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  • A Look At Nividia Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for a technical analysis indicator that gives good returns can be a pain. Here is one that is a definite winner....

  • Buying Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lululemon Athletica, Inc. is a Canadian self-described yoga-inspired athletic apparel company, designer and retailer....

  • Up, Up And Away

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When one discovers a share that simply goes up and up and up, do you buy it?...

  • A Share Worth Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Buying a share and holding forever can be an advantage, but do watch out for a correction....

  • Looking For Buys

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analyzing the share market, looking for buy signals can be a tough job....

  • A Share To Keep An Eye On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the chart of a share rises strongly over a number of years, it becomes a share one should own for the long term....

  • Another Look At The Gold Price

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the recent name calling and threats between President Trump, North Korea and Iran, another look at the gold price is necessary. Historically, gold has traded inversely to the US$ but this is no longer the case. Gold is becoming a hedge against world tension....

  • Two Shares To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are a few shares that simply move up and up and up. Below are two shares one should keep an eye on....

  • Wrapping Your Brain Around Weekly Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Have you wanted to trade options but are hesitant to take the first step? Here's how one trader took action and made it happen...

  • The Bitcoin Craze

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Bitcoin has reached levels where financial experts around the world are stating that the cryptocurrency is "the very definition of a bubble."...

  • Apple and IPhone X

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On September 12, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, announced the iPhone X. Is it time to buy Apple shares?...

  • Marijuana Stocks To Look At

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canada legalized medical marijuana in 2001. The industry has since evolved much more....

  • Watching Netflix

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So, are you a Netflix fan? If yes, would you buy the share?...

  • Taking A Chance With Snapchat

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking back at many popular companies that listed on the exchange, we see that they often dropped in price after their initial listing yet today are soaring....

  • BP PLC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Crude oil prices took a beating recently....

  • A Canadian Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With so many advisors calling for a major correction in the US stock market, a look at Canadian stocks is a possibly the way to go....

  • Dream Office REIT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the increase in terrorism throughout the world and political uncertainty on the increase, where is the best place to invest your money?...

  • Does Berkshire Hathaway Anticipate The Future?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Everyone knows that Warren Buffett made his fortune buying and owning many businesses, as well as significant minority holdings in many companies. Can one use the movement of Berkshire Hathaway B shares as a trend guide?...

  • A Profitable Observation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In analyzing the stock market, should you look at daily or weekly charts?...

  • Is Tesla A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Shares of Tesla are very volatile. Are the shares worth a buy and hold?...

  • A Look At Johnson And Johnson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share, Johnson and Johnson, is rated as one of top recommendations....

  • Is It Time To Bite Apple?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Apple to start India manufacturing soon....

  • Pfizer, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pfizer is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City....

  • Fang

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So, where are the FANG stocks going?...

  • Where Is Gold Going?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is regarded by many as a safe haven when the stock market collapses....

  • A Look At Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On April 4th, 1975, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque to develop a wide range of products for computers....

  • Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock goes up and up and up, when can one expect a down?...

  • That Dodd-Frank Act

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How much of an impact does change in policy have on the underlying technicals on a chart? Here's an interesting observation that looks at wave patterns...

  • Going For Caution

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...July, August and September are usually the quietest trading months of the year....

  • Is Apple A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for a safe, long-term investment is always a must....

  • A Look At Nike

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On Friday, June 30, Nike shares rose strongly after reporting financial results for its fourth quarter....

  • Ralph Lauren

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On Friday, when her husband Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Melania Trump wore a dress designed by Ralph Lauren....

  • A Gamble For The Future

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of the cheapest 3D printer dropped from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years....

  • That Elusive Dow 20,000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market is waiting for the Dow to break above 20000....

  • Looking For A Share To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the start of the year 2017, and a new President taking over in the United States of America, looking for a share to buy and hold is not that easy....

  • What Now For Banks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Donald Trump won the US Presidential election, the Dow Jones Industrial Average immediately rose to a new high, against all predictions. As we search for investing opportunities in this new order, how attractive are the banking stocks? We'll take a look at a few of them...

  • Analyzing A Stock With Fundamentals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What do the fundamentals say about stocks?...

  • A LOOK AT GENERAL ELECTRIC.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding a stock to buy and hold is not that easy at the moment....

  • Four Stocks To Look At

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the up/down movement in the stock market recently, finding a stock to buy and hold for the long term is not that easy....

  • Alternative...?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In todays world does one invest in "alternative" stocks or ... ?...

  • An Indicator To Follow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sylvain Vervoort is a market analyst that has developed market trading strategies....

  • The Best Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Today there are many indicators out there that suggest when to buy or sell a share....

  • Gold - An Unexpected Sale

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is regarded as a safe haven in times of an uncertain market, but when a strong sale occurs out of the blue?...

  • Alibaba - A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With all that is happening in the White House today, one share to keep an eye on is Alibaba....

  • Is This The Start Of The Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many well-known analysts have been calling for a correction. Is this the start of the correction?...

  • Playing The Dividend Game

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Andarko Petroleum has declared a dividend. Is it worth a buy?...

  • A Look At Boeing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Boeing rose nearly 10% to a record high on Wednesday, July 26....

  • Playing With Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the probability that gold could start rising strongly, here are two shares one could play with....

  • What Now Brown Cow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for a share to buy as tensions rise around the world....

  • The Attack In Syria

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The attack in Syria by America was something that caught everyone off guard....

  • A Look At Apple And Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Two companies that have performed extremely well are Apple and Facebook. What does the future trend look like for them?...

  • Wells Fargo Revised

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the Wells Fargo fraud hitting the news, we now know the reason for the weakness forecasted in my June 6th article....

  • Starwood Property Trust

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With uncertainty in the market looking for a solid investment becomes a must....

  • Another Look At Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So, with the stock market suggesting negativity, is Facebook a buy?...

  • Community Health Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With market uncertainty triggered by a possible interest rate increase and a controversial Presidential election, finding a share that could be a buy is not that easy....

  • Where Is Gold Going?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investor money flows to gold shares as a safe haven. With gold shares and ETF's starting to look attractive, what are they telling us?...

  • A Look At Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share price goes up and up and up, is there an end? Is it worth a buy?...

  • When In Doubt Stay Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the American Presidential campaign more and more capturing everyone's attention, where is the stock market going and what stock would probably be a good buy?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold crashed through $1,300 an ounce earlier this month. Is it time to start buying gold?...

  • Looking For The Stock To Trade

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's uncertain market, investors look for stocks offering solid dividends to buy and hold. Traders, on the other hand, look for stocks to buy and sell for a profit....

  • American Electric - A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock triggers a buy signal on the charts, it is a stock to keep an eye on....

  • Is Facebook Undervalued?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Facebook is undervalued," so said Jon Najarian on CNBC, last Friday morning....

  • Nike, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know the Nike brand, founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports, and changing its name to Nike in 1971....

  • Looking For A Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With only 4 days left before the US Presidential election, and uncertainty as the outcome, finding a share to invest in is not that easy....

  • YAHOO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yahoo, once pop of the tops, now hopefully pops from the pots....

  • Sell In May And Go Away

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...'SELL in MAY and GO AWAY' is a maxim that is always on every investor's mind....

  • A Few Shares To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This past week has been an interesting week, both in the political agenda and in the share market of the USA....

  • Going With The Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the market correcting heavily recently, should you keep an eye on shares that could be a solid future investment?...

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share price keeps rising, do you simply buy the share?...

  • Looking At Canadian Bonds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a market starts suggesting negativity, looking for a safe investment becomes a must....

  • What Does The Russel 2000 Index Tell Us?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Where is the market going from here?...

  • Is It Time To Look At The Banks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The bubble that burst in 2007 was created by the banking industry....

  • Going For Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If the bear market becomes a reality, should you invest in gold?...

  • Investing In A Pharmaceutical Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investing in a pharmaceutical company can be risky, but also extremely profitable....

  • Foot Locker Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Foot Locker is a share that hints it is a possible buy....

  • A Share For The Watch List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the present uncertainty in the stock market, looking for a stock to invest in for the long term is a must....

  • A Look At Wells Fargo

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With so many analysts calling for a decline in the stock market, looking for safe investments has become a must. Wells Fargo could be a share to buy and hold....

  • What's Up With Apple?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Barclays Bank cut their target for Apple shares from $121 to $115 last week....

  • Uncertainty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The American presidential election; the Brexit vote for Britain to leave the European Union; the gun crises in the USA. Uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty. What next?...

  • Post Brexit

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The S&P500 fell like a stone as expected with the announcement of Brexit, then recovered. Now what?...

  • Elon Musk And Solar City

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, plans to buy Solar City, a company that belongs to his cousin....

  • Do You Buy Or Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, the Dow does appear to have bottomed, but the question is, do you buy or sell?...

  • So, Is The Bottom Around The Corner?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The stock market has fallen heavily over the past few weeks. When will it start recovering?...

  • The Signpost Has Changed

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Elliott wave has become a signpost in the wilderness, and the sign, just down the road, has changed....

  • Canadian Shares To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many Canadian shares that offer attractive yields. Here are four of them....

  • A Look At The Stochastic Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, there are so many indicators out there today to analyze a stock technically, that finding the best one is like pulling teeth....

  • A Look At LinkedIn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a reputable company's share price collapses, do you buy the share?...

  • What Now For Facebook?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Facebook shares jumped at the end of January, on better than expected results....

  • A Share To Buy and Hold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding a share to buy and hold forever is not easy. However, the Canadian stock market does offer a few....

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Scotts Miracle-Gro has jumped in the last six months....

  • That Word, Trumponomics.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How much longer can the market continue to rise under Trumponomics?...

  • Should One Sell Starbucks Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Howard Schultz will step down as Starbucks Chief next year....

  • Gann Fans & Kondratieff Waves

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What's in store for the markets in 2016? Here's a look at two methods we can use to help predict critical reversal points in the market. We certainly shouldn't bet our life on them, but in the past, they've come pretty close to what actually occurred. You be the judge...

  • Dentsply Sirona

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When your analysis program suggests a buy on a stock, what do you do?...

  • Disney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Disney has 13 movies coming out in 2016....

  • Buying With Bill Ackman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share collapses in price, should you buy it?...

  • Starbucks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I enjoy my Starbucks coffee every morning and must congratulate the CEO Howard Schultz on seducing me every day with an enjoyable drink. So why has the share price fallen from $64.05 in October 2015 to $58.05 at end of July?...

  • Netflix

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Netflix Inc.'s stock plunged after reporting results on July 19th....

  • Another Bite Of The Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Apple watch has proved to be a no-no, so Apple has reduced its retail price and brought out a smaller iPhone. Is this the winner?...

  • The Coming Stock Crash

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On Friday, April 15th, Ted Cruz stated why he believed a stock crash will be coming....

  • McDonald's Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Despite a rough recent history in China, McDonald's Corp. is joining a number of companies that have made bullish bets on Chinese consumers. Over the next five years the Oak Brook, IL, company is hunting for an investment partner to help build out its franchise business in China, and plans to add 1,300 restaurants to its current 2,200. The fast-food company is betting that population growth and urbanization rates will continue to propel sales even as the world economy slows. While larger discretionary items will take a hit amid an economic slowdown, smaller splurges like fast-food meal...

  • A Look At Tesla

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Tesla's Model 3 has already racked up 232,000 pre-orders....

  • Oil, The Dow, And Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The weakening price of oil has been causing the Dow to fall. Where does Gold come into the picture?...

  • Another Look At Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How successful is a double top formation?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the past, when the economy and the stock market looked bad, money moved to gold....

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) President and COO John Milligan sold 100,000 shares for $10.3 million on September 8, 2015. What does that suggest?...

  • Another Look At Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lululemon Athletica, Inc., known by all, is a self-described yoga-inspired athletic apparel company....

  • Looking For Guidance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the extreme volatility we have seen in the stock market over the past two weeks, finding guidance is calming....

  • Where Is The Market Heading?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you're wondering when the markets will correct, here's one forecasting method to use that has stood the test of time...

  • The Brain Drain At Yahoo!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When CEO's announce that they are leaving a company, do you sell the share?...

  • Weight Watchers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So, Oprah Winfrey has bought into Weight Watchers. Should you buy the share?...

  • A Completed Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a head & shoulders formation has completed its retracement, do you buy the stock?...

  • Berkshire Hathaway

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can Berkshire Hathaway shares be used as a reliable indicator?...

  • Is Nike Still A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share price goes up and up and up, when is it going to start going down?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Oil Shares?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of Oil has dropped considerably. Is it reaching a bottom? Is it time to start investing in oil shares?...

  • A Look At Hewlett Packard

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hewlett Packard is splitting into two companies, HP, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprises....

  • Another Look At Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Facebook, facebook, facebook — A company on almost everyone's computer, but does that mean you should invest in the stock?...

  • Is LinkedIn Now A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the price of a share falls like a stone, do you catch a falling knife?...

  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc. — A Future Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Skyworks Solutions, Inc. a buy for growth at its present level?...

  • SL Green Realty Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With interest rates in the United States unlikely to rise in 2015, should retirees look for a steady and reliable income stream in REITS?...

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of gold having dropped as much as it did over the past year, to what extent were mines affected and is it time to buy back into them?...

  • A Caffiene Jolt With Green Mountain Coffee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Considering buying shares in Keurig Green Mountain Coffee? The monthly chart suggests this isn't a good time to buy but the weekly and daily chart suggest that it is a good time to buy. Which chart do you follow?...

  • A Look At Qualcomm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the world markets focussed on the problems in Greece, looking for a stock to trade can be a challenge....

  • Looking For A Stop Loss Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Should you buy & sell a stock just because the relative strength index says so?...

  • Is Costco Wholesale Corp. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Let's take a look at the charts and find out....

  • Buffett's Interest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Warren Buffett is well known to all who invest. In fact, when he speaks, everyone listens....

  • Two Gaps To Fill In Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is customary for a share price to fill a gap when one is made....

  • Is Apple, Inc. A Buy Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Apple, Apple, and once again Apple. The company appears to be going from strength to strength. Is it time to buy the company's stock again?...

  • Do You Buy Fitbit, Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One rule I have is not to buy a stock that is newly listed. Instead, I wait for a year to see if a trend has been built....

  • The Possibility Of Grexit

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The past few weeks have been stressful with the anticipation of Greece leaving the European Union....

  • Is It Time To Look At DDD Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When an Elliott wave count synchronizes with an indicator does it mean it is time to buy the stock?...

  • iShares Energy Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the collapse of the price of oil, is it now time to look at energy shares?...

  • Kythera Biopharmaceutical

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. was listed on the Nasdaq exchange on October 10, 2012. Is it worth a buy today, looking at past performance?...

  • Welcome To The New Year

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What can you expect to happen in the financial markets in 2015?...

  • Electronic Arts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share goes up and up and up, over the year, when is it time to sell?...

  • Is It Time To Buy GoPro Shares?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it wise to buy a share as it lists on the market?...

  • Is Cisco Systems A Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On February 18, 2015 Cisco announced the contribution of a free version of its powerful ConfD management agent software, to accelerate the adoption of programmability for the broader networking industry....

  • Tesla Motors, Is It Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When an obvious head & shoulders pattern has bottomed, does it mean it's time to buy for a long-term hold?...

  • Old Dominion Freight Line, A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Given that there are so many stocks, finding the best ones that make sound investments is not that easy....

  • Is It Time To Buy Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The question on everyone's mind is, "Have oil prices bottomed?"...

  • The Canadian Stock Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Deteriorating Credit Markets - Harbinger of Recession....

  • The Elliott Wave Rule

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ralph Elliott had rules to follow when preparing an Elliott Wave....

  • A Look At Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft has been at the top, fallen from that position and is now looking at the top again. Is it a buy?...

  • Facebook's Pregnancy Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yahoo shares fall after CEO Marissa Mayer reveals she is pregnant. Will Facebook shares follow suit with Mark Zuckerberg's pending paternity leave?...

  • Husky Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the oil price falling so badly over the past year, is it time to start looking at energy stocks as a possible buy?...

  • Is This The Wave IV?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my article, "Where Is The Market Heading?", that appeared in the September 2015 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities (TASC) magazine, I concluded that market and economic patterns will still exist but without doubt they will become a great deal more volatile and complicated....

  • A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the stock market falls, is it wise to look for shares that are suggesting a bottom as a possible future buy?...

  • Do You Buy When A Head & Shouders Has Bottomed?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a head & shoulders pattern has hit the target suggested by the pattern, do you buy the share or do you wait for a more definite buy signal?...

  • Do You Sell Before Results Are Announced?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Should you buy shares before a quarterly report is announced and then sell it right before the announcement?...

  • A Flag For Darden Restaurants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are certain patterns that have always been a good bet. Flags are one of them....

  • A Look At Intel Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of Intel Corp. rose from 88 cents in October 1990 to a high of $75.81 by August 2000. Then came the crash....

  • A Look At General Electric

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On April 10, 2015 General Electric Co. announced that it planned to create a simpler more valuable industrial company by selling most of GE Capital Assets over the next 24 months....

  • A Simple Option Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading options has always been a mystery to many, but with all the new weeklys and binary options that are hitting the market, they are now a strategy that should be looked at....

  • A Look At General Motors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Warren Buffett buys shares in a company when he has trust in the CEO and management....

  • Is Nike Due For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Nike (NKE) has gone up and up and up. Is the share price now due for a correction?...

  • A Look At The Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The charts of the three indexes are suggesting a correction. How much of a correction? Let's find out....

  • Emera, Inc. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is investing in clean power the way to go in the future?...

