It's A Leap Year So Watch Out!

In Ireland, February 29 is Bachelor's Day - a traditional holiday when women propose to men. Scotland began the tradition in 1288 by passing a law permitting women to propose and if refused, the man had to pay a fine. Only in Europe.

Leap years are also election years, as every politician knows, four years is just enough time for the electorate to forget all their broken promises from last time around. Plus, we all must take a giant leap of faith when you go to the polls.

Okay, back to the markets. It is hard to believe that we are rapidly coming to the end of the second full trading month of 2016. The first two months have been extraordinarily volatile with triple digit swings becoming the norm. As we move into March, I expect to see the markets begin to settle down somewhat.

So what's trending so far in 2016? Continue reading "It's A Leap Year So Watch Out!"

This Stock Could Appreciate 50% In The Next 6 To 12 Months

In case you missed it yesterday, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA), took a 5% position in Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) which was enough to push this stock up 40%. Yesterday's action by Alibaba was seen as a black swan event that could not be predicted by any indicator. Groupon had been in a steady decline after hitting a peak of over $27 when it began trading. Since that time, the stock has steadily moved lower and recently traded perilously close to the $2 level.

As I have said many times before, perception is very important in stocks. The fact that Alibaba took a 5% stake in this company should not be overlooked.

Technically speaking all of the Trade Triangles turned green and positive yesterday for the first time in a long, long time. You also saw a 12 month downtrend line broken to the upside which also helped change Groupon's momentum.

Daily Chart of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

With all of these positives happening to Groupon, how high can this stock go? Continue reading "This Stock Could Appreciate 50% In The Next 6 To 12 Months"

10 Tech Stocks On the Move

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere. Today I'm going to look at 10 well-known, big name tech stocks. Some of these stocks are doing well and some are struggling. I'll analyze each of these stocks using a simple, time tested approach. I will be using several technical tools that you can use to determine which stocks to buy and which stocks you should avoid at all costs.

Out of the 10 stocks I will be analyzing, eight of them are traded on the NASDAQ and the remaining two on the NYSE. Here is a list of the stocks I will be zeroing in on, in alphabetical order:

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)
Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)
Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX)
Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

My goal in today's video is to give you a clear picture of each of these stocks and share with you what I believe is the major direction for each of them.

As always, we value your opinion and your comments so please feel free to leave a comment below this post.

Every success with MarketClub,
Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub

Groupon update

One stock to keep an eye on today is a Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN). I created a special report on this stock two days ago and you can read that report right here.

While Groupon beat earnings on the top line, they more or less admitted that their business plan is not sustainable. The problem for Groupon is that merchants/companies are not renewing to continue their service because it just doesn't work for businesses.

Sooner or later, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) will run out of merchants to sign up and promote. With this stock down over 12% in the pre-market, I expect Groupon to be under pressure today.

There is one more clue that you may want to look at to see just how unfocused this company really is. Check out this major Groupon PR blunder for Presidents' Day.

Please feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts on this stock.

All the best,
Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub