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Preview of Coming Attractions
9:36:54 PM| 12/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday's sharp drop just before the close could be a preview of early January.
Global Weakness
8:57:09 PM| 10/21/2018
By Jim Brown | Global economic weakness is the new brick in the market's wall of worry.
Oversold
8:30:28 PM| 10/21/2018
By Jim Brown | Sometimes stocks become oversold because investors are focused on the wrong metrics.
Time Running Out
7:45:06 PM| 10/21/2018
By Jim Brown | We are rapidly running out of October.
No Traction
7:42:49 PM| 10/21/2018
By Jim Brown | Stocks lost traction on Wednesday and returned to the lows.
Rebound Stalled
7:35:15 PM| 10/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes made a valiant try at a rebound but lost traction on Wednesday.
Black Swan
9:55:15 PM| 10/14/2018
By Jim Brown | We never know what new event will tank the markets and the global economy.
Leaders Lead
9:07:50 PM| 10/14/2018
By Jim Brown | When the recovery rally finally begins, this stock will lead the charge.
Correction Underway
8:50:48 PM| 10/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq hit the 10% correction level but it may not be over.
Headline Weakness
8:47:29 PM| 10/14/2018
By Jim Brown | A constant barrage of headlines is punishing the market.
Not Over Yet?
8:41:33 PM| 10/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The market crash the last two weeks may not be over yet.
Time for a Change
8:21:05 PM| 10/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Normal bouts of profit taking rarely last more than a week.
Buying the Dip
6:59:58 PM| 10/7/2018
By Jim Brown | A retracement back to critical support before Q3 earnings suggests this is a buy.
Beginning of a Retracement?
6:54:21 PM| 10/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The 3% decline in techs could be just a normal dip or the beginning of a deeper dive.
Normal Profit Taking
6:50:56 PM| 10/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The 3% decline in techs last week is a normal dip.
Tech Pain
6:44:53 PM| 10/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq Composite lost -3.2% for the week and impacted all of our tech positions.
Bad News, Good News
7:20:04 PM| 9/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Bad news on Friday weighed on the market but good news is lifting it on Sunday.
Post Mid-term Elections
6:40:10 PM| 9/30/2018
By Jim Brown | If current trends continue we are looking at a strong 2019.
Maximum Premium
6:06:07 PM| 9/30/2018
By Jim Brown | LEAPS premiums are at highs for the year.
Q3 Earnings Ahead
6:03:46 PM| 9/30/2018
By Jim Brown | If Q3 earnings play out as expected we should have a decent rally.
September is Over
5:55:42 PM| 9/30/2018
By Jim Brown | In theory the market should begin to move higher on Q3 earnings.
Trend Over?
9:19:24 PM| 9/23/2018
By Jim Brown | We had a great week with new highs on the Dow and S&P. Is the rally over?
Very Long Term
8:36:23 PM| 9/23/2018
By Jim Brown | LEAPS give us the opportunity to look very far into the future and capture new trends.
Topped Out
6:52:19 PM| 9/23/2018
By Jim Brown | New market highs are not conducive to new entry points for LEAPS.
Abnormal September
6:48:07 PM| 9/23/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors should be very happy the normal September trend did not appear.
New Highs Never Hurt
6:42:39 PM| 9/23/2018
By Jim Brown | When the market makes new highs, all investors benefit.
Groundhog Day?
10:40:31 PM| 9/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Remember the Bill Murray movie where he had to live the same day over and over?
Time to Go Shopping
10:04:42 PM| 9/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Sometimes companies are hammered post earnings for minor details and that is a buying opportunity.
Not a Material Decline
8:50:23 PM| 9/16/2018
By Jim Brown | September has been kind. We have not had a material decline to buy.
Looking Up
8:47:56 PM| 9/16/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was mildly positive last week but we posted some decent gains.
Outstanding Week
7:51:42 PM| 9/16/2018
By Jim Brown | Many of our positions posted decent gains in a week with plenty of market disruptions.
