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Raise or Call
5:28:11 PM| 5/19/2019
By Jim Brown | Both countries have established their positions and are trying to bluff the other out of the game.
Going Back to the Well
4:53:46 PM| 5/19/2019
By Jim Brown | This company was a great position until the market volatility knocked us out.
Decline Not Over
4:26:37 PM| 5/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The decline in the prior weeks was due and the rebound was nice but the danger is not over.
Less Red Ink
4:22:10 PM| 5/19/2019
By Jim Brown | The minor market rebound left the indexes with only minor losses.
Slightly Better
4:16:53 PM| 5/19/2019
By Jim Brown | There were actually stocks in the portfolio that posted gains last week.
Chapter Two
5:41:42 PM| 5/12/2019
By Jim Brown | Traders are preparing to start the new week with a new set of challenges.
Technology Winner
4:15:19 PM| 5/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The chip paradigm is shifting, and new leaders are appearing.
Minor 2.5%
3:52:45 PM| 5/12/2019
By Jim Brown | A 2.5% dip is a buying opportunity only if you are a trader.
Painful but Normal
3:49:15 PM| 5/12/2019
By Jim Brown | It is painful to lose good positions to stop losses but it is a normal part of investing.
Profit Taking
3:43:00 PM| 5/12/2019
By Jim Brown | The China trade worries provided an excuse for traders to take profits.
Down 50
6:47:51 PM| 5/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The market is poised for a major decline on Monday on China headlines.
Acquisition Opportunity
6:16:06 PM| 5/5/2019
By Jim Brown | When news breaks of a major deal, the acquirer normally declines.
Buying Opportunity
5:29:48 PM| 5/5/2019
By Jim Brown | There is a possible buying opportunity if the trade deal send us back to correction territory.
Road Block Ahead
5:24:03 PM| 5/5/2019
By Jim Brown | The blowup in trade talks with China could destabilize the market.
Volatility Bites
5:12:35 PM| 5/5/2019
By Jim Brown | Another choppy week for the market succeeded in stopping several positions.
All Quiet
7:51:06 PM| 4/28/2019
By Jim Brown | After a quiet week that ended at record highs, the weekend futures are quiet as well.
Sector Bargains
7:12:01 PM| 4/28/2019
By Jim Brown | Still a lot of bargains in this sector.
Don't Buy Highs
6:28:14 PM| 4/28/2019
By Jim Brown | Adding long term LEAPS positions should be done on dips not market highs.
Rising Breadth
6:25:42 PM| 4/28/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P and Nasdaq closed at new highs on rising breadth.
New Life
6:17:21 PM| 4/28/2019
By Jim Brown | After a choppy week stocks found some traction on Friday to close at new highs.
No Conviction
11:19:20 PM| 4/21/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors have no conviction even at market highs as we move into earnings.
Severely Oversold
10:50:00 PM| 4/21/2019
By Jim Brown | We are going to double up on this severely oversold sector.
Cautious Market
10:29:18 PM| 4/21/2019
By Jim Brown | Buying interest has been minimal as we near the prior highs.
Peak Altitude
10:27:17 PM| 4/21/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P is struggling to move over 2,910 with the record high at 2,930.
Stocks Paused
10:16:56 PM| 4/21/2019
By Jim Brown | Despite a slight gain for the week in the Dow and Nasdaq, most stocks were lower.
Queued Up
8:14:43 PM| 4/14/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors are all queued up about this week's earnings and hoping for good results.
Massive Dip
7:44:27 PM| 4/14/2019
By Jim Brown | In theory the market is efficient. In practice that is rarely true.
Don't Buy Tops
6:23:25 PM| 4/14/2019
By Jim Brown | While the market is nearing new record highs that is not a buy signal.
New Highs Ahead
6:20:56 PM| 4/14/2019
By Jim Brown | The market is inching slowly towards new highs on the S&P.
Everything but Biotechs
6:10:02 PM| 4/14/2019
By Jim Brown | Almost all our positions were nicely higher except for drugs and biotechs.
All Quiet
10:37:19 PM| 4/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The market's wall of worry has turned into a molehill.
Consolidation Over
10:11:24 PM| 4/7/2019
By Jim Brown | After an 8-month decline shares are back in rally mode.
Earnings Picture Improving
9:52:29 PM| 4/7/2019
By Jim Brown | The forecast for Q1 is for a -2.1% decline in earnings but 82% of early reporters have beaten estimates.
Outlook Positive
9:50:21 PM| 4/7/2019
By Jim Brown | Our gains continue to grow as the markets near new highs.
