Chris Versace

Posted February 11, 2016

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.

Posted February 04, 2016

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.

Posted January 28, 2016

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.

Posted January 21, 2016

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.

Posted January 14, 2016

To say the stock market has started the year on a rocky note is a bit of an understatement.

Posted January 07, 2016

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.

Posted January 01, 2016

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.

Posted December 29, 2015

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.

Posted December 17, 2015

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.

Posted December 11, 2015

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.

Posted December 09, 2015

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.

Posted December 07, 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.

Posted December 04, 2015

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.

Posted November 16, 2015

Almost every day, there are data points and other signposts that inform us and give insight on the changing investing landscape.

Posted November 05, 2015

As I shared with you a few weeks ago, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market has become increasingly creative in its offerings.

Posted October 29, 2015

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.

Posted October 22, 2015

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.

Posted October 22, 2015

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.

Posted October 15, 2015

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article that was very near and dear to my heart because it focused on something that I see as incredibly important when examining and evaluating potential recommendations for my Growth & Dividend Report. The article was aptly titled The Number to Watch This Earnings Season.

Posted October 15, 2015

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal ran an article that was very near and dear to my heart because it focused on something that I see as incredibly important when examining and evaluating potential recommendations for my Growth & Dividend Report. The article was aptly titled The Number to Watch This Earnings Season.

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