Quality Companies Facing Headwinds 02-05-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%

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Cooperation Speculation Fuels Rally 01-29-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%
Average Holding Period: 298 days

After falling into the mid-$20s last week, oil has sharply rebounded to over $33 a barrel. The catalyst: news that Saudi Arabia and Russia (the world’s two biggest oil exporters) may work together to curb exports. An OPEC insider told the Wall Street Journal that Saudi Arabia is more open to cooperation and the Russian energy minister confirmed that OPEC had floated the idea of a coordinated 5 percent reduction. Read more about Cooperation Speculation Fuels Rally 01-29-16

A First for the New Year 01-22-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%
Average Holding Period: 298 days

What a difference two days make. Earlier this week, as oil prices continued to plunge, on Wednesday the S&P 500 reached an intraday nadir of 1812; it recovered some ground in the afternoon but still set a new two-year closing low. West Texas Intermediate crude dropped into the low $26s that day, but has since rebounded strongly to $32. Following the direction of oil, the S&P 500 booked its first positive week of 2016.    Read more about A First for the New Year 01-22-16

The New Year Brings a New Name 01-15-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%
Average Holding Period: 298 days

Sentiment surrounding China and oil remains low, which has negatively impacted global markets, including that of the U.S. The S&P 500 today set a new 52-week intraday low: it briefly dipped below the nadir set last August before recovering some lost ground. Anxiety runs high on Wall Street. The VIX Index (popularly known as the Fear Index) has reached a level unseen since early September. Read more about The New Year Brings a New Name 01-15-16

One Bad First Week Does Not Make a Bad Year 01-08-16

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%
Average Holding Period: 298 days
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A Look Back 12-31-15

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 28.6%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 22.8%
Average Holding Period: 298 days
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