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Running Out of Headlines
11:48:27 PM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | With President Trump having a successful trip overseas, the number of negative news headlines is shrinking.
Acquisition Candidate
10:20:38 PM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | With the oil cycle improving and all the good acreage already owned, companies have to buy companies to boost reserves.
Perpetual Hold
9:29:26 PM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | The volatility appeared but the decline was quickly bought
Political Volatility
9:25:51 PM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | We were due for some volatility and political headlines provided the excuse.
Worst Nightmare
9:21:02 PM| 5/21/2017
By Jim Brown | A severe two-day market crash and rebound is the worst nightmare for long-term investors.
Pivotal Week Ahead
1:23:51 AM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Geopolitical event risk may have faded but market risk is increasing.
Dow Fading
12:29:00 AM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq continues to support the market but the Dow is fading.
Feast or Famine
12:27:24 AM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Stocks are either exploding higher or crashing. There is no middle ground.
Getting Closer
12:25:34 AM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | After three weeks of minor declines, the Dow closed at the lows.
Abundance of Riches
12:23:29 AM| 5/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Some companies have so much business they cannot get to it all.
Unexpected Reaction
10:16:03 PM| 5/7/2017
By Jim Brown | The French elections are over and the pro EU candidate won but the market choked.
Two Opportunities
9:41:51 PM| 5/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Time to get on the train now that the oil sector is recovering.
No Retracement
8:58:03 PM| 5/7/2017
By Jim Brown | After two weeks of minor weakness, the indexes closed at new highs.
Lots of Activity
8:52:34 PM| 5/7/2017
By Jim Brown | With post earnings spikes and declines there was a lot of activity last week.
Earnings Volatility
8:40:36 PM| 5/7/2017
By Jim Brown | Several stocks in the portfolio suffered negative volatility during the week.
Do Over
10:17:00 PM| 4/30/2017
By Jim Brown | With the budget crisis postponed for a week and the runoff for the French elections next Sunday, this week would be a do over for our prior week.
Speculative Urge
9:28:55 PM| 4/30/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes you have to place a bet that goes against the crowd.
Retracement Worries
8:39:01 PM| 4/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets rallied strong early in the week but after four days at solid resistance, the breadth began to deteriorate.
Volatile Week Ahead
8:33:50 PM| 4/30/2017
By Jim Brown | This time of year all the weeks are volatile but this one is filled with headline events.
Making Changes
8:21:31 PM| 4/30/2017
By Jim Brown | We have several changes this week with two positions being closed for a gain.
Buckle Up
10:40:06 PM| 4/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The French election played out with the best possible scenario for the European and U.S. markets.
Got to Be Kidding
9:54:37 PM| 4/23/2017
By Jim Brown | Monday is not the right day to be looking at adding new positions.
Bullishness Rising
9:47:20 PM| 4/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets are poised to move higher on geopolitical news and strong earnings.
Should Be a Good Week
9:44:22 PM| 4/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets are poised to explode at the open on Monday and we should benefit significantly.
Good Week for LEAPS
9:39:41 PM| 4/23/2017
By Jim Brown | Last week was good for the portfolio with some laggards finally starting to surge.
Shift in Market Focus
1:55:59 AM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | There was no attack on North Korea over the weekend and the MOAB attack in Afghanistan has already been forgotten.
Sector Leader
1:07:19 AM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | This best in class leader fell unexpectedly last week to close on support on Friday.
Weakness Growing
1:00:35 AM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The first two weeks of April are over and the results were definitely choppy.
Teetering on the Brink
12:57:31 AM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Another week of losses saw the Dow and S&P close at two-month lows.
Volatility Returned
12:51:53 AM| 4/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The calm expected in the market did not return as geopolitical events combined to push equities lower.
Minimum Expectations
10:58:01 PM| 4/9/2017
By Jim Brown | This week in April is typically erratic but maintains a slight bullish bias.
Parts Shortage
10:29:44 PM| 4/9/2017
By Jim Brown | Multiple companies have complained about a parts shortage impacting their 2017 profits.
One More Week
9:29:22 PM| 4/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The first week of April was choppy as expected with one more week before the fireworks start.
Jumpstart
9:26:44 PM| 4/9/2017
By Jim Brown | After three weeks of choppy declines on the Dow and S&P, the market needs a jumpstart to bring it back to life.
Calm Market Ahead?
9:19:00 PM| 4/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The coming week could be the calmest of the month with very few headlines to rock the market.
Much Better
9:17:35 PM| 4/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Last week the S&P futures were down -20 when the newsletter was published.
