The Proof Is In The Pudding ... That's What My Grandmother Always Told Me

Guess what? Grandma was right!

On February 11th, I posted a blog titled, How To Successfully Play The Earnings Game And Win 95% Of The Time.

This blog posting generated a tremendous amount of feedback from our members, so much so that I decided to once again play the earnings game and pick out 5 stocks that were going to release their earnings either after the close or before the markets opened the next trading day.

I rely on Yahoo’s earning calendar to find out what stocks are scheduled to release earnings and at what time they will release them, after the market close or before the market opens the next day.

Here are the five stocks I picked out and decided to buy based on the Trade Triangle technology: Continue reading "The Proof Is In The Pudding ... That's What My Grandmother Always Told Me"

Tesla Disappoints And How The Trade Triangles Saved The Day

Yesterday we discussed how the Trade Triangles can help you take advantage of earnings. We had a lively discussion on the blog, with many members asking and explaining how the Trade Triangle technology works during the earnings season.

This morning I randomly picked out four well-known stocks that reported yesterday, they are: Continue reading "Tesla Disappoints And How The Trade Triangles Saved The Day"

How To Successfully Play The Earnings Game - And Win 95% Of The Time

Today I'm going to tackle something completely different and see if MarketClub's Trade Triangle technology can help you anticipate good or bad earnings before they are announced.

I randomly selected 20 stocks that have recently reported earnings and took a look to see how the Trade Triangles were positioned in each of those stocks before each company announced their earnings. Again, I only used the market-proven Trade Triangle technology to see whether you should be long or short a stock, or just be on the sidelines.

The results even surprised me, out of the 20 stocks that I picked, you would have been in positions in 12 of them. 11 were outright winners and there was one loser. You would have taken a position in the market on the close before the company reported its earnings. You would then exit the position on the close of business the next day.

So how did the Trade Triangles do with the other eight stocks?

The remaining eight stocks were on the sidelines. Being on the sidelines helped avoid five losing trades, meaning the market did not live up to its earnings. However on the other side of the coin, you missed out on three gains by being on the sidelines. When you analyze the missed gains and the avoided losses, you still come out ahead by having a position on the sidelines.

Here is a list of all the stocks and the dates. You can simply look at the chart and check the results for yourself. Continue reading "How To Successfully Play The Earnings Game - And Win 95% Of The Time"

Positions In Apple and Yahoo Before Today's Earnings

After the close of business today, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will release their earnings. I thought it would be interesting to share with you how the Trade Triangles are positioned going into the release of their earnings.

As always, expectations are extremely high for Apple. But it's a different picture for Yahoo who is sitting on a $40 billion cash hoard from their stake in Alibaba.

The question will be, how many iPhones did Apple sell and how did the iMac perform in comparison to the previous quarter? Did people opt for the iPhone 6+ or did they simply go with the regular iPhone 6? Continue reading "Positions In Apple and Yahoo Before Today's Earnings"

Play Defense With This Strategy In 2015

 

Over the holidays, I decided to drive to Orlando and give the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) a few of my hard earned dollars. My 12 year-old son talked me into riding the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

As a thrill ride, the Tower of Terror plays on three of humankind’s most basic fears: falling, the unknown and the dark. I wasn’t that concerned. In the investment biz, that’s just another day at the office.

But when it comes to the investing, I’ll be honest. I am a concerned about the stock market in 2015.

Here’s why: It’s all about earnings.

At the end of the day, an investor should buy a stock based on the underlying company’s ability to deliver quality, consistent earnings. Those earnings should also be purchased at a fair-to-discounted price as measured by a stock’s price-to-earnings ratio (PE).

In more bullish times, investors are sometimes a bit too optimistic about the future and will push stock prices and their attached PE’s higher. In bearish times, they often become too pessimistic and drive prices and PE’s down.

I took notice after working on this chart of peak PE ratios for the SP 500 Index.

The way the picture tells the story, we’re overly optimistic and at the same valuations as before the 2008-2009 crash.

So are we so positive? The current numbers don’t indicate a profoundly bullish market in 2015.

Consensus estimates for the SP 500's 2015 EPS are around $125. In 2014, the SP saw EPS at around $117.

If things go according to plan, the market would see EPS growth of about 6-to-7%. Curb your enthusiasm. Continue reading "Play Defense With This Strategy In 2015"

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