  • A Developing Head & Shoulders Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a head & shoulders pattern looks as though it is forming, do you sell the share or wait for the pattern to finalize before selling?...

  • TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Even when a market is correcting, there will be some equities going against the trend. TD Ameritrade (AMTD) is one of the stocks worth looking at....

  • I Like My Starbucks Coffee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Starbucks appears to be stagnating. Is the share worth a buy?...

  • A Look At Mastercard and Visa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The talk is that credit cards as we know them will move to the cellphone....

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a well known TV presenter makes a buy recommendation on a stock, do you buy that stock?...

  • Nibbling At Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to start nibbling at Facebook (FB) shares again? My charts are not sure which way to go....

  • Looking At Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We live in a world of cycles and many believe there is a correlation between cyclical movements and our emotional ups and downs. Here's a look at some of the different types of cycles as they relate to the financial markets....

  • CenturyLink, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you look at reports on this company's shares, various analysts suggest that it is a strong buy. Is it?...

  • Coach, A Share To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On October 28, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT), Coach, Inc. (COH) held a conference call to discuss the company's first quarter results....

  • Another Rumor To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Another rumor hit the street today - shares of BlackBerry Ltd. soared 8.5%....

  • A Look At Four Stocks To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Buyers beware, the bear market has begun," says a well-known and respected currency and commodities analyst....

  • Rumors, Rumors, And More Rumors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Buying stocks based on a rumor is not easy, but the rule is to buy on the rumor and sell on the fact....

  • The Bears Have Spoken. Is It Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a well known bear interviewed on Bloomberg or CNBC and shouts, "sell, sell, sell", is it time to buy?...

  • GW Pharmaceuticals A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a company worth looking at that could be a long term hold....

  • In A Down Market What Do You Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Warren Buffet announced that he bought stocks when the market crashed on Thursday, September 25, 2014....

  • Looking For Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market falls, money moves from looking for growth to looking for income and security....

  • Is Intel A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you receive a tip, either from a friend or a stock market expert, should you go ahead and buy the stock without doing your own research?...

  • Is LyondellBaseel Industries A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The LyondellBasell Board recently authorized an interim dividend. Is this a trigger to buy the stock?...

  • Zoetis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Shares of Zoetis, Inc. have recently gained 7%. Are they worth buying now?...

  • Another Look At Facebook

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The shares of Facebook are up 38% year-to-date compared to the S&P 500's gain of 10%....

  • Taking A Chance With Another Company Based In China

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's one company that could take the US markets by storm....

  • Canadian Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here are four Canadian banks to look at....

  • Is Visa A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Television announcers on Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, or any other financial TV channel look at fundamentals, but do the technicals agree with what they say?...

  • Is It Time To Start Nibbling At Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has said, "buy gold."...

  • Is It Time To Buy 3-D?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The 3-D printing sector has been under pressure since the start of 2014....

  • Is JC Penny A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a look at what the charts are telling us....

  • A Look At Ballard Power

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share price rises to "king of the heap" and then crashes, is there a time of recovery?...

  • That Wave 5

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One Elliot wave rule is that a wave 5 is equal to a wave 1....

  • A Look At The Russell 2000

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe....

  • Another Look At Amazon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Amazon has grown and grown and grown, but is the company reaching its limit?...

  • Is Green Mountain Filling The Gap?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Filling the gap is a key technical analysis feature....

  • Aetna Health Insurance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After a severe winter that will go down in the history books, are tornadoes now the problem?...

  • Looking At Family Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Welcome to Family Dollar stores, your neighbourhood dollar discount store....

  • So, Is Microsoft A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In August 2013, Steve Ballmer announced that he would resign as CEO of Microsoft, Inc. within 12 months....

  • Going With 3-D Printing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hewlett Packard announced that they intend to produce a 3-D printer. Has this affected the share price of 3D Corporation?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Starbucks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, partners with Oprah Winfrey. Does that mean it is time to buy?...

  • Perrigo Consumer Healthcare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the price of a share rises logarithmically, do you simply buy?...

  • Buying That Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a symmetrical triangle pattern appears, and the share price breaks out, do you buy?...

  • A Forecast For Herbalife

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Herbalife a Ponzi scheme that should be sold? Bill Ackman seems to think so. What do the charts say?...

  • Following A Reverse Head & Shoulders Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Does a possible reverse head & shoulder pattern tell us what to expect?...

  • Arrowhead Research Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's another health stock to look at....

  • Verisign Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever I receive a buy signal from a program I use to analyze the markets, I always do my due diligence before buying the stock....

  • Stock Splits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever a company announces a stock split, I look to buy shares of the company's stock....

  • A Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A double bottom usually represents a buying opportunity. Are we seeing one now?...

  • GM: Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cleaning up a mess. Hats off to the CEO, Mary Barra. Are women CEOs teaching us something?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Solar City?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With solar panels becoming more efficient, is it time to invest in Solar City?...

  • The Apple Split

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In late April, the iPhone and iPad maker announced plans to split its stock for the first time in nine years....

  • A Gap Waiting To Be Filled

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you see a gap occur on a price chart, it is likely that the gap will be filled at some point....

  • Tractor Supply Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a retail store to watch as the American economy recovers....

  • NYSE Arca Mini-Natural Gas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With natural gas being discovered in abundance, is it worth looking at?...

  • When In Doubt

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is there an alternative to the phrase "when in doubt, get out?"...

  • HomeAway, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...HomeAway, Inc. (AWAY) is a share to add to your watch list....

  • Amazon, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On May 6, 2014 I discussed the stock of Amazon, Inc. But did things turn out the way I thought they would?...

  • A Double Bottom To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share rises off a double bottom it is worth a watch....

  • Sasol

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a company that started off in South Africa and has become an international player. Is it a buy?...

  • Looking At Time Warner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) made a bid for Time Warner, Inc. (TWX) but it was rejected....

  • A Buy For Micron Technologies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On July 11, 2014 Micron Technologies (MU) announced the introduction of a new component....

  • A Look At Alcoa, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock keeps rising, when do you know to take profits?...

  • A Look At Easyhome Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock continues to rise, it means a correction must be on the cards. But that's not to say that a short-term trade is not possible....

  • Looking At A Weekly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you rely on a program to analyze the market, how do you identify which shares to look at?...

  • How High Can Shares Of Praxair Inc. (PX) Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With second quarter financial results being released on July 23rd, 2014 should you expect the stock price to keep rising till then?...

  • Home Capital Group

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Another look at a promising Canadian stock....

  • The Dow Is Down. Is It Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Dow has fallen heavily, but with so many companies coming out with excellent financial results, is it time to start bottom picking?...

  • Blackberry - Crackberry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Blackberry - the name is known to all, because it was once the cellphone of choice with the nickname, Crackberry....

  • Canadian General Investments

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market shows signs of weakness, money looks for dividend bearing stocks rather than growth....

  • A Stock Looking For A Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock rises, and rises and continues to rise, surely there must be a correction?...

  • Factset Research Systems, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the market in a bull trend as the American economy recovers, researching a sound investment can be time consuming....

  • An Indicator To Look At

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders are always looking for an indicator that will give them successful buy/sell signals. Here is a strategy that you can consider....

  • Looking At A Gold Nibble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of gold has fallen dramatically over the past year. Is it time to start loading up on gold shares?...

  • Taking That Gamble

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yelp, Inc. is an American company that operates an "online urban guide" and business review site....

  • EastGroup Properties

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the property market recovering, is it time to look at real estate investment trusts?...

  • When A Stock Is Downgraded

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock is downgraded by an investment company, I always look at it to see if their analyst has made a correct analysis....

  • Going With Buffett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Warren Buffett announces that he has bought a stock, should you buy that stock?...

  • A Look At Altria

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Altria Group pushed the tobacco industry higher last week making it today's featured tobacco winner....

  • A Share To Keep An Eye On

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every now and again, a share captures your attention as an indicator triggers a buy or a sell....

  • Having A Look At Aflac

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Obamacare taking center stage in the US, should you start buying shares in health insurance companies?...

  • A Look At Regional Banking

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Having a look at regional banks for a possible buy....

  • Yelp, Buy That Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A share price should always fall or rise to fill a gap. Should you buy or sell when that happens?...

  • Going Only With The RSI Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Of all the indicators I have played with, the RSI has been my favorite, yet I watch it carefully with the JM Internal Band indicator and the XTL indicator....

  • Do You Follow The Vix?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the Volatility Index (VIX) forecasting the movement of the market?...

  • When A Share Goes Up And Up And Up

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What do you do when a share keeps rising? Do you pick a target and sell or do you ride the trend?...

  • Is Gold A Buy Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US dollar is strong, which is one of the many reasons gold has fallen....

  • A Buy For Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How high can the price of Apple stock go? That is the big question....

  • A Look At Viacom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the daily chart and weekly chart suggest a buy, does it mean you should buy?...

  • Lululemon Is A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the price of a stock traces a saucer bottom, you better put it on your watchlist....

  • A Look At Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Jim Cramer on "CNBC Squawk on the Street" says that he likes a stock, is it worth looking at?...

  • When In Doubt Get Out, But....

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...To what extent should you accept an Elliott Wave count? When it suggests a sell signal, should you sell?...

  • A Look At Eli Lilly

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pharmaceutical companies have been worth looking at since the Affordable Health Care Act was introduced....

  • Is It Time To Sell Pepsico?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share simply goes up and up and up, when is it time to take profits?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Cisco Systems?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the technicals of a stock suggest a buy, do you buy?...

  • Is Goldman Sachs A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An inverted head & shoulders pattern at a top is unusual. Does it suggest a buy?...

  • Mattel, The Toy Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Christmas is four months away; is it time to buy shares of a toy company?...

  • Watching the 50- and 100-Period Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are the 50-period and 100-period moving averages indicators to be watched when it comes to market indices?...

  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market has fallen heavily over the last week. Is it time to start buying?...

  • A Look At United States Steel Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a company makes a positive dividend announcement despite a recent share collapse, is the share worth looking at?...

  • Time For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With April coming to an end, and the "sell in May" mantra out there, is it time to take profits and sit back?...

  • Yahoo!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yahoo saw its share price rise by more than 7% on the morning of April 16, 2014....

  • A Company To Look At

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...WD-40 Company currently markets its products in 188 countries worldwide and recorded sales of $368.5 million in fiscal year 2013....

  • Bank Of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yellen: Europe held back by problems in its banking center....

  • Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Obamacare becoming a success, the healthcare industry is worth looking at, but company names can be confusing....

  • That Dead Cat Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many experts refer to a dead cat bounce after the market falls dramatically. How does this apply to the current market?...

  • Canoe Income Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On April 4, 2014 Canoe EIT Income Fund announced a warrant offering....

  • Is It Time To Look At UK Banks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Banks in the United Kingdom, as we all know, took a big hit as the 2007 bubble burst....

  • Johnson Controls Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a trading strategy I use suggests a buy, I then take a closer look at the share....

  • An Inverse Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a chart of an exchange traded fund suggests an inverse head & shoulders formation, with a larger one in the offing, is this a signal of what is to come overall?...

  • Mmm... A Head and Shoulders Formation?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...No matter who the company is, when a head and shoulders formation starts developing, caution prevails....

  • How High Can Facebook Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Facebook has exploded upwards. The question everyone is asking is, "How much higher can it go?"...

  • When In Doubt Stay Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Syrian chemical weapons problem is over; Larry Summers has withdrawn from succeeding Ben Bernanke; the Federal Reserve is maintaining its buying of Bonds. What now?...

  • 1-800 Flowers.com, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for stocks to buy as the market bottoms is always a challenge....

  • A Look At Community Health Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Obamacare somewhere in the future, should you start buying any stock involved in healthcare?...

  • Johnson & Johnson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...J&J is well known for its baby powder and other baby products. In recent years, they have had to recall many of their products. Are they worth a buy?...

  • Vera Bradley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the economy expected to recover, is it time to look at dogs?...

  • Is Ebay A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With all the uncertainty in the world, should you sit on cash or look for stocks to buy?...

  • Three Canadian Dividend Stocks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you looking for a good company that pays a pleasant dividend? Here are some....

  • Looking At McDonald's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Walk into any McDonald's and you always have to stand in line to be served....

  • Is It Time To Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is a protection and a hedge. Countries whose currency is depreciating are slowly buying gold, but with the London gold price falling from a high of $1887 is gold still protective?...

  • United Therapeutics Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Affordable Care Act is becoming a part of America....

  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A share to keep an eye on, but is it due for a correction?...

  • Hewlett-Packard Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."We're a year and change into Meg Whitman's reign atop Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - near the point where investors must decide if they're buying what Whitman is selling." So wrote Investor Place on October 11, 2013....

  • Groupon A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Groupon is a deal-of-the-day website that features discounted gift certificates usable at local or national companies. After hitting a high of $31.30 in November 2011, what went wrong?...

  • The Volatility Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the Volatility Index a market leader or is it a follower?...

  • Insane, Catastrophic, Chaotic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So said President Obama in his speech on Tuesday, September 8 as the S&P500 fell 1%....

  • So, Is Tesla A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A Tesla motorcar caught fire because of an impaled battery. Has this affected the growth in the share price?...

  • A Look At National Retail Properties

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With a recovering US economy, property prices and rentals paid should start increasing....

  • That Signpost Down The Road

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It looks as if the indices have come to the next signpost....

  • So, Is It Time To Start Buying Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Iranian nuclear threat seems to be fading....

  • The Gap and Patience

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the approach of Christmas, and the shopping that goes with it, is it worth buying shares of The GAP?...

  • Another Look At Bank of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Bank of America getting its house in order? Is it a BUY at current levels?...

  • Going For REIT Yields

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the housing market in the US starts recovering, is it time to invest in companies that are in the housing business and pay a pleasant dividend?...

  • Cisco Systems, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cisco Systems, Inc. is continually in the news, and when they have a bad quarterly report, it makes new headlines....

  • EI DuPont de Nemours & Co.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a company that is saying "buy me" when the overall market looks weak....

  • Is Vodaphone Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a company becomes a take-over target, is it worth a buy or should you wait?...

  • That Stock Of Facebook, Again!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Facebook has exploded upwards. The question everyone is asking is, 'How much higher can it go?'" That is the question I asked on September 26, 2013....

  • iRobot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We have all seen military robots on TV defusing bombs, cleaning floors in a house, and working in factories. Without doubt this is the trend of the future....

  • A Look At Silver

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Silver is the poor man's gold. As the price of gold dropped, the price of silver fell even faster. Is it time to start buying silver?...

  • Another Look At Japan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After a long bear market and last year's devastating earthquake, Japan's economy and market is rising fast....

  • Abbott Laboratories

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Abbott Laboratories (ABT) generates the highest percentage of its revenue through pharmaceuticals, at around 62%....

  • Another Look At Apple, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Apple going to give us another bite in the near future?...

  • Green Mountain Coffee Again

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The news is that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has signed a new deal with Starbucks. Is it a buy at this level?...

  • Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft shares have been stagnant since 2000. Is the share worth looking at as a buy?...

  • Facebook Again

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Facebook came out with their quarterly results at the close of market on May 1, 2013. Would you still buy Facebook shares?...

  • 3-D Printing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, three-dimensional printing sounds like something out of a science fiction novel. Is it going to change the world? Should you buy the stock now?...

  • That Blackstone Group

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pressure increases on Michael Dell as Carl Icahn mulls tie-up with Blackstone in bid for PC company....

  • A Possible Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the release of the Blackberry in the US on March 22, 2013 many investors are looking at other Canadian technology companies. Aastra Technologies (AAH-T) is a company worth looking at....

  • Updating The Dow And S&P Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once again Europe is affecting the US market. This time it is Cyprus. What now?...

  • Trusting The RSI Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Relative Strength Index (RSI) developed by Welles Wilder is considered to be a core indicator in technical analysis....

  • Looking At Ford Again

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It does look as though Ford Motor Co. is hinting at a buy....

  • Do You Enjoy A Coffee?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Enjoying an early morning coffee is always a pleasure....

  • Looking At A Dog

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share is newly listed on the market and then drops 80% plus, do you look at it for a future buy?...

  • A Look At Walt Disney Co.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We are always on the lookout for a share that shows promise....

  • Intertape Polymer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the economy recovers - this was confirmed by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week - so will Intertape Polymer....

  • NetSuite

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...NetSuite runs all of your key back-office operations and financial business processes....

  • Once Again Cisco

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cisco has announced the release of a new product in its carrier routing family....

  • Rite-Aid Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rite Aid Corporation said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2014 first quarter on Thursday, June 20, 2013....

  • The Cooper Companies, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Cooper Companies' (COO) financials come in mixed for Quarter 2; beating on a share basis but shy on revenue....

  • Sell In May...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...That mantra "sell in May and go away" did not happen this year....

  • A Look At Yahoo!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yahoo! was the web search ruler, then Google took over. What is the future like for Yahoo!?...

  • Going For CBS Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On July 25, 2013, CBS Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has expanded its share repurchase program....

  • Do You Enjoy Pizza?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When times are tough, and money is short, is buying a pizza for dinner the answer?...

  • Would You Buy Dell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...To be a successful investor you must look for situations where the risk/reward ratio is greatly in your favor....

  • We Want To Be In Financials

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bernanke: Fed intends to maintain highly accommodative policy for the foreseeable future....

  • MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investing in Canadian stocks can provide an advantage, and when a stock signals a buy signal, it's worth looking at....

  • That Cat In The Bag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A Wave 5 top signals the end of a bull trend and can be followed by a nasty correction....

  • Two English Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England signalled that interest rates will be kept at a record low....

  • Royal Bank Of Canada.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canadian banks were kept small and in good health by Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England....

