Chris Versace is the editor of PowerTrend Brief — a FREE, weekly electronic newsletter. He also writes PowerTrend Profits, a paid monthly newsletter that helps individual investors profit through buying shares of companies poised to win big in the 8 PowerTrends, as well as writes the PowerTrader trading service that seeks to deliver short-term gains using stocks, ETFs and options. Chris has been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research. He also appears regularly on radio and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
I get questions from my subscribers on occasion about companies that have been hard hit. The thinking goes that a sharp drop in the share price means the stock could be cheap to buy and due for a rebound, leaving a nice potential for profit.
During the last few weeks, subscribers to my Growth & Dividend Report newsletter have been sitting pretty in the Dividend portion of our portfolio after exiting nearly all of our Growth Portfolio positions in early January.
If we look at the charts for the major market indices over the last few weeks, you would think we are riding a world-class rollercoaster filled with sharp moves lower, followed by ascents before an eye-opening and white-knuckling fall before recovering in the nick of time.
The stock market thus far in 2016 has been a challenge given the wide swings that weve seen in all the major stock indices during the last several weeks.
Subscribers to my Growth and Dividend Report investment newsletter, which focuses on investing on the back of demonstrative tailwinds that reshape industries and result in a new breed of winning companies, know that corporate earnings season can be a madhouse. Unless youve been living in a cave in recent weeks, you know the stock market has been extremely volatile.
There is no way to sugarcoat it last week was a horrible one for the stock market and another bad one is taking shape this week.
To say the stock market has started the year on a rocky note is a bit of an understatement.
To say the stock market has started off on a somber note is a bit of an understatement. If I were one to take superstition into account, I might say that the 2.3% drop in the S&P 500 over the Christmas Eve to Jan. 5 period (the seven days that have become known as the Santa Claus rally time frame) suggests at a minimum that a market pullback is in the cards.
The week between Christmas and New Years Day tends to be rather quiet. Given how the two holidays fall on Fridays this year, it will be even more quiet than usual in the markets.
Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and its conclusion signals it soon will be time for investors to close the books on 2015 and ring in 2016.
Every year around this time, as we barrel toward the end of December, we tend to hear about which stocks have performed well year to date and which ones torpedoed investor returns. We also are hearing quite a bit about what the smart money is thinking for 2016 and, more often than not, talk of a Santa Claus Rally.
It used to be that on a Friday or Saturday night you would grab dinner and a movie at a nearby theater, but through the advances of technology over the years, that has changed.
The month of November saw the S&P 500 remain essentially unchanged for the month, resulting in the index ending up just over 1% for the first 11 months of 2015.
I recently shared what has become a very popular set of PowerTrend Bulletin articles with my college and graduate students at New Jersey City University, including those that participate in the Student Investment Management (SIM) Group that I have the good fortune of advising.
Deal-hungry shoppers hunt online and in person for great savings, doorbusters and more as they ratchet up their holiday shopping from Black Friday through Cyber Monday each year after Thanksgiving.
Almost every day, there are data points and other signposts that inform us and give insight on the changing investing landscape.
As I shared with you a few weeks ago, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has become increasingly creative in its offerings.
This time of year is always a busy one, as we are in the middle of corporate reporting, better known as earnings season, for the recently completed September quarter.
There has been much ado about the growing use of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by investors, be they professional ones, such as mutual fund and hedge fund managers, or individual ones, like yourself.