[BRIEFING.COM] The major averages have regained their early losses with the Nasdaq (+0.5%) maintaining its outperformance thanks to the relative strength of the technology sector (+0.6%). Outside of technology, another influential sector, health care (+0.5%), is also...
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Here's today's list of a few hand-picked short-term technical patterns that we are currently eyeing for potential swing opportunities over the coming sessions. These selections are designed to assist the active trader and teach the developing novice in identifying low...
The Next Big Thing
As reported earlier this morning, medical device company Lumenis (LMNS) priced its 6.3 million share IPO at $12, well below the $15-$17 expected price range. IPO pricings have definitely been a mixed bag over the past month or so - in fact, by our account, there has...
Strategy Meeting Key Points
Sapiens Intl (SPNS), a provider of software to insurance carriers, made a new 10-year high earlier today on strong volume. It seems the combination of a contract win and a strong upside quarter from rival Guidewire Software (GWRE) are acting as catalysts. SPNS has been...
In broad strokes, You Are Here: Emerging markets are in tatters, OECD equities are back to rip-roaring strength, gold is moving higher with stocks, rates are decidedly not rising, US economic data is consistently underperforming expectations, energy prices are back to...
The stock market got knocked down early on Monday, buffeted reportedly by concerns over China's weak export data and the thinking that Russia is not working to "de-escalate" things in Ukraine. True to complacent form, however, the stock market came bouncing back in...
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For years, the "selling short against the box" technique allowed you to lock-in capital gains you currently have, but report them in the subsequent year. It was a frequent practice in December up until the late 1990s.
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