Wishing for a Repeat
7:57:00 PM| 9/9/2018
By Jim Brown | September 2017 was the start of a monster rally. We can wish for a repeat but it is not likely.
Buy the Dip
7:27:05 PM| 9/9/2018
By Jim Brown | This company beat on earnings but missed on guidance because of increased capex spending.
Not Yet
6:38:24 PM| 9/9/2018
By Jim Brown | The first week of September was a decline but not steep enough to load up on new positions.
Market Losses
6:36:00 PM| 9/9/2018
By Jim Brown | Last week was a declining market and some of our positions did decline.
Back to Work
5:29:47 PM| 9/9/2018
By Jim Brown | Now that the post Labor Day week is over it is time for portfolio managers to go back to work.
Fighting the Trend
10:35:05 PM| 9/2/2018
By Jim Brown | With September normally the worst month of the year, the rally is fighting the trend.
Breakout Ahead
10:08:41 PM| 9/2/2018
By Jim Brown | This sector took a hit in July but has rebounded to close at prior highs.
Opportunity Ahead
9:27:52 PM| 9/2/2018
By Jim Brown | September is normally a rocky month.
High Confidence
9:25:35 PM| 9/2/2018
By Jim Brown | Consumer Confidence hit a record high last week and that should be good for the market.
Troubled Month
9:17:58 PM| 9/2/2018
By Jim Brown | September is known as the worst month of the year for the market and even worse in midterm years.
Contrarian Rallies
6:59:58 PM| 8/26/2018
By Jim Brown | August and September are known for volatile declines, not rallies
Sales to Subscription
6:24:27 PM| 8/26/2018
By Jim Brown | Everyone is moving to a subscription model and this company is going to kill it.
Snooze You Lose
5:36:40 PM| 8/26/2018
By Jim Brown | Nvidia did not give us an entry opportunity.
Nasdaq Recovery
5:32:55 PM| 8/26/2018
By Jim Brown | FANG stocks finally found some traction and helped lift the broader market.
Go Techs!
5:21:24 PM| 8/26/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq revival helped to lift the S&P and Russell to new highs as well.
Cautiously Optimistic
11:23:15 PM| 8/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Turkey has been forgotten and China is coming to visit.
Graphics on Sale
11:04:55 PM| 8/19/2018
By Jim Brown | This tech leader has declined with the Nasdaq but will surely rally in the weeks ahead.
Tempting
11:04:05 PM| 8/19/2018
By Jim Brown | I am considering a new entry on Nvidia.
Sector Rotation
11:03:01 PM| 8/19/2018
By Jim Brown | Techs stocks were mixed but defensive sectors including drugs posted decent gains.
Mixed Week
10:59:27 PM| 8/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The potential for a Chinese trade deal lifted the tariff sensitive stocks and offset some of the laggards.
Dodged a Bullet?
8:14:18 PM| 8/12/2018
By Jim Brown | If the Turkish Lira threat passes after only one day of major declines, we will have dodged a bullet.
Restructuring Plan
7:55:17 PM| 8/12/2018
By Jim Brown | This major U.S. retailer is in the middle of a major restructuring program to return them to greatness.
Minor Damage
7:40:13 PM| 8/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The Friday decline was orderly with only moderate volume. No harm done.
Pause to Reflect
7:27:47 PM| 8/12/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets rallied on Monday but paused midweek to consider direction before declining on Turkey.
Glazed Over
1:12:01 AM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors have heard the tariff warning so many times they are no longer perceived as a real threat.
Worst is Over
12:49:01 AM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Major drop is a buying opportunity.
Off to a Good Start
12:31:54 AM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Futures are positive on Sunday night and suggest a positive start to the markets on Monday.
Stutter Step
12:29:03 AM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq dropped again at the open on Monday to cause us more pain.
Nasdaq Bit Us
12:18:15 AM| 8/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq fell sharply at the open on Monday and knocked several stocks out of the portfolio.
