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Taxes Taking Center Stage
11:40:34 PM| 11/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The odds of passing a tax reform package in the senate are worsening every day.
Buy the Dip
10:31:11 PM| 11/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Earnings disappointments can sometimes be great entry points.
Opportunity Ahead
10:07:50 PM| 11/19/2017
By Jim Brown | There is a buying opportunity in our future.
Mostly Green
10:04:59 PM| 11/19/2017
By Jim Brown | Despite the market decline last week, most of our positions are solidly in the green.
Minor Ding from Market Decline
9:57:15 PM| 11/19/2017
By Jim Brown | The portfolio dipped slightly on the Wednesday market drop but recovered into the weekend.
Political Confusion Ahead
11:16:54 PM| 11/12/2017
By Jim Brown | They say you should never watch sausage being made or legislation being created
Cautious Approach
10:38:11 PM| 11/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Rarely do you see drug companies opt for the long-term gain instead of the short-term pop in revenue.
Targets Hit
9:55:04 PM| 11/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Both of our watch list candidates hit their entry targets last week
Tax Reform Hiccup
9:47:29 PM| 11/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Tax details and rumors knocked the market for a loop on Thursday.
Good Week Despite Market Decline
9:41:42 PM| 11/12/2017
By Jim Brown | Our portfolio rose again despite the market drop on Thursday.
Going and Going and Going
10:28:10 PM| 11/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The predictions for profit taking from numerous analysts have all proven wrong.
Bandwidth Increasing
8:50:11 PM| 11/5/2017
By Jim Brown | There is one fact that will always be true. Internet bandwidth is increasing daily.
Getting Close
7:45:47 PM| 11/5/2017
By Jim Brown | We are nearing an entry point on one candidate but the other is proving to be stubborn.
Tech Stocks Leading
7:36:38 PM| 11/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap tech stocks have regained control of the market.
Another Week, New Records
5:37:04 PM| 11/5/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap indexes continue to make new highs as earnings beat estimates.
Techs Lift Market
9:23:19 PM| 10/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Four major tech stocks accomplished a major feat on Friday of lifting the Nasdaq and S&P to a new high.
Phoenix Rising
7:59:48 PM| 10/29/2017
By Jim Brown | This technology company has been reborn and is now thriving.
Two Candidates
7:35:22 PM| 10/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Despite the Dow's relative weakness there may be some opportunities.
New Highs
6:43:22 PM| 10/29/2017
By Jim Brown | Halfway through earnings and market is at record highs.
Another Successful Week
6:38:02 PM| 10/29/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq and S&P closed at new highs thanks to tech earnings.
Dow Posts Monster Week
11:10:57 PM| 10/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow posted a 456-point gain for the week but the other indexes lagged behind.
Technology Building Block
10:23:37 PM| 10/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Every piece of new technology today needs this company's products.
Counting the Days
8:05:11 PM| 10/22/2017
By Jim Brown | Only 44 trading days until Christmas but we get a gift from the market every week.
Riding the Wave
8:01:48 PM| 10/22/2017
By Jim Brown | We are surfers riding the current market wave and enjoying every minute.
Dow Surging
7:53:42 PM| 10/22/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow is booming thanks in part to one of our positions.
Let the Earnings Begin
9:45:38 PM| 10/15/2017
By Jim Brown | The Q3 earnings cycle kicks off in earnest next week.
Retail Powerhouse
9:43:32 PM| 10/15/2017
By Jim Brown | This retailer is Amazon proof with same store sales up 6.5% last quarter.
Bears in Hibernation
9:29:25 PM| 10/15/2017
By Jim Brown | It has been 465 days since a 5% dip when normal is twice a year.
No Complaints
9:20:44 PM| 10/15/2017
By Jim Brown | New record highs a couple times a week are great for long-term investors.
Market Keeps Going and Going
9:15:43 PM| 10/15/2017
By Jim Brown | We did lose one position last week but the market highs are lifting the rest of the portfolio.
Best Fall Ever
10:04:30 PM| 10/8/2017
By Jim Brown | September went out with a bang and October started off strong.
Global Economic Resurgence
9:06:43 PM| 10/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The global economy is rebounding strongly and this company is in a key position.
No Dip in Sight
6:51:14 PM| 10/8/2017
By Jim Brown | New market highs and no material dips.
