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Style Outperformer: Mid-Cap Growth -.4% Sector Outperformers: 1) Gaming +1.2 % 2) Retail +.6 % 3) Telecom +.4 % Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume: OUTR, EVER, GLNG, FN, NPTN, LITE and MU Stocks With Unusual Call Option Activity: 1) S 2)...Show More Summary

Why Are We Paying CEOs for How Well the Stock Market Does?

Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo! for $4.83 billion, while an interesting exercise in combining content, networks and mobile services, highlights the broken norms for paying executives of U.S. corporations. The short version is that issuing and repricing of stock options compensates executives for bull markets rather than their own performance is absurd. Show More Summary

Same Pullback Same Emini Fibonacci Grid Plan July 25

We start the new week with clear echoes to last week. Namely, we’re still trading within a clear range with clear resistance and support targets in play. Here’s today’s updated Fibonacci and Emini (@ES) trading levels for your plans and trades: Here’s a reference guide of how to use and trade from these morning updates. We still can’t use [...]

NeoPhotonics, Lumentum Surge as Needham Advises of Optical ‘Mega Cycle’

Shares of fiber optics technology vendors NeoPhotonics (NPTN), Lumentum Holdings (LITE), and others are surging after Needham & Co. analysts Alex Henderson, Quinn Bolton and James Ricchiuti put out a 90-page group report in which they...Show More Summary

Morning Market Internals

NYSE Composite Index: Volume Running -18.8% Below 100-Day Average 1 Sector Rising, 9 Sectors Declining 30.7% of Issues Advancing, 65.9% Declining 126 New 52-Week Highs, 7 New Lows 62.8% of Issues Above 200-day Moving Average Average 14-Day RSI 46.5% Vix 13.6 +13.1% Total Put/Call 1.18 +45.7% TRIN/Arms 1.67 +78.6%

Atlantic Divergence in Monetary Policy as US Economy Outpaces EU

In the short-term, the Fed may need to consider global factors when formulating policy. But over a longer horizon, a greater focus on domestic conditions means that the Fed may go down the road less traveled by raising interest rates from...

Surprised That There Were No Surprises

This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; A quick update on Turkey after the coup attempt on July 15th; President Erdogan has implemented a three month state of emergency which depending on one’s viewpoint will allow him to stabilize the political situation or grab more power. Equities in Turkey […]

Apple: Bulls Look Past ‘Lame Duck’ Q to ‘Super Cycles’

Apple (AAPL) shares are down 65 cents, or 0.7%, at $98.02, heading toward tomorrow afternoon’s Fiscal Q3 report, after the closing bell, what one analyst has referred to as the company’s “lame duck quarter,” in advance of a presumedShow More Summary

A.M. Funds Roundup: 31 Flavors of Value

Links to the reading in funds investing: “Value” funds vary by degree of potency and will perform quite differently – Cinthia Murphy, Trading vol? Note that the popular ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (UVXY) sees a 1-for-5 reverse split today — Chris Dieterich, Barron’s After years of industry prodding, SEC gives go-ahead for exchanges to […]

What Everyone Can Learn from Stand-Up Comedy

Brian Volk-Weiss, president of Comedy Dynamics, describes how to recover from "bombing" on stage.

Why Having a Great Idea Is the Easiest Part of Starting a Business

Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, explains why people often overlook the factors that set successful entrepreneurs apart from the rest.

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