Avoiding High Risk Entries – Forbes

How to Buy the Best Bank Stocks – NASDAQ.com

Much of my focus was on how obscure technical indicators or methods, could be applied to the financial markets and used as an effective trading tool. Many of the indicators I have used for years, such as Gerry Appell’s MACD and Welles Wilder’s RSI, have subsequently gained wide popularity. This page is devoted to sharing my insights and techniques in order to help you become a smarter trader/investor. Over the past twenty years I have traveled around the world several times, visiting all of the major financial centers as he taught professional traders and money managers my approach to the financial markets.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomaspray/2014/09/06/avoiding-high-risk-entries/

Premarkets: 4 things to know before the open – Sep. 5, 2014

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Economists surveyed by CNNMoney project the U.S. economy added 226,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate edged down to 6.1%. On Thursday, processing firm ADP ( ADP ) reported that private employers added 204,000 new workers in August. That marks the fifth straight month of companies adding at least 200,000 new hires to their payrolls. Related: Fear & Greed Index 2.
Source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/05/investing/premarkets/index.html?section=money_topstories

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks August 29th To September 5th And Year-To-Date – Forbes

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Previous positions include product marketing at Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at Cincom Systems, Ingram Micro, a SaaS start-up and at hardware companies. I am also a member of the Enterprise Irregulars. My background includes marketing, product management, sales and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. My academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and completion of the Strategic Marketing Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2014/09/06/best-and-worst-performing-cloud-computing-stocks-august-29th-to-september-5th-and-year-to-date/?ss=future-tech

Stocks rebound on weak jobs report – Yahoo Finance

And the easiest way to do so is to write higher-yielding, and thus riskier, loans. Discussing this point in relation to the financial crisis, Columbia business official website school professor Charles Calomiris explained in Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises & Scarce Credit : “Given an environment in which risk-taking with borrowed money was considered normal, it is easy to understand why some bankers, particularly those who were having trouble competing against more efficient rivals, decided that the right strategy was to throw caution to the wind.” Tying it all together What’s great about this chain of correlation is how much it simplifies the process of identifying great banks, and thereby allowing one to buy bank stocks with the best chance of outperforming the industry. In short, because profitability is correlated to loan losses, which are correlated to efficiency, then the first thing you should screen for in your hunt to buy the best bank stocks is the efficiency ratio. Top dividend stocks for the next decade The smartest investors know that dividend stocks crush their non-dividend paying counterparts over the long term.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/how-to-buy-the-best-bank-stocks-cm387681

Oil and gas companies, however, have lost their leadership and are now the worst-performing group in the last month. Our researchLAB market scanner also shows investors moving into new areas including solar energy, Latin American banks and widening their interest in semiconductor names. Financials have started to gain positive momentum as well. In company-specific news, semiconductor company Ambarella is indicated up 7 percent after releasing better-than-expected earnings and revenue.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-rebound-weak-jobs-report-134134870.html

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