Several trade ideas are presented in this paper. These are shorter term trading ideas for swing traders.
We examine whether there is a performance advantage for stocks being added to the S&P 500.
October can invoke fear into investors as it is usually a weak month. However, October often marks the lows for the year. Stay diligent!
US stock markets continue to see an extreme concentration of interest in a small number of stocks. Does this signal an imminent sell off or will market participation broaden?
Portfolio managers returning to work after Labor Day tend to clean house. Since 1950, September is the worst performing month of the year. A bullish election-year does little to improve on September’s poor overall performance.
S&P 500 has declined 9 of the last twelve years on the first trading day. Options Expiration week (Triple Witching for September) is usually bullish, but beware after that!
As we discussed at the end of July, the August rally in US small cap stocks has taken hold. Can this continue as major indexes close in on all time record levels?
The month of August is usually one of the worst months of the year for US stocks. In years of a US presidential election (like 2020), August holds a special spot in the calendar for certain stocks.
RingCentral joined hands with Atos to market its products worldwide. The opportunity looks big according to 3 investment banks. The stock chart is set up for a break out.
We see an increase in short term call buying in Starbucks. Loyalty programs seem to be driving high customer demand.
NASDAQ’s mid-year rally (described here in late June) came to an end on July 14. From mid-July, the second quarter is usually plagued with poor performance. Enthusiam and large amounts of cash on the sidelines could keep stock prices aflot. Hower, defensive positioning seems a more reasonable bet.