Unexpected Circumstances
12:25:42 AM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | I am pretty sure nobody expected a tech sector meltdown last week.
Coast is Clear
12:24:30 AM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Multiple roadblocks have been lifted from this stock.
Pivotal Week Ahead
12:23:44 AM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The sharp declines on Friday could have been event risk or portfolio restructuring for month end.
Nasdaq Weakness
12:22:34 AM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | Back to back declines on the Nasdaq put a different kind of fear in the market.
Minimal Damage
12:17:39 AM| 7/30/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq declined sharply for two consecutive days but the damage was minimal.
Never A Dull Moment
8:57:48 PM| 7/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Just when the market seems to be going our way, bad news pops up.
Low Volatility
8:39:54 PM| 7/22/2018
By Jim Brown | With potential market volatility in the coming weeks we needed to add a low volatility position.
False Alarm
8:18:27 PM| 7/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The market appeared ready to shift into rally mode last week but it was a false alarm.
Tariff Uncertainty
8:15:16 PM| 7/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was mixed and closed flat for the week on tariff uncertainty.
Mediocre Market
6:57:46 PM| 7/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was poised to move higher and but tariff issues on Thr/Fri knocked it back to flat for the week.
Headline Day Ahead
9:31:44 PM| 7/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Monday is headline day this week.
Double Up
9:17:24 PM| 7/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Our play from last week was not triggered so two plays this week.
Ready, Set, Go
8:59:15 PM| 7/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Q2 earnings kicked off on Friday and they shift into high gear next week.
New Highs
8:57:03 PM| 7/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq continued its gains to post a new record high.
Poised to Move Higher
8:50:28 PM| 7/15/2018
By Jim Brown | As the Q2 earnings cycle begins the markets appear to be poised to move higher.
All Quiet
9:25:33 PM| 7/8/2018
By Jim Brown | S&P futures are solidly positive and tariff headlines very quiet.
Largest in America
8:56:08 PM| 7/8/2018
By Jim Brown | As one company pulls back another takes the lead.
Earnings Look Promising
8:19:41 PM| 7/8/2018
By Jim Brown | If additional tariff headlines fail to materialize we could have a decent earnings run.
Surging Tech Sector
8:16:30 PM| 7/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq led the markets out of the depression thanks to the rebound in the biotech sector and the FAANG stocks.
Rally Ho!
7:56:16 PM| 7/8/2018
By Jim Brown | The prior week was ugly but the market ended last week with a decent rally.
Finally Positive
8:13:26 PM| 7/1/2018
By Jim Brown | After weeks of negative futures on Sunday evening, we have a positive day.
New Cash Crop
7:45:47 PM| 7/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Rarely is there a new ground floor opportunity in a new industry.
No Rally Yet
7:02:26 PM| 7/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Days of triple digit declines pushed the Dow back to correction territory.
Nasdaq Selloff Blues
6:50:34 PM| 7/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets suffered another week of significant declines.
Not a Good Week
6:27:59 PM| 7/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The massive selloff by the Nasdaq on Mon/Tue was very painful.
Weekly Repeat
9:30:46 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The S&P futures are down -15 on Sunday night on tariff worries.
Dodging Volatility
9:08:26 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | Volatility is increasing along with the tariff headlines.
Market Tariff
9:05:05 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The trade war headlines continue to depress the market.
Volatility at the Top
9:02:26 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq and Russell finally rested while the Dow posted a minor rebound.
Market Victims
8:52:34 PM| 6/24/2018
By Jim Brown | We were victims of the weak market last week.
Getting Tired of This
9:37:38 PM| 6/17/2018
By Jim Brown | S&P futures are down -13 on Sunday night on tariff worries.
Adding and Subtraction
9:34:02 PM| 6/17/2018
By Jim Brown | As companies make acquisitions they sometimes need to do subtractions.
Peaking?
9:17:20 PM| 6/17/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P are vertically challenged thanks to the Chinese tariff war.