  • Tenet Health Care

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the Affordable Care Act on the cards, and the stock market showing signs of recovery, health care stocks are starting to look interesting....

  • The Standard & Poor's 500 Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Those who are not technicians are looking at a triple top....

  • Would You Buy Apple Today?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Steve Jobs is no longer around. Tim Cook is trying his best to emulate him, but is he doing the job?...

  • Looking For A Leader

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With technical analysis, we are always looking for an indicator or index that leads the market. This is not as easy as we think....

  • Anheuser Busch InBev

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a program algorithm gives you a buy signal, you must look at it closely....

  • Rogers Communications A Share To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for a share to buy is always a challenge....

  • Agnico-Eagle Mines Soars?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On December 12, 2012, Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. announced that it was increasing its quarterly dividend by 10%. Worth a look?...

  • Does Macy's Lead The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the US economy expected to recover in the years ahead, is it time to buy Macy's?...

  • A Look At Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In 1985 I was told by a fundamental gold analyst that there is more gold out of the ground than in the ground throughout the world. What does this mean for gold investments?...

  • Looking At Qualcomm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Action around the Consumer Electronics Show got under way on January 7, with a preshow press event for Qualcomm Inc....

  • Looking At Allied Properties REIT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When in doubt, stay out, or as is done in today's uncertain market, buy interest-bearing stocks....

  • First Commonwealth Financial

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever I see a double bottom followed by a triple top on a weekly chart, I always examine the stock more closely....

  • Come Together With Starbucks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Starbucks enters the political fray with the words "Come together," then the share should be looked at....

  • Cash Is Always King

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The lady who introduced me to the JM internal band strategy said, and I will never forget her words: "This strategy has been very kind to me."...

  • Filling The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Meg Whitman, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard was interviewed on CNBC last week....

  • Texas Instruments A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Texas Instruments increased its dividend. Is it a buy?...

  • Looking At Canfor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The housing market is slowly recovering. Is it time to look at companies that produce wood needed in the building of houses?...

  • When In Doubt, Stay Out? About Herbalife

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bill Ackman has shorted Herbalife, and Carl Icahn bought Herbalife? What should you do?...

  • Do You Buy Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Some indicators are looking overbought. Do you buy now when you receive a buy signal, or do you wait?...

  • Do The Indexes Call For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We know that a correction is on the cards. But what do the daily indexes tell us?...

  • A Diamond For WestJet Airlines?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investing in an airline is always risky. As the price of oil rises, so do their costs....

  • Comcast Corp. Waits On Apple Rumors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There's a rumor going around that Apple TV, when it is available, might be accessible via the Internet and not cable. How's Comcast reacting to those whispers?...

  • Checking Out Bank Of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The rule is, when everyone is buying, it is time to sell....

  • Research In Motion Now BlackBerry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know the saying, "Buy on rumor and sell on fact." Is this happening to Research In Motion (RIM)? RIM announced its new BlackBerry phones on January 30. It also changed its company name to BlackBerry....

  • The Solstice

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...December 21st is the solstice and in the Northern Hemisphere, December 22nd is the start of Winter....

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Companies listed on the market can go bankrupt. Many are then delisted, but what do you do when they are not?...

  • Johnson Controls Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Johnson Controls Inc. is a stock that should be on a watch list....

  • Another Stock Split

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once again my ears perk up with the announcement of a 10 for 1 stock split by Mastercard....

  • CVS Caremark Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Dividends do not only provide income for shareholders. Strong dividend growth can be a powerful signal about fundamental health and management confidence in the future of a business....

  • Do You Buy On A Share Split?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whenever a company announces a share split, my ears perk up....

  • A Lulu Of A Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Christmas is around the corner. What do you buy someone who has everything?...

  • Another Look At Duke Realty Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On July 14, 2013, I wrote asking whether it was time to start reinvesting in the realty market. I concluded that it was a must and Duke Realty Corporation (DRE) did recover, but then promptly fell more than its recovery. Is it a must again or is DRE an exception?...

  • What Is Googling At Google?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week it was announced that Yahoo! had more hits than Google....

  • How Much Lower?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The "sell in May" correction could be in its final stages, but September is around the corner....

  • Is Sony Making A Comeback?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the indexes are falling, you should start looking for shares to buy as the indexes bottom....

  • HCA Holdings, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Will President Obama get the Republican controlled Congress to agree to Obamacare? The stock market seems to think so....

  • Is Disney A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the Dow correcting as expected, buying when everyone is selling becomes the strategy. What to buy is the problem....

  • Filling A Facebook Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Over the past week, Facebook shares closed above its IPO price....

  • Boyd Gaming Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gaming is the name of the game, or is it?...

  • Taking A Chance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can a company whose share price has fallen dramatically, be able to revive itself?...

  • Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Receiving a distribution when you hold a share is always welcome, but receiving the distribution and having a capital gain is even more welcome....

  • Buy When In A Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When everyone is selling, that is when you should buy. The problem is, what do you buy?...

  • That Contradiction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Dow Transportation Index is said to be a leader....

  • Japan Today

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Bank of Japan recently announced that it would start purchasing long-term Japanese government bonds....

  • AG Mortgage Investment Trust

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The crash of October 2007 was caused by banks who combined good and bad mortgages in a product called mortgage backed securities that they sold to the market....

  • Looking At Cloud

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cloud computing is becoming popular as a way to save data and make it available to the numerous computers, cell phones, and tablets you may have in your possession....

  • Reelections And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What happens to the markets when a US President is elected for a second term?...

  • September Segues Into October

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...September is usually the quietest month of the year. Now that it is over, what next?...

  • Toll Brothers A Buy Or A Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is this home builder a sell or a buy?...

  • Where Are You Going, Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There is plenty of talk about gold going to new highs. What do the charts tell us?...

  • Is Range Resources A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This program to find buy signals gave a 5.4% return in July and a 6.1% return in August....

  • Another Look At Starbucks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Discussing the economy today is all politics. This is influencing constructive analysis....

  • Is Amazon Due For A Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Amazon has recently been testing the $250 level, a new all-time high....

  • CISCO, Filling A Gap With A Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With a hurricane in the air, the market closed for four days, and with Cisco looking like a promising buy, if and when do you go for growth or a safer investment?...

  • Are Gold Shares On The Way Back?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold shares are slowly starting to look like a good investment once again....

  • A Double Top For Dollarama

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of a double top is characterized by two peaks....

  • Another Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many bears out there. To what extent are they justified in their viewpoint?...

  • American Tower's Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a stock moves from a low of 64 cents in October 2002 to a high of $76.24 today, then it is a share to keep watching....

  • Is Mattel Swell Enough To Be A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using a program to look for future buys is always a must and should be looked at carefully....

  • Amazon Update

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Amazon's Kindle Fire has very much been a winner. With the smaller Apple iPad rumored to be out in the near future, how is this going to affect sales for Amazon?...

  • A Future Cup & Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Patterns can be reliable, so keeping your eyes open for a probable pattern is always necessary....

  • Failed Inverse Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...No pattern is a perfect buy or sell pattern, especially when the "Buy on rumor and sell on fact" takes precedence....

  • Where Now, Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analyzing the future is not easy, but technical analysis, especially a combination of Elliott wave theory and Gann analysis, does help....

  • Edwards Lifesciences

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the market anticipating the end of the Presidential election, we should start looking for stocks that we would like to own....

  • Helen Of Troy Ltd. Net Sale Revenue

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Helen Of Troy Ltd. reports record net sales revenue....

  • Cross Country Healthcare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the reelection of President Barack Obama and the idea that Obamacare is here to stay, looking at health-care stocks is a must....

  • Elliott Wave Variations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many of those interested in the markets have read the classic "Elliott Wave Principle" by AJ Frost and Robert Prechter. What do the authors say about what market participants should do?...

  • Holly Frontier A Possible Investment?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's uncertain and volatile market, looking for future investments is always a plus. Holly Frontier may be worth a look....

  • What's Cooking At Citigroup?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Vikram Pandit resigned abruptly last month as CEO of Citigroup. The bank paid him a bonus of $6.7 million for work he did for the bank this year....

  • The Toronto 300 Index And The Fiscal Cliff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Toronto 300 has many gold mining stocks in it, which can affect and definitely does influence the movement of the index. Can it be used to determine the movement of the Standard & Poor's 500?...

  • Is Cellcom Israel A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's uncertain market, one settling down after a Presidential election, when we receive a buy signal, it is better to analyze the share....

  • Waiting On Wellcare Health Plans

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the reelection of President Obama, should we start looking at stocks with ties to health?...

  • Is It Time To Start Buying Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is a currency hedge. When the US dollar weakens, gold shares should rise....

  • A Look At Canadian Property

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trus (CAPREIT) is a share that should be looked at. With Warren Buffett stating that we would do better investing in property, this is a share worth looking at....

  • SunOpta Canada A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market has been correcting down. The maxim is to buy on a correction, but what do you buy?...

  • An Old Dominion Freight Line Buy Signal?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Old Dominion Freight Line has given me an RSI buy signal. Should we buy the stock now?...

  • Parking Money With Aegon H

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market corrects, the gamblers buy as stocks fall. Investors wait until the market turns and only buy as the shares rise. Aegon is an example...

  • Do You Want To Buy A Bank?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that banks caused the recent market meltdown, and that they are now under close scrutiny to make sure that their greed is controlled....

  • Stocks Or Houses? Listening To Warren Buffett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As Warren Buffett said recently, "It is better to invest in houses than in stocks."...

  • A Buy In May?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The maxim is "Sell in May and go away." Here is one stock that is suggesting the opposite....

  • Analogic Hot Streak Continues

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analogic's margin hot streak continues....

  • To Gold Or Not To Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to buy gold? My charts are saying, "Not yet."...

  • So Are We Seeing A Correction Soon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The bears haven't given up, even as the market is moving to new highs every day. But what lies around the corner?...

  • Looking For Buy & Hold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking to buy & hold? Here are two stocks you may be interested in....

  • A Look At S&P 500 Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analyzing the S&P 500 using a Gann square....

  • Netflix Signals A Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Netflix has been a volatile stock over the past year. Is it worth investing in?...

  • Buy Facebook After A Disastrous Start?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it finally time to buy after a disastrous listing?...

  • Take A Look At Broadcom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What to do when one sees an inverse head & shoulders pattern developing on a weekly chart....

  • Measuring Market Performance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Fisher-Gartman Risk Index uses a multi-asset class and global approach in measuring market performance....

  • Look For Income With Hatteras Financial?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In times of uncertainty, look for income on your investment....

  • That RSI Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The RSI divergence pattern is a pattern that strongly suggests the start of a bull run....

  • Mad Money's Cramer Likes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Mad Money's Jim Cramer recently remarked that he liked three stocks....

  • Short-Term Buy For Career Education?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A possible short-term buy for a quick profit?...

  • A Cup With A Dividend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When times are tough, look to buy a stock that pays a dividend....

  • Two Long-Term Holds In Telecom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Internet and wireless business is growing exponentially, and here are two stocks that may be worth a long-term look....

  • Is It Time For Netflix?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 25, I wrote that we should look at Netflix as a possible buy. Now may be that time....

  • Time Warner Telecom Long Term?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do we invest for the long term using a weekly chart? It sure looks like it....

  • Three Alternative Elliott Wave Counts For The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analyzing a chart using Elliott waves is not always easy....

  • The Kondratieff Wave And The Presidential Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...History has shown that the stock market and the four-year Presidential election cycle follow strong predictable patterns. What can we expect going forward?...

  • A Flag For GLD

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A flag and pennant pattern formation is a true consolidation pattern and a very reliable indicator....

  • Those Triangles And How They Form

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Triangles tend to act as periods of consolidation from which prices continue in the same direction....

  • Island Reversal For Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that when a gap forms the share price more often than not rises or falls to fill that gap. Right? Check out Lululemon....

  • Talking Double Tops And Bottoms

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A reader asked for further clarification of a double top or double bottom in a recent article about JP Morgan, especially what I did not consider a triangle formation....

  • A Look At United Continental Holdings

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding a share to consider buying is not an easy process....

  • Is Berkshire Hathaway B Shares Still A Market Leader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In an earlier article, I compared Bershire Hathaway B shares to the S&P 500 and concluded that the shares could be used as a market leader. Is that still the case?...

  • Double Double With JP Morgan Chase

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...JP Morgan Chase has shown a double bottom. Is it a buy?...

  • Par Pharma Has An Inverse H&S

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Par Pharmaceutical chart is showing an inverse head & shoulders pattern....

  • Another Look At Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The year 2011 was a year of high volatility and stress. What about 2012?...

  • The Beauty Of A Gann Fan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have always believed in a Gann fan as an indicator forecasting the future....

  • Thomson Reuters Inverse?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the share price building a shoulder of an inverse head & shoulder formation?...

  • Looking Again At Sony

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my article about Sony of August 17, 2011, I wondered if Sony was another Apple waiting for someone with imagination and vision. Has that time come?...

  • Another Look At Westmoreland Coal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a share that suggested a failed bull symmetrical triangle in May 2011....

  • Using Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The idea behind using a moving average is to establish a smooth sequence in graphical terms....

  • Volume And Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Volume tends to precede, predict, and confirm future trends....

  • Looking At Three Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market has started recovering, and the banks have moved up with the market....

  • Looking At REITs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A REIT is a security that sells like a stock on the major exchanges and invests in real estate directly....

  • Looking For Yield

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In uncertain times, it is best to look for stocks that give a good dividend or interest return....

  • Abbott Labs Worth A Look

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With President Obama in office for another four years and Obamacare a certainty, investing in health-care stocks and laboratories is an investment to look at....

  • Taking Another Bite Out Of AAPL

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you do not own an iPad, then you are showing your age....

  • Looking At Two That Were Way Up There Once

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here are two shares that were way up there and are now way down there....

  • Facing Facebook And Zynga

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Facebook and Zynga shares have fallen heavily since their debit. We all know that. But is it time to own the stock?...

  • Say Baidu Of China

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do you want to invest in China? Here is a company worth looking at....

  • Limited Brands Beat Expectations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Limited Brands posted sweet second-quarter results that beat market expectations....

  • Buying For Yield

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."When in doubt, stay out." That is the mantra, but when a good company offers a 16.3% yield, temptation is there....

  • Shining A Light On Petrobakken

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...PetroBakken Energy Ltd. operates as a light oil exploration and production company in western Canada. Worth a look?...

  • Callaway Golf Hits For The Green

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that Callaway Golf Co. makes golf clubs, competing with Taylor Made, which is probably the most popular....

  • Aura Minerals Shines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every now and then, a pattern formation attracts attention....

  • Is The NASDAQ Calling The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trying to find market direction by looking at today's indexes is not easy....

  • Is It Time To Buy JP MorganChase?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to start trusting the banks and buying their shares?...

  • A New 52-Week High For BBT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bank stocks have simply not been performing, but there are the exceptions....

  • Toromont Industries Signal Says Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A buy signal is given on the vote line. Let us study the charts....

  • Is A Correction On The Horizon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Why is it that the bears hug the TV networks and the newspaper reporters? Is the fear of losing money the reason?...

  • Double Top Or Double Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When a share price forms a double top and a double bottom, which one do you follow?...

  • A Candlestick Hammer Arises On BAC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A candlestick hammer is a sign of a trend reversal. What's it say about Bank of America?...

  • CNH Global Investments

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's market, we are always looking for a stock to buy. Yes, the indexes are correcting, but isn't that the time to buy?...

  • Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When times are tough, an auctioneer can be your best friend....

  • Is Hewlett Packard A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that Hewlett Packard has changed management, and that the company is consolidating itself. Is it worth a buy?...

  • Analyzing Sirius Satellite Radio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You receive a buy signal on a stock. Do you analyze some more or just go ahead and buy?...

  • Tips From TV About COST

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The rule is, when everyone is buying, that is the time to sell....

  • Hewlett Packard's Penchant

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hewlett Packard seems to have a penchant of firing its CEOs. What's that do to its stock?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...W.D. Gann's time cycle count seems to think so....

  • Kepple Corp. A Keeper?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes a stock that is barely known because its price is too low presents a solid buying opportunity....

  • Bye-Bye, Bears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are simply too many bears out there, calling for a new recession....

  • A Failed Inverse Head & Shoulders

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On July 14, I wrote an article titled "American Axel & Manufacturing Inverse H&S In The Making."...

  • Driving Ford

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the market starts recovering, Ford Motor looks like a good buy for a long-term hold....

  • Are You Looking For A Speculative Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Eastman Kodak, once the king of the photograph, is now in the doldrums -- but is it?...

  • The Next Step For The QQQs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On July 18, I wrote an article about the QQQs and suggested that we should start accumulating them....

  • Is It Worth Taking A Bite Out Of Apple?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What does the future hold for Apple, now that cofounder Steve Jobs has passed away?...

  • When America Sneezes, Does The World Still Catch Cold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The saying is, "When America sneezes, the world catches a cold," but considering the current worldwide turmoil, is this still true?...

  • Telus A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Telus has formed a symmetrical triangle....

  • Time To Buy Barclays Bank?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Banks throughout the world have been hit hard. Is it time to start buying shares in some of them?...

  • Taking A Look At Bristol-Myers Squibb

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Bristol-Myers Squibb a buy candidate? Let's see....

  • So What's A Bear Market Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In Elliott wave theory, a bear market is usually described as an A-B-C correction....

  • The Puzzling Paget And His Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cycles can be something of a mystery....

  • Looking At Cycles Through Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...W.D. Gann left so much material behind when he died that nobody is quite sure what strategy he used to amass his fortune. Here is one strategy he may have used....

