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Non-Farm Friday -- Is America Working?

Phil Davis | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

What a crazy start to 2016! Of course, it is no crazier than the 3rd quarter of 2015 so far, when we had our August crash followed by a slow September bounce that led into a mega-rally that closed our year off back at the highs.

Embrace Risk and Live a Little

Simon Donato | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Simon Donato

I've learned to love risk and embrace challenges that scare me. I feel that these challenges are my greatest teachers in life, and help me best connect with the true me. While I never dive headlong into high risk endeavors, I've developed strategies that have worked for me in the past and help to increase my comfort level, which allow me to take on challenges that let me soar to new heights.

Fabulous Friday -- Everything is Awesome Again

Phil Davis | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Next Wednesday is the Fed Meeting and ANYTHING can happen there and it's widely expected that China will do SOMETHING over the weekend and, if they don't - we could get right back to having a rough ride but, for now - enjoy the bounce!

Thursday Fervor -- Draghi Catches the Markets as They Fall

Phil Davis | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

So the Nasdaq and the S&P are the only major indexes not to have gone negative (so far) but both are on the edge and, if they fail to hold their Must Hold lines - there's no reason to think they aren't going to join their brother indexes in stock market Hell.

Fearful Thursday -- Are the Markets DOOMED? Breaking Down the Dow

Phil Davis | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

The good news is we can call a bottom here (16,000) but the bad news is we're not likely to go anywhere from here and what goes for the Dow likely goes for the other indexes as well.

Meaningless Monday Market Movement

Phil Davis | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Get ready for not much. All is relatively calm this morning as traders try to digest last week's exciting events.

Thursday Thoughts - Have I Mentioned How Much I Like CASH!!! Lately?

Phil Davis | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

CASH!!!  It's almost a joke how many times I said that last quarter to our Members and in our morning posts.  I have said "CA...

S&P 2,000 Tuesday - Turnaround or Turn Down?

Phil Davis | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Would it be too early to call the year yet?   "As goes January, so goes the market" is something a lot of traders believe and we&...

Mandarin Monday Meltdown -- China Halts Markets to Stop the Bleeding

Phil Davis | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

As I noted in last week's Benzinga interview, China is our number one concern for 2016 and it didn't take too long for that premise to play out.

Secret Santa's Inflation Hedges for 2016

Phil Davis | Posted 12.25.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

I have something I can give you for the holidays -- a way to help insure some future prosperity with a few inflation-fighting stock picks that can brighten up your portfolio, which also can be used to help balance your home budget against unexpected cost increases.

Twisty Tuesday - The Jokes on You if You are Buying This "Rally"

Phil Davis | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

What a joke this market is becoming! As you can see from Dave Fry's SPY chart, the S&P finished up 0.5% for the day after an amazing 10-...

Monday Meltdown: Commodities Collapse Ahead of the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Cash-y and cautious is how we're continuing to play the markets into the holidays. We're not going to miss anything by sitting out the next couple of weeks and, as noted in our review - there are certainly plenty of bargains to be had.

Failing Friday: Market Supports Collapse Ahead of the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, don't say we didn't warn you...   Last week, we gave you hedging plays in Futures that are up over $10,000 in just ...

Will We Hold It Wednesday: Dow 17,500 Edition

Phil Davis | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

We're stuck in the middle of the range now: As you can see from Dave Fry's Dow chart, we've been gyrating between 17,200 and 18...

Tumbling Tuesday -- China Trade Data Adds to the Bear Case

Phil Davis | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Just like we did last Wednesday in the morning post, yesterday we laid our a Futures trading plan that has led to a $3,000 per contract gain on the Russell (/TF) Futures along with similar gains on the S&P (/ES), Nasdaq (/NQ) and Dow (/YM) all provided to you.

Monday Market Madness: Oil Below $40

Phil Davis | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Total insanity!   The S&P went down 2.5% and then up 2.5% in less than 48 hours, ostensibly driven down by Mario Draghi first...

$3,000 Friday: Profits From the Future(s)

Phil Davis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Another HUGE winner!  That's $5,500 in two days using the Futures Trade Ideas we published right here in our morning post on Wedne...

Which Way Wednesday -- S&P 2,100 Yet Again

Phil Davis | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

This is the 11th time the S&P has been over 2,100 since May and, so far, it's been like a little money machine for us all year long on the short side.

Technical Tuesday -- Failure at 2,035 on the S&P

Phil Davis | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Wheeeeee, what fun!   As noted in our Weekend Portfolio Review, we are in CASH!!! so we really don't give a crap which way the market g...

The World's 7th Largest Economy is Junk -- Who's Next?

Phil Davis | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Brazil's economy is the 7th largest in the world at $2.4Tn - that's above Italy, India, Russia, Canada, Australia and just under France ($2.8Tn) and the UK.

Earnings Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Phil Davis | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

Wow, what a rally! Yeah, yeah - go markets, BUYBUYBUY!!!  OK, now that we have that out of our system, how about we take a deep breath and ...

Will We Hold it Wednesday: S&P 2,000 Edition

Phil Davis | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

"Look for the big W." It's the plot of "A Mad, Mad, World" and also the chart pattern we're getting as the S&P 5...

Fedapalooza Friday: 6 Fed Speakers Flap the Markets

Phil Davis | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

What are these people so terrified of? Clearly the markets are not allowed to have even a normal correction before the Central Banksters le...

Testy Tuesday -- Double Bottom or Look out Below?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

This is not a pretty chart.

Hedging for Disaster -- NOW Are You Ready to Listen?

Phil Davis | Posted 09.27.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

As you can see from Dave Fry's S&P 500 chart, we're barely down on the S&P from where we were on September 4th, so you'd think our bearish hedges wouldn't pay off -- BUT YOU'D BE WRONG!