Chart Spotlight: Target Corp. (TGT)

With millions of kids heading back to school in just weeks, investors may want to keep an eye on oversold retailers like Target Corp. (TGT).

TGT Chart Analysis

Source: MarketClub

Granted, Target hasn’t been popular among investors.

After all, the stock collapsed on an earnings miss. EPS came at $2.19, which was short of expectations. Revenue came at $25.17 billion. Analysts were expecting sales to come in at around $24.49 billion.

“Throughout the quarter, we faced unexpectedly high costs, driven by several factors, resulting in profitability that came in well below our expectations, and where we expect to operate over time,” Target Chief Executive Brian Cornell added.

It’s why the TGT stock plummeted from about $207 to a low of $140.

But the pullback has become overkill, creating a solid opportunity.

TGT Chart With Trade Triangles

Source: MarketClub

For one, according to the MarketClub tools, the intermediate and short-term trends are moving in the right direction. MarketClub is showing green weekly and daily Trade Triangles, which is an indication of further short term upside in the beaten-down retail stock. Continue reading "Chart Spotlight: Target Corp. (TGT)"

Chart Spotlight: Tellurian Inc. (TELL)

Natural gas prices are exploding.

For one, Russia said it would cut natural gas shipments to Europe.

In fact, as noted by Barron’s, “Russian company Gazprom said on Monday that it will cut natural gas shipments from the key Nord Stream pipeline to Germany starting this week. The pipeline’s exports will be cut to 20% of capacity, down from 40%, because of a sanctions-related issue with turbines serving the pipeline.”

Two, there are drought conditions in the U.S., and a heat wave forcing millions to turn up their air conditioners to full blast.

Three, according to EQT CEO Toby Rice, as quoted by Barron’s, “In the United States, we’ve got the natural gas here, we’ll be fine. But you think about our allies in Europe, and the tremendous power and influence that Russia has on these countries. Clearly, we need to take away the gun, and provide the energy to our allies around the world.”

All could create a big opportunity for natural gas stocks, like Tellurian (TELL).

Tellurian – a $2.1 billion company – is “building a low-cost, global natural gas business, profitably delivering natural gas to customers worldwide.”

Better, the company could benefit from a substantial shortage of natural gas.

In fact, according to its latest investor deck, geopolitics and energy security providing a step change in global LNG demand. Tellurian notes there’s (1) underinvestment in energy and post-CV structural growth have collided with a geopolitical crisis; (2) A need to replace 20 Bcf/d of Russian gas to Europe, equivalent to ~35% of the world’s LNG market; (3) Natural gas shortage expected to lead to catastrophic consequences.

Technically, according to MarketClub, shares of TELL are slightly overbought. The MarketClub Smart Scan also gives the stock a score of +60, which tells us at the moment, the stock is struggling to move in a solid trend.

However, with natural gas prices showing no signs of cooling off, I’d like to see the stock run from a current price of $3.68 to $5, near-term.

The MarketClub Trade Triangles are also mostly green.

While it’s telling us that the longer-term trend has been down over the last month, the intermediate trend has been strong since mid-July. In addition, the short-term trend, according to Market Club, has been up since mid-July as well.

TELL Chart with Trade Triangles

Source: MarketClub

Ian Cooper Contributor

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Chart Spotlight: Marathon Digital Holdings (MARA)

Cryptocurrencies are showing big signs of life again.

Look at Bitcoin, for example. After crashing to a low of $19,097, BTC is now back up to $22,960. Not only is that great news for cryptocurrencies, it’s a strong catalyst for mining stocks, like Marathon Digital Holdings (NASDAQ: MARA).

After all, miners rise and fall with the price of Bitcoin.

Technically, MARA just broke above double top resistance dating back to late May 2022. Now, from a current price of $11.48, we could see a potential bearish gap refill around $16 a share. If Bitcoin can continue to recover, MARA could even retest $30 at some point.

Granted, there are some red flags...

Not only is MARA at its upper Bollinger Band, it’s also over-extended on Williams’ %R, Fast Stochastics, and on Relative Strength. So, there is some concern. However, if Bitcoin can continue to push higher, MARA is sure to follow.

MARA Chart with Trade Triangles

Source: MarketClub

Helping, BTIG analyst Mark Palmer believes Bitcoin could quadruple from current prices to $95,000 by 2023, as noted by U Today.

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of Binance believes Bitcoin could rally to $70,000 in “a few months or years,” he said, as quoted by The Guardian.

Even the CEO of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor has been buying weakness in Bitcoin, too.

Fundamentally, there’s a lot to like about MARA, as well.

In the second quarter of 2022, the company produced 707 self-mined Bitcoin, an 8% increase year over year from 654 bitcoin mined in Q2 2021. Year-to-date Marathon Digital produced 1,966 Bitcoin, a 132% increase year over year. In addition, the total number of miners installed and awaiting energization at Texas facilities increased to 29,640 miners.