Lots of New Highs
9:00:38 PM| 4/7/2019
By Jim Brown | It was a great week in the portfolio with lots of stocks making new highs.
Unexpected Recovery
11:21:48 PM| 3/31/2019
By Jim Brown | Chinese stimulus has produced an unexpectedly prompt recovery.
Solid Base
9:37:59 PM| 3/31/2019
By Jim Brown | This company provided services to 90% of patients in the USA.
Rushing into Earnings
8:00:47 PM| 3/31/2019
By Jim Brown | Friday's rebound coupled with positive futures looks good for an earnings run.
Looking Good
7:56:49 PM| 3/31/2019
By Jim Brown | The positive market is slowly building up long-term profits.
Consolidation Week
7:41:41 PM| 3/31/2019
By Jim Brown | Stocks sold off slightly early in the week but ended strongly positive.
Tipping Point
8:55:33 PM| 3/24/2019
By Jim Brown | We may have reached a tipping point in the market.
Bearish Charts
8:20:51 PM| 3/24/2019
By Jim Brown | I have not seen so many bearish charts since 2007.
Still Waiting
7:35:08 PM| 3/24/2019
By Jim Brown | Recent comments suggest a trade deal may not be completed for a long time.
Painful Surprise
7:33:15 PM| 3/24/2019
By Jim Brown | Friday was a painful surprise especially after the monster short squeeze on Thursday.
Unexpected Stumble
7:15:53 PM| 3/24/2019
By Jim Brown | The market tripped and fell flat on Friday, but it should only be temporary.
Resistance Test
9:52:28 PM| 3/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes may have closed above resistance but that will be tested again on Monday.
Back on the Horse
9:32:02 PM| 3/17/2019
By Jim Brown | They say when you are bucked off you should get back on the horse.
Waiting Game
9:20:24 PM| 3/17/2019
By Jim Brown | With the China state visit sliding farther into the future, investors are playing a waiting game.
Head Fake?
9:02:57 PM| 3/17/2019
By Jim Brown | The S&P broke over resistance but will it hold?
Excellent Recovery
8:55:31 PM| 3/17/2019
By Jim Brown | Many of the stocks that dropped back to support last week rebounded to make new highs.
All Quiet
8:03:18 PM| 3/10/2019
By Jim Brown | After a week of declines the futures are calm and flat on Sunday evening.
Buy When Others are Fearful
7:05:16 PM| 3/10/2019
By Jim Brown | A minor earnings miss produced a buying opportunity.
Watching Headlines
6:54:53 PM| 3/10/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors are watching the trade headlines for signs of a conclusion.
Buying Opportunity?
6:52:27 PM| 3/10/2019
By Jim Brown | Is a one week decline enough of a dip to buy?
Pause for Profit Taking
6:43:46 PM| 3/10/2019
By Jim Brown | After several weeks of gains, investors took profits when no China meeting appeared.
Thank You China
11:18:13 PM| 3/3/2019
By Jim Brown | Weekend trade headlines have spiked the futures 13 points on Sunday.
Class A Company
11:17:21 PM| 3/3/2019
By Jim Brown | Of all the companies in the financial sector this one always gets high marks.
Trade Spark
8:37:56 PM| 3/3/2019
By Jim Brown | New trade headlines sparked a futures rally on Sunday evening.
Pause to Consolidate
8:32:07 PM| 3/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The 10-week rally is starting to slow but it may not be over yet.
Another Good Week
8:25:15 PM| 3/3/2019
By Jim Brown | We had a great week for the portfolio, but we are rapidly approaching some profit taking.
Momentum Fading
11:06:33 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | We have entered the post earnings depression phase for Q4.
Reinvented
11:02:51 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | This company is emerging from a multiyear dormancy phase to rule the world again.
Hope is Still Alive
10:06:39 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | Moving the goal posts on the Chinese tariff deadline kept hope alive.
Going and Going
10:04:12 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The Energizer Bunny rally keeps going and going.
9 Weeks
9:57:47 PM| 2/26/2019
By Jim Brown | The current rally has extended to nine weeks and we should be very thankful.
Hungry for Chinese?
7:06:36 PM| 2/18/2019
By Jim Brown | Have you ever eaten Chinese food only to be hungry again a couple hours later?
Sector Reversal
6:32:48 PM| 2/18/2019
By Jim Brown | Biotechs saw the most outflows in Q4 in 15 years.
China Lift
5:50:45 PM| 2/18/2019
By Jim Brown | Headlines suggesting progress in the China talks lifted the markets.
Lots of New Highs
5:48:07 PM| 2/18/2019
By Jim Brown | Investors continue to party on with many of our positions at new highs.
