FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

Big Banks. Testimony Of The Tape.

JULY 20, 2018. Who hasn’t curled a lip behind investors shimmering indifference to big banks?
Yet the carousel of table-leaning bank lovers chimes and rotates. “Well Ken, we really like the banks here.” Why? How many others have been confused by such bubbly fun? Mother of sweating–where’s the performance? Tech is what works–tech.
No real love exits for our big banks, going no where fast. We’ve seen the Youtube vid of shareholders falling instantly to sleep when suddenly exposed to a bank earnings report. On comes the comes the carousel of more money managers broadcasting more bank “attractiveness.”
STOCKjAW takes a look. What’s the bank performance truth, and benchmark reality? The benchmarks and the players all have scores, and the reality stands clear, right here. More pool-party bank summer fun.

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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

3 SELLS Now. Dump Downers Before They Devour You.

JULY 2, 2018. Your mission is simple. Buy low and sell high. Sell? You actually want me to sell? Do you realize how hard I worked to create this cost basis?
Stock market fervor lives on the buy side. Some myth exists concerning the sell–like it’s just supposed to happen. And it will be right. Wrong.
Knowing sell disciline is one of the hardest skills of all. Who wants to sell at a loss? Who wants to sell their cherished horses? You do. Here are three examples time is proving right.

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

A Time To Zag? BABA Bye-Bye?

JUNE 27, 2018. Is the US equity markets snuggling-in for a prolonged trade ruccus? Stones of tough trade talk are tossed into the stock pond daily. Welcome to the new–never mind. No one really knows what’s next. It will no doubt come from above. Get a helment. Or better yet, adjust where you’re standing.
The impact area of this trade exchange includes many stocks, and Alibaba too. How can that be good? How can that even be O.K.?
Alibaba is the king hell juggernaut of the east. BABA proves that the runway for Amazon is much much, much, longer.
Nice. But BABA’s in the blast zone. Are you going to stay?

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

Buy The Banks? How About A Grower? PYPL’s TEC-Ray Analysis.

JUNE 22, 2018. Trade war volatility will wave on. That means today, probably. But then, who knows? Waves bring sales and we’ve snagged three new positions during this disruption. What works, we’ll keep. Here’s one. Paypal.
Daily we see the financial shills recommending big banks. Right. Look at the new financials. Paypal’s not a baby, but an established player. They’re a payment processor at a technical turning point.

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

– 287 South Dow. Sidewalk Sale Or Trade War Bomb?

JUNE 20, 2018. The stress filled the air and airwaves on Tuesday. Our major indexes all headed straight toward the floor from the open. Of course–trade fear. Market darlings were beaten mercilessly–like Boeing. We left on Monday at $353. We think BA’s headed further down and we have the chart to demonstrate.
But yesterday brought almost everything down, except Amazon. AMZN went up right in the downturn’s face. It will again. Did you find any gems in the wreckage? We did. And here they are.

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BUSINESS, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

Descending Boeing. Why?

JUNE 17, 2018. We should have trusted our instincts. Yet the line between obvious buys and mindless chasing can be faint. It’s Boeing for god’s sake. What could go wrong? Tariffs–yes. Let’s see–a steady industrial goes stratospheric–with dazzling charts to support it still. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that? Ah, stoic fundamentalists.
Despite its’ soaring technical strength, Boeing’s price action is wingtipped earthward. That’s when we chased. It’s a wingdip. Right–a dip, but no wing yet. Isn’t there an award for blind driving and other dumbass activities? But is it chasing?
Now STOCKjAW probes the quite pedestrian price action of a stock accustomed to more rarefied air. Up or down, are you firmly buckled-in, or ready to deplane? On board for our in-flight safety check. This could just help you survive. We’re hoping so.

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