Overbought
9:12:35 PM| 6/17/2018
By Jim Brown | Some stocks were still posting gains but the Russell and Nasdaq are overbought.
Gains Despite the Market
9:00:47 PM| 6/17/2018
By Jim Brown | We saw gains in many positions despite the choppy week for the markets.
New Highs Again
11:44:28 PM| 6/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The new high list is growing and so are the option premiums.
Go Dow Go
11:44:17 PM| 6/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow turned into the market leader for the week and it was greatly appreciated.
Their Business is Exploding
11:44:05 PM| 6/10/2018
By Jim Brown | If you sell a single use product there will always be repeat sales.
No Impact
11:43:52 PM| 6/10/2018
By Jim Brown | The residual impact from the disrupted G7 conference was minimal.
Another Good Week
11:37:10 PM| 6/10/2018
By Jim Brown | Stocks posted gains for the week but Thursday's decline kept the Nasdaq and Russell out of record territory.
Investing is Easy
8:54:57 PM| 6/3/2018
By Jim Brown | That is probably the biggest lie since "the check is in the mail."
Thank You Morgan Stanley
8:27:05 PM| 6/3/2018
By Jim Brown | A downgrade on this tech stock gave us an entry point.
No Headlines Yet
8:13:54 PM| 6/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The weekend has been devoid of any negative headlines and that should be good for the market.
Nasdaq in Rally Mode
8:11:43 PM| 6/3/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq Composite closed only about 30 points from a new high.
Point by Point
8:04:53 PM| 6/3/2018
By Jim Brown | Stocks are trying to move higher but it is slow going with daily headline events.
Still Struggling
12:29:15 AM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The market posted minor declines last week as we approached the holiday weekend event risk.
Nasdaq Decision Point
12:10:04 AM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | We could see a breakout on the Nasdaq this week so we are going long a tech stock.
Futures Positive
12:09:13 AM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq should open positive on Monday with the futures strongly positive.
Flat Week for Stocks
12:08:10 AM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes were mildly negative with most stocks trading sideways.
Chipping Away at Resistance
12:02:40 AM| 5/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets consolidated just under resistance last week.
Short Squeeze Ahead
10:20:42 PM| 5/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The U.S. and China called off the trade war and the market is poised to celebrate.
Rough Open Ahead
10:04:37 PM| 5/20/2018
By Jim Brown | It will be very tough to add new plays for Monday with the futures up +18 and rising.
Monster Short Squeeze
9:34:23 PM| 5/20/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets are going to open strong on Monday.
Bit by Bit
9:30:54 PM| 5/20/2018
By Jim Brown | Good stocks continue to move higher a little bit at a time in a weak market.
Another Good Week
5:18:12 PM| 5/20/2018
By Jim Brown | Despite the broad market weakness, we saw plenty of gains in the portfolio.
Contrary to Expectations
5:26:56 PM| 5/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The market's strong bounce last week was definitely not expected.
A Match made in Heaven
5:11:56 PM| 5/13/2018
By Jim Brown | Bad headlines happen to good stocks. Buy the dip.
Major Reversal
5:02:59 PM| 5/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets improved significantly over the last week.
Plan Coming Together
5:00:20 PM| 5/13/2018
By Jim Brown | George Peppard on the "A Team" used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together."
Excellent Week
4:34:59 PM| 5/13/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow rebounded more than 1,300 points and the Russell is threatening to make a new high.
Rally Started?
11:16:23 PM| 5/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday's 332-point gain on top of the 400-point reversal on Thursday could be the start of a new rally.
Tech Giant Woes
10:49:45 PM| 5/6/2018
By Jim Brown | Beat on earnings, raised guidance, stock dropped.
Charts Still Bearish
10:10:21 PM| 5/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P charts are still in a bearish descending triangle.
Financials Falling
10:07:55 PM| 5/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The financial sector declined after the FOMC meeting.
