What’s Driving The Markets?

Driving the markets

Other than the earnings, which stocks can have an unusual response to, it is the transition from initial economic recovery to perhaps a more sustained expansion within the U.S. and globally.

The pandemic has taken its toll but we might be seeing a recovery across the board. This could be delta variant dependent.

BA responded with some blowout figures yesterday and this stock is a recovery play longer term. Not one we are involved with. (more…)

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Interesting Coins

Flash Crash

Altcoins have been really interesting in recent times.

I can’t help looking at altcoins each morning to see what has happened in this space in the past 24 hours. Although I should also make it clear, we are not trading altcoins due to past experience prohibiting us to be involved with euphoric stages in cycles.

Also, I want to make it clear, I do not know where we are in the cycle as the whole (more…)

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Deutsche Bank Bullish On Daimler

DAI Apr 13 2021

Mercedes is getting ready to release its first non-makeshift all-electric vehicle called EQS.

We originally discussed this a few weeks back on the weekly MaR webinar.

Thursday is set to be its debut but the car features have already been released and the EQS has been driven by some people who have provided first-hand reviews.

Having seen the interior, it looks very impressive. However, from some of the reviews, the car is not as impressive (more…)

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Buy In Bull Markets

Boom Market

The year 2020 was one of the most difficult trading times I have experienced since my trading journey began almost 20 years ago. A crash at speeds never seen before due to a pandemic which we have never experienced before.

We have been long since the COVID crash in 2020 when the market started to boom. In fact, our first position was in ZM and this was while the crash was taking place. Our next (more…)

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MaR Dec 25 2020

Market Report for Dec 25 2020

Here comes Santa Claus

Market Trend:
Up

Market YTD:
Nasdaq Composite +42.7% YTD
Russell 2000 +20.1% YTD
S&P 500 +14.6% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +5.8% YTD

Market Volume Half Day:
NYSE Vol: 381 mln
Nasdaq Vol: 3.2 bln

New Positions:
None

Growth Portfolio % of Return:
Stocks: +1965.18
FX & Comms: -5.25

PORT Dec 25 2020

Below is the Swing Portfolio.

SWING Dec 25 2020

Comments:
The markets were only open for 4 hours so we can\t gauge any meaningful information (more…)

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MaR Dec 24 2020

Market Report for Dec 24 2020

Trading unveils your character and then builds you a much stronger one

Market Trend:
Up

Market YTD:
Nasdaq Composite +42.3% YTD
Russell 2000 +20.3% YTD
S&P 500 +14.2% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +5.6% YTD

Market Volume:
NYSE Vol: 813 mln (B)
Nasdaq Vol: 6.9 bln (A)

New Positions:
DBX @24.95

Growth Portfolio % of Return:
Stocks: +2019.73
FX & Comms: -5.25

PORT Dec 24 2020

Comments:
Another tight ranged session but with heavy volume on the Nasdaq. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the biggest (more…)

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MaR Dec 23 2020

Market Report for Dec 23 2020

Limit your buying in dumb money December

During trends, most of the bargains occur in stocks before the momentum moves in December so buying and positioning in November or earlier is often the key to capitalizing on any Santa Claus rally or market momentum. It is often the institutional investor adding or dumb money last-minute shopping that makes up much of the day to day volume before Christmas. Remember, f you want to beat the market, (more…)

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MaR Dec 22 2020

Market Report for Dec 22 2020

184 Focus on trends that will play out over the long-term

Market Trend:
Up

Market YTD:
Nasdaq Composite +42.0% YTD
Russell 2000 +18.1% YTD
S&P 500 +14.4% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +5.9% YTD

Market Volume:
NYSE Vol: 1.1 bln (A)
Nasdaq Vol: 5.1 bl (A)

New Positions:
EDIT @78.93
NVTA @49.90

Growth Portfolio % of Return:
Stocks: +2072.03
FX & Comms: -5.25

PORT Dec 22 2020

Comments:
Volume levels are higher than normal. Volatility is increasing. Watch how this market plays out and be (more…)

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MaR Dec 19 2020

Market Report for Dec 19 2020

PORT Chart Dec 19 2020

Market Trend:
Up

Market YTD:
Nasdaq Composite +42.2% YTD
Russell 2000 +18.1% YTD
S&P 500 +14.8% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +5.8% YTD

Market Volume:
NYSE Vol: 3.1 bln (A)
Nasdaq Vol: 7 bln (A)

New Positions:
None

Growth Portfolio % of Return:
Stocks: +1945.65
FX & Comms: -5.25

PORT Dec 19 2020

Comments:
All the major averages ended the session in the red slightly on Friday. It seems they were having a breather (more…)

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MaR Dec 18 2020

Market Report for Dec 18 2020

Prices fluctuate more than value

Market Trend:
Up

Market YTD:
Nasdaq Composite +42.3% YTD
Russell 2000 +18.6% YTD
S&P 500 +15.2% YTD
Dow Jones Industrial Average +6.2% YTD

Market Volume:
NYSE Vol: 958 mln (A)
Nasdaq Vol: 4.9 bln (A)

New Positions:
None

Growth Portfolio % of Return:
Stocks: +1872.91
FX & Comms: -5.25

PORT Dec 18 2020

Comments:
Thursday saw each of the major indices closing at record highs. However, worth noting that the Dow Jones Industrial Average (more…)

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