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Starbucks Stock Is Worth Trading With This Out-of-the-Box Pairs Partner

An unusual pairing of short Starbucks (SBUX) stock and long USO looks well-positioned for a profitable stock spread. Read Article

EMR’s Prior $66 Support Could be New Resistance

We have been managing a position in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) since October. Right now we are holding shares of EMR and selling covered calls. The company is a fundamentally strong, internationally diverse manufacturer known for industrial electrical and HVAC equipment and its automation hardware for several industries, including oil and gas. Read Article

3 Big Stock Charts for Friday: Kroger, Prologis and Twitter

The stock charts of PLD, KR and TWTR are all locked and loaded. Now they just need the right nudge. Here's what to keep an eye on. Read Article

Micron Technology Stock Bulls Have a Trade War Advantage

There’s always uncertainty and periods of fear, but those times lead to opportunities like today in Micron (MU) stock for contrarian investors. Read Article

7 Toxic Stocks to Watch Going Into 2019

There's a difference between a broken stock and a broken company. Let's look at a few toxic stocks to see which are under real duress. Read Article

Want to Profit While the Market Panics? Short the SPY ETF

This time is different on the SPY ETF price chart -- and that means it’s not too late for traders to short the market’s correction Read Article

Collect Premium While NSC Recovers

This morning we are recommending another trade on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). The market is selling off on skepticism around trade, and as regular readers know, transportation stocks are sensitive to trade issues. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Stanley Black & Decker Offers a High-Probability Short

A bearish reversal in industrial stocks now looks to set up SWK stock for a bearish play that active investors could sink their teeth into. Read Article

3 Big Stock Charts for Thursday: Unum Group, Emerson Electric and American Electric Power

The stock charts of EMR, UNM and AEP undergo some technical scrutiny after Tuesday's drubbing. Here's what you should know. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Consumer Staples Stocks Are Showing Great Relative Strength

Considering the multiyear underperformance of consumer staples stocks, the XLP ETF looks likely to shine, at least relatively. Read Article

For Short-Term Traders, It’s Time to Go Long Snap Stock

SNAP stock is not a long-term investment, but conditions are lining up nicely for shorter-term traders to go long shares or buy a near-dated call position. Read Article

MSFT Market Cap Briefly Overtakes AAPL

Investors will be looking for growth this quarter, and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is positioned well from a technical and fundamental perspective, as it is a growth stock that pays a strong dividend. Read Article

3 Big Stock Charts for Tuesday: Morgan Stanley, Ross Stores and Dominion Energy

The stock charts of ROST, D and MS are shaping up as the top trading prospects as December's action gets going. Read Article

3 Chinese Stocks to Buy on the U.S.-China Trade Truce

With the China-U.S. Trade War thawing, buying Chinese stocks is worth a shot. Here are three ways to wet your beak. Read Article

Everyone’s Ignoring the Fundamentals on AMD Stock, Which Is a Problem

AMD stock has been all over the map of late, and it's the headlines about Advanced Micro Devices driving the volatility. Read Article

Oil Could Still Go Lower

I am recommending a bearish trade on Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA), a provider logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. Oil bounced back slightly last week, but it has continued its downward move. Declining oil prices are helping our consumers, but the U.S. is now one of the biggest oil producers in the world, and this will hurt us. Because we're producing more, we won't be able to sell it at a high price. Read Article

3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Intel, HP and Prologis

The stock charts of INTC, PLD and HPQ ended last week in a position that points to this week's likely direction. Read Article

A Recession Could Do NFLX Stock a Whole Lot of Good

The recent bear market has significantly victimized NFLX stock, but its “big picture” thesis is largely recession-proof. Read Article

Does Yelp Stock Deserve a Favorable Review From Investors?

A recent earnings release received a big ol’ thumbs down by Wall Street, but YELP stock looks ready to challenge the critics and gain favor from other bullish investors Read Article

Consumer Spending Should Lift AXP

I am recommending a bullsih trade on the American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), the credit card and travel services provider. AXP should benefit from any rally due to consumer spending, and we did see the market turn around this week. We saw a snap-back rally on Monday that then morphed into a “Powell rally” on Wednesday that took the S&P 500 back above the 2,700 level. Read Article