A Big Win For Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Thursday, the 6th of February.

Yesterday, the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) announced it was buying a 10% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR). Under the terms of the deal, Coke will purchase 16.7 million shares in Green Mountain for about $1.5 billion.

This appears to be a match made in heaven as Green Mountain will now become the official maker of the soda giant's single-serve cold beverages, built on its Keurig pod-based system. Continue reading "A Big Win For Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)"

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Reports Earnings After The Bell

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Monday, the 27th of January.

I am going to be looking at the stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), who reports earnings after the bell today. The psychological stakes could not be any higher for Apple, which in many ways, still mourns the loss of Steve Jobs' visionary qualities. The big question on investors' minds these days, is Apple still a momentum stock or has it become a dividend paying stock?

This is a big challenge for Apple because one of its core markets is young people and one thing Apple cannot afford to do is lose its cool factor with this audience. It may have already lost its cool factor with the younger generation, as Android is certainly showing up more and more in the hands and minds of teenagers. Continue reading "Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Reports Earnings After The Bell"

Are We On The Brink Of A Gold Rush?

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Friday, the 10th of January.

The market action yesterday was really a welcome to the real world, as more and more traders returned from their vacations. Yesterday saw many weekly Trade Triangles turn red, indicating that certain markets may be slowing down and moving into a transition period.

Both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ displayed weekly red Trade Triangles, indicating for intermediate term traders that a sidelines position in both of these indices was warranted. This is not to say that the move to the upside is over, it is just an indication that for now the upward momentum has been blunted and the safest place to be is on the sidelines.

Gold Says, "Buy Me!"

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The Big Market Vortex

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your video update for Friday, the 10th of January.

It seems to me as we are finally back to double digit temperatures here in the Mid-Atlantic there is a different feel in the market so far this year. As we ended 2013, stocks were buoyant and moving to new highs and as we move into the second week of trading in the new year, stocks seem to have lost some of their pizzazz.

Major Indices

While the major indices are still in a positive upward trend longer-term, it is increasingly apparent that they may just be running out of gas and upside momentum in the short-term. I'll be examining the three major indices today and share with you my take on what's happening in each index. Continue reading "The Big Market Vortex"

It's 2014, Now What?

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and co-creator of MarketClub, with your market Outlook for 2014.

Well, here it is 2014, and I would like to wish all of our members, friends and traders around the world a very happy and prosperous new year.

Let's start with the indices which had a spectacular year in 2013, in fact, it was their best year since the mid-90s. Are we likely to see those same returns in 2014? I seriously doubt the indices are going to see double digit growth like they experienced last year. What I do expect to see are much more volatile markets as the Fed begins to extricate itself from its grand experiment. It certainly is not clear to anyone that we are going to get out of this "grand experiment" without any pain. You look at a stock like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), which was certainly the star performer last year managing a gain of 296% for the year, can that continue?

According to a recent poll our blog at least a 50% of the voters expected the trend to continue in 2013. I'm not so convinced, but I would like to see what the Trade Triangles say and go with that strategy in 2014. Continue reading "It's 2014, Now What?"