Friday, November 24th, 2017

What Will Finally Stop the Stock Market Rally?

The US stock market rally has passed another milestone. It has been 487 days since a 5% correction making this the second longest such period since 1970. The point being that a measure of market strength and endurance is perhaps the length of time without a correction rather than just how [...]

Beware of Alternative Methods for Evaluating Stocks

When the Chinese stock market peaked and then crashed a couple of years ago one new Chinese investor was confused. He picked stocks using lucky words and numbers and it did not work out. Back in the 1920s people played the stock market as prices steadily climbed only to lose pretty much [...]

Is It Time for a Trip to the Casino for Stocks?

We often remind our readers that investing in and trading stocks is not like gambling no matter how addictive the profits might be. So you should not think of stock options trading like a trip to the casino. However, casino stocks are a different matter. Yahoo Finance suggests 3 casino stocks [...]

When Earnings Fall Stock Prices Are Next

The best argument for why the stock market rally continues in the face of overpriced stocks is that earnings have been strong. But when the market is leveraged to the hilt and earnings disappoint what happens? The fact is that when earnings fall stock prices are next. Reuters writes that stocks [...]

Should You Buy Calls or Puts on Gun Maker Stocks?

After the worst mass shooting in American history last night in Las Vegas the shares of gun maker and ammunition makers went up. Should you buy calls or puts on gun maker stocks today? CNN Money writes that gun maker stocks are up.
Shares of Sturm Ruger (RGR) were up 4%, while American [...]