The Banks Are Back!

Today, I'm going to be looking at the financial sector to see which of the banking stocks look the strongest.

Here is a list of the five stocks I will be analyzing: Continue reading "The Banks Are Back!"

Hey, It's Just The Cost Of Doing Business

Today the Justice Department announced that it was levying fines against some of the world's major banks for rigging the foreign-exchange markets. The fines announced totaled $2.8 billion. Yes, I know that's a lot of money, but the reality is it's just the cost of doing business for these banks.

If the Justice Department really wants to get serious on this issue I think they should put some of these bankers in jail, that's what they fear the most - not the money fines. Jail time is the answer to stamping out the illegal activity and white collar crime.

Meanwhile, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), a stock I discussed last week as a buy, is practically unchanged for the day and remains higher for the week. The fines levied by the Justice Department against the banks were like water off a duck's back.

In today's video, I'm going to be looking at all the major markets including the three major indices. I will also be looking at gold, crude oil and the euro and time permitting, one or two stocks.

Tell us what you think, do you think that these bankers should go to jail or was the fine large enough to satisfy everyone?

Have a great day treating everyone.

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

6 Stocks On The Move

Before I get into the six stocks and talk about them let's quickly discuss what's happening right now. The big news, of course, is the Alibaba IPO, here is what I do with IPO's. Unless you're lucky enough to get some of the initial stock the best thing to do is just to watch for a while and see how everything pans out. Just remember that perception is a strong driver of stock trends.

The other big news is the fact that Larry Ellison is stepping down from Oracle. Mr. Allison's exit from Oracle brings about a complete change in Silicon Valley. We no longer have Steve Jobs at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft. We're going to see some interesting transitions in all of these companies.

As far as Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is concerned. The Trade Triangles are now all red indicating a lower trend and prices for Oracle.

The six stocks I'm going to be talking about in today's video will show that three are trending to the upside, and three are trending to the downside. Some of these stocks are setting up for the perfect weekend trade.

Here are the six stocks that I'm covering today: Continue reading "6 Stocks On The Move"

Why I Will NEVER Buy Another Bank Stock

My grandmother, a schoolteacher, was widowed at a relatively early age. She inherited a relatively small nest egg my grandfather, a rabbi, had built that included a couple of municipal bonds and 90 shares of stock in a small local bank started by a handful of his congregants.

At the time of her death 40 years later, the bank had grown into one of the largest regional players in the business. Those 90 shares had grown through mergers, splits and stock dividends to over 12,000 shares, with a value of close to $300,000. Not a fortune -- but not too shabby.

Was she some kind of investing genius? She was a smart cookie, but no. She held the stock for what seemed like forever. She banked there forever. She knew the business inside and out. She liked the 5% rain or shine dividend.

The bank she owned evolved into Regions Financial (NYSE: RF). Continue reading "Why I Will NEVER Buy Another Bank Stock"

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30454679

Citibank Fails The Fed Stress Test - See If You Can Spot Why

Hello investors, traders and MarketClub members everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with a look at Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C) on Thursday, the 27th of March.

News came out yesterday that the Fed had "stress tested" 30 banks and that 5 of the 30 had failed to pass. While some of the banks were expected to fail and came as no surprise, what was a surprise to the market was the failure of Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C).

In the Trade Triangle column of the image below, do you notice anything different about any one particular bank?

As you can clearly see, Citigroup (NYSE:C) has a red monthly Trade Triangle next to its name. That red monthly Trade Triangle kicked in on January 31st and served as a warning to MarketClub members that all was not well at Citigroup. Continue reading "Citibank Fails The Fed Stress Test - See If You Can Spot Why"