  • Kepple Corp. Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price of Kepple Corp. has made a strong V bottom. Is it worth a buy?...

  • Blowing A Trumpet (Formation)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A trumpet formation is a sign of uncertainty. Is this what is happening to the indexes?...

  • Is That A Triangle I See Before Me?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US stock market has been depressing as Europe struggles to get back on its feet....

  • Westport Innovations Worth A Look?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When George Soros buys into a stock, should you?...

  • Riding Along With Canadian Railways

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the indexes falling out of bed as Italy joins Greece in the European uncertainty, it is always gratifying to find a stock going against the tumbling trend....

  • Looking For Interest? Look At LBS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the market as volatile as it is at the moment, investors are always looking for interest. Take a look at this stock....

  • American Tower's Double Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to take a second look?...

  • A Perfect Count For Aruba

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is very satisfying when a stock follows a perfect Elliott wave count....

  • When A Wave Count Becomes Complicated

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have always stated that we must follow the first rule of Elliott wave: The wave must look correct. That the Elliott wave is nothing more than a signpost can change a little way down the road....

  • Are Diamond Patterns Friend Or Foe?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so goes the song. Are they a trader's, though?...

  • Playing The Dividend Game

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Below is a trading strategy I learned in the 1980s. Applying it to Annaly can be profitable....

  • When The Market Falls, Look For Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market is falling. You can either go to cash and earn a low interest, or you can look for a stable share that pays a reasonable interest....

  • Is Microsoft Desperate?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft announced that it would acquire Skype. What's this mean for the Redmond giant?...

  • Buy On The Dips

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sell in May and go away. That is the rule, but this May, you may want to stay at home and buy as the market corrects....

  • Two Counts For The S&P 100

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Elliott waves are only a signpost in the wilderness and can change at the next sign....

  • Shouting Silver From The Rooftops?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it time to start shouting it again?...

  • Entercom Communications

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An inverse head & shoulders followed by a head & shoulders?...

  • Using Gann Lines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking for a system to use for investment purposes can always be a challenge....

  • Molycorp And Rare Earth Minerals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rare earth minerals are an anomaly because they make an individual category in the periodic table of elements....

  • Is It Time To Buy Orthofix International?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a share that has given a buy signal as the market recovers....

  • An Elliott Wave Variation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In all my years of studying Elliott wave charts, I have come across the following wave count variation a number of times....

  • Is It Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Who would have dreamed that a market meltdown would be caused by an earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed? Is this the time to buy?...

  • Bank Of America

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are bank shares worth a buy now?...

  • A Look At Leap, The Wireless Provider

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Leap is a wireless communications provider that offers wireless services under the Cricket brand. Leap's Cricket service offerings provide customers with unlimited access to wireless voice and data services for a flat rate without requiring a fixed-term contract. It provides wireless services at a significantly lower cost than many of its competitors....

  • WD Gann's Apple

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a look at Apple Inc. the way WD Gann would have seen it....

  • A Thirst For Hansen Natural

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market bottoms, it is always good to buy, but what?...

  • Which One Is The Correct Count?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that the year ahead until the Presidential elections is going to be a nail-biter....

  • Is Value Vision A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The past six weeks have been truly depressing for the markets....

  • Viacom At Home

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the financial crises hurting our pockets, more and more are staying home watching TV....

  • Westmoreland Coal Breakout Soon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A consolidation triangle in the making?...

  • Are Patterns Worth Following?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many technicians talk of recurring patterns in charts. Chart pattern recognition is said to simplify technical analysis. So are patterns worth following?...

  • A Triangle In The Making

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Symmetrical triangles can be a shakeout or an end run....

  • Those Google Gaps

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know what a gap is. However, are you aware that there are three types of gaps?...

  • Stock Tips: Take 'Em Or Not?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You pay a visit to your dentist. With your mouth open as he inspects your teeth, he talks, nonstop, and passes on a stock market tip. Do you take it?...

  • A Count For NASDAQ

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US stock market is being influenced by Europe and by the Republicans preparing for a Presidential election....

  • American Axel & Manufacturing Inverse H&S In The Making

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It looks like an inverse head & shoulder formation in the making....

  • Is Berkshire A Leader?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know who Warren Buffett is, and we all respect him. Can his company Berkshire Hathway be used as a market leader?...

  • Systems Xcellence One To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Systems Xcellence provides electronic transaction-based software applications for the managed-care sector of the health care industry....

  • Filling The Gap

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The rule is that the price will always fall or rise to fill the gap....

  • What's Wrong With Microsoft?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft reports good numbers. The share price rises, but then drops. Why?...

  • Another Buy For Citigroup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Citigroup announced quarterly results on January 18, 2011, but missed its estimates....

  • Keep The Health With Verisante Technology

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Vancouver Stock Exchange is renowned for listing companies of hope. Here's another....

  • Correction Is Due Sometime Soon, So Be Careful Out There

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that that a correction is due. The problem is, when is it going to happen?...

  • IMAX On The Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...IMAX doubled its gross box office to $546 million in 2010, and it's building an even better overall lineup for 2011....

  • Playing With i-Shares And ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I hate i-Shares and ETFs because they are used by hedge funds to play the market. Hedge funds are not as tightly restricted as brokerage houses... yet....

  • The Coming Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So we know that a correction is due. How long will it last?...

  • The First Rule

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The first rule of Elliott wave analysis is "The chart must look right."...

  • Pfizer Laboratories Worth The Play?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the Obama health plan coming into play in spite of opposition, is it worthwhile to invest in pharmaceutical companies?...

  • Oil Play With Schlumberger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of oil rising almost every day, one should be wary of investing in oil companies, yet the price of oil keeps rising offering opportunities....

  • Is The Correction Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Global unrest was the cause of the expected correction in the market. With the DJIA going strongly positive on February 28, is this suggesting the correction is over?...

  • More Gold Out Than There Is In

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Today, there is more gold out of the ground than is in the ground....

  • Breakfast At Tiffany's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Okay, so it's not breakfast, but it is a cup & handle formation, with coffee? Bagels still to come....

  • Checking Out Horizon BetaPro ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Horizon BetaPro exchange traded funds are used by traders in Canada to trade the indexes because they are geared....

  • Using A Trailing Stop As A Buy-Sell Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using a trailing stop as a buy signal can prove highly profitable....

  • Krispy Kreme And Its Targets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The doughnut company reported improved sales and profits but missed market expectations....

  • Robots For The Military

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The war against terrorism in the world is causing the US Army to use robots more and more....

  • Is This The Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We knew that a correction was in the offing. The question was when....

  • Taking Profits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Let profits ride and shorten your stops....

  • Going For Walmart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Times are tough. Money is tight. Does this mean that stores like Walmart will do better this holiday season as shoppers fill those Christmas stockings with cheaper merchandise?...

  • Nike And The Olympics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An analyst interviewed on CNBC looked at NIKE ahead of the Olympic Games. Here's what he had to say....

  • Whatever The Final Outcome, The DJIA Looks Positive

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many programs out there that analyze the stock market. When they eventually justify what you believe, you feel relieved....

  • Calamos Convertible And High Income A Good Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Calamos Convertible and High Income has an 8.7% annual distribution rate at present prices. Is it worth our attention?...

  • Take A Look At Spectrum Pharma

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The share price has doubled in a month....

  • When To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The consumer confidence index has dropped, and stock prices have fallen. When do you get back in?...

  • Double Bottom, Double Top

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How effective is a double top and a double bottom?...

  • Looking At Gold Through The Eyes Of Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold has been making new highs as the market has been falling....

  • Is It Time To Buy Sony?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sony Corp. has been falling since January 2000, when it reached a high of $158.18. Why has it not recovered?...

  • Alternate Dow Count?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The volatility of the past week stressed the first rule of Elliott wave theory -- namely, the chart must look correct....

  • Help! Where Are We?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Elliott wave theory offers a signpost in the wilderness....

  • Take A Dive Into SCP Pool

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the pattern a double-top double-bottom formation or a flag?...

  • A Cyclical Formation On FTI Consulting

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When you stand on the beach and watch the waves splash at your feet, you are watching a cycle caused by the gravity of the moon....

  • Is This An Inverse Head & Shoulders Or A Flag?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Goldman Sachs: the share price at $153.51 is enough to scare anyone away....

  • Analyzing A Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A trend may be interrupted and move sideways for a time before continuing its previous direction....

  • Looking For Income?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Keg is not only a restaurant that serves good food, it also provides a very comfortable monthly income....

  • Boston Pizza Income Fund A Tasty Investment

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When times are tough, traders turns to interest and dividends....

  • The Williams Companies Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I am a fan of natural gas. I believe it is a by-product of decay, and that there is plenty around. The world is looking for a cheap energy source, and here it is....

  • Why Are There Bears Out There?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I am a firm believer in the first rule of the Elliott wave theory, that the chart must look right....

  • Entercom Communications And The JM Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The JM strategy has been very kind to me over the years. Here's why....

  • Today's K-Wave and Beyond by Koos van der Merwe, CFP

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trying to make sense of the markets is always a challenge. Here's an updated look at the Kondratieff wave after 2010. When Nikolai Kondratieff developed his wave theory, he had never heard of technical analysis. He had also never met Ralph Elliott of Elliott wave theory fame, a man who lived in the same generation that he did, a man who expressed in a book he had written about Latin America: "There is a reason for everything and it is one's duty to discover it....

  • That Big Bad Bear Shows Its Face

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...CNBC's Maria Bartiromo interviewed Robert Prechter of Elliott wave fame, and the Dow fell. Coincidence?...

  • Is NASDAQ Showing The Way?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have been writing that the market is in a new bull market for more than a year now. Is the QQQQ confirming this?...

  • Is It Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that home prices have fallen badly with a recession created by banks who offered excessive mortgages, but is it time to start looking to reinvest?...

  • Are You Looking For A Bank To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You have to be strong to buy when prices are bad....

  • Which Way Goes StreetTracks Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When in doubt, buy gold....

  • Is It Time To Buy Morgan Stanley?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investors are worried that history will repeat itself just two years after the banking sector spectacularly imploded....

  • Classic Dow Theory In Transports

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Dow Jones Transportation Average leads all other indexes....

  • The Election Nears

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Always anticipate the election cycle....

  • Aruba Networks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How high can this stock rise? Is it worth buying? Should I buy it? These are all questions I have tried to answer....

  • Income-Producing Shares

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When in doubt, buy shares of a stock that gives you a good yield....

  • The Dow Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, I do watch the Dow like a hawk, simply because top analysts preach the bear on CNBC....

  • Is Lexmark A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With today's bull market, we are always looking for stocks to buy for both the long term and the short term. Lexmark has been tipped by a number of newsletters and even advisors. Is it truly a buy?...

  • Inverted Head & Shoulders. Should We Be Jumping For Joy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Wherever I look, I see this pattern on shares. Is it a pattern that can be ignored?...

  • Canadian Banks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The easy credit given by the banks in the United States was the reason for the recent economic collapse. Canadian banks, however, fared far better....

  • That Lulu Of A Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lululemon Athletica discovered the Oprah effect on November 19, 2010. At least that's what the various financial newspapers wrote....

  • Trading The ETF Horizon S&P TSX 60

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Horizon BetaPro S&P/TSX 60 Bull ETF offers a daily investment equal to 200% the daily performance of the S&P/TSX60 Index before fees and expenses. Good deal?...

  • Why Silver? Here's Why

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Why silver?...

  • Are My Elliott Wave Counts Too Conservative? You Decide

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A few days ago, I wrote an article titled "What Now, Dow? Looking For Our Strategy." I am starting to believe that I was too conservative in my forecasts....

  • What Now, Dow? Looking For Our Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So we know that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is in a wave 4 correction of a Wave III. What should our strategy be?...

  • LivePerson Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...LivePerson Inc. has given me a buy signal, but fundamentally, I simply do not understand why....

  • SNC-Lavalin Group

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canada fared far better than the US did in the recent meltdown. If you want to buy Canada, here is a share you may want to consider....

  • The Wave 4 Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Republicans have taken the US House of Representatives. How does this affect the market?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Apple Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Those faithfuls who love Apple never ever sold....

  • The Euro Currency Share

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The question on everyone's minds today is the survival of the euro....

  • Was Thursday, May 6's Selloff The End Of Wave II?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One lesson I have learned over the years is that when a major selloff occurs, a market bottom is usually signaled....

  • The Strength Of My Beliefs About The Markets, IGD Edition

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I believe that the market is in a Wave II correction before the start of a bull run that will last six years, so can we look at investments that carry a higher risk? Look at ING....

  • Is It Time To Buy Citigroup?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Citigroup has been receiving a great deal of publicity recently. Is it time?...

  • Will The DJIA Reach 11,000?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...CNBC is calling for votes on whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average will reach 11,000. What do you think?...

  • Going For Uranium

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...President Barack Obama may soon be called the nuclear industry's golden boy, since no US President in the last three decades has put more taxpayer dollars behind atom power....

  • Comerica, Oh Comerica

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The banks in the world led us into the present economic mess by forgetting that their institutions should be built on solid concrete foundations. They started changing that concrete to quicksand. Is the quicksand starting to harden?...

  • Prepare For A Slow Bull

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The bull is definitely there. The matador, however, is frustrated by the lack of action as the bull just yawns and relaxes. What can he do to get it moving?...

  • Should You Buy PALM?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Palm needs to make changes to its business plans - or find a buyer....

  • Bull Or Bear?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I forecast that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be completing a Wave II correction, with a Wave 1 of a Wave III to follow....

  • Invert The VIX And Then Compare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options, has something to say....

  • Cirrus Logic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the market recovers, investors appear to be once again attracted to technology stocks. Cirrus Logic is a company to keep an eye on....

  • Lulling Your Stock Nerves With Lululemon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market is depressing you, calm your mind by mediating with yoga ... and yoga clothes....

  • Frontier Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investors go to gold when uncertainty exists, but in today's market, with gold ETFs readily available, far less money goes to gold mining shares than in the past....

  • Where To Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With problems in Europe, the disappointing jobs report in the US, and the oil drama in the Gulf of Mexico, the question is, what's next?...

  • Is British Petroleum A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Everyone is aware of the oil crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Will BP come out of it a company worth owning?...

At The Close by Koos van der Merwe

  • Better Than The Exchange Traded Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Exchange traded funds are designed to follow the indexes. Here is a product that could be an ETF, but performs better....

  • Apple, Steve Jobs, And My Two Bits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Steve Jobs is facing criticism over the iPhone reception because of a badly placed antenna. Will I give up my iPhone and iPad because of it? Not a chance....

  • A Triangle Descends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A descending right-angle triangle will exhibit a horizontal lower boundary and a downsloping upper boundary. But what's that mean?...

  • Looking For A Consistent, Profitable Trading Strategy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Traders are always looking for a strategy that will give them consistent profits, no matter which direction the market is going. Here's one that you may approve of....

  • Macdonald Dettwiler A Hold For The Long Term?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market is falling and the bears are running rampant, so it is time to look for stocks you would like to own and hold for the long term....

  • EMC's Inverted Head & Shoulder?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Patterns are an important indicator in a chart pattern, and there is none more convincing than a head & shoulder inverted pattern, especially in a bear market....

Projecting Price And Time With Gann Fans And Angles by Koos van der Merwe

  • Why I Am Not A Bear

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All you hear and read nowadays is that the market is in a bear correction and it will test the low reached in March 2009, if not fall even lower. Here's why I believe otherwise....

  • PMC-Sierra

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The DJIA is down, so why has PMC-Sierra given me a buy signal?...

  • Will You Find It In eBay Stock?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of the online marketplace has finally recovered from the meltdown of the markets. Now, how high can it go?...

  • Is The Time Right For Fossil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Fossil offers fashion accessories all over the world, but how's the stock look?...

  • Why Is Atmel Coming On So Strong?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Atmel Corp,, founded in 1984, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of advanced semiconductors -- so why is it going so strong right now?...

  • Trading Forex, Technically by Koos van der Merwe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Forex, Technically by Koos van der Merwe In this, the second part of the series, we look at how to apply pure technical analysis to trade the forex markets. IN my last article, I explained how important it was to keep abreast of the news when trading the forex market. I explained how closely currencies are tied to interest rates, inflation, and the excessive printing of money, which can lead to inflation. I also discussed how the words of a president, prime minister, governor of a reserve bank, or any chairman of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve can move a currency ev...

  • Suncor Energy Heats Up

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Albert Einstein said that energy cannot be created or destroyed. The energy we use in our everyday life must therefore be released from wherever it is confined, whether it is in oil, or atoms. Right?...

  • What To Buy In A Tough Market For Income

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Analysts are at loggerheads when it comes to market direction. The bears are shouting sell, but the bulls are saying that when everyone sells, that's the time to buy! So what should you do?...

  • Could The Wave Count Already Be Completed?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Recently, I wrote an article based on the S&P 100 about why I am not a bear. Here is a varying view on that Elliott wave count and market forecast....

  • Cypress Semiconductor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Cypress giving us a peek into the immediate future?...

  • Tesoro Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's one of the many examples of successfully using the JM internal band strategy....

  • Ho Ho Ho, Is That An Xmas Rally I See?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Will there be a Xmas rally this year?...

  • Is Citigroup Worth Buying Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...From a high of $57 in 2006, Citigroup fell to a low of $1.22 by March 2009. After that ......

  • Sun Life Of Canada

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finally, here's a financial stock worth looking at....

  • To Netflix Or ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...... Not to Netflix. That is the question....

