Summertime Blues (GS)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Summertime Blues (GS)   OK, so it was the Fourth of July, and a lot of folk took leave from the markets, but does that really explain it? We’re talking about a significant decline in trading volume that occurred at the end of last week amidst a market rise that now, on second glance, is […]

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The Denizens of Intelligenz (WWE,GLD,SO,NFLX)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

The Denizens of Intelligenz (WWE,GLD,SO,NFLX)   By definition, exactly half the population possesses below average intelligence.   And that’s not a comfortable statistic.   So who’s the dumb ones?   Well, it certainly doesn’t break down on socio-economic lines.  Don’t think, for example, you got smarts because you got cash, Giles.  It don’t work that […]

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Behind the Scenes and Under the Radar (SO,NFLX,FXI)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Behind the Scenes and Under the Radar (SO,NFLX,FXI)   It’s a political world, friends.  Has been for a while.   Everything that’s done or said or written these days, it seems, is employed to further an agenda.   Truth be damned, is what it’s all about; let ‘the story’ carry the day, whatever it may […]

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Oil vs Wheels (IYT,USO)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Oil vs Wheels (IYT,USO)   It’s the interplay between the following two factors that we’re keeping our eye on these days, the better to apprehend the market’s immediate trajectory: oil and ‘market leaders’.   We’ve discussed this combo before, and how they work together.   The ‘leaders’ are the current sexy tech group, not related […]

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The Ghost of GLD Ghosts Past


Bourbon & Bayonets

A happy New Year to all. Let’s get straight to business. We’ll start with the golden delicious – what appears to be a bounce in the precious metals that has many people wondering if we’ve seen the bear’s bottom. On the bullish side, the chart shows the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD), a decent proxy for […]

January 7, 2014

Godzilla Investing


Bourbon & Bayonets

Sometimes we rant. It’s never too long, usually, and we don’t do it often, so when an occasion like New Year’s affords us an excuse and the spirit of the rant settles upon us, we figure it’s time to take a minute and let loose. First off, we had a good year. It was a […]

December 31, 2013

On The Fast Track With Navidea


Executive Lounge, Penny Pick Elite

I’m rarely attracted to publically traded small-cap biotech and pharmaceutical firms. Most are struggling to get their products approved by the FDA, and looking to enter a marketplace already populated with “800-pound gorillas”—giant big pharma multinationals with deep pockets and heavy-duty institutional support. Very occasionally, however, I’ll stumble upon an up-and-comer in the sector that […]

December 13, 2013