Minor Improvement
9:59:34 PM| 5/6/2018
By Jim Brown | The market recovered from the sharp midweek decline and there was some minor improvement in individual stocks.
Rally Ahead?
9:36:17 PM| 4/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The charts are not showing any bullish signals but fundamentals are strong.
Buy on Weakness
9:28:20 PM| 4/29/2018
By Jim Brown | Buy when others are fearful.
No Room at the Inn
9:14:09 PM| 4/29/2018
By Jim Brown | We have a full portfolio of existing positions.
Some Earnings Winners
9:06:15 PM| 4/29/2018
By Jim Brown | Some positions benefitted from earnings despite the weak market.
Trendless
8:52:06 PM| 4/29/2018
By Jim Brown | The market lost ground for the week and remains in a slight bearish decline.
Time Is Running Out
10:26:40 PM| 4/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The Q1 earnings cycle has arrived but the corresponding rally is AWOL.
Cyber Crime Rising
9:57:45 PM| 4/22/2018
By Jim Brown | So many cyber security stocks it is hard to pick just one
Fully Loaded
8:29:04 PM| 4/22/2018
By Jim Brown | We are carrying a full load of positions in anticipation of a market rebound.
Minor Gains
8:23:35 PM| 4/22/2018
By Jim Brown | Early week gains were nearly erased by end of week declines.
Good Start, Bad Finish
8:13:29 PM| 4/22/2018
By Jim Brown | The market started the week bullish but cratered due to chips and Apple.
Sunday Surge
9:15:10 PM| 4/15/2018
By Jim Brown | With the only headlines on Sunday coming from the ACM Awards, the S&P futures opened strong
Follow the Market
8:52:10 PM| 4/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Pick stocks or follow the market?
Fully Loaded
8:16:58 PM| 4/15/2018
By Jim Brown | We are carrying a full load of positions in anticipation of a market rebound.
Signs of Life
8:09:46 PM| 4/15/2018
By Jim Brown | Maybe the correction is over and a new rally is beginning.
Bullish Signals
8:04:32 PM| 4/15/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes posted gains of 1.5% to 3.0% last week despite some down days.
Amazon Proof
10:04:38 PM| 4/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Some companies have a business model that makes them immune to Amazon.
Charm Offensive
10:04:24 PM| 4/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Calming words from President Trump and White House officials could allow the market to rebound.
Dodging Traffic
10:03:33 PM| 4/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Entering new long term positions in this market is as dangerous as dodging freeway traffic on foot.
Still Dipping
10:01:05 PM| 4/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Eventually this market volatility will end when sellers run out of stock.
Will This Ever End?
9:53:14 PM| 4/8/2018
By Jim Brown | Another week of extreme volatility continued to cause investors pain
Here We Go Again
1:48:15 AM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | Late Sunday China said it was imposing tariffs on 128 U.S. products effective on Monday.
Planning for the Future
1:08:45 AM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | "Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful." Warren Buffett
Still Watching
12:57:37 AM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The market remains directionless ahead of Q1 earnings.
Double Dip, Single Rebound
12:54:15 AM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | The markets failed to extend the double dip but no rebound appeared.
Another Volatile Week
12:49:08 AM| 4/2/2018
By Jim Brown | Overall, stocks did not decline for the week but there was some strong volatility.
Ready to Rumble?
10:28:43 PM| 3/25/2018
By Jim Brown | After the market was beaten down last week on China tariff worries, it may be ready to rebound.
Market Opportunity
10:05:54 PM| 3/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The market crash has taken the steam out of most stocks and gave us a great buying opportunity in this sector.
Whoosh!
9:42:51 PM| 3/25/2018
By Jim Brown | Our banking entry from last week was triggered on the sector implosion on Thursday.
Not What We Expected
9:38:21 PM| 3/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The post Fed market was focused on Chinese tariffs rather than a bullish Fed.
Back to Support
9:31:34 PM| 3/25/2018
By Jim Brown | After a couple weeks of rebounds, the market crashed again to retest the early February lows.