Less Stress With The JM Internal Band by Koos van der Merwe

  • Time To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market may be in a sideways trend until after the US Labor Day and the Canadian Labour Day. The problem, however, is that the month of September is notorious for being the quietest of the year, presenting remarkable buying opportunities. So what are you waiting for? Go for it!...

  • What Is It With Barnes & Noble?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What's going on with the nation's largest traditional bookseller, which reported fiscal first-quarter results today?...

  • So Many Inverted Head & Shoulder Patterns

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A large number of shares appear to be forming inverted head & shoulder patterns. What is this telling us?...

  • Is Visa Following The Basic Rule?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The basic rule is to buy at double or triple bottoms, but what happens at a quadruple bottom?...

  • Take A Look At Teekay

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...If you think oil prices are going up but you do not want to own oil, take a look at this company....

  • Considering CNH Global Investors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Amsterdam-based CNH Global Investors worth a look?...

  • Bull Or Bear Update

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 28, I wrote an article stating that I believed that the Dow Jones Industrial Average was completing a Wave II correction. How accurate was I in my forecast?...

Gann And The Time Factor by Koos van der Merwe

  • Watch Orthofix Int'l

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With health reform the center of controversy in the US, Orthofix is another company that could benefit....

  • Bristol Myers Squibb

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With a correction due as per my charts in the next few months, buying at the bottom when everyone else is selling is a good strategy. Here is a company we should watch....

  • Using Gann To Trade Bombardier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...W.D. Gann is reputed to have made millions of dollars in his share trading. Here's his technique as applied to Bombardier....

  • Obamanomics And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Obamanomics may be working better than you think....

  • Why Is Cognizant Technologies Going Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...From $1.50 to $50-plus in 11 years, and still going strong. Why?...

  • VMWare, That Virtualization Stock

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...VMWare, Inc., is a provider of virtualization software. Is it a buy for your portfolio?...

  • Kondratieff Wave Comeback by Koos van der Merwe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Kondratieff Wave Comeback by Koos van der Merwe Will 2010 mark the end of the current recession? Use the Kondratieff wave to find out. IN my November 2008 Stocks & Commodities article, I concluded that "the US and world economies are headed for recessionary times," with relief only after four years looking more and more likely with each passing week. Elliottician Robert Prechter, known for having predicted the stock market crash of 1987, has said in recent interviews that the sharp rebound in equities from 12-year lows hit in March 2009 has been only a near-time rally within a longer-term b...

  • Paget Cycles Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In 1982, at a conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, I met a man named Roger Paget. He taught me two cycle strategies I still use today....

  • Time To Take Profits In Lululemon?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The company is loved, the athletic clothing sold popular. With the financial crises, the price dropped from a high of $58.87 in October 2007 to a low of $5.60 by March 2009. It is now trading at $26. Is it worth a buy?...

  • The NASDAQ Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week I offered readers a wave count of the Standard & Poor's 500, and my projection for the future. This week I discuss the NASDAQ index....

  • Vacation Time Is Over. What Now?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...School holidays are over. September, traditionally the quietest month of the year, is upon us, with the notoriously volatile October ahead. What now?...

  • A Strong Dow Resistance Level

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."It must be the Yankees, why else is the Dow down?" says Jim Cramer on CNBC....

  • So Do You Cash In On H1N1?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the H1N1 flu continues to make headlines across the world, GlaxoSmithKline is responding to the flu pandemic....

  • Running With The Hype

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Batteries used in electricity powered cars are made with lithium. So you buy stock in a company that produces lithium, and if so, which company, and are you happy with your purchase?...

  • Going For ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On CNBC some time ago, Suze Orman advised investors to invest in ETFs for the dividend. "Buy them, enjoy the dividend, and don't watch them," she said....

  • Flying With VMWare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...VMWare is a stock that reached the stratosphere and as the market collapsed, fell like Icarus as its wings melted. Today, it looks as if those wings have been repaired....

  • Buy Brazil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Brazil has won the rights for the 2016 Olympic Games. Is this the time to buy Brazil?...

  • Finding New Energy With Ivanhoe Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Albert Einstein said, "Energy can not be created," so finding a new source of energy is always profitable....

  • RIM, The Anti-iPhone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Let's face it: the Apple iPhone is wonderful, but when you are talking to a client and they ask you for a phone number, you cannot look for it without disconnecting....

  • A Double-Dip Recession?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All economists have two hands. What are the chances of one of those hands being wrong regarding a double-dip recession?...

  • Looking At Western Lithium Canada

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...First announced 10 years ago, cold fusion has been largely dismissed by the scientific community....

  • Too Big To Fail?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The bankruptcy of General Motors, and the financial difficulty the motor vehicle industry has found itself in, has scared the market. But is it time to invest in it?...

  • Morgan Stanley Emerging Market Debt A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Morgan Stanley Emerging Markets Debt Fund operates as a nondiversified, closed-end management investment company. Is it worth a look?...

  • In The US Dollar And The DJIA, Which Leads?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Much has been said that the Dow Jones Industrial Average moves contrary to the movement of the US dollar. Is that true?...

  • Sell In May And Go Away?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This maxim is on everyone's lips at the moment. Is the market going into a quiet phase over the next few months because of the start of the summer holidays? Or is there something else involved?...

  • Buying For A Risky Yield, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Previously, I wrote suggesting a high-risk purchase of Royal Bank of Scotland Preferred ADRs as a high-yield investment. Here's another preferred share to look at that is also paying a yield of about 15%....

  • Buying For A Risky Yield

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market is due for a correction. The maxim "Sell in May and go away" is on everyone's mind. So what do you buy?...

  • Get A Caffeine Lift With Starbucks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There is always a line at the Starbucks counter, yet the stock took a hammering. What does the stock's future hold?...

  • Nokia Gives Buy Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Nokia has given a buy signal. The question, of course, is why?...

  • Are We There Yet?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Those readers who have children, and have been on a car trip with the kids sitting in the back seat, know the answer to this question. Unfortunately, it appears that most investors do not....

  • Is It Time To Buy eBay?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The stock market has moved up strongly the past four days. Many investors believe that the move up is a correction in the bear market, but is it?...

  • Back To School?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When times are tough, like now, and people are being handed pink slips, is it time to go back to school?...

  • Is The A-B Base What The Bottom Will Look Like?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is this A-B base the future market bottom picture?...

  • A Buy Signal For Cache Inc.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Receiving a buy signal for Cache Inc. -- is this a sign of recovery?...

  • Bottoms To Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cyclical investing suggests that in the month of June, investors should stay in Treasury bills but start looking for bottoms to buy. Biomirin Pharma could be such a bottom....

  • United Online Worth Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is it cheaper to buy online or is it the hits on the ads feeding the company? Whatever it is, this is a company worth watching....

  • Trinidad Drilling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the oil and gas prices rising resulting in an increase in exploration, Trinidad Drilling looks interesting....

  • Is Coast Wholesalers An Indicator Of Housing Starts?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Coast Wholesale Appliances Income Trust has been a disaster almost from the start of its listing, and yet it is a viable profitable business. Why then its poor performance?...

  • Constant Contact

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Constant Contact Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, and clients....

  • A Head & Shoulders Negative For The DJIA?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The pattern is there, a very obvious head & shoulder pattern....

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Canadian stock market is heavily weighted with resource companies, so why does it follow the Dow Jones 30 so closely and not the S&P 500?...

  • What Now For The S&P 500?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There is now no doubt that the S&P 500 is in a new bull market, but ......

  • Ford, The Survivor Of An American Industry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This company is the sole survivor of the US auto industry, and the charts show it....

  • Pan Orient Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The technical chart pattern of Pan Orient Energy looks interesting....

  • Investing In The Coming Mini–Ice Age

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...No sun spots have been spotted — which, it seems, suggests that an ice age cometh....

  • BluePhoenix Solutions Bears Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding shares that could be possible short-term buys are not easy right now, but this one looks interesting and bears watching....

  • Who Buys Ice In Winter? Reddy Ice Knows

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One of the few stocks moving against the Dow Jones Industrial Average's recent down correction is Reddy Ice Holdings. So why has ice become so important, especially in winter?...

  • Is Glaxo Smith/Kline Medicine For The Bull?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Glaxo Smith/Kline is a research-based pharmaceutical company that may be worth watching....

  • Reading PALM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Everyone knows PALM, Inc, the forerunner of mobile handheld computers. Then the company lost its way as competition excelled, but is it starting to find its direction again?...

  • Take A Look At TASER Int'l

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...TASER International looks promising....

  • Being A Contrarian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One of the three finalists of the CNBC Million Dollar trading competition was a contrarian....

  • Will It Be Different This Time For GMP Capital Trust?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The rule is that the higher the yield, the riskier the bet....

  • Barnes & Noble A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The yearly book show in Toronto has been canceled because publishers feel that not enough books are being bought by the public. If that's the case, why is the future bright for this bookseller?...

  • Yum Brands — Affordable Dining Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Times are tough — money is tight as unemployment rises. So where do people eat when they go out? A&W Restaurants, KFC , Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut , Taco Bell ... Yum!...

  • Elliott Wave Theory, Simplified by Koos van der Merwe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Elliott Wave Theory, Simplified by Koos van der Merwe Elliott wave counts can get complicated, but it doesn't have to. Here's a simplified look at how to study Elliott wave theory. IN the late 1920s, Ralph Nelson Elliott came to the conclusion that the movement of the stock market could be predicted by identifying a repetitive pattern of waves. He theorized that movement in the market was the result of investors' reaction to outside influences. Over my years as a trader and investor in the stock market, I came to realize that the outside influences that Ralph Elliott believed moved the mark...

  • Are You All Gassed Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The name of the game is energy, and gas is one of the cheapest available, but the gas has to be conveyed, and by pipelines. So what about a company that has both gas and the pipeline?...

  • Jabil Circuit For Your Portfolio?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the world economy on its way to recovery, many market participants believe that technology companies should make up a good part of your portfolio....

  • The US Dollar And The Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the US dollar strengthens, the market weakens and when the US dollar weakens, the market strengthens. Is this talk or is the present movement in the market really tied to the movement of the US dollar?...

  • Powershares Dynamic Small Cap Value Calling For Major Correction?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The ETF is suggesting a head & shoulder formation developing. Is this a forecast of a major correction?...

  • Trading Forex by Koos van der Merwe

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trading Forex by Koos van der Merwe So you want to trade the foreign exchange market, do you? Have you really thought this through? IF trading forex is what you really want to do, then the first thing is for you to decide how you want to trade. Do you want to trade short term, medium term, or long term? Whatever you choose, you must first understand what the forex market is. The foreign exchange industry exists whenever one currency is traded for another. The currency market is the largest in the world in terms of cash value traded, and that includes trading between large banks, central ban...

  • What About The NASDAQ?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the technology sector crashed in 2000, the NASDAQ index crashed heavily along with it. But in the recovery phase, the Elliott wave B-wave , the index rose only as far as the 38.2% Fibonacci correction....

  • An Elliott Wave Count Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The saying goes that one peek into the future is worth 1,000 finesses, so does our Elliott wave count give us that peek?...

  • CBS, A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The recent head & shoulders pattern of the DJIA appears to have failed. This should not put you off H&S analysis. Here's a stock with an inverse H&S pattern that looks very interesting....

  • DELL Recovery May Be On Horizon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The name is synonymous with computers. Charts are suggesting the company, recently in the doldrums, may have found a path upward....

  • Are Office Supplies, The Paper Kind, An Indicator Of A Recovery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...History has shown that when a stock market enters a recovery phase, more paper is used. The reason is simple; invoices, and writing on those invoices, use ink, pens, pencils and other such office supplies, and when that company uses recycled materials, then that is an added bonus So should we start looking for those companies that produce stationery and buy the stock in anticipation of a market recovery?...

  • How Does The Canadian Financial System Stack Up?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canadian banks have taken less risk than those in the United States, and so do not need the massive bailout that US banks have received, but how are they doing?...

  • A Trade For Harmony Gold Mines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In fiscal year 2008, Harmony produced 1.55 million ounces of gold, making it one of the world's largest gold mining companies. How do the shares look?...

  • My Problem With Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the world in recession, common belief is that investors should flock to gold to protect their wealth. Research suggests otherwise....

  • The Bailout Plan And The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the VIX telling us that the bailout plan will be passed by Congress? Is this plan an effective-enough Band-Aid?...

  • Could You Have Predicted The Lehman Brothers Disaster?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lehman Brothers lost hope of being bailed out and was forced to announce bankruptcy....

  • Titan Machinery Tradable?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you looking for a company to invest in when the market starts to recover? If so, consider Titan....

  • Will The US Lead The Way To Recovery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How much farther can the Standard & Poor's 500 fall?...

  • Buy, Buy, Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Has the time come?...

  • October 2008 Or October 2009?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It could be either, but when does Warren Buffett start buying?...

  • Are The Preferred Shares The Way To Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's collapsing market, yields of preferred shares are reaching astronomical levels....

  • Time To Buy ETFs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The financial markets of the world are in a recession. What are the best stocks to buy?...

  • What W.D. Gann Says About Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is gold to be used as a hedge against inflation?...

  • What Has October Got To Do With The Bailout?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...September is known as the month the market usually slows down, and October is known as the month for drama. What does a Gann chart say?...

  • Torrential Toronto TSX300 Index Troubles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How long till the bottom?...

  • Has The NASDAQ Bull Taken Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week, I wrote that I believed the Dow Jones Industrial Average had bottomed, and that the bull has taken over from the bear. This week, I see no reason to change my tune....

  • The Dow And A Key Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On November 13, the Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day by testing the low of October 10. It then reversed upward, strongly forming a key reversal. Does this signify the completion of wave C?...

  • General Motors Collapses -- Is It The Beginning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When major companies start collapsing, is this telling us that the end of the financial crisis is in sight? Is this the beginning of the beginning of the end?...

  • Buy The Rumor ...

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ......Sell on the news. Is this still the case?...

My Kondratieff Wave by Koos van der Merwe

  • Is DreamWorks A Dream Or A Nightmare?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...DreamWorks has all the makings of a company that is a challenge to Disney, but......

  • What Is Sangoma's Chart Telling Us?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sangoma is the South African term for a witch doctor. In this falling market, is the company living up to its name?...

  • Is Gold A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold was a safe haven to a falling US dollar, but is it still one if the US dollar were to strengthen?...

  • What Is The VIX Telling Us?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the VIX now telling us to be prepared?...

  • Interstate Hotels And Resources

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interstate Hotels & Resorts recently announced that its joint venture management company, JHM Interstate Hotels India, has signed a contract to manage its first property in India....

  • The Toronto Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Movement in the TSX300 index is heavily influenced by movement in the oil and gold prices. As both fell, so did the TSX -- is the index now a thing of the past?...

  • Market Volatility Alarms Participants

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market has been hit by bad news almost every day. When will the market calm down?...

  • Is Gold Do Or Die?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is a US$ play. Take a look....

  • How To Play Both Sides Of The Market?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Buy when the market goes up and buy when the market goes down. It's that simple....

  • Aeropostale, A Shop For The Teens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The DJIA is officially in a recession but the S&P/TSX Composite index of Canada is not, mainly due to the price of oil and gold. Today's teenagers have yet to find this out. Aeropostale is an example....

  • Where Is The Price Of Oil Going?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...To determine the movement of the oil price, I looked at the oil ETF....

  • Citigroup — The Beginning Of The Beginning?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is a buy signal given by Citigroup the start of a recovery for financial institutions?...

  • Picking Winners In The Present Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many programs in the marketplace that are designed to pick winners. Some work, others don't, but the expense outlay can be worth it. Below are three companies that could be winners....

  • Investing In Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of oil reaching new highs, is investing in Energy Savings Income Fund the way to go?...

  • Is It Time To Look At Daimler?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes--I would love to own a Mercedes Benz, but......

  • Celgene, A Multinational Biopharma

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investing in pharmaceutical companies can be risky, especially when patents are due to expire or more efficient drugs hit the market....

  • Is The Wilshire 5000 Daily Index Giving Us Good News?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A look at the divergence of the commodity channel index on the Wilshire 5000 is telling us something important....

  • Tough Times Ahead For The Dow, Updated

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...My question for November 11, 2007: "Was last week the start of the meltdown?" Looks like it was....

  • Altria -- Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Where there is smoke there must be a fire, and not smoke from a cigarette at that....

  • Yes, The US Is In A Recession

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So when will the Dow Jones bottom?...

  • Investing In A Recession

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...McDonald's — Warren Buffett's favorite diet....

  • Is It Time To Buy Citigroup?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Start preparing your list of stocks you would like to own, then watch and wait....

  • Is Silver The Shine That Is Golden?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With Silver Wheaton, it appears so....

  • Not For Much Longer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Previously, peanut farmer Jimmy Carter had been regarded by some as the worst US President. Not for much longer....

  • The Crash Of VMWare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On October 15, 2007, when VMWare's price was $102, I wrote an article asking, "Making A Bet, Or Is It A Sure Thing?"...

  • Is Silver Wheaton Making A Play?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With US automakers holding out tin cups and former NASDAQ chairman Bernard Madoff alleged to have paupered his clients via a giant Ponzi scheme, we can understand why investors are scared to invest. Here's something to consider....

  • Which Daisy Do You Pick?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The bear is dead but the corpse has yet to be buried, and the daisies on the grave have still to grow. When they do, which is the daisy you should pick?...

  • Zenn Motor Co. Worth A Look

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The stock of this Canadian-based company, which develops small, all-electric vehicles, may bear some examination....

