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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Movie Lover’s Intermission (NFLX,JPM)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Movie Lover’s Intermission (NFLX,JPM)   If there’s one thing we’ve come to rely on over the last couple of decades, it’s the resiliency of tech – or at least the resiliency of the tech investor, a love junkie so consumed with his heart’s one desire that he keeps coming back – even after taking repeated […]

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Profit Gobble (NIB,DBC)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Profit Gobble (NIB,DBC)   A farmer friend of mine says he wouldn’t be in any other business.  He raises beef cattle, chickens (for eggs) and has a small herd of dairy goats, and he’s convinced that it’s an enterprise that can’t fail, regardless the economic forecast, if things are managed properly.   And we’d agree, […]

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Long Wash Cycle (TLT,SLV,XLB,XLK)

Executive Lounge, Wall Street Elite

Long Wash Cycle (TLT,SLV,XLB,XLK) Intermarket analysis is a helpful tool for the technical trader attempting to anticipate the next big move in the investment universe. What is it, exactly? Well, over time, certain cycles are evidenced in the movement of stocks, bonds, commodities and the dollar, with associated relationships also seen between Emerging Market debt […]

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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

A Recipe For Potential Breakout


Executive Lounge, Penny Pick Elite

Anyone who’s visited their doctor, had their blood drawn, or been hospitalized has seen medical waste—needles, gloves, and bandages just to name a few—deposited into hygienic plastic bags. The company I want to bring your attention to today, Sharps Compliance Corp. (SMED), is in the business of collecting and disposing of that waste, and a […]

October 23, 2013

SURGing Towards The Black


Executive Lounge, Penny Pick Elite

In the never-ending push to find “the next big thing,” or capitalize on volatile, short-lived momentum movers, market participants often miss out on bread-and-butter issues that hold out the potential for slow, steady and relatively risk-free gains. Shares of medical device maker Synergetics, USA, Inc. (SURG) may offer just such an opportunity right now, as […]

October 16, 2013