Weak Open Ahead
9:39:54 PM| 3/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The S&P futures are diving again on Sunday evening as global headlines swirl.
Banking Decline
9:03:03 PM| 3/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The financial stocks are declining despite the upcoming FOMC meeting.
Flying North
8:27:59 PM| 3/18/2018
By Jim Brown | Winter must be over since all the Canadian geese are flying north. This retailer will still profit from cold weather.
Waiting on the Fed
6:13:11 PM| 3/18/2018
By Jim Brown | The market traded slightly negative last week as investors waited on the Fed and quadruple witching.
Lackluster Week
5:49:05 PM| 3/18/2018
By Jim Brown | After making new intraday highs on Monday the Nasdaq declined all week to further depress the market.
Good Times Here Again
10:56:52 PM| 3/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The weak tariffs, strong jobs, minimal wage growth and 18% earnings projections should support a strong market.
Returning Giant
10:03:29 PM| 3/11/2018
By Jim Brown | After years of lackluster performance this company is making new highs again.
Jekyll & Hyde
9:33:43 PM| 3/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The market is either crashing lower or exploding higher.
Good Time to be an Investor
9:29:36 PM| 3/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The trade war headlines were shorter in duration than the correction.
Excellent Recovery
9:25:31 PM| 3/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The second dip was short lived and the real rally has begun.
Spoke too Soon
10:04:35 PM| 3/4/2018
By Jim Brown | Last week I questioned if there would be a retest after the bullish rebound.
Buying Opportunity
9:19:43 PM| 3/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The Fed is going to raise rates at least 3 times, maybe 4 in 2018.
Slip Sliding Away
9:02:04 PM| 3/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The trade war headlines are weighing on the market and it could be a week or two before they fade.
Trade War Damage
7:51:15 PM| 3/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The correction was bad but it was over quickly. The trade war headlines could last for weeks.
Another Fun Week
7:47:11 PM| 3/4/2018
By Jim Brown | Long-term investors had a rough week but the outlook is still bullish.
No Retest?
11:22:18 PM| 2/25/2018
By Jim Brown | We are ten days away from the correction bottom and no retest yet.
Rebound Recovery
10:22:33 PM| 2/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The market moved sideways for four days only to rebound higher in the last hour on Friday.
Going Back In
10:08:43 PM| 2/25/2018
By Jim Brown | We were stopped out of this position in the market correction and I am recommending it again.
Poised to Move Higher
9:44:15 PM| 2/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The correction forced us to take profits in more than half our positions but that is not always bad.
Option Premiums Shrinking
9:36:44 PM| 2/25/2018
By Jim Brown | The relaxing volatility is causing the option premiums to shrink as the market moved sideways.
Record Correction
7:58:20 PM| 2/19/2018
By Jim Brown | We saw the fastest 10% correction since 1945 in only 9 days.
Best Week Since 2013
7:55:35 PM| 2/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The Dow posted its best weekly gain since 2013 and the Nasdaq's best since 2011
Leaner Portfolio
7:54:41 PM| 2/19/2018
By Jim Brown | The correction forced us to take profits in more than half our positions but that is not always bad
Six Days on the Road
7:54:00 PM| 2/19/2018
By Jim Brown | After six consecutive days on the rally road, the call premiums are inflated again.
Looking for a Rebound
7:51:20 PM| 2/19/2018
By Jim Brown | This company met estimates for earnings but guided significantly higher.
Market Reset
9:58:08 PM| 2/11/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors hit the reset button on the market and we lost two months of gains.
Do Over
9:10:01 PM| 2/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The market was not kind to us but we are going to jump back in with a couple prior positions.
New Watch Stock
8:50:14 PM| 2/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The market finally corrected and now we have a change to buy stocks cheaper.
Corrections Happen
8:33:34 PM| 2/11/2018
By Jim Brown | It has been two years since the market corrected and we were due.