  • Is It Time To Buy Ambac?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Has the time come to start nibbling at financials, or is it a case of "Fools rush in..."?...

  • Post-Olympics, Will Prices Rise Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Olympic Games have ended. Is the atmospheric pollution back?...

  • Up Goes Titan Machinery?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Titan Machinery represents a diversified mix of agricultural, construction, and consumer products dealership across much of the upper Midwest. Is it going up?...

  • Is This The End Of An Era For GM?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...GM losses reach US$15.5 billion – is this the end of the American automaker?...

  • When In Doubt, Stay Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An Elliott wave count of the Dow Jones Industrial Average suggests the worst is over, but what does the Standard & Poor's 100 say?...

  • Playing Oil With Petro Canada

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Petro Canada is a Canadian oil and gas company with International interests....

  • Research In Motion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is this a double top I see before me?...

  • Antrim Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of oil going up as the market slowly moves into the recession, oil companies are the obvious choice as investment/speculative vehicles....

  • Manulife Financial As A Ray Of Light In The Darkness?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How good is Manulife Financial?...

  • Buying In A Confusingly Awful Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."When in doubt, stay out." So goes the saying, and with markets as confusing as they are now, this is probably the best strategy to take....

  • Pediment Exploration

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are you an inveterate, addictive explorer? Here is a stock you could explore with success....

  • The Falling US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The darkest scenario of the past few years for the world has been a falling US dollar. How much farther?...

  • A Gann Look At The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Financial events of the past few weeks have suggested that the US economy is headed for a recession. What do Gann charts have to say about it?...

  • The Canadian REIT Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US market housing prices may be collapsing, but the Canadian REIT index looks far more encouraging....

  • Sierra Wireless Beats Estimates

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This tech firm announced another strong quarter....

  • A Lulu Of An IPO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is this a company loved by its customers, or is it well managed?...

  • Making A Bet, Or Is It A Sure Thing?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As a technician, I try not to let fundamentals influence me simply because I am in a hurry....

  • Atna Resources Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You believe gold is going to the moon as the US dollar weakens. So what do you buy? Here is a cheapie to watch....

  • Is Sony Corp. A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sony gave a buy signal in a market where the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 200 points....

  • Is Crocs Inc. A Crock?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Today we all know what the Crocs sandal is -- colorful and ugly but oh so comfortable, and with so many imitators....

  • Tough Times Ahead For The Dow 30?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Was last week the start of the meltdown?...

  • Is This A Reverse Head And Shoulders Buildup For Earthlink?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...An Internet service provider....

  • Blowing Bubbles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Everyone's talking about a bubble, whether there's one ready to burst or there's one expanding....

  • Go With The Flow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The maxim "Trade what you see, not what you think you see" applies to all charts, but sometimes pure common sense carries greater weight....

  • A Gamble On Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Summer holidays are approaching, and the price of gas has started rising. Is it time to buy energy shares?...

  • The Real Estate Market In Canada And In The US

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The real estate market may be in trouble in the United States, with house prices dropping and mortgage companies that gave risky loans facing serious problems, but in Canada, it is still up, up, and away....

  • The Long And The Short Of Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Whereas my long-term view for gold is not that positive, my short-term forecast is very positive. What do I mean by long term and what do I mean by short term?...

  • The Sucking Before The Tsunami

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Anyone standing on a beach knows that before a wave crashes on the shore, there is always a pullback of the water. The greater the pullback, the greater the wave....

  • Is This The Perfect Market Storm?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Alan Greenspan is no longer Federal Reserve chairman. China is a Communist country practicing capitalism. Put the two together. Do you get a perfect market storm?...

  • An Elliott Wave Look At The Canadian Income Trust Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The first rule in Elliott wave analysis? The wave count must look right....

  • Is Serengeti Resources Buying A Hole Of Hope?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...South Africa and gold are synonymous, and the share price has responded accordingly. Is it justified?...

  • So What IS The True Elliott Wave Count?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We should stick to the rules....

  • It's USO, Not UFO

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The tradable could start flying and soon, but it will not be unidentified. Now, where it could fly to is the real question....

  • The Advance-Decline Line

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the current chart of the advance-decline line of the Dow Jones Industrial Average trying to tell us something?...

  • Daimler Chrysler And Cerberus

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We all know that German products are built to last, and that the US's financial success lies in that it is a consumerist society....

  • The Cooper Companies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars in developing products that can be wiped out by the Powers That Be that decide whether the product is safe enough to be sold to the general population....

  • Is I-Flow Corp. Worth A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I-Flow Corp. triggered a buy on my daily/weekly strategy analysis. Why?...

  • Has Corriente Resources Solved Its Political Problems?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Corriente Resources is a Canadian-based exploration company specializing in copper and copper-gold opportunities, with its main focus being Corriente Copper Belt in Ecuador...

  • Is Goldbrook Ventures Promising?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I don't like drill holes of hope, so why do I like this one?...

  • So Where Is Oil Going?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of oil should be rising, not falling....

  • Grow An Apple With Steve Jobs?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Back when I first wrote about Steve Jobs and Apple on October 28, 2004, I said, "Accumulate." Have I changed my mind?...

  • Gabriel Resources

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So you believe that the hedge against a falling US dollar is to buy gold shares. Well, so does everyone else. Here is a stock to put on your watchlist....

  • Is Seaspan Corp. A Stock To Look At?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is this stock one to look at or shy away from?...

  • American Tower Corp. Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I wrote about American Tower Corp on March 7, 2003, when the price was in the region of $5.00 per share....

  • Uranium Participation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Uranium Participation is an investment holding company that invests substantially all of its assets in uranium....

  • Are The QQQQs Close To Being A Short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can the chart of the Qs tell us which way the market is going?...

  • Playing The Forex Game

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."The forecaster is like an entrepreneur..."...

  • Is It Time To Nibble At Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The XAU i-Share is close to thinking so....

  • The First Drops Of Blood?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Buy when you see the blood running in the streets" -- or so goes the quote. Do we see any now?...

  • Is Biopure Set To Rise Through The Ceiling?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Biopure Corp. is a leading developer and manufacturer of oxygen therapeutics, a class of pharmaceuticals that are intravenously administered to deliver oxygen to the body's tissues. Wishful thinking, or can it be achieved?...

  • A Long-Term Analysis Of The DJIA

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Are the events of the week ended July 27 the start of a major correction in the Dow Jones Industrial Average? A look at the chart presents conflicting evidence....

  • Rockyview Energy — A Possible Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Rockyview Energy signaling a rise ahead of the summer holidays?...

  • JDS Uniphase — Short Again?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...JDS Uniphase seems to have fallen on hard times, falling from a high in March 2006 after an attempted recovery....

  • Finding The Stocks To Buy Or Short

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding stocks to buy or short is easy, since there are many programs out there that offer tips. But how good are those tips?...

  • SimpleTech A Stock To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Why has the price of this stock, a designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of custom and open-standard memory solutions, jumped?...

  • China Life Insurance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the movie "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman's youthful character is given the advice of "Buy plastic." In contrast, in today's world, that advice might well be "Buy China."...

  • Looking At Qwest

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Qwest making a comeback, and will it reach the glorious heights of April 2000 once more?...

  • Is Rambus A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What is going on with Rambus?...

  • Is Canwest Petroleum Corp. A Stock To Watch?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With OPEC threatening to cut production, is the price of oil on the way up?...

  • Martha Stewart Living Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Had you bought Martha the last time I wrote about Martha Stewart Omnimedia, you would have laughed all the way to the bank....

  • The Dow And CNBC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Very few traders do NOT listen to CNBC....

  • Does Hasbro Have A Cycle To Trade?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This toy manufacturer's chart shows an interesting cycle....

  • Staples

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The theory goes that months before a rise in the market, paper products -- and that includes businesses that sell stationery -- start increasing in value....

  • A Call To Verizon

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So... is the stock a buy?...

  • Meeting Parameters On The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every morning I look for certain stocks to buy, but they have to meet certain parameters. What does it mean if for the past three days, not a single stock has come up that meets those parameters?...

  • Is Breakwater Resources Worth Buying?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Breakwater Resources is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and mining of base metal deposits in the Americas and Northern Africa. Operations include production and sale of zinc, copper and lead concentrates which also contain silver and gold. Is it worth considering?...

  • Why The Downgrade On MGI Pharma?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...MGI Pharma focuses on oncology and acute care product acquisition, research, development, and commercialization. Why the downgrade?...

  • Which Way For Tibco Software?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This company was hit by the meltdown of 2000. Is it making a comeback now or is it a good trading opportunity?...

  • Weatherford International Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...So far we have had a warm winter, and with a hurricane-free season, oil prices have been relatively low. But for how much longer?...

  • The Volatility Index As A Forecasting Tool

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can the volatility index be used to predict market direction?...

  • The Canadian Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the recent strength in the Canadian dollar a type I or a type II move?...

  • Is It Time To Buy Bonds?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The maxim is, "Buy when the blood is running in the streets." Should we follow it?...

  • Generex Biotechnology: Hope Or Hype?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investment in a company of hope or pure Las Vegas speculation?...

  • The Elusive B-Wave Of The S&P Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here are some adages to remember: "Sell in May and go away." "The second year of a Presidential cycle sees the most corrections."...

  • Has Bombardier Turned The Corner?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canadian-based Bombardier fell on hard times through poor management and a competitive industry. Is the "dead duck" starting to show signs of life?...

  • Buying Wendy's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Were you lucky enough to be in with the Tim Horton's IPO?...

  • SASOL

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When South Africa was the target of world controversy because of its apartheid policies, SASOL was born out of necessity....

  • Is Newmont Mining A Signpost For Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Newmont Mining is the largest gold mine in the world at the moment. By studying its chart, can we determine gold's movement?...

  • A Band-Aid For Thoratec?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Thoratec's share price dropped from a high of $25.39 on January 31 to a low of $18.52 by February 3. Why?...

  • Does The Future Lie In Canada?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...All charts of the DJIA, S&P, and NASDAQ point to a market selloff in the months and years ahead, but is the chart of the Toronto Stock Exchange suggesting otherwise for the Canadian market?...

  • Buy South Africa

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every investor knows South Africa. With its gold and diamonds, as the old song goes, the country is a girl's best friend. Has it now become your best friend?...

  • Time To Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After reaching a high of $725 on May 12, the price of London gold has fallen dramatically to $586.50 by June 14. What can we expect next?...

  • Is Dell Bouncing Off A Bottom?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Investors fear rate hikes -- political tension -- economic slowdown. Investors fear... fear .... fear... . Is it time to buy?...

  • Hurricanes And Oil Holes Of Hope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Connacher Oil and Gas and Falcon Oil and Gas are two energy companies worth keeping an eye on....

  • Is It Time To Buy Martha?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lifestyle trendsetter Martha Stewart's television show, Martha, saw advertising soar....

  • Evergreen Solar Looks Promising

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With war in the Middle East and oil prices at high levels and extremely volatile at that, what are the alternatives to oil as a source of energy?...

  • The Four-Year Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...How accurate and consistent is the four-year cycle? Judge for yourself....

  • Sell Stocks And Buy Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With most financial writers today becoming more and more bearish about the market, is it time to sell everything and buy gold?...

  • Gold To Currencies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The belief that the price of gold has been moving inversely to the US dollar is now a wrong belief. Why?...

  • Result Energy: Another Canadian Oil And Gas Play

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week, I wrote about Rival Energy as a probable oil and gas investment. Here is another oil and gas company that looks interesting....

  • Coast Wholesale Appliances Income Trust

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The income trust market in Canada is hot — VERY hot!...

  • Rival Energy: A Play On Oil?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The former energy advisor of US President George W. Bush predicts oil prices could reach as much as US$250 per barrel over the coming years....

  • Astec A Profitable Road?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In a rising oil price environment, are our roads becoming too expensive to maintain? What will the substance filling the potholes in the road consist of in the future?...

  • Brightpoint Inc.: Opportunity To Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Do you look at a weekly chart or a daily chart?...

  • Advanced Micro Devices' Roller-Coaster Ride

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Advanced Micro Devices, a semiconductor manufacturer with facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia, with sales offices throughout the world, has had its ups and downs....

  • The i-Unit That Is Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On Tuesday, February 7, the morning fix of the London gold price dropped suddenly from $568.25 to $548.65, a drop of 3.45%. What happened?...

  • Why Is The Toronto 300 Index Bullish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Why is the Toronto 300 in a strong bull market while the DJIA is dithering?...

  • That Heart Throb... Zoll Medical

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Zoll Medical manufactures not drugs, but machines that save lives. Is that why the stock has skyrocketed?...

  • The Canadian Income Trust Debacle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On October 31, Jim Flaherty, the Canadian Minister of Finance, effectively wiped off $30 billion from the Canadian stock market. What does this mean for you?...

  • A Drill Hole Of Hope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is down from its recent high, and those supposedly in the know say that gold is down at the moment because "all commodities" are down, but......

  • Another "Foreign" Investment?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On August 15, I wrote an article, "Investing Foreign?" where I stated that if you want to invest outside the United States, there was no better country to consider than Canada. Here is another income trust worth looking at....

  • Investing Foreign?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The United States is heading for a recession. That is what our charts are telling us, so where do we place our money?...

  • Nortel Networks Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Once more in the news, with one analyst shouting SELL and another shouting BUY, what is the correct way to go with Nortel?...

  • Hydrogenics Corp. And Clean Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Taking a cue from US President George Bush's recent speech on energy conservation, here is another company to watch....

  • Gold, Whither Goest Thou?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What's ahead for gold? Here are some facts to remember....

  • Ballard Power Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the dramatic increase in the price of oil over the past few years, the only way investors could capitalize on the energy boom was to buy energy stocks. Here's one....

  • Is The East Colonizing The West?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In a turnaround, in today's world, it is India and China that are "colonizing" the West — but they are doing so financially....

  • Value Line Arithmetic And Geometric Indexes

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my September 22nd article, "Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann," I concluded that the index is due for a major correction, and that the US economy will inevitably collapse. It is simply waiting for a trigger to set it off. Figures 1 through 4 show another method of looking for that inevitable collapse....

  • Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Hurricanes, hurricanes, hurricanes. As if the US economy doesn't have enough problems....

  • On-Balance Volume Variation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Anyone who calls him- or herself a chartist knows about Joseph Granville and on-balance volume. Here is a variation on his original formula, applied to Bema Gold....

  • Would You Buy Nortel Networks?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the United States, a collapse in the price of a company to this extent would have resulted in prosecution. In Canada, however......

  • Paramount Resources Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...... And the price of oil soars, with no end in sight....

  • Analyzing Starpoint Energy Trust

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In Canada, income trusts offer one of the highest sources of sustainable recurring cash yield in equity and fixed-income markets and are therefore the preferred structure for many retirees....

  • Two Wave Counts For The Canadian TSX Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A look at long-term charts of the DJIA and S&P 500 shows a recovery after the recent correction lasting into 2007 before a strong autumn. Two possible counts for the index are both suggesting strength AFTER a spring general election in Canada. Who will be the winner?...

  • What's Next For The World's Energy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With oil prices this high scaring us away from the gas pumps, what's next on the cards?...

  • John Ehlers And The Fisher Transform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I bought the first MESA program sold by John Ehlers sometime in 1985-86 when I was looking for something other than Gann fans and Fourier analysis to determine cycles. That's when I first learned about John Ehlers....

  • Novavax , Birds, And Influenza

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Novavax is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of proprietary products focused on drug delivery and biological technologies -- in this season of flu, a share to watch....

  • Looking At Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week, analyst after analyst interviewed on Canadian television was bullish on gold for the long term. Why, then, am I long-term bearish?...

  • A Cheapie In CanWest Petroleum Corp.?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With oil and gas prices this high, this is definitely a share to watch....

  • Consolidated Ecoprogress Forming A Cup Without A Handle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As the world faces a growing landfill crisis, there is increased public awareness that if life on this planet is to be enjoyed for years to come, we need to conserve and preserve our limited resources....

  • Applying The JM Strategy To Torrent Energy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of oil appearing to settle at the $50 level, all companies involved in energy have come under the spotlight....

  • A Cheapie In Icron

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Icron Technologies Corp.'s patented ExtremeUSB technology extends the range of USB in wired environments and enables wireless USB to be used over any RF technology....

  • A Cup Of Security With Vasco Data

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A cup is in the making....

  • Time To Look At Gold Again

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is gold gearing up for a breakout?...

  • Nasdaq And Elliott

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The year 2005 should be a positive year, or so says the statistics since 1885. Not so, says a Nasdaq wave count....

  • MSO: At A Low?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. So says the game Monopoly, but Martha Stewart proved otherwise. The share price of MSO rose strongly, and Stewart herself collected far more than the perfunctory $200. The question is, after all is said and done, why is the stock price dropping?...

  • Dundee Precious Metals And A Play In Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of gold has become a US dollar play, and with the US dollar expected to drop a further 16%, gold should rise. Here's a stock worth looking at....

  • Is The Market Poised For A Turndown?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...For some time now, I have been suggesting that the market could start turning down, moving into a new bear market that will last two to three years....

  • Another Negative For The US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On February 15, I argued that the US dollar has further to fall. Here is another chart and another argument that suggests just how low....

  • Starpoint Energy Trust/APF Energy Trust Deal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Starpoint Energy Trust completes the merger with APF Energy Trust....

  • Bema Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the price of gold looking interesting again, here is a share worth watching....

  • The Canadian Income Trust Conundrum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Income trusts are popular in Canada, especially in this low interest rate environment....

