In this article I look at some of the ramifications of the upcoming UK election for financial markets. This is likely to be a less volatile event than Brexit. If the Conservatives don’t get a 50-seat majority, there is downside for the pound. But it would take a shock result to eject GBPUSD from its […]
Last week saw the main stock averages continue their upward price run with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq all posting all-time record highs.
What matters most to history are not the steady trends but the unexpected shocks that change the world the moment they occur. Such events are inherently unpredictable even though they always seem explainable after the fact.
Visa Inc. ($V) is a multinational financial services company that facilitates the transfer of funds around the world via Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. If you didn’t already know that you must be living on another planet because Visa is everywhere. Here are 10 reasons why you might want to buy the stock today.
It was a good few weeks ago when the stock markets were coming off and everyone was worried about China and the upcoming September FOMC meeting that I first became interested in buying Chinese shares. The S&P 500 had dropped over 10% in the space of a few days and the Chinese equity markets had fallen […]
While trends differ in size, global supertrends can cover several decades and in some cases, span generations. And in this article I will look at 20 possible supertrends and how investors might benefit from them.
Today’s post was going to be about trading systems but half way through writing it my nine month old MacBook Pro decided to freeze and give up completely. Hard disk failure seems to be the cause — and for the second time in a couple of months; which gives the impression that there’s something more serious going on. A […]
I recently wrote an article for Seeking Alpha on 5 of my favourite foreign (ADR) shares on the market at the moment. These are all ADRs (American Depositary receipts) listed on the NYSE, the last one is on the Nasdaq: 5 Top Foreign Stocks With US stock markets at record highs there has been a […]
How this was created With US stock markets at all time highs, traders and investors are becoming nervous about the steepening valuation of US equities. Everybody is talking about volatility and volume right now and both of these conditions suggest that a significant market correction could be near. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) has long […]
Last November, at a price of $80 a share, I wrote an article for Seeking Alpha saying 3D Systems (DDD) had entered an extremely overbought state which could only end in a significant share price correction. Although the share price proceeded to fall around 13% after I made the claim, 3D Systems ended up going […]
US stock markets fell yesterday indicating a new stock market warning with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping -0.25% while the Nasdaq sank -0.28% and the S&P 500 fell -0.11%. The fall comes after four days of rallies took global markets to a record value of $63.8 trillion and saw the S&P 500 hit another […]
Quite a while ago, I wrote a piece on Seeking Alpha titled 16 reasons to buy GM stock. This was before we had the news story and legal case about GM faulty ignition switches and since then General Motors $GM shares have continued to slide, reaching a price of $33.63 today. The faulty switches will […]
With US markets at record highs, this is not the most appropriate time to enter any large positions in the main indices. No matter how expensive stocks are, opportunities can be found, particularly among small cap stocks and technology. The majority of stocks, though, are trading at high valuations. These 3 expensive stocks have got […]
US stock markets reversed losses on Monday after ISM non-manufacturing numbers came out and Billionaire investor Warren Buffett spoke enthusiastically about the state of American business. A contraction in Chinese manufacturing, and continuing violence in Ukraine, caused markets to open lower but stock markets were not in the red for too long and managed to […]