Not a Fun Week
8:27:35 PM| 2/11/2018
By Jim Brown | The market declined from new highs into a 10% correction in only 11 days and it was painful.
Up or Down?
11:48:49 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The major indexes hemorrhaged points last week with the Dow losing -1,095.
Instant Replay
11:00:26 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | We are going to replay these two prior winners.
Leaps Newsletter Test
9:42:47 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | Please disregard this test email.
Actual Selling Appeared
9:41:41 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The indexes declined an average of -3.6% after being up more than 7% for the year.
Profit Taking
9:38:19 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The market ran into some storm clouds and was struck by profit taking.
Only Minor Damage
9:31:20 PM| 2/4/2018
By Jim Brown | The market decline only eliminated two positions.
No Sellers
10:38:50 PM| 1/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Every negative headline is being ignored and even weak earnings are sometimes bought.
Back from the Dead
9:22:48 PM| 1/28/2018
By Jim Brown | This tech company was written off as old school and dormant several years ago.
No Correction in Sight
8:33:18 PM| 1/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Positive earnings and strong economy continue to lift stocks
Rampant Euphoria
8:29:28 PM| 1/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Stocks continue to make new highs despite the vertical indexes.
Go Bulls!
8:23:19 PM| 1/28/2018
By Jim Brown | Definitely, no complaints as the market accelerates higher.
Shutdown Showdown
10:35:10 PM| 1/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The senate convened on Sunday afternoon but no deal was reached to halt the shutdown.
Very Long Term Value
9:49:33 PM| 1/21/2018
By Jim Brown | When a good company is beaten up badly you know it will come back eventually.
Continued New Highs
9:32:16 PM| 1/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq, S&P and Russell posted new highs on Friday.
Go Market, Go
9:20:44 PM| 1/21/2018
By Jim Brown | New record highs ahead of earnings reports.
Several New Highs
8:52:47 PM| 1/21/2018
By Jim Brown | The new highs on the indexes helped create new highs in several positions.
Running with the Bulls
10:57:59 PM| 1/14/2018
By Jim Brown | Investors are showing no signs of turning bearish with a monster rally in progress.
Construction Bonanza
10:16:19 PM| 1/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The booming economy has spawned a corresponding boom in construction of all types.
Tax Cut Euphoria
9:43:02 PM| 1/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The market continues to explode higher on hopes for a large boost to earnings.
Slimming Dow the List
9:39:13 PM| 1/14/2018
By Jim Brown | We closed two more positions last week to reduce the portfolio to 19
Thank you Mr. Market
7:16:08 PM| 1/14/2018
By Jim Brown | The constantly rising market is very good for our portfolio.
Off to a Good Start
10:42:19 PM| 1/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The first week of 2018 saw a stellar performance by the big cap indexes.
Cheap Premiums
10:41:59 PM| 1/7/2018
By Jim Brown | The recent market gains are making it even harder to find new positions with cheap option premiums.
No Dip
10:41:24 PM| 1/7/2018
By Jim Brown | We did not get a material dip to start 2018.
Portfolio Reduction Success
10:33:48 PM| 1/7/2018
By Jim Brown | Concerns over a potential decline in January led to reducing the number of existing positions
Taking Profits
10:29:45 PM| 1/7/2018
By Jim Brown | We closed six positions last week and five of them had nice gains.
Preview of Coming Attractions
9:36:54 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Friday's sharp drop just before the close could be a preview of early January.
Market Tops
8:18:45 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | The equity markets had a banner year with the major indexes stalling at critical resistance over the last two weeks.
Looking for a Buying Opportunity
8:14:04 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | Early January could give us that long awaited buying opportunity.
Volatility Ahead
8:10:14 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | There are lots of new stop losses in the portfolio this week in preparation for potential volatility next week.
Portfolio Restructuring
8:00:33 PM| 1/1/2018
By Jim Brown | There is a strong possibility of fund manager portfolio restructuring in January.


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