  • A Possible Bull Count For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 7, in the article "A Demise In The Dow," I offered an Elliott wave count showing how the Dow could fall in a bear market. After hearing Alan Greenspan's recent remarks, I present to you a count for a bull market....

  • The Nasdaq And Three Elliott Wave Counts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Elliott wave theory is simply that: a theory--and yet so many analysts swear by it. ......

  • A Demise In The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Canadian bonds typically follow the US market, and this week was no exception as the price of both rose," Canada's National Post said on Friday, June 3. ......

  • Is Sherritt International Taking A Breather?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is Sherritt taking a breather before continuing its climb?...

  • Let Us Dream About DreamWorks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...After the announcement on June 1 that DreamWorks had acquired the North American distribution rights to Woody Allen's latest film, the share price jumped up 1.63%. But why, then ......

  • Gann And The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Many years ago when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I lay in the sun at a hotel swimming pool at a small town called Agatha in the Northern Transvaal of South Africa. Here, I opened my first, of what was to be many books, about WD Gann....

  • An Analysis For Lionbridge Technologies Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You read Stocks & Commodities magazine every month, perhaps searching for the "Holy Grail" of trading. If so, here is a suggestion for finding that cherished cup....

  • Viva Vivus!

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Markos Katsanos has written a number of articles for Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine demonstrating various strategies that I have found interesting. The strategy I'll use here to identify this stock is his flag and pennant recognition system, based on his article published in the May 2005 issue of STOCKS & COMMODITIES....

  • SciClone Pharmaceuticals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Pharmaceutical companies are not the most popular investment vehicles today, so why are insiders accumulating this one?...

  • London Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Weekly gold has found its support and resistance levels. Can it help us predict the future?...

  • A Look At NeoPharm Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...NeoPharm is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various cancers. Should we keep an eye on it?...

  • Looking At Pfizer On A Shorter Time Scale

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a short-term outlook to Pfizer, using short-term indicators....

  • The Fate Of Pfizer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Drug companies have suddenly decided to bare their souls, and those of their drugs. Will they bounce back, and is the risk worth taking?...

  • A Strategy For Investing In Exchange Traded Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Because exchange traded funds are traded rather than redeemed, they are more tax efficient than mutual funds. Here is a strategy you can play with to invest in them....

  • What A Golden Web We Weave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Looking at a chart of the Dow divided by the price of gold can present an argument against a possible Dow collapse....

  • A Triple Top For The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Dow appears to have made a triple top. Does this lead to a collapse, or....?...

  • Forecasting The US Dollar

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It has now been three years since the Canadian dollar started strengthening vis-a-vis the US dollar. Can the Canadian dollar be used to determine what is going to happen to the US dollar?...

  • Aastrom Biosciences, Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This stock was worth watching in September 2004. The price then was $0.92. Had you bought......

  • Medimmune Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here's a biotechnology company with several products on the market and a diverse product development portfolio. Is it worth looking at? You decide....

  • Keeping An Eye On Avnet Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The chart suggests keeping an eye on Avnet Inc....

  • Is The Oil And Gas Rise Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the rise over? For the moment, yes....

  • Microsoft... Is It A Buy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Xbox -- a winner this Xmas for Microsoft?...

  • All That Glitters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With gold moving above $500 per ounce for a brief intraday moment, gold bugs became excited, but on November 11, in a Traders.com article on gold, I wrote......

  • Looking At The NASDAQ In A Simple Way

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes we are inclined to overlook what charts are telling us because we need to be convinced by complexity. Here is a chart staring us in the face and shouting, "Watch me!"...

  • Trading Transmeta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What now for Transmeta?...

  • MGI Pharma Inc. Showing Life

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...MGI Pharma Inc. (MOGN) is an oncology-focused pharmaceutical company that acquires, develops and commercializes proprietary pharmaceutical products. They currently market four cancer-related products in the United States....

  • Looking At Canada Through i-Shares' MSCI Canada Index Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Canada is in the throes of a political crisis. How is this reflected in the market?...

  • Is Placer Dome Worth Buying?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Is the stock worth buying? There are conflicting reports....

  • Canadian Dollar At Parity?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A popular newsletter writer in his report has suggested that he believes the Canadian dollar will go to parity with the US dollar. I don't see it, but then......

  • Martha Stewart, The Comeback Kid

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Martha is definitely the comeback kid... and I can guarantee you that her ankle bracelet will soon be fashionable. What does the latest chart say?...

  • Las Vegas From Home

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gambling is a profession or an addiction, whether at a casino in Las Vegas or in Vancouver, BC, in Canada, where casinos are proliferating....

  • The Dow Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...At the end of 2004, I wrote: "Hopefully, 2005 will follow tradition and be a very bullish year..."...

  • i-Share, S&P Global Healthcare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The mutual fund industry has shot itself in the foot and is chasing investors to i-Shares....

  • Biomira Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Biomira Inc. is a biotechnology company specializing in immunotherapy and organic chemistry for the development of cancer therapeutics. The company's commitment to the development of products for the treatment of cancer is currently focused on synthetic therapeutic vaccines and innovative strategies for immunotherapy of cancer....

  • Ceramic Protection Corp. Is Profiting

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...One small company is profiting from the war in Iraq....

  • Aastrom Biosciences Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (ASTM) is developing automated clinical systems designed to enable therapeutic procedures using living cells in the treatment of cancer and other diseases and in the restoration of normal tissues....

  • THE S&P 100 Index and GEORGE BUSH.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The recent terror in Russia has almost assured George Bush of re-election. His polls are up, and voters appear to be saying that the world must be rid of the scourge of terrorism, and that George Bush is the man to do it. What are the charts telling us?...

  • Kerzner International Ltd.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sol Kerzner turned a small area in South Africa into a paradise called SUN CITY. His casinos, hotels and theatres were fairytale fantasies visited by millions. His Bahamas Paradise Island, home to the Atlantis Hotel Resort is his attempt to create Paradise in the Bahamas. How successful is he? A look at a chart tells us all....

  • Buying Steve Jobs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Steve Jobs is CEO of Apple Computer Systems, and also CEO of Pixar, the animation studio that created Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, and Finding Nemo. His business life currently is success incarnate, a Midas with the golden touch. So how do you buy Steve Jobs?...

  • Trade What You See

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trade what you see, not what you think you see....

  • Point & Figure And Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week, I wrote how I could have traded Nortel using point and figure charts. Here's a way to trade Nortel using two moving averages on a point and figure chart....

  • Profiting With Nortel Using Point And Figure And The Horizontal Target Count

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In analysis of stocks today, point and figure analysis is rarely used. Yet if used correctly, it is very helpful. Here is a chart of Nortel and my analysis techniques using the strategies I teethed on in 1965....

  • Amcol International

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Should you trade on technicals or the news?...

  • Going For Gold

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bema Gold Corp. is a gold exploration and mining company. Holding it looks like a good idea....

  • Transition Therapeutics Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A variety of technical indicators that I use are giving buy signals for this stock, but common sense may tell you otherwise....

  • Is Newmont Mining Leading The Gold Price?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Newmont Mining is regarded as one of the premium mining stocks. It is beginning to show some very interesting chart patterns. Is this a prelude to a rise in gold prices?...

  • Analyzing Aberdeen Asia Pacific Prime Income Fund Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The policy of this Fund is to provide investors with a stable monthly distribution out of current income, supplemented by realized capital gains and, to the extent necessary, paid-in capital. The Board intends to maintain a monthly distribution of US 3.5 cents per share for 12 months, beginning with the July 11, 2003 distribution payment. This policy is subject to regular review at the Board's quarterly meetings. The fund's next review is scheduled to take place in June 2004....

  • Xerox Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Xerox is a company that has been through the worst, and came out smiling. Anne Mulcahy, the company's chief executive, recently made the announcement, ". . . there is no question that we are open to acquisitions. . ." What do our charts say about the company?...

  • What Now For Martha Stewart Living?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Everyone knows who Martha Stewart is, and the legal problems she faces. Many investors took a gamble and bought shares of her company, Martha Stewart Living (MSO) when it fell dramatically to a low of $9.32, believing it was oversold. On May 5th the news broke that she would not be allowed another trial. What now for the share price?...

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The terrorist act in Spain has led to a change in government and the threat of a withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Has Al Qaeda won? What does the Dow say?...

  • The Nasdaq: A Tough Call

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ..."Further, of bearish importance is that the Nasdaq has itself failed for the second time at a level below the previous top, while making new and lower lows. Bull markets make higher highs and higher lows; bear markets do the opposite."...

  • A "Watch" For Cardiome Pharma Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Putting it all together, I've written a case study of Cardiome Pharma Corp. (COM-T) using a number of my previously explained stock strategies and come up with a "watch me" rating for this stock....

  • A Possible Future Buy For Cisco Systems?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It can be advantageous to combine various trading strategies. I often use the "Double Bottom" strategy to identify a possible stock set up, and then combine it with the JM trading band strategy to get confirming entry and exit points....

  • Microsoft: Is It Worth Buying?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft has been very much in the news the past week. With its billions in cash, Microsoft speculation moves from offering its shareholders a comfortable dividend to a share buyback. Either way, it looks as though management's intention is to move the share price from the doldrums. What do the charts tell us?...

  • Looking At The Sign In The Road. . .

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 15th, I presented an article, "New Bull Market. . . Or?" In it, I showed my preferred Elliott Wave count, but every Elliottician has an alternate strategy ready to pull it out at a moment's notice. Here are two of mine....

  • New Bull Market. . . Or?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market, as shown by the S&P 500 index, appears to be entering a new Bull market - or is this a sucker play? You decide. Here are the clues....

  • Hecla Mining

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On May 24th, 2004, I wrote an article about Newmont Mining that called for a possible increase in the gold price over the coming months. Hecla Mining is a company starting to show interesting patterns that could be profitable....

  • The Copy Book Recovery Of Xerox

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Xerox Corporation raised its full year outlook, citing second quarter performance and strong demand for Xerox's new technology and value-added services....

  • Microsoft Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 24th, I submitted an article, Microsoft: Is It Worth Buying? I decided to revisit the stock price to see if it is still worth buying....

  • CISCO SYSTEMS: Are You Telling Us Something?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The market seems to be moving sideways in the summer doldrums. CNBC presenters keep talking about technology stocks bringing the market down. Yet Cisco...hmmm... what are you telling us?...

  • Metals & Mining: Whither Goest Thou?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the gold price jumping $10 in a day and breaking above the $400 mark once again, how do I see the metals and mining market?...

  • Nasdaq And The 53-day Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my article, "Nasdaq And Its Cycles" (posted December 16, 2002, Traders.com Advantage), I showed that a simple 53-day cycle would predict the Nasdaq's cycle lows. I concluded that you should not use this technique to forecast too far in the future, as nothing is cast in stone. Let's see how it has performed and what to expect for the future....

  • Gold Cycle Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On June 18, 2003 I presented a daily chart of the London PM Gold cycle with observations. Has gold stuck to that cycle?...

  • Has Sunopta Optimized Its Place In The Sun?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sunopta Inc. operates in three principal businesses: natural and organic food product sourcing, processing, and packaging; processing, distribution and recycling of environmentally responsible aggregate products and; engineering and marketing of a clean pulping system using patented steam explosion technology....

  • Dundee Precious Metals Inc. And The ABCs of Elliott Wave

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Precious metals: To buy or not to buy -- that is the question. A look at this chart may give you the answer....

  • A Double Head And Shoulders For Bombardier?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bombardier, Inc. is a manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. In Canada it is considered a blue chip company, but since 911 it has fallen on hard times as the purchase of aircraft worldwide fell....

  • Charter Communications Inc. And The Golden Touch Of Paul Allen

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Although Paul Allen is majority stock holder in this company, it still has experienced significant losses in its stock value. Is it now on the rebound? A breakout from a triangle formation gives shareholders some hope....

  • Ati Technology Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Ati Technology, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets multimedia solutions and graphics components for the personal computer, digital tv and consumer electronics appliance markets. Management has in the past been raked over the coals for insider trading, but hopefully the company is now clean and management is behaving....

  • Eon Labs, Another One To Watch

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The price of pharmaceuticals and prescription drugs is far higher in the United States than in Canada, which has led many Canadian Pharmaceutical companies to tap the U.S. market via e-mail and offer cheaper prescription drugs. This is upsetting the drug industry, who look to the higher profits found in the U.S. market to cover research and development....

  • End Of Day Trading With Double Bottoms

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On February 19, Traders.com published my article on the trading strategy "Buying At The Bottom." Below is a chart showing how to trade both long and short using this strategy....

  • Buying At The Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Over the years, I have learned that the simplest strategies always give the best results. Here is a strategy that I read about recently that was so underemphasized, it almost slipped by me unnoticed. I have tested it, improved on it, and I must say, it looks pretty good....

  • Is Lucent Worth Watching?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When Nortel broke out of its consolidation triangle (see "Nortel, Something To Look At?" December 23, 2003), the profits that were made on a buy signal were excellent. Is Lucent now offering the same opportunity?...

  • Is Gold Ready To Test New Highs?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The AMEX Gold BUGS Index says it is....

  • How High The Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Statistics show that since 1885, the market has never been bearish in a year ending in a '5' -- but there is always a first. What does a chart of the Dow tell us?...

  • Transmeta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Transmeta is a company that should have the world at its feet. The company, however, simply cannot get off the ground. The charts tell all....

  • Callaway Golf Company

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The company made its name with the invention of the Big Bertha driver, and its share price soared. Then came the copy cats, and the share price fell. What now?...

  • A Target For Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold has become a hedge against the drop in the US dollar. But how high will gold rise -- how far will the dollar fall?...

  • XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You are in your car driving through the Sahara Desert. Your car is fitted with an XM Satellite radio, so you are in touch with the news of the world....

  • General Motors: A Leading Indicator?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is often said that General Motors (GM) is the Dow, and where GM goes, the Dow is sure to follow....

  • A Closer Look At "A Developing Depression. . .Not A Boom"

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The above article appeared in the March 2004 issue of "Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES," by Robert R. Prechter and Peter Kendall....

  • Research In Motion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...BlackBerry - those popular wireless handlends. Anyone who has one is quick to whip it out as a status symbol. What do the charts tell us?...

  • A Daily Chart Of The S&P 100 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On April 22nd I presented an article "Gann, Elliott and the Dow Revisited." In it I argued that for the long-term, the trend is bearish, but for the short-term it could be bullish. Here is a chart of the S&P 100 Index that looks bullish for the immediate short-term....

  • Using The Lower Low Strategy Plus Volume

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Finding a share out of the many thousands listed on the exchanges that could be a profitable trade is a matter of determining a trading strategy to use. There are many out there, and I have written a number of articles on various strategies, but one strategy that intrigues me more and more is the double bottom strategy I wrote about on February 19th (Buying At The Bottom) and again on February 23rd (End of Day Trading With Double Bottoms)....

  • Gann, Elliott And The Dow Revisited

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Popular for their predictive power/capacity, Gann and Elliott wave methods reach similar conclusions in their forecasts for the spring of 2004....

  • eMAGIN Corporation.... Not That Imaginary

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In today's market, with the liberation and occupation of Iraq affecting the market adversely, it is not easy finding a company that looks interesting as far as good profits are concerned. Here is one possibility that has shown up quite clearly on my radar screen and looks very promising. It is worth the risk? You decide....

  • Using An Inverted Put/Call Ratio To Trade The QQQs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Put/Call ratio is simply the number of put options contracts traded in a given day divided by the number of call options contracts traded that same day. The put volume divided by the call volume yields the Put/Call ratio....

  • The S&P 500 And Its Lines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Support and resistance levels on a chart can be excellent areas to place buy or sell signals. They should not be confused with trendlines that connect the lows or highs of a trending range. Here is a chart of the S&P 500 Daily Index and various "lines" that can be useful....

  • Sirius Satellite Radio And Its Flag

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In a recent press release Sirius Satellite Radio announced they were building a digital satellite radio system that will broadcast up to 100 channels of music and entertainment programming to motorists throughout the continental United States. The company plans to offer channels of commercial-free music and channels of news, sports and entertainment programming for a monthly subscription fee. Sirius Satellite Radio has an exclusive agreement with Ford Motor Company to install Sirius receivers in Ford vehicles....

  • The Jean Coutu Group

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Jean Coutu Group (CA: PJCA) is the second largest drugstore chain in Canada and the eighth-largest in North America, with 311 pharmacy stores in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and 332 Brooks pharmacies in the U.S. northeast. The company may be making significant acquisitions in the northeastern U.S. by Christmas. Rumor or fact?...

  • Put/Call Ratio On Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The put/call ratio is simply the number of put options contracts traded in a given day divided by the number of call options contracts traded that same day. The put volume divided by the call volume yields the put/call ratio....

  • A "GOLD"en Hope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Yes, gold is on the way up, and I believe that it will break above $400 sometime in the future, and yes, it will be a very volatile ride up....

  • JDS Uniphase: A Lesson In Frustration

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...JDS Uniphase is listed both in Canada and the U.S., with Canada its primary base. With the Canadian market faltering because of a slowing economy while the U.S. market is recovering far better than anticipated, the share movement may be torn between the two....

  • Chinadotcom Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Its ticker is CHINA, and with all the news on China appearing in major publications over the past two weeks, is its wonderful ticker leading the share price?...

  • Avigen - A Biotechnology Stock Worth Watching

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Has Avigen peaked? The stock gained after an advisory committee of the U.S. National Institute of Health stated it would recommend the initiation of human clinical trials for Avigen's AV201, a gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease....

