Dear Diary…

Dear Diary…

We live in the strangest of times, not excluding capital markets. Seasonality shows that the coming two weeks in the major U.S. market indexes is especially rocky. Factor in unique situations including but not limited to Brexit, Presidential impeachment threats, and a tariff war with a global trade partner and it gets especially bumpy. In [...]
Apple At New All Time Highs. Now What?

Apple At New All Time Highs. Now What?

Let's start with a victory lap and a smidge of shameless self-promotion shall we? One of my first blogs of 2019 was entitled "Close Your Eyes And Start Buying Apple." I hope at least one of you heeded said advice for if you had you are up handsomely. That blog was done in the midst [...]
Highly Skewed Risk Reward Opportunity In Retail Name

Highly Skewed Risk Reward Opportunity In Retail Name

As my main focus has been centered around overall portfolio management and building trading systems as of late, I still want to point out individual stocks from time to time when the risk/reward objectives are positively skewed. One example of this is a stock I entered yesterday, $FRAN. As the U.S. consumer has remained strong [...]
This Market Is Outperforming Four Out Of Five U.S. Stock Indexes

This Market Is Outperforming Four Out Of Five U.S. Stock Indexes

It's frequently quoted in the financial media that the U.S. is the best house in a bad neighborhood in terms of markets in which to invest. While warnings of economic growth slowdown, negative interest rates and geopolitical turmoil are abundant, a common theme is that the U.S. Stock market is one of the last places [...]