Holding the Gains
6:49:24 PM| 10/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets extended the September rally and are holding the gains.
Earnings COST Us Some Money
6:40:44 PM| 10/8/2017
By Jim Brown | The Costco earnings drop was painful but it was just one of 16 positions.
Halfway Home
10:39:59 PM| 10/1/2017
By Jim Brown | September is over, October is ahead.
Leading Edge Technology
9:56:53 PM| 10/1/2017
By Jim Brown | This company represents the leading edge of technology in their field.
Nasdaq Surging
9:05:50 PM| 10/1/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq broke over resistance with a nice gain to a new high.
Best September Since 2013
9:03:42 PM| 10/1/2017
By Jim Brown | September went out with a bang with multiple new highs.
Another Good Week
7:55:41 PM| 10/1/2017
By Jim Brown | It was a good week despite some adjustments to tech positions.
Pivotal Three Weeks
10:51:10 PM| 9/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The next three weeks will be pivotal for the markets but the outlook is positive.
Buy Bad News
10:15:03 PM| 9/24/2017
By Jim Brown | Negative headlines have pushed this stock down to support.
More New Highs
10:03:15 PM| 9/24/2017
By Jim Brown | The rally continued to new highs early in the week and the profit taking was minimal.
One Week Left
10:01:32 PM| 9/24/2017
By Jim Brown | One week left in September and it could be good.
Good Run in Progress
9:54:41 PM| 9/24/2017
By Jim Brown | We are racking up some nice gains in a normally volatile month.
Index Breakout
10:12:50 PM| 9/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Weekend event risk and minor headlines from every corner failed to stop the markets gains.
Alternative Position
9:06:07 PM| 9/17/2017
By Jim Brown | When you cannot buy what you want, find an alternative.
Not Buying The Rally
7:18:00 PM| 9/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The rally appears to have legs but LEAP premiums are out of sight.
Breakout in Progress
7:11:47 PM| 9/17/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow closed at a new high after a 407-point rebound for the week.
Bull Market Breakout
7:06:23 PM| 9/17/2017
By Jim Brown | Contrary to normal September trends, the indexes rallied to new highs.
Rally Time?
9:46:13 PM| 9/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The lack of a North Korean missile test and the elimination of political deadlines should be market positive.
Hurricane Restocking
9:12:17 PM| 9/10/2017
By Jim Brown | Tens of thousands of hurricane survivors will be shopping here.
Missing Opportunity
8:50:37 PM| 9/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The removal of the political deadlines may have cost us a missed opportunity.
Time for a Rebound
8:46:28 PM| 9/10/2017
By Jim Brown | After four days of profit taking it is time for a rebound.
Minor Profit Taking
8:42:16 PM| 9/10/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets faded from the Monday highs but never strayed far from those highs.
Tuesday Repeat?
7:23:21 PM| 9/3/2017
By Jim Brown | Last Tuesday it was a Korean missile over Japan. This Tuesday will be a Korean nuclear test depressing the market.
Hurricane Recovery
6:45:53 PM| 9/3/2017
By Jim Brown | This company has a bright future as Texas rebuilds from the hurricane damage.
Waiting Game
6:11:06 PM| 9/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The market spike back to the highs put us back into a waiting game.
Back at the Highs
6:07:17 PM| 9/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The North Korean dip was short lives and August went out with a bang.
Surprising Rebound
6:02:05 PM| 9/3/2017
By Jim Brown | The market rebounded from the North Korean missile dip on Tuesday and never stopped.
Vacation Time
9:06:52 PM| 8/27/2017
By Jim Brown | This will be the last vacation week of the summer and volume will be non-existent.
Rejuvenated
7:36:40 PM| 8/27/2017
By Jim Brown | This company has rebuilt itself and rekindled strong earnings growth.
Go Long
7:09:16 PM| 8/27/2017
By Jim Brown | Removing a stock from the list but changing it to a buy.
No Direction
7:01:14 PM| 8/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The major indexes posted minor gains for the week but they all came on one day.
Refusal to Decline
6:54:08 PM| 8/27/2017
By Jim Brown | The market spiked on Tuesday and remained flat the rest of the week as it refused to decline.
Welcome to August
10:53:13 PM| 8/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The seasonal decline is underway and there is more volatility ahead.
