Yellen and Draghi Convey Their Dovish Messages 08-22-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.8%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 19.7%
Average Holding Period: 220 days

Market participants are closely watching this week’s annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming symposium on economic policy, hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, for insight into the Fed’s plans—most pertinently, for hints about when the Fed may first increase interest rates. The highlight of the conference, this morning Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech centered on the labor market. Read more about Yellen and Draghi Convey Their Dovish Messages 08-22-14

The Hot Riser and the Newcomer 08-15-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.8%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 19.7%
Average Holding Period: 220 days

This week, we take a look at the results reported by two of our recommendations, the hot Chinese online retailer stock that has gained roughly 30 percent since joining our portfolio less than 3 months ago, and the recent diagnostic testing biotech stock that we added just last week. Read more about The Hot Riser and the Newcomer 08-15-14

Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Prognosis 08-08-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.8%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 19.7%
Average Holding Period: 220 days

Earlier this week, we followed the lead of another top hedge fund and added another Brain Trust Profits pick to our portfolio. This company is a leading molecular diagnostic company specializing in developing and marketing tests that assess a person’s risk of developing disease, provides information to guide treatment decisions and evaluate the risk of disease progression and recurrence. Read more about Revolutionizing Diagnosis and Prognosis 08-08-14

Labor Report Offers Cushion 08-01-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.8%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 19.7%
Average Holding Period: 220 days

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, less than the 230,000 gain economists expected. However, the increase represented the sixth consecutive gain of more than 200,000 jobs, the longest such streak since the late 1990s. The headline unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent as more people entered the labor force. The payrolls increases from May and June were also revised upward by a total of 15,000. The worrisome June 523,000 drop in full-time jobs reversed to a 285,000 gain last month, but average hourly wages remained essentially flat. Read more about Labor Report Offers Cushion 08-01-14

Checking Quarterly Report Cards 07-25-14

Average Annualized Return Per Closed Trade: 34.8%
Average Return Per Closed Trade: 19.7%
Average Holding Period: 220 days

With the second-quarter earnings season in full swing, today we review some of our picks that reported results this week. Read more about Checking Quarterly Report Cards 07-25-14

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