In 2005, a flock of 1,500 sheep began jumping off a cliff for no real reason.
In the middle of a clear blue day, they just started jumping. All shepherds could do was watch.
And as insanely ridiculous as this sounds, some of us are those sheep.Read More
There’s plenty of fear in the markets.
The trade war is still happening. In fact, shortly after new U.S. tariffs were announced in May 2019, the S&P 500 lost $1.2 trillion. Shortly after that, China retaliated, announcing tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, making the situation so much more "fun" that it already was.Read More
Over the last 22 years, I’ve heard countless arguments for and against fundamental and technical analysis. While neither is perfect, they both have strengths we can capitalize on.
Fundamental analysis shows us what’s under the hood.
At its very core, it helps us arrive at a stock's intrinsic value. It helps us see:Read More
When Munehia Homma first created candlestick charts in they 1700s, he had no idea it’d change the way we look at stocks 300 years later.
To him, candlestick charting was meant for the rice trade.
He’d record the opening day’s price of rice, the low and the close. And over time, he’d begin to see price patterns in his recordings, mapping out repetitive signals in the price bars. He’d soon give them names, like spinning tops, dojis, and hanging man – candlestick names we still use to this day. The discovery of such patterns helped him successfully predict future direction of rice prices, giving him a significant advantage over other traders.Read More
With the incredibly popular Avengers: Endgame film, shares of Disney Co. exploded from a low of $107.50 to $142.50 in April 2019.
After the film grossed $1.2 billion in its opening weekend (biggest in history), analysts were still seen raising price targets. JP Morgan noted the stock could run to $150 a share by the end of the year. The firm also increased its full-year earnings estimates to $6.80 a share from $6.69 thanks to better than expected film performances in the year. For 2020, the analysts hiked their estimates to $6.50 from $6.35 a share, as well.Read More
Fear can destroy a stock in seconds.
But it can also lead to quite a bit of opportunity.
Look at Coca-Cola (KO), for example in late February 2019.Read More