Stimulus Possibility Offers Relief 10-17-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%
Average Holding Period: 226 days
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A Very Positive Earnings Surprise 10-10-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%
Average Holding Period: 226 days

Volatility has returned. After a remarkably smooth ride, in five out of the last seven trading sessions (not counting today’s action), the S&P 500 has swung up or down more than 1 percent. The index now sits at a two-month low. Global growth slowdown worries, particularly driven by poor numbers out of Europe, have sparked selling not just in the stock market, but also in the commodities market. Oil sits at a two-year low. Read more about A Very Positive Earnings Surprise 10-10-14

Stocks End Week on High Note 10-03-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%

Average Holding Period: 226 days Read more about Stocks End Week on High Note 10-03-14

Conditions for Big Decline Are Not Present 09-26-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%

Average Holding Period: 226 days Read more about Conditions for Big Decline Are Not Present 09-26-14

Two Positive Outcomes This Week 09-19-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%
Average Holding Period: 226 days
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North Sea Operator Offers Growing Profits and Dividends 09-12-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 20.2%
Average Holding Period: 226 days

Our most recent recommendation has performed strongly and has quickly already come close to our initial, conservative buy-up-to price. Since joining our portfolio last Friday, the stock is up roughly 3 percent, compared to a 1.1 percent decline for the S&P 500. Lest anyone misses out on the opportunity, today we revise the suggested buy-up-to price upward (read more for details). We rate the stock a solid buy at the current price level. Read more about North Sea Operator Offers Growing Profits and Dividends 09-12-14

The ECB's Limited Attempt to Stave Off Deflation 09-05-14

Yesterday, the European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled its latest monetary policy decision. The ECB trimmed its main interest rate to a record-low 0.05 percent from 0.15 percent. Furthermore, the central bank will punish banks more for keeping funds in its (virtual) vault, lowering the overnight deposit rate to minus 0.2 percent from minus 0.1 percent. The ECB will also commence buying an unspecified amount of covered bonds from banks in October. Read more about The ECB's Limited Attempt to Stave Off Deflation 09-05-14

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