Insurance
9:43:50 PM| 8/20/2017
By Jim Brown | With the market weakening it may be time to add some insurance.
Buy the Dip
9:12:26 PM| 8/20/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock is giving us another opportunity to buy the dip.
Market Topping
7:07:13 PM| 8/20/2017
By Jim Brown | Another week of high volatility suggests the market may be topping out.
Repeat Rebound
7:01:58 PM| 8/20/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets crashed the prior Thursday and rebounded on Monday. Could we have a repeat this week?
Reversal Ahead
11:06:41 PM| 8/13/2017
By Jim Brown | Thursday's big market drop could be reversed on Monday.
Strong Defense
11:06:19 PM| 8/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The best offense is sometimes a strong defense and that sector is hot.
Still Waiting
11:03:48 PM| 8/13/2017
By Jim Brown | Thursday's market crash was a good start but Monday could reverse it.
Nasdaq Volatility
10:48:38 PM| 8/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq hit us with another case of severe volatility but the damage was minimal.
One-Day Wonder
10:38:33 PM| 8/13/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets crashed on Thursday, were flat on Friday but Monday could be bullish.
Calm before the Storm?
11:02:06 PM| 8/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow gained 262 points last week in a low volume market.
Safety Play
11:01:50 PM| 8/6/2017
By Jim Brown | With the market volatility likely to increase in the coming weeks a safe play is in order.
Opportunity Coming
11:01:08 PM| 8/6/2017
By Jim Brown | With the normal August/September weakness ahead, we could get our buying opportunity.
Waiting on Direction
10:59:13 PM| 8/6/2017
By Jim Brown | We are patiently waiting on all the indexes to move in the same direction.
Divergent Markets
10:47:58 PM| 8/6/2017
By Jim Brown | The Dow rallied but the Nasdaq and Russell declined. The S&P was flat.
Thursday was a Warning
9:40:03 PM| 7/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The -143 point drop by the Nasdaq on Thursday was a warning.
Partnering with the World
9:01:52 PM| 7/30/2017
By Jim Brown | If you cannot beat them, join them. That seems to be the motto for this company.
Waiting is Hard
8:21:10 PM| 7/30/2017
By Jim Brown | Still looking for a buying opportunity.
Volatility Returns
8:19:04 PM| 7/30/2017
By Jim Brown | The prior week saw a one-day rally, last week a one-day decline.
Rocky Market
7:29:29 PM| 7/30/2017
By Jim Brown | Everything was looking good on Wednesday but the outlook changed on Thursday.
Seasonal Shift?
11:03:50 PM| 7/23/2017
By Jim Brown | With the market holding at recent highs, will the normal seasonal shift apply?
Growing Faster than Amazon
10:11:44 PM| 7/23/2017
By Jim Brown | Not many retailers can claim they are growing faster than Amazon.
Entry Trigger Hit
9:52:43 PM| 7/23/2017
By Jim Brown | Our only Watch List candidate was triggered on Thursday.
Good One-Day Rally
9:49:27 PM| 7/23/2017
By Jim Brown | The majority of the market gains came on Wednesday with Dow declines the other 4 days.
Good Week for Equities
9:42:43 PM| 7/23/2017
By Jim Brown | We had another good week despite continues weakness in energy.
Head Fake?
9:19:12 PM| 7/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Were the market gains to new highs last week the real deal or just a bearish setup?
New Highs Ahead
8:41:29 PM| 7/16/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock is poised for a breakout next week if the bullish market continues
No Changes
8:26:48 PM| 7/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Our lone candidate did decline but missed the targeted entry point slightly.
Doves Released
8:22:55 PM| 7/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Yellen released the doves when she seemed to indicate the Fed could slow on its rate hike plan.
Energy Still a Drag
7:14:24 PM| 7/16/2017
By Jim Brown | Despite the rebound in oil prices and energy equities, they are still the worst performers.
Here We Go Again
7:47:50 PM| 7/9/2017
By Jim Brown | S&P futures are up sharply on Sunday evening suggesting a positive start to the week.
All Clear
7:46:50 PM| 7/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The FDA removed the roadblocks for this drug company and the road is clear.
One Position Triggered
7:23:43 PM| 7/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The holiday volatility and Nasdaq dip triggered one of our candidates.
Holiday Volatility
7:19:54 PM| 7/9/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq saw increased volatility again but we escaped the week without any lost positions.
