Is Wal-Mart in trouble?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is the largest retailer in the world, and if they are have problems, then we really have to examine and be concerned about what is really happening to the economy.

Yesterday, it was reported that Wal-Mart stores were cutting back on U.S. orders amid an inventory backlog. It was later denied by David Tovar a spokesperson for Wal-Mart. However, true or false it managed to push the stock of Wal-Mart down over 2% on the day.

That is a fundamental viewpoint. What is interesting technically about Wal-Mart is the fact that it recently broke below a 25 month trend line.Trend lines are enormously important for determining the momentum and trends of stocks, commodities, and any number of items that can be charted. In order to be a valid trend line, it must touch three points along the line to be truly meaningful. The longer the time frame, the more meaningful and powerful the trend line becomes. A two year trend line like Wal-Mart recently broke thru to the downside is significant and should not be ignored.

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Today's Video Update: Walmart, Ammo and The Constitution

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Monday, the 29th of July.

It Is All About Commerce, That Is What Makes America Strong
Over the weekend I stopped at Walmart (NYSE:WMT), as I needed to purchase some Allen wrenches to make some adjustments to my new bicycle. I was standing in Walmart next to where they sell guns and I ran into Dave and Joe, two regular, everyday Americans. Dave, a Walmart employee, was telling Joe that he could only buy three boxes of ammo when they had it in stock. With that comment, I decided to ask him why was Walmart, one of the largest retailers in the country, restricting purchases of ammo to everyday Americans?

The answer I got was that there is a shortage of ammo in America. Dave repeated that Walmart cannot get enough supply because Homeland Security has been buying vast amounts of ammo for what reason Dave did not know. Here is the point that I am making, by restricting Walmart and other companies, you're really not helping the employment picture. Especially when it's an artificial shortage brought on by the administration.

Now before I go any further, I just want to say that I do not own a gun, so I have no axe to grind on that front. But I do have an axe to grind with the administration that seems to go against everything that's in the Constitution. Mainly, the right to bear arms. The government is creating problems for business and employment when it steps in-between demand and supply chains that work efficiently when left alone. If history has taught us anything it is this, when you have any kind of restrictions or controls come into a free market, they never ever work. The free market ,with all its imperfections, is still more efficient and works better when it's left alone, than any government policy the world has ever seen. Continue reading "Today's Video Update: Walmart, Ammo and The Constitution"

Today's Video Newsletter: Slap on an Apple, and plug in a Tesla

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, co-founder of MarketClub with your mid-day market update for Thursday, the 21st of February.

In addition to the markets we normally report on, we will also be looking at the following markets using our Trade Triangle technology.

First filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in August 2011 and just discovered today by, is Apple's patent for a “bi-stable spring with flexible display.” In other words, this could be the long-rumored iWatch. Here is what the patent states: With touch screen user input, a user can accomplish a number of different tasks including adjusting the order of a current playlist, and reviewing a list of recent phone calls. A response to a current text message can even be managed given a simple virtual keyboard configuration across the face of the flexible display. We will be looking at Apple (AAPL) today with our Trade Triangle technology to see if this new patent discovery moved the needle or if it makes sense technically to buy, sell, or take a rain-check on this stock. Continue reading "Today's Video Newsletter: Slap on an Apple, and plug in a Tesla"