Trading the Crimea Crisis: Don’t Bother

With the crisis in Crimea roiling world markets, the impulse to sell is strong, but selling when stocks are falling is only a good way to lock in losses. Read More

We Finally Got Our Breakout, But…

While we finally got a true breakout from the S&P 500, weak showings by other indices and Russia's military actions are providing reasons for pause. Read More

Where’s Wall Street’s Cash Going? Not to You.

American corporations continue to shed jobs to meeting ever-growing expectations for earnings. So, where is all that saved cash going? Read More

The Millennial Generation Will Be Just Fine

Stop the alarm-ringing about supposedly awful, screwed, suffering up-and-coming millennials. The millennial generation has its issues, but it's not doomed. Read More

New FDA Label Rules: Fear Not, Junk-Food Makers!

The recently proposed changes to FDA label rules for food and drink producers seems troubling for these food stocks, but... Read More

Market Makes New Highs, but I Still Say Wait

Until the broad market clears the cluster of resistance by at least 1%, a sudden negative event could turn it south. Read More

The S&P 500 Topped 1850! So, Now What?

The Federal Reserve put its nose in the news and helped drive the S&P 500 to a new record close. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops. Read More

When This Happens, Buy, Buy, Buy!

Here is what I want to see to confirm a breakout safely through tough resistance. Read More

2 Factors that Argue for a March-April Rally

Strong historical stock market returns in March-April, together with a sub-14 VIX, argue for continued stock market gains in the next two months. Read More

Is This Bull Market Finally Nearing its End?

The five-year anniversary of the start of the current bull market is coming up, and the signs still point towards higher prices. Find out why. Read More

Stocks Set Records, But Warning Signs Flash

While the bulls seem to have the apparent upper hand, technical indicators as well as weakness in emerging markets are screaming for caution. Read More

Could the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact Lead to a la Carte TV?

The big Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger that many expect will hamper consumers might end up giving us what we've wanted all along. Read More

I’m Bullish, but Not Ready to Buy

The bulls are making headway against a barrage of bad news but facing very tenacious resistance. Read More

Guess Who Is Leading the Market Again?

Although the S&P 500 set a new high, the yeoman's work is being done at the small- and mid-cap level. Read More

The 4 Stages of Learning Just About Anything

My short, sweet foray into the world of finance taught me a lot of things ... and not all of them were about stocks and bonds. Read More

Dow Hanging On to 50-Day MA by a Thread

Even though the bulls are having a difficult time, they are holding on. Read More

Don’t Buy the Market’s Bounce Yet

Patience is your best ally until the major indices clear their immediate overhead. Read More

Traders Get ‘Snakebit’ – What’s Next?

Wednesday's Key Reversal Day knocked some of the wind out of the bulls' sails. Read More

The Housing Market Outlook Just Keeps Getting Worse

Significant drop-offs in builder confidence, housing starts just the latest reasons to worry about the American housing market. Read More

Surprising Sector Scores a Major Breakout

Natural gas broke out of a double-bottom and "W" formation on a huge increase in volume. Read More