One Year After Its IPO, Is Facebook Finally a Buy?
It has been nearly a year since Facebook had its Initial Public Offering (IPO). There was a ton of hype going into May 18 (the […] The post One Year After Its IPO, Is Facebook Finally a Buy? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3NW7hM
What I’m Looking For In Apple
Here’s a quick update of my view on Apple ($AAPL). As I noted earlier this month, $AAPL got its bounce after earnings as the $400 level held. The post What I’m Looking For In Apple appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3N04wY
What’s On The Horizon For Natural Gas?
Natural Gas has had an amazing run ever since it bottomed about a little over a year ago. It was up over 130% from the April 2012 low to the most recent high last month. The post What’s On The Horizon For Natural Gas? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3M7117
The Fed Should Just Print Money & Send It To...
The economy has been “depressed” for about 5 years now. No, I don’t mean we’ve been in a depression (but I do mean Balance Sheet […] The post The Fed Should Just Print Money & Send It To People appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3Lqkqv
Banks Are Underperforming The Market
If I told you banks were underperforming the market and you pulled up the main ETF everybody uses for Financials, $XLF, you would say I […] The post Banks Are Underperforming The Market appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3KTNsZ
Why The Jobs Report Is The Most & Least Important...
On Friday May 3, 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will release its monthly jobs report (also known as non-farm payroll, or NFP). We will be receiving the jobs data for April. The post Why The Jobs Report Is The Most & Least Important Economic Data Release appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3KB2f1
Apple Got Its Bounce….Now What?
Apple Inc. ($AAPL) reported earnings last week and it was not a disaster. The post Apple Got Its Bounce….Now What? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3Jgk9l
Goodbye 2012-2013 Lakers
Today the Lakers are likely to get swept? Why? Take a look at the healthy active roster. PG- Darius Morris SG- Andrew Goudelock SF - Earl Clark PF- Gasol C- Dwight Howard Bench: Antwan Jamison, Chris Duhon, Jordan Hill, Devin Ebanks, Robert Sacre This season, the Lakers have been devastated, no, DESTROYED by Injuries. As much as people want to blame D’Antoni/Jim buss/other figure,...
The Hyperinflation Bet Never Made Sense
I was reading Bonddad’s post, “Why Does Anyone Listen To Conservative Economists Anymore?” – and it got me thinking about hyperinflation. But that wasn’t the […] The post The Hyperinflation Bet Never Made Sense appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3GxjZL
Paging Dr. Copper
1 month ago I was looking for Copper to possibly break the nice symmetrical triangle it had formed over the past few years. And this is exactly what […] The post Paging Dr. Copper appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3GgxgW
Has The Market Just Been Consolidating For A...
We hear it all the time. The market has had crappy returns over the past decade or “the market has gone nowhere over the past decade (Past decade being post-2000). However, this is kind of a good thing! The post Has The Market Just Been Consolidating For A Decade? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3G3ZBb
Twitter and Marginal Return
Twitter is great when it comes to breaking news. In fact, lots of people make fun of “old media” when they are 20-30 minutes late to a breaking event. That’s fine and I agree w/ the sentiment. Twitter is AWESOME when something initially breaks (usually within the first hour). One of the reasons why Twitter is awesome when something initially breaks is because of the following: ...
How Much of Our Energy Spending is Gas?
How much do Americans spend towards gas as a percent of all energy spending? The post How Much of Our Energy Spending is Gas? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3DfH8F
Gold’s Last Stand?
Gold has been in a massive 250-point range since it topped back in August 2011. This is something I’ve been keeping up with for a […] The post Gold’s Last Stand? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3D1HWM
Gas Prices More Than Stable
Gas Prices Have Been More Than Stable…And the Consumer should love it. The post Gas Prices More Than Stable appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3CkxT4
X Marks The Spot
United States Steel Corporation has been on a tear…if you flip the chart upside down. Investors in this US Steel (X) have not only seen the stock fail to keep up with the SPY, but have also seen it melt down to 2009 lows. Not exactly what you want if you’re long. The post X Marks The Spot appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/3BD4PW
Is Bitcoin Bubblicious?
A financial bubble when a price for a security rises far above their actual value. Now, we can argue the Fundamentals of Bitcoin all day long. The post Is Bitcoin Bubblicious? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/39yCdB
Dude, Where’s My Inflation?
