, however Dollar General's earnings and same-store sales fell short of market expectations. What does this mean? Is Dollar General reaching out for Family Dollar Stores now while its stock is still relatively high? I think so.

As I said earlier, I believe Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) is going to have to pay a lot more if it wants to acquire Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO). I will share with you the exact number I think that Dollar General is going to have to pay for Family Dollar stores if it wants to acquire that business.

I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting week so stay tuned.

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

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...]

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