Focus on the Fundamentals, not the Story

Every so often a stock with a good story catches the eyes of traders and experiences a price spike in response. Tesla Motors (TSLA) is currently that stock. Since the end of April, shares of Tesla have approximately doubled in price, soaring from $53.99 on April 30, 2013, to $104.95 today. When hoopla such as…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Enthusiasm Wanes as Neutral Sentiment Rises

Individual investors’ short-term enthusiasm for stocks waned, as a greater percentage expect stock prices to remain unchanged over the short term, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, plunged 13.0 percentage points to 36.0%. This is a four-week low. The historical average…

 

Sell OF THE WEEK 5/29/2013

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Salesforce.com (CRM) is his “Sell of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife. Audio url: Sell of the…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII New York City

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Topic: The New “Nifty Fifty” and Continuation of the Rally Speaker: Jason DeSera Trennert, Managing Partner, Strategas Research Partners Jason Trennert will discuss how the decline of sovereign debt, including the downgrading of Treasury bonds, results in 27 companies that can now claim better credit risks than the U.S. This…

 

BUY OF THE WEEK 5/28/2013

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why The Men’s Wearhouse (MW) is his “Buy of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife. Audio url: Buy…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Boston

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Topic: Improving Trading & Investment Returns Using Market Seasonality, Cycles & History Speaker: Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Chief Market Strategist, Magnet Fund; Editor-in-Chief, Stock & Commodity Trader’s Almanacs Jeffrey Hirsch will provide an in-depth review of the first five months of 2013 as well as how his annual forecast made last…

 

Upcoming Chapter Meeting: AAII Orange County

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Topic: Exploiting Market Cycles: The Key to Successful Investing Speaker: Stan Harley, Editor and Publisher, Harley Market Letter/Harley Capital Management Stan’s technical expertise encompasses market cycles: their mathematical derivation, real-time tracking and exploitation for investment and trading. He will present the basics of the Fibonacci numbers and will demonstrate that…