Thank's for the Opportunity
8:43:48 PM| 4/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Investors dumped this stock on a minor earnings miss but it is still the best stock in a bad sector
Two Week Lull Ahead
7:23:08 PM| 4/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The first two weeks of April can be rocky but the outlook is still positive.
No Complaints
7:18:57 PM| 4/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Some positions went up, some were flat. It could have been a lot worse.
Continued Uncertainty
7:10:56 PM| 4/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets posted minor gains for the week with the Dow only rising +0.3%.
Lookout Below
11:00:57 PM| 3/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The wheels came off the health care bill and it may have derailed the Trump rally.
Dodging a Pothole
10:57:49 PM| 3/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes the bulls are climbing the wall of worry and other times they are dodging potholes in the market's path.
Reality Approaching
10:50:47 PM| 3/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Volatility did rise last week and it appears we could get another dose this week.
Follow the Leader
10:30:27 PM| 3/26/2017
By Jim Brown | A good week where our positions gained overall but a couple followed the Dow decline.
Mixed Markets
10:24:39 PM| 3/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets are looking toppy and individual stocks are starting to weaken.
Headline Storm Passed
12:56:17 AM| 3/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The storm of headlines last week failed to dent the market although the weekly gains were minimal.
Buy the Dip
12:16:47 AM| 3/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The recent dip caused by falling oil prices gave us a perfect entry point on this stock.
Pause to Refresh
11:58:31 PM| 3/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Volatility could rise this week with no material headlines to stimulate the market.
Bull Market Continues
11:54:10 PM| 3/19/2017
By Jim Brown | We lost a minor position when Intel dipped on the Mobileye purchase but several other positions made new highs.
Another Good Week
11:47:58 PM| 3/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Considering the markets traded flat for the week we saw some nice gains in individual positions.
Headline Storm Passed
12:56:17 AM| 3/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The storm of headlines last week failed to dent the market although the weekly gains were minimal.
Buy the Dip
12:16:47 AM| 3/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The recent dip caused by falling oil prices gave us a perfect entry point on this stock.
Danger Will Robinson
11:51:48 PM| 3/12/2017
By Jim Brown | If the robot from Lost in Space were around today, he would be warning of danger ahead.
New Powerhouse Ahead
10:53:02 PM| 3/12/2017
By Jim Brown | This company has been around forever but their new product will probably be a big surprise.
Don't Play in Traffic
10:22:33 PM| 3/12/2017
By Jim Brown | This could be a high volatility week given the volume of scheduled headlines.
Bought in a Weak Market
10:16:39 PM| 3/12/2017
By Jim Brown | We entered three new positions last week thanks to market weakness.
Just Passing Time
10:08:41 PM| 3/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Investors had little interest in buying or selling last week as they wait for the headline storm next week.
We Did Not Expect That
11:46:50 PM| 3/5/2017
By Jim Brown | China suddenly downgraded their economic progressions and futures are down hard.
Setting up for a Dip
11:02:59 PM| 3/5/2017
By Jim Brown | With S&P futures down -10 points on Sunday night, it is time to position for a dip.
Build It and They Will Come
10:43:41 PM| 3/5/2017
By Jim Brown | This company is building something everyone needs but very few have the skills to do it themselves.
Market has been Kind to Us
9:55:45 PM| 3/5/2017
By Jim Brown | Nearly all of our positions are profitable with many at new highs.
FOMO Trade in Progress
9:50:21 PM| 3/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The FOMO trade is alive and well but eventually the urgency will pass.
Out on a Limb
8:51:51 PM| 2/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The market continues to rally although there were a couple hiccups last week.
Follow the Money
8:07:30 PM| 2/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Somebody just made a $29 million option bet this stock will rise $30 over the next 9 months.
Patiently Waiting
7:46:26 PM| 2/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow winning streak is at a 25 year high and only two days away from a best ever performance.
Bullish Sentiment Improving
7:43:29 PM| 2/26/2017
By Jim Brown | The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey showed bullish sentiment rising 5.4% last week.
Good Week for Longs
7:28:29 PM| 2/26/2017
By Jim Brown | Nobody can complain about a market making new highs and many stocks making highs when the market was negative.
Don't Confuse Me with the Facts
10:08:11 PM| 2/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The market is ignoring all the negative headlines and overbought technicals.
Goldman Said Sell
9:09:58 PM| 2/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Goldman Sachs just downgraded this stock to a sell but it rebounded to close at a new high.
No Selling = No Buying
7:25:18 PM| 2/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Until the markets sell off and provide a buying opportunity, our new entries will be limited.
Good Week for the Bulls
7:22:17 PM| 2/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets overcame minor selling late in the week to close at new highs on Friday.
