Use This to Protect Your Downside Risk

The rotation game continues as money moved out of tech and into financials once again. In this video market update let's look at the one way to protect your portfolio from downside risk. We are not perma bears, but we are looking for a small correction. Price expansion leads to price contraction. So watch this…

AAPL - iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Have Tepid Pre-order Sales

AAPL Will Rely On iPhone X & China The Nasdaq was the only index that was negative on Wednesday. It was down because Apple pulled it lower. AAPL was down 1.68% on Wednesday; it is down 4.86% from its all-time closing high on September 1st. There were a few catalysts that pushed it lower. The…

FOMC Day: Fed Unwind To Reach Peak Rate In October 2018

The Fed’s decision day is finally here. We’ll review the new information we received on Wednesday from the Fed in this article. The headline wasn’t a surprise as the Fed didn’t raise rates and it said the $10 billion per month unwind will start in October. The new information we got on the unwind is…

AAPL takes a Hit and Presents a GOOG Opportunity

The FOMC announcement finally arrived today. As expected rates were left unchanged, but announced a $10 billion a month unwinding of their whopping $4.5 trillion balance sheet beginning in October. For perspective at $10 billion a month it would take the Fed 37 and a half years to completely unwind their balance sheet. In this…

2017 Has The Third Lowest Annualized Volatility Ever

Low Volatility As we’ve discussed many times, the volatility in the stock market is barely existent as nothing seems to phase it. This has been caused by a Goldilocks scenario where growth is just right. If it was too hot, there would be inflation and the Fed would raise rates more than they have. If…

ECB May Extend QE Because Inflation Estimates Are Falling

Macroeconomic investors will be focused on Draghi’s decision on the CSPP which is the corporate sector purchase program where the ECB buys 60 billion euros per month in corporate bonds. The plan ends in December which means Draghi will need to decide whether to extend it; if he extends it, he needs to decide for…

S&P 500 Sector Analysis Uncovers the Truth

The market is a holding pattern waiting for the FOMC announcement tomorrow. In this video market update let's look at each sector of the S&P 500. Which ones are showing signs of opportunity and which ones to avoid. Watch this video to find out! Also join Don Kaufman for a free online seminar Tuesday night…

Record Russell 2000 Earnings Expected

Stocks Barely Move Monday was another record setting day for stocks. The Dow had its 5th record close and the S&P 500 stayed above 2,500 closing up 0.15%. The new trend is that the Russell 2000 is outperforming the large cap indexes. The Russell 2000 was up 0.65% on Monday and is up 6.2% in the…

Hurricane Harvey Retail Sales Impact Was Short

More information is coming out on how hurricane Harvey effected the economy. The chart below shows how retail sales ex-autos were affected by the storm. As you can see, there was a boost in sales in Texas prior to the storm because people were buying supplies such as necessities as well as storm protection gear.…

The Buy and Bail Strategy

The core big cap stocks were down sharply today while the overall market stayed steady. In this video market update let's look at one my favorite options trading strategies for this type of market. Watch this video to find out the trade I'm putting on tomorrow...

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