It’s been over half a year since QE3 was launched by the Federal Reserve. Of course, just like previous FED actions, this was viewed as inflationary.But has it? To answer that question I will take a look at a few charts. The post Dude, Where’s My Inflation? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/397rrR
Steve Alford Thoughts
Let’s face it. Not every mid-major coach can be a Brad Stevens. Heck, not even Brad Stevens can be Brad Stevens every year. Winning in the tournament is harder than it’s implied. The coach can only go so far if he doesn’t have the talent. Now some coaches (Stevens, Gregg Marshall) can win in the tourney with sub-par talent/recruits. But that doesn’t mean all of them will. ...
Long Term View on the US Dollar
With so much attention being paid on the Yen, Euro, and even other currencies, the poor old US dollar ($USDX) has not been receiving the attention it used to in past years. While you will always hear of the “debasing the dollar” crowd, you won’t hear many on the opposite side of that trade. The post Long Term View on the US Dollar appeared first on TheArmoTrader....
Does The Market Run on Fundamentals?
We hear it all the time. The Federal Reserve is pushing/manipulating/forcing the market ($SPX) higher. The post Does The Market Run on Fundamentals? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/37PjQG
Major Breakdown of Copper Coming?
A while back, copper was used greatly as a proxy on not only the economy but also the markets. For over the past year or so, copper has done pretty much nothing and has not really not been a “tell” for anything. However, this could be changing soon. Is Copper ($JJC) or the verge of a major breakdown? The post Major Breakdown of Copper Coming? appeared first on TheArmoTrader....
Oil Is Bouncing Back To Some Resistance
As I said a little less than a month ago, I was waiting for oil to resolve to one side or the other. The post Oil Is Bouncing Back To Some Resistance appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/348jWm
Has the Great Rotation Already Started?
Over the past 1/2 year, we have been constantly hearing of the ‘Great Rotation’. There is a thought out there that investors are starting to ‘rotate’ their money out of bonds and into equities. The post Has the Great Rotation Already Started? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/33FPZ6
Is The Dow at an All-Time High?
Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average at an all-time high? The short answer is yes. As you may have heard today, the Dow Jones ($DJIA) hit a new nominal all-time high. The post Is The Dow at an All-Time High? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/32h1T8
The Affordability of Food
Its true that the nominal price of a good was much cheaper a century ago, but could people afford it? The post The Affordability of Food appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/328VJl
Looking At Market Pullbacks
As the market (S&P 500) finally sold off 2 days ago on volume, this finally generating some talk in pullbacks in the market. While this bull market rally from the 2009 low is up over ~100%, the ride up has not been a one way train. The post Looking At Market Pullbacks appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/30wtg8
Players Who Have Played For The Lakers & Celtics
The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are slated to meet tonight for the 278th time. this got me thinking: Who has donned both a Lakers & Celtics jersey during their careers. Below are the names I found through Google And Wikipedia. I am sure I missed someone (or a few), but I am sure I got most big names. Let me know if someone is not here! Also, I noticed most of the players were...
What’s The Deal With Oil?
With the market trending up since the beginning of the year (S&P 500 is nearly +7% YTD), Treasuries & Gold on the verge of a sell-off, and the Yen craziness, little attention has been paid to oil. The post What’s The Deal With Oil? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/2yv1fm
Moment of Truth
Are gold and treasuries setup for a major selloff? The post Moment of Truth appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/2xQK8l
How Low Can It Go?
The Japanese Yen has been in a free-fall. How low can it go? The post How Low Can It Go? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/2twF6q
How Much Are You Paying For Soup?
How Much Are You Paying For Soup? The post How Much Are You Paying For Soup? appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/2p4Zrl
NO, Don't Use This Debt Ceiling Analogy
Short rant post here. I’ve heard two analogies of the debt ceiling floated around. The first goes something like this: “The US Govt is just like someone who spends to their credit limit and now has told the credit company to raise his limit before he can pay his bills”. Videos like these (this and especially THIS) DO NOT MAKE SENSE. The US not raising its debt limit means...
Why #MintTheCoin Has Already Won
In case you have been living under a rock for the past week, there is a movement (and petition) out there called “#MintTheCoin”. What #MintTheCoin will do is mint a trillion dollar platinum coin if the debt ceiling is not raised. Why do we need to do this? The post Why #MintTheCoin Has Already Won appeared first on TheArmoTrader. http://dlvr.it/2mvnlS