  • AOL Time Warner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every technician and investor knows the story of AOL Time Warner, so there is no need to repeat it here, but what of the future? Is it worth taking the chance and buying at these levels, hoping that a long-term hold will recover losses or capture outstanding profits?...

  • Call The S&P 500 With Gann And Elliott

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When W.D. Gann passed away, he left a study full of papers containing reams of research. He earnestly believed that man's emotions were ruled by planetary and mathematical influences; the planetary research is pooh-poohed by many today as crazy, but so was the work of Copernicus in his day. I have spent years researching his work, and his forecasts using his Gann angles based on the 360 degree circle still continue to amaze me. Here is an example....

  • The Boast

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...You are at a cocktail party, listening to a quiet unassuming young man tell everyone how he made a profit of $100,000 trading. . . what?...

  • A Feasible Wave Count For The Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have always believed that the Dow is tracing a B-wave upwards simply because of the time scale, where the trend from January 2000 downtrend ending in October 2002 was wave A of an ABC downtrend with the high in January 2000 being a fifth wave top....

  • SCUDDER HIGH INCOME TRUST.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Interest rates are at an all time low and money has been flowing into Income Trusts to obtain a good yield. One of the Trusts I have been watching in the United States is the Scudder High Income Trust. It is a diversified, closed-end management investment company managed by a team of Zurich Scudder Investments, Inc. professionals. This tells you nothing, but when you look at the news release below, you can quickly see the company's value....

  • A Confluence of Uncertainty and Volatility

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The US$ is falling like a stone. The Gold price is going through the roof. Alan Greenspan appears on CNBC and tells everyone in a language few can understand, that the US economy will be fine. The Dow, S&P500 and Nasdaq move sideways......

  • Rambus

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Rambus is a company that has been plagued by litigation. It derives all of its revenue not from the sale of computer chips, but from fees and royalties paid by chip companies who licence their intellectual property for use in their products. It won its last dispute, which is why the price rose so strongly. Does this mean its troubles are over?...

  • Mirant Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Applying the Red/Green strategy to a stock in a trading range....

  • Xerox - Is it Making a Comeback?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Xerox is a name that is synonymous with photocopying, in fact today one talks of "xeroxing" a document as opposed to photocopying a document. And yet the company fell on hard times and the share crashed. Is it making a comeback?...

  • August Technology Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...August Technology Corp. (AUGT) designs, manufactures, markets and services automated visual inspection equipment for the detection of micro-defects. For the fiscal year ended 12/31/02, revenues fell 16% to $25.1 million and their net loss totaled $8.9 million, up from $351 thousand. Not a company one would look at that closely, so why has a brokerage firm upgraded it to a strong buy?...

  • How Now Uncertain Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A head and shoulders pattern is a well known technical tool. How accurate is this chart pattern? One look at the Dow shows exactly how accurate this pattern can be....

  • Xerox, Another for the List

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Xerox is another stock that can be added to my "would like to own" stocks as the market falls in anticipation of a war in Iraq. Stocks on the list are those I believe can be purchased at bargain prices in an uncertain market, and should be held for the long to medium term. I have included Xerox because. . ....

  • American Tower Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...AMT is a share that has shown good strength in a volatile, uncertain market. As the market drops with the advent of war, should it occur, it is a share that I would like to hold....

  • Vodaphone and On Balance Volume

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Using my on balance volume setup, Vodaphone is giving a sell signal....

  • Coolbrands Revisited.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On April 18, 2003 I submitted an article on Coolbrands (Is Coolbrands Cooling Down) I concluded 'I would suggest buying on any pullback...' Was I correct in my analysis?...

  • Bombardier And Point And Figure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When I first started trading the stock market back when, I looked around for a way to interpret charts as an addition to the fundamental analysis I then used. I discovered point and figure charting as interpreted by Cohen. In those early days before computers, I religiously plotted daily charts every morning and weekly charts every Sunday evening, by hand. (I still have the charts.) Today, although I do most of my analysis with candlestick charts on a computer, I find, that when I am undecided on the interpretation of a chart, I still instinctively turn to point and figure for a clue....

  • The S&P 500 Weekly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Following up on my Nasdaq chart of the June 10th, where I suggested that the Nasdaq does look bullish, but with nothing cast in stone, here is a chart and analysis of the S&P500 index....

  • What Is It With Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A reader of Traders.com applied the cycle strategy I used of previous articles (Nasdaq And Cycles of December, 2002) to the London Gold price, and emailed it to me for comment. Below is my analysis....

  • A Nasdaq Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Sometimes the simplest of charts can offer a world of knowledge....

  • Air Canada

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Here is an analysis of a difficult chart of a failing company....

  • Possis Medical

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Possis Medical, Inc. (POSS) develops, manufactures and markets pioneering medical devices for cardiovascular and vascular treatment. Its primary product uses miniaturized waterjet technology, which enables cardiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons, and other specialists to rapidly, safely and effectively remove blood clots throughout the body. The company holds ten US patents and three foreign patents relating to the AngioJet System....

  • Is Barnes & Noble.com Inc. Expecting More From Harry Potter?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It is not what you feel that gives you profits in the market, it is what you see, and Barnes and Noble does look interesting....

  • A Different But Feasible Elliott Count for the Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...As I have written before, Elliott wave analysis is far more obvious after an event than before an event. Forecasts using wave analysis to predict future movement in the market are always interspersed with the words "if this happens," then "possibly this could occur." Well, the count below, as unorthodox as it is, is another "could," but it does have merit....

  • CMGI Consolidated

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...CMGI is a global internet operating and development company. Companies in the CMGI network span a range of verticle market segments including search and portals, e-business interactive marketing and internet professional services. On April 28, 2000, its share price reached a high of $96.21, and by August 19, 2002, the price was $0.29. With the resurgence of internet companies recently, is this stock worth adding to your portfolio?...

  • Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold is rising astronomically, but holding shares in a mining company can be risky, especially if the company is selling their production forward. Are there alternatives?...

  • Microsoft: Where Will It Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the good old days, long before Enronitis, a company's worth was measured by its earnings per share. Then along came Microsoft and changed the way we looked at a company....

  • Let Us Look at Lucent

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Lux means light in Latin, but things have not been bright for Lucent. How does it shine today?...

  • Reading the Palm Pilot

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Palm, Inc. is a share that from the day it was listed on the Nasdaq, has been falling, and yet everyone who is someone owns a Palm handheld computer. Reading its "palm," I ask, "What does its lifeline forecast for the future?"...

  • The Rule of Eight

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Markets have moved to decimals. Is W.D.Gann's Rule of Eight still effective?...

  • End of Day Trading Using the Red Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In previous articles I have written about the JM investment strategy, and the R/G trading strategy. This article shows how to analyze the market and find a stock to trade short-term using the R/G strategy....

  • Analyzing the Market for a Winner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A strategy to find a winner in the market using price and volume....

  • WebMD Corporation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...A weekly triple bottom points to new opportunities with WebMD....

  • The Arithmetic Nasdaq Versus the Semi-Logarithmic Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With all the uncertainty in the world today, investors are scared to take the plunge and market moves in either direction- up or down- are on low volume. A semi-logarithmic chart of the Nasdaq once again proves that a picture is worth a thousand words....

  • Cisco Systems

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...At the height of the tech boom, a stalwart of technical analysis, Gail Dudack, stated in a CNBC interview that Cisco Systems was her best indicator as to the direction of the technology market sector. Whether this is still true today, is a matter of perspective. However, here is a report on Cisco....

  • A Look at LOOK's Complex Chart Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...LookSmart (LOOK) is a search engine that is one of the few Internet companies that are showing a profit. Their price has moved up strongly from $0.79 in October to above $3.00 today. Is it worth buying?...

  • Elliott Wave and the Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my article, "The Nasdaq: Elliott Wave and Kondratieff" (Traders.com Advantage, November 19, 2002), I explained where I believed the Nasdaq was heading, concluding that the Nasdaq was in a B-WAVE up in a long-term bear trend. The following is my interpretation of the Dow using Elliott wave....

  • A Look at Spiders Using the Red/Green Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...SPIDERS (SPY) or SPDRs are the first index shares created by Amex and introduced in 1993. They are Standard & Poor's Depository Receipts and as such, reflect the movement of the S&P Index. They trade just like common stock under the symbol SPY, and pay dividends, but unlike stocks, they can be shorted on downticks. This enhances their liquidity....

  • How Now Fine Dow?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...What with a mad cow, an orange alert for possible terrorist attacks, and a winter that in some parts of the country has been far more trying than previous years, what else can go wrong with the market? The chart of the Dow gives an idea of what to expect in the New Year....

  • Nortel - Something To Look At?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The period before Christmas, especially when Christmas falls on a week day, means days of low volume and much volatility as traders take profits before the long weekend, and mutual funds adjust their portfolios to "pretty-pretty" the picture of their holdings before year's end. This provides an opportunity for the wide awake, medium- to long-term investor to find bargains....

  • Part III: Lessons In Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...There are many ways to use Gann fans to identify turnings points for a stock. This article shows how to use the fan progressively....

  • Part II: Lessons In Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On December 3, 2003, I presented a report showing the first of three methods using Gann fans to trade. All are part of WD Gann's arsenal. Plotting them on a single chart would make the page so busy that it would discourage traders from using Gann fans. So I have separated them into three studies. Here is my second method....

  • A Lesson In Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Years of studying the works of W.D.Gann have led me to apply his strategies in ways that may be slightly different to anything found in current books on the great trader. Here is one example of how I use a Gann fan to determine a buy/sell strategy....

  • Price Targets For Stewart Enterprises, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Funeral homes and crematoriums are a must for everybody at some time. By all accounts good profits could be made by well managed companies, yet they haven't, so what went wrong, and how does the future look?...

  • Nasdaq And Its Cycle: Is There A Joker In The Pack?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week I discussed the Dow and its cycle, the week before, the S&P 100 index and its cycle. This week I am looking at the Nasdaq index, its cycle and other technical tools....

  • The Dow And Its Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last week I presented a chart and analysis of the S&P 100 index (OEX). This week I'll look at the Dow....

  • Is the S&P 100 Cycle Confirming A Recovering U.S. Economy?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have written many articles on cycles, and shown how a simple cycle can be a reliable arrow in your quiver of technical analysis weapons. Here is another one....

  • A System For Trading Cisco

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On August 6, 2003 Cisco Systems Inc. reported a jump in quarterly net income but failed to top Wall Street expectations.Could charts have predicted this?...

  • Has Teva Overdosed?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Teva Pharmaceuticals develops, manufactures and markets generic pharmaceuticals. Teva sells its products to chains, wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, managed care entities, and government agencies. With the high cost of pharmaceuticals, generic drugs, once patents expire, take over at much cheaper prices than the original. Teva has had a good run but its price is looking "toppy." What do the charts tell us?...

  • QQQs and the SPDR Technology Index ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...XLK is an exchange traded fund found on the AMEX. ETFs are index mutual funds that can be bought and sold just like common stock and are traded on the American Stock Exchange along with Standard & Poor's depositary receipts (SPDRs). XLK is a technology index fund very similar to the QQQs. The volume traded is a lot smaller with a price just about half that of the QQQs. Can it be traded as a poor man's QQQs?...

  • XM Satellite Radio Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (XMSR) is developing a new band of radio. The system will use direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide listeners with crystal-clear sound seamlessly from coast to coast....

  • Is Coolbrands Cooling Down?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Coolbrands (formerly Yogen Fruz) is a Canadian company that is waiting for a United States' Federal Trade Commission ruling that could, if favorable, double the size of the company. Nestle SA wants to take over Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Inc., and in order to satisfy the FTC's challenge of the takeover, Nestle would have to divest itself of three of Dreyer's premium brands. Does a chart of Coolbrands give us any idea of what the outcome will be?...

  • QQQs Updated

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The Nasdaq 100 Shares (QQQ), is an index tracking stock that trades on the AMEX (AMEX:QQQ). It is the first financial product created by the Nasdaq-Amex Market Group....

  • Another Look at the Amex Gold Bugs Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...On October 29, 2002, I wrote the article "Anyone for Gold?" In it, I used a triangle formation to help determine not only a target price, but a time target as well. Here's a look at what has happened since....

  • GERON CORP. Is it a short?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Geron Corporation announced, on April 1, 2003, that they had published research results describing the production of hepatocytes (basic functional cells of the liver) from human embryonic stem cells. As important as this announcement is for the medical world, is the jump in the share price overblown?...

  • More On Cycles And The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Can technical analysis foretell the future? I don't believe it can, but I do believe that technical analysis does encompass everything that is out there, and by this I mean fundamental and emotional actions and projections - facts and feelings....

  • Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This is a strategy I developed for day trading that I found very successful....

  • Trading the I-Unit S&P/TSE Gold Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I-Units are exchange traded funds that are traded like stocks on the Toronto stock exchange. They mirror the underlying index....

  • Technical Simplicity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...QQQs are representative of the Nasdaq index, and are presently in a short position. Here is why....

  • Anyone For Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my previous article "Risk/Reward Using Point and Figure" (posted 10/24/02), I showed you how to determine a target price using the horizontal and vertical count strategies of point and figure. In this article I will show you how to use a triangle to calculate an expected target price....

  • QQQ -- Time to Sell?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...The QQQs are beginning to look 'toppy.' Is it time to sell?...

  • A Simple Hedge Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...When the market turns bearish, either close out your portfolio or hedge it in the options or futures market. These strategies are normally for players who know what they are doing, are experienced and have been able to open an options or futures account with their broker as a sophisticated trader....

  • Risk/Reward Using Point and Figure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Back in 1968 when I first started using them, market charting and point and figure buy signals were not as self-fulfilling as they are in today's computerized society with its thousands of followers....

  • Head & Shoulders or Cup & Saucer?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Often a pattern will start developing a left shoulder and a head. Then there will be the inevitable wait for the right shoulder to develop in order to form a true head and shoulder pattern. If the right shoulder does not develop, could it be a cup and saucer pattern instead? The share Vaxgen Inc. [VXGN] appears to be developing such a pattern....

  • How Now Gold?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Gold has been demonetized. In the past, world economies based the strength of their currencies on the price of gold. For the past ten years or so, this has no longer been the case....

  • Predicting the Future Using Elliott Wave Analysis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Through the years, I have found that Wave theory acts better as a guiding light than a predictive strategy....

  • Bombardier B Shares and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Another look at a trading methodology based on historical highs and lows....

  • Gann Analysis and Nasdaq

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...W.D. Gann was probably one of the most controversial market gurus. Rumor has it that he made millions of dollars trading the market with his mathematically-based trading systems. When he died, he left a study full of papers, and a friend, David Ezekial, was lucky enough to look at his study with the intention of bidding for the reams of notes and papers. Needless to say, his bid was not accepted, but he told me that he was overwhelmed by the amount of research Gann had done....

  • Moving Average Crossovers and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Any moving average based strategy does not function well when the share price moves in a sideways pattern. Here is a share that has given good profits in the past using the red/green strategy....

  • QLT Inc. and Comfort Paramenters

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I have followed QLT Inc. for many years. It is a pharmaceutical company that is sitting on $300 million in cash and no debt. The share price reached a high of $85.75 on January 24, 2001 and is now trading at $9.44. Is it worth a BUY?...

  • The Nasdaq: Elliott Wave and Kondratieff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...I discovered Elliott wave theory in 1969, and since then have been hooked. Has Elliott made money for me? No, but it has forewarned me of what to expect in the future, and that helps, but only if I accept what it tells me. That is difficult most of the time, as you will find out in the following analysis.I discovered Kondratieff at more or less the same time, and have successfully used it to time my long-term Elliott forecasts. Here is how I do it....

  • Analyzing Bombardier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...This is the way I analyze a share for a possible future purchase....

  • Cycles & Patterns: A Look at Microsoft

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Microsoft has always reported good earnings and met their earnings whisper number, yet, before every earnings announcement, there has always been speculation that 'this time they will miss.' Now that their legal case with the government has been settled, how does the future look?...

  • S&P/TSE Canada Gold Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...With the anticipated rise in the gold price and gold shares should there be a war in Iraq, many gold shares are beginning to look promising. One of the 'shares' that has already given a buy signal is the XGD or S&P/TSE Canada Gold Index that is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange....

  • Fibonacci Ratios and the S&P 500 Monthly Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Much has been written about Fibonacci numbers and ratios, and many believe they are golden -- that charts will always turn at a Fibonacci number or ratio. Are they?...

  • Forecasting the HIGH of a Cycle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Forecasting the date for a cycle low is relatively easy as I have shown in my two previous articles, "Cycles and the S&P 500 Index" (12/13/02), and "Nasdaq and Cycles" (12/16/02), but forecasting a cycle high can be difficult. Here are two techniques that I use....

  • Gold Anyone? Cup and Handle Formations Say No

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In a previous article (Anyone For Gold?" Oct. 29, 2002), I looked at the Amex Gold Bugs Index ($HUI) and argued that the index is forming a triangle that could break out upwards by about 91%. In spite of this analysis, I still cannot become enthusiastic about gold, and here is why....

  • Nasdaq And Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Even though there are sophisticated programs available that determine cycles and their future projections, I still prefer the simple approach, namely counting the number of days between lows, and projecting them into the future....

  • Bombardier and UAL Corp.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In my article "Analyzing Bombadier," (November 14, 2002), I concluded that the chart was forming a cup and handle pattern, with a breakout handle at 6.04. How did the UAL Corp's (United Airlines) bankruptcy affect the share price of Bombardier?...

  • Cycles and the S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In all the years I have been a student of technical analysis, and I go back as early as 1967, using cycles to forecast an index's turning point has always fascinated me....







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