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Posted by Tyler Bollhorn - StockScores Newsletter

on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 09:13

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In This Week's Issue ending December 12, 2016:

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  • Strategy of the Week
  • Stocks That Meet The Featured Strategy
  • Stockscores' Market Minutes Video - Why Trade Normal
  • Stockscores Trader Training - How Much Can a Day Trader Make
  • Stock Features of the Week - Intraday Pullback Day Trade

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Stockscores Market Minutes - Why Trade Normal?
Stocks that go up consistently over time usually start their trends with abnormal price and volume action. This week, I describe this concept and how it can help you trade better. Plus my regular weekly market analysis and the trade of the week on $NE. Click Here to Watch
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Trader Training - How Much Can a Day Trader Make?
How much can you make trading the stock market? This is the question I get asked the most. It is not a whole lot different to how much does a doctor or lawyer make? How much does a professional athlete make? The answers to these questions have a huge variance depending on the situation and it is no different for traders. The short answer is that it depends on market conditions, trader skill and capital available. However, I can give you some greater detail to help you understand the economics for my approach to active trading.

To give you the long answer to the question, there are a few concepts that have to be defined. First is reward for risk, the metric that I use to measure profitability.



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The second most overbought market since 1980

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Posted by Steve Saville - The Speculative Investor

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 06:33

By one measure, the Dow Industrials Index is now at its second-most ‘overbought’ level since 1980. The measure I’m referring to is the 14-day RSI (Relative Strength Index), a short-term momentum oscillator shown in the bottom section of the following Dow chart.

Dow LT 121216

Being the most something-or-other (the most overbought/oversold, optimistic/pessimistic, etc.) since a distant past time often isn’t as important as it sounds. For instance, the only time since 1980 that the Dow’s daily RSI(14) was as high as it is today was in November of 1996 (interestingly, almost exactly 20 years ago), but nothing dramatic happened during the days, weeks or months that followed the November-1996 momentum extreme.

As illustrated below, a pullback to the 50-day moving average (MA) got underway within a few days of the momentum extreme, after which the Dow resumed its long-term advance. There was a more significant short-term pullback (to the 200-day MA) a few months later and an intermediate-term correction a few months after that (more than 8 months after the momentum extreme), but the bull market continued for another 3 years.



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The Trump Rally Will Morph

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Posted by John Mauldin - Mauldin Economics

on Monday, 12 December 2016 08:22

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

– Warren Buffett

“There is no safe store of value.”

 – Alan Greenspan

“In the short-run, the market is a voting machine – reflecting a voter-registration test that requires only money, not intelligence or emotional stability – but in the long-run, the market is a weighing machine.”

– Attributed to Benjamin Graham by Warren Buffett in a 1993 Berkshire Hathaway letter

The actual quote, from Graham’s 1934 book Security Analysis, is:

In other words, the market is not a weighing machine, in which the value of each issue is registered by an exact and impersonal mechanism, in accordance with its specific qualities. Rather we should say that the market is a voting machine, whereon countless individuals register choices which are partly the product of reason and partly the product of emotion…. Hence the prices of common stocks are not carefully thought out computations, but the resultant of a welter of human reactions. The stock market is a voting machine rather than a weighing machine. It responds to factual data not directly, but only as they affect the decisions of buyers and sellers.

Stock Valuation in the Age of Trump



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Stocks to Follow - WPT Industrial REIT

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Posted by Michael Markidis, Desjardins Online Brokerage

on Friday, 09 December 2016 11:10

wptWPT Industrial REIT is a US-based owner of high quality industrial properties located in 12 US states, with a fair value of ~US$800m based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The REIT’s state-of-the art industrial portfolio boasts an average clear ceiling height of 31 feet (best-in-class 30–36+ feet clear height allows for higher stacking, which is key for warehouse/distribution real estate) and an average age of just 14 years. WPT caters to e-commerce, warehouse and logistics users; its ten largest tenants account for 42% of revenue, and include high-profile tenants such as General Mills, Unilever, Zulily, CEVA, Amazon, eBay and Honeywell.

Owing to its young portfolio and low renewal/re-leasing costs, WPT boasts a highly... CLICK HERE for the complete analysis



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Stocks to Follow - StingRay Digital

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Posted by Maher Yagi, Desjardins Online Brokerage

on Friday, 09 December 2016 11:04

stingrayStingray is a Montréal-based company that broadcasts curated music TV channels through agreements with TV service providers, with contracts typically spanning 3–5 years. This segment represents ~75% of total revenue and is viewed as the main area of focus by management. The company’s remaining business consists of providing commercial music and digital signage services to retail businesses. Stingray currently has close to 300 employees across the globe and should generate more than C$100m in revenue in 2017, in our view.

While we acknowledge that the music broadcasting industry is challenging, we believe... CLICK HERE for the complete analysis



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