A CMT’s Technical Take on Facebook

Everyone’s got an opinion about Facebook these days. And as Mark Zuckerberg spent two days chatting with Congress, you can bet your bottom dollar that everyone and his brother was trying to figure out whether the stock is a “buy” or a “sell.” I figured I might as well...

Do Stop Losses Stop Losses?

I tend to get a lot of questions about the use of stop-loss orders – both in general and specific to my trading services, Cycle 9 Alert and 10X Profits.  Anytime I’m asked, “Should I use stop-loss orders to protect my position?” my response goes something like this:...

Women Improve Investment Performance

March 8 is International Women’s Day – so let’s talk about women and investing! It’s not hard to see that the investment industry is male-dominated. Fewer than 15% of investment bank traders are women. And according to Credit Suisse’s Women in Senior Management study,...

Has Bitcoin Infected Wall Street?

It’s been difficult for me to believe that bitcoin (!) – the wackiest of financial products – could ever infect traditional capital markets. “It’s so fringe. It has to be a fad,” I’ve thought. But now, I’m beginning to change my mind. Harry’s found a quite interesting...

The Winners in Inflation

Last week, in a Chart-of-the-Day piece, I wrote about the impact rising interest rates could have on stocks. There’s a strongly-held belief that higher interest rates always work against stocks. But that’s only half true. The direction of interest rates is important....