Marathon Digital also just secured a five-year deal with Applied Blockchain, which builds and operates data centers throughout America.

With that, Marathon “secured approximately 254 megawatts of new hosting arrangements for its Bitcoin mining operations, with an option to increase to 324 megawatts, from a variety of hosting providers. Marathon believes it has now secured ample hosting arrangements to support the Company’s previously stated goal of approximately 23.3 exahashes per second of computing power for Bitcoin mining,” as noted in a company press release.

That’s big news for MARA, and signals that the company will survive the rout.

From a current price of $11.48, I’d like to see the Marathon Digital Holdings stock test $16 a share, near-term. Longer-term, I’d like to see it test $30 again.

Ian Cooper Contributor

Disclosure: This contributor did not hold a position in any investment mentioned above at the time this blog post was published. This article is the opinion of the contributor themselves. The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. This contributor is not receiving compensation (other than from for their opinion.

Chart Spotlight: Albemarle Corp. (ALB)

Governments all over the world are pushing for a greener future.

The U.S. wants to cut emissions by up to 52%. Europe says it’ll cut emission by up to 55%. China says it will stop releasing CO2 in the next 40 years.

To help, leaders want millions of zero-emission electric vehicles on the roads as of yesterday.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates we could see 135 million EVs in the next 10 years. Analysts at Ernst & Young say EV sales could outpace combustion engines in Europe, China, and the U.S. in the next 12 years.

There’s just one problem.

Every electric vehicle requires 22 pounds of lithium - the main ingredient in rechargeable batteries and energy storage devices.

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough supply to meet demand.

In fact, according to Investing News, “With sales of electric vehicles expected to continue to surge in key markets, demand for lithium is forecast to grow exponentially, and if there’s one thing producers agree on is that more supply is needed. Figures as to how much output will be required vary slightly, but the speed at which the industry has to scale up to reach those levels is unprecedented.”

That being said, I expect to see higher highs for lithium prices, and for related stocks, like Albemarle Corp. (ALB), the industry’s 800-pound gorilla.

Fundamentally, ALB is undervalued, trading with a PEG ratio of just 0.50. With lithium demand only rising, I don’t expect for ALB to remain undervalued for long.

Plus, the company recently raised its guidance twice. In May, for example, the company raised its forecast for the full-year, noting it expects for 2022 sales to come in between $5.8 billion and $6.2 billion. Adjusted EBITDA is now expected to come in between $2.2 billion and $2.5 billion, with adjusted EPS of between $9.25 and $12.25.

ALB stock is also technically oversold. In fact, if we pull up a one-year chart, we can see the stock just caught double bottom support dating back to April. We can also see the stock is oversold at its lower Bollinger Band, with over-extensions on Williams’ %R, Fast Stochastics, and RSI.

ALB Chart with Trade Triangles

Source: MarketClub

From a current price of $198.65, I’d like to see Albemarle Corp. (ALB) refill its bearish gap around $230 a share initially. Longer-term, I’d like to see it closer to $250.

Ian Cooper Contributor

Disclosure: This contributor did not hold a position in any investment mentioned above at the time this blog post was published. This article is the opinion of the contributor themselves. The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. This contributor is not receiving compensation (other than from for their opinion.

Own Cannabis Stocks For Less Than $20

The broad market is still wobbly, with inflation showing no signs of cooling.

Not helping, consumer prices soared 9.1% in June, year over year – its fastest pace since 1981, and well above expectations for 8.8%.

According to CNBC, “Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core CPI increased 5.9%, compared to the 5.7% estimate. On a monthly basis, headline CPI rose 1.3% and core CPI was up 0.7%, compared to respective estimates of 1.1% and 0.5%.”

“The breadth of the price gains shows how rising costs have seeped into nearly every corner of the economy. Grocery prices have jumped 12.2% compared with a year ago, the steepest such climb since 1979. Rents have risen 5.8%, the most since 1986. New car prices have increased 11.4% from a year earlier. And average airline fares, one of the few items to post a price decline in June, are nevertheless up 34% from a year earlier,” added the Associated Press.

Hopefully, inflation is starting to peak, but it’s a tough call at this point.

The latest numbers could force the Federal Reserve to hike rates another 75 basis points, which then runs the risk of the central bank overshooting, potentially pushing the U.S. economy closer to a recession.

Thankfully, there are some bright spots in the market.

The cannabis sector happens to be one of them.

In fact, the sector, as measured by the Advisor Shares Pure US Cannabis ETF moved slightly higher from a low of $10.08 to a recent high of $10.87 over the last week.

That’s happening for a few reasons. Continue reading "Own Cannabis Stocks For Less Than $20"