Solid Quarter Sends Equipment Rental Stock Surging 07-22-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days
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A Small Fry Outperforming Its Peers 07-15-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

The S&P 500, the widely followed market index, broke last May’s record closing-high on Monday, and has since set new highs with each day this week before finishing slightly in the red today to end a five-day winning streak. Read more about A Small Fry Outperforming Its Peers 07-15-16

Good News Is Good News 07-08-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the U.S. economy gained 287,000 non-farm jobs in June, well above consensus expectations of 180,000. The strong showing is a welcomed relief after a consistent string of monthly hiring data over the past several months. The unemployment rate ticked up by 0.2 percentage point to 4.9 percent, but labor participation rate also ticked up to 62.7 percent. Read more about Good News Is Good News 07-08-16

Checking in on the Purest Silver Play 07-01-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

As we cautioned last week, investors shouldn’t read too much into the initial reaction to the Brexit vote. Indeed, after the S&P 500 lost 5.3 percent in the first two days of trading post referendum, after investors mulled over the immediate impact of the Brexit vote, the index has regained most of its lost ground. Read more about Checking in on the Purest Silver Play 07-01-16

Brexit Doesn't Mean Investors Should Exit 06-24-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

Although the pre-referendum polls had suggested a close race, market action suggested that investors and traders were confident that the majority of U.K. voters would choose to remain in the European Union (EU).

The markets were wrong.

By a 52 percent to 48 percent margin, the Brits voted to leave, forcing Prime Minister David Cameron to resign. Market reactions were swift. Read more about Brexit Doesn't Mean Investors Should Exit 06-24-16

A Fracker Buys More Land 06-17-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

According to Bloomberg’s analysis of polls, the probability of Brexit—the U.K. giving up its European Union membership—currently stands at 42 percent. The probability has crept up significantly over time as polls indicate more and more Brits now favor leaving, causing fears in global markets. The analysis, however, does not take into account yesterday’s tragic event. Read more about A Fracker Buys More Land 06-17-16

Facing Uncertainties 06-10-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 22.4%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 17.9%
Average Holding Period: 297 days

The U.S. Federal Reserve will hold its next policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week. After last week’s dreadful May employment report, Janet Yellen and her lieutenants would most likely not vote to raise the benchmark federal funds rate. Read more about Facing Uncertainties 06-10-16

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