Ready for Earnings
7:12:44 PM| 7/9/2017
By Jim Brown | Now that the holiday volatility is behind us we are positioned for Q2 earnings.
Directionless
8:10:23 PM| 7/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Portfolio managers threw a wrench into the works last week to send the Nasdaq to 5-week lows.
Looking for Dips
7:18:00 PM| 7/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The current market volatility could give us some decent entry points.
Sleeping Giant
7:03:57 PM| 7/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Shares have gone dormant after a monster gain since the election.
Encore Event
6:49:30 PM| 7/2/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq flash crash returned for an encore and tech stocks are tanking.
Safe!
6:44:34 PM| 7/2/2017
By Jim Brown | Unexpected volatility appeared and the Nasdaq closed at a 5-week low.
Window Dressing Rally
11:15:45 PM| 6/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The coming week is the end of the quarter and funds should be window dressing like crazy.
Steady Gainer, Cloud Favorite
11:13:46 PM| 6/25/2017
By Jim Brown | Strong earnings and guidance and very positive comments pushed this stock to new highs.
Toe in the Water
10:03:21 PM| 6/25/2017
By Jim Brown | I am adding one severely depressed stock to the watch list this week.
Current is Rising
9:48:31 PM| 6/25/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq flash crash is over and the big cap tech stocks are lifting the market again.
Bring On the Window Dressing
9:42:53 PM| 6/25/2017
By Jim Brown | This is quarter end window dressing week. Big cap techs should do well.
Second Chance Ahead
11:14:24 PM| 6/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq rebound failed but support held. This week we get a second chance at that rebound.
Drug Powerhouse
11:14:10 PM| 6/18/2017
By Jim Brown | This stock is shrugging off all the market weakness to set new highs.
Rebound Ahead?
10:36:05 PM| 6/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The tech sector has failed to rebound from the flash crash but lows have been retested and held.
Consolidation Pattern
9:33:32 PM| 6/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq flash crash may be behind us but there has not been a flash rebound.
Trading Sideways
9:20:36 PM| 6/18/2017
By Jim Brown | The flash crash rebound failed with a retest of the lows but the indexes are holding in a sideways pattern.
Tech Reset
11:46:53 PM| 6/11/2017
By Jim Brown | On Friday, the Nasdaq big caps reset for the third time in three months with a 228 point intraday drop.
Proven Winner
11:01:25 PM| 6/11/2017
By Jim Brown | When in doubt about a new investment it is sometimes best to go with a proven winner.
Rally Derailed
9:08:18 PM| 6/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The tech sector pulled back slightly but the rest of the market remains bullish.
Flash Crash
9:06:35 PM| 6/11/2017
By Jim Brown | Tech stocks imploded on Friday but we only lost one position in the crash.
Tech Pothole
8:56:27 PM| 6/11/2017
By Jim Brown | The big cap tech rally hit a pothole on Friday that turned into a mini flash crash.
Unexpected Headlines
9:11:54 PM| 6/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets were poised to move higher next week until they were hit by an unexpected headline.
Habit Forming
7:46:15 PM| 6/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The best products you can sell are the ones that become addictive and generate repeat purchases.
Higher Highs
7:08:14 PM| 6/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The market is getting farther away from a buy point every week.
Energy Stocks Painful
7:06:17 PM| 6/4/2017
By Jim Brown | Everything in the portfolio is doing great except for the energy stocks. They are due for a bounce soon.
Bulls in Charge
6:56:09 PM| 6/4/2017
By Jim Brown | The post-holiday week started off slow but ended with a bang.
Catalyst Wanted
10:38:23 PM| 5/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The markets posted minor gains last week and made new highs but there was no real catalyst to propel them higher.
Hardware and Wireless
10:02:49 PM| 5/28/2017
By Jim Brown | We needed a good hardware position other than Nvidia and this wireless position is a sleeper candidate.
Still Holding
9:20:11 PM| 5/28/2017
By Jim Brown | Calm week, no market movement.
Cream of the Crop
9:12:37 PM| 5/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The market decline the prior week removed some of our positions but we still have some great winners.
Calm Week, Positive Markets
9:05:08 PM| 5/28/2017
By Jim Brown | The pre-holiday week was calm despite the Fed minutes and some economic reports with lower than expected numbers.
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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