Bears Hibernating
7:17:19 PM| 2/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets continue to set new highs with every minor dip quickly bought.
Thank You Mr. President
7:57:49 PM| 2/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Comments from the president and from Gary Cohn about fast tracking a tax cut proposal powered the market to new highs.
Oversold Opportunity
7:03:17 PM| 2/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The earnings cycle always gives us some opportunities for better entry points on growth stocks.
Three Percent Rule
6:11:10 PM| 2/12/2017
By Jim Brown | When markets are in rally mode, call premiums inflate.
Breakout Accomplished
6:05:48 PM| 2/12/2017
By Jim Brown | The bulls are running on expectations for a drop in taxes and fewer banking regulations.
Bullish Sentiment Rising
5:49:15 PM| 2/12/2017
By Jim Brown | With all but one major index closing at a new high on Friday the bulls are moving into stampede mode.
Is This the Week?
11:46:41 PM| 2/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P appears to be poised for a breakout over 2,300 and that could trigger a new leg higher.
Seasonal Performance
10:48:20 PM| 2/5/2017
By Jim Brown | Many stocks do better during certain periods of the year because of their business model.
Market Reversal
9:04:17 PM| 2/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The market headed lower midweek but reversed suddenly on Friday with a major short squeeze.
Threatening a Breakout
9:00:38 PM| 2/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The bullishness returned on Friday with a major short squeeze and the S&P is threatening to break over 2,300.
Nasdaq New High
8:55:40 PM| 2/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap tech stocks managed to make a new high on Friday.
Loose Lips Sink Markets
11:06:14 PM| 1/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The S&P futures are down -7.50 on Sunday night as a result of the executive order temporarily suspending entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim nations.
Strongest in the Sector
10:08:45 PM| 1/29/2017
By Jim Brown | No stocks are bullet proof, except for Nvidia, but this company is really close.
Momentum Easing
10:07:28 PM| 1/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The Q4 earnings cycle continues to produce a mixed picture and the markets appear unsure of the next direction.
Tech Running Away
5:19:59 PM| 1/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Tech stocks led the market most of the week but short covering on the Dow was a big help
New Highs
5:16:17 PM| 1/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all made new highs but momentum appears to be slowing
Make Up Your Mind
11:03:07 PM| 1/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Analysts have one less decision this week but they still cannot make up their mind on market direction.
Nearly Free LEAP
10:25:45 PM| 1/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Sometimes bad things happen to good companies that puts their stock price in the penalty box
Earnings Pause
9:27:33 PM| 1/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The Q4 earnings cycle is in full swing and we should get some new entry points on post earnings drops.
No Declines
9:22:16 PM| 1/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Despite the weak performance of the Dow and Russell 2000 the market was only slightly negative for the week.
No Material Movement
9:17:35 PM| 1/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets moved sideways last week ahead of the inauguration event risk.
Event Risk Rising
8:30:06 PM| 1/15/2017
By Jim Brown | Another week, another failure to break 20,000.
Employment Rising
7:46:58 PM| 1/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The main focus of the new administration is creating new jobs. That is positive for this company.
Broken Record
6:15:28 PM| 1/15/2017
By Jim Brown | We are still waiting for that buying opportunity in January.
Passing Time
6:12:49 PM| 1/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The market continued to move sideways with the exception of the Nasdaq.
Tech Stocks Flying
6:07:50 PM| 1/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap techs extended their gains and we have no complaints.
This Could be the Week
9:17:09 PM| 1/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow is poised to break over 20,000 this week but will it hold?
Bad News Priced In
8:45:35 PM| 1/8/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock is no longer declining despite recent negative news.
No Opportunity Yet
7:01:25 PM| 1/8/2017
By Jim Brown | January did not crash in the first week but there are three to go.
Positive Market
6:57:36 PM| 1/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The market shook off the end of December weakness and posted some decent gains.
Decent Week
6:52:46 PM| 1/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes flirted with new highs and there were no big stock declines.
Year End Blues
7:34:03 PM| 1/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The market weakness over the last three days was felt across all sectors.
Dow Weakness
7:30:07 PM| 1/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The weakness in the Dow was felt in our Dow stock LEAP positions.
Buying Opportunity Ahead
7:28:56 PM| 1/2/2017
By Jim Brown | I am still expecting that buying opportunity in January.
Planning Ahead
7:24:36 PM| 1/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Buy when everyone else is fearful.
Let the Show Begin
7:22:26 PM| 1/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The battle between buyers and sellers in 2017 will begin on Tuesday.


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