Weekly watchlist $MRK $JNJ $PG $PEP (Week of 4/13/15-4/17/15)

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MRK is right now at the top of my list. I’m looking for a long term hold on this company. Solid fundamentals, I’m just waiting for the price to retrace just a little bit more to hit a support level around 55.60-56.20. JNJ another solid company for the long term. I would like to see […]

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The drop in oil prices….explained

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The first question my 5th grade history teacher asked me was why we had to study history. My answer was that it helps us seem more intelligent. If we are sitting at a table talking about historic events the person who is engaged in the conversation seems to be intelligent. That was my logic as […]

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Weekly watchlist AAPL (Week of 3/23/15-3/27/15)

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Yes, only one ticker symbol on the watchlist this week. There is nothing right now that is setting up to be a good trade on the stocks that I like to look at. Last week CSCO set up failed and I closed for a small loss, this week WMT set up was stagnant and I […]

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Calculating Value-Step 1: Calculate the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) (Post 5)

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The first step in determining a company‚Äôs fair price is to calculate the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Before you get scared of this term and run away I should tell you that it is a very simple calculation that requires easily accessible numbers. Before I show you how to calculate the CAPM I want […]

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Weekly Watchlist SPY, FXI, WMT, PEP (Week of 2/9/15-2/13/15)

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On this week’s watchlist, we have our standard market watch and 2 picks I consider “safe”. SPY Watch this level this week. We could see a break higher through this triple top or it could fail miserably. Either way the SPY should be at the top of your watchlist going into this week. FXI The […]

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Weekly Watchlist IMGN, APPL, CSCO, SPX, GSK, IOC (Week of 12/15/14-12/19/14)

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IMGN First on our list today is a long I took last week Monday on IMGN. This was a CC play and I wrote an $8 option with a December expiration. I attempted to close my position on Thursday of last week because I was already above max profit, however; the spread was way too […]

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Weekly watchlist CSCO, BAC, TSLA, IMGN (Week of 12/8/14-12/12/14)

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CSCO After CSCO broke 25.50 there was no looking back all the way up to 28. I was waiting for this stock to show some signs of cooling off before I considered it a short candidate. The last 2 days have had some wider ranging red candles which is what I was looking for in […]

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Weekly Watchlist S, HCA, BAC (Week of 11/24/14-11/26/14)

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With the Santa rally and a short week in the books one can only be smiling, and smiling means everyone is long. (Insert smiley face) The Santa rally anomaly can be attributed to fund managers chasing performance leading up the end of the year in order to get additional year-end bonuses. It could be that […]

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Calculating Value-The Efficient Market Hypothesis (Post 3)

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You may have heard of the efficient market hypothesis or sometimes referred to as the efficient market theory. What this hypothesis entails is that markets are informatively efficient. This means that all the information available to investors is displayed in the market price in an efficient time frame. The EMH means different things to different […]

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Calculating Value-The 10 step valuation process (Post 2)

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The 10-step valuation process Below I have listed the 10 step process that I will be taking you through. It might seem difficult but rest assured that I will be explaining each step in great detail and providing plenty of examples to help you along the way: 1) Calculate the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) […]

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