The Only Way I Would Play The IPO Market

Matt Thalman - INO.com Contributor - ETFs


With the recently highly hyped Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) initial public offering, I was once again reminded why I don’t attempt to buy into IPO's.

While big name company's first offer their stock to the general public, its call an initial public offering, or an IPO. While there are a number of issue's with buying stocks the first day they start trading, the biggest one is the hype!

The hype surrounding a big name IPO, such as Snap, Facebook, or Twitter to name a few, is that the demand for shares outweighs the supply on the first day of trading. Millions of people want shares and most fear if they don’t get them early, they will miss a big move higher. This hype and fear frenzy often causes shares to skyrocket in the first minutes to hours of trading. Snap for example rose 45% on day one.

But, after the hype fades, so will the stock price. The demand declines to the point that those looking to sell have to be willing to part ways with their precious shares for much less than they sold for on day one. Snap fell 27% on its second day of trading. Continue reading "The Only Way I Would Play The IPO Market"

Trends And Tipping Points For Apple, Alibaba And Twitter

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Yesterday, the 900-pound gorilla, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported earnings and by all accounts they were outstanding, far outpacing all of the pre-earnings estimates. But the reality is, the stock price barely moved and is up just 1.5% in today's early trading. I still believe that Apple is not out of the woods yet and it is yet to have any new blockbuster products or innovations.

The weekly and monthly Trade Triangles are indicating that Apple is in a trading range. The longer-term monthly Trade Triangle is red indicating the major trend remains negative. A tipping point for Apple on the downside would be a move below $109.50, that would turn all Trade Triangles red indicating a downward move. On the upside, Apple needs to move over $122.60 to reignite the bull trend. Continue reading "Trends And Tipping Points For Apple, Alibaba And Twitter"

Time To Buy Twitter?

Hello MarketClub members everywhere, I thought that I would take a look at a stock that's been in the news and that everyone has heard of. The stock I will be looking at today is Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) which announced yesterday it would trim its workforce by up to 8% which meant they would be laying off 336 employees.

This once darling of the tech world has seen its stock price consistently move lower since its IPO when it traded a short time later up as high as $74.73 on December 26th, 2013. Since that time, Twitter has seen its influence and stock price steadily erode with the stock price hitting a low of $21 this past August. Continue reading "Time To Buy Twitter?"

5 Major Stocks In Major Trouble

Hello traders and MarketClub members everywhere! At the beginning of December I published a post titled, "December Can Be A Dangerous Month For Traders." It looks like that prediction is coming true as we are seeing increasing volatility not just in stocks, but in the broad indices as well.

In today's video, I'm going to be looking at five major stocks that are in major trouble, in my opinion. These are all well-known stocks that have, at one time, been the darling of investors' portfolios. I have always believed in Newton's Law of Gravity and it would appear as though these five stocks are coming back down to earth.

I'm going to start off with perhaps the biggest name, it is a service I use every day as I am sure you do too, and that is Google, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG). Continue reading "5 Major Stocks In Major Trouble"

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)
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY)
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.

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