Head Fake
5:41:42 PM| 2/18/2019
By Jim Brown | Various headlines caused several days of volatility suggesting the rally was fading.
Lingering Hangover
8:56:39 PM| 2/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The new revelations on the trade war with China could linger for weeks.
Cloud Utility
8:25:20 PM| 2/10/2019
By Jim Brown | Even small business owners use cloud utilities every week.
Tariff Troubles
8:08:32 PM| 2/10/2019
By Jim Brown | News there would not be a meeting between Trump and Xi roiled the markets.
Choppy Market
8:06:15 PM| 2/10/2019
By Jim Brown | The Dow and Nasdaq managed to stretch their string of gains to 7 weeks but it was a fight.
Speed Bump
6:36:01 PM| 2/10/2019
By Jim Brown | Most stocks were hit with some minor profit taking on negative trade news.
Trend Breaker
9:16:39 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | I don't know if we should be worried, but a trend is about to be broken.
Old Faithful
8:53:09 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | Male or Female, you own this company's products.
China Watch
8:45:16 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The markets posted another weekly gain on expectations for a trade deal.
Solid Gains
8:39:26 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes finished up for the sixth consecutive week.
Good Week for Stocks
8:29:52 PM| 2/3/2019
By Jim Brown | All the tech earnings were not good but there was enough to send the Nasdaq 99 points higher.
Sunday Night Swoon
10:35:36 PM| 1/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The trend for futures declines on Sunday evening is still intact.
Returning from Obscurity
9:55:55 PM| 1/27/2019
By Jim Brown | This old company has become new again.
Calm Before the Storm
8:56:36 PM| 1/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes paused their streak of gains ahead of tech earnings week.
Flat but Positive
8:41:11 PM| 1/27/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes finished the week flat after early week declines.
Tech Week Ahead
8:36:15 PM| 1/27/2019
By Jim Brown | We survived the fifth week of this rebound without any material market decline.
Sundays Are Rough
9:59:14 PM| 1/20/2019
By Jim Brown | For the last quarter the majority of Sunday evenings have seen futures fall sharply.
Heading for new Highs
9:19:20 PM| 1/20/2019
By Jim Brown | After a rocky quarter this stock is near its 2018 high.
Tightrope Walking
8:29:06 PM| 1/20/2019
By Jim Brown | The flurry of earnings warnings are injecting uncertainty into the market.
710 Point Gain
8:26:14 PM| 1/20/2019
By Jim Brown | Easing worries over China lifted the Dow 710 points for the week.
Rally Whoa
8:18:32 PM| 1/20/2019
By Jim Brown | After four weeks of gains we could be coming the edge of a proverbial cliff.
Too Good to Be True
9:34:55 PM| 1/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The three-week market rally may have run into trouble.
Buying Strength
8:52:49 PM| 1/13/2019
By Jim Brown | This tech company has rebounded sharply from the Nasdaq crash.
Three Weeks of Gains
8:38:07 PM| 1/13/2019
By Jim Brown | We may be approaching a pothole ahead given the uncertainty over earnings.
Earnings Worries
8:35:31 PM| 1/13/2019
By Jim Brown | Earnings worries are weighing on investors causing minor profit taking.
Passive Week
7:15:14 PM| 1/13/2019
By Jim Brown | The major indexes posted gains, but the individual stocks were hit and miss.
Powell Put
8:47:55 PM| 1/6/2019
By Jim Brown | For years market analysts talked about the Greenspan Put. Now we have the Powell Put.
Buying the Dip
8:25:04 PM| 1/6/2019
By Jim Brown | The damage is over and shares are rebounding nicely.
Off to a Good Start
8:06:33 PM| 1/6/2019
By Jim Brown | A positive first week and strongly positive futures suggests further gains.
Poised for Gains
8:02:29 PM| 1/6/2019
By Jim Brown | With China talks resuming and Powell put in place, stocks should rise.
Hiccup
7:55:04 PM| 1/6/2019
By Jim Brown | Apple's guidance warning was a bad hiccup in an otherwise positive week.
Out with a Bang
6:09:56 PM| 1/2/2019
By Jim Brown | With the futures up +20 Sunday night, 2018 could go out with a bang.
China Deal?
6:37:55 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | Tweets about a possible deal with China and expectations for the cancellation of Brexit lifted Sunday futures.
Practicing Patience
6:14:33 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | Do we really want to buy a 200-point gap open on Monday?
Selling Over?
6:06:40 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | Positive China news has spiked the futures for Monday.
Right on Time
5:41:57 PM| 1/1/2019
By Jim Brown | Santa showed up right on time the day after Christmas.


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