Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) has been in a clear uptrend since early July, supported by the rising 100-day EMA. On Friday, it had a nice move on the upside, closing above all major EMAs on heavy volume. Considering the strong momentum over the past week, I think that the 10 dollars range will be tested in coming sessions.
Shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) gained $2.62 or 2.65%, despite Friday’s market selloff, to close at $98.41 on solid volume. The stock has recovered nicely in the last few sessions since the recent low of 88.50 made in late August and has provided several meaningful signs of strength, by bouncing of its trendline support area around the 200EMA and then breaking above the 50EMA.
This is a guest post by António Costa, acclaimed trader and the popular author of AC Investor Blog
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) the current price consolidation appears to be forming an Ascending Triangle pattern which is a bullish continuation pattern. This bullish formation is characterized by a series of higher lows but the same highs. If the stock closes above the 35.70 level on volume, the measured target of this pattern is 38.60. On the flipside,
Crunching ‘big data’ for trading signals is real and already happening. Very few of us have the time and skill to shift through mountains of data for nuggets of golden information. The average person will have to have some basic knowledge of how the stock market works and take control and actively manage his or her own portfolio. Applying algorithms to improve your trading is far more developed. The rise of computing power lets smart companies crunch ‘big data’ — billions of gigabytes of photos, tweets and other crowd-sourced info — to dig needles of price-sensitive news out of the haystack. We are now in the AG (After Google) age and with that access to information is only a search away.
With so much data and companies and with website offering free financial data on almost every publicly traded company we will present how to use 2 simple new age data points from big data to profit from the stock market and take control of your financial future.
There are those quintessential “happy” days the stock market sees, sometimes – stable Dollar, positive economic indicators, bullish stocks stay on course, previously bearish stocks don’t fall as much. This, certainly, doesn’t happen often but every now and then there are such days – the worst of days to start investing! “You have to buy when others are panicking,” said Jim Cramer of Mad Money, recently.
When it all goes right, stock prices saturate faster, there are fewer undervalued stocks in the short/medium term and most trading peers feel that the market Is going to self-correct soon.
- Avoid stocks below $5
- Make sure the company’s EPS has grown at least 14-15% over the last few years
- Determine if the Return on Equity (ROE) has been more than 17%
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A lot of you (our readers) asked us what the best ways to determine if a stock was a “momentum stock” are, so here’s a quick attempt at making it slightly easier for you.
Getting into a trade is perhaps the toughest part about investing because of the level of research it takes. You get tips and suggestions from so many people, coming from so many directions that it’s difficult not to get utterly confused. And if you are an amateur at finance, there are dozens of “technical-sounding” terms about stocks that are not easy to wrap your head around.
There’s TV news coming from the likes of CNBC and Bloomberg with dozens of analysts constantly talking about their favourite bets. There are thousands of business and finance websites – most of them reporting the same popular news. There are umpteen newsletters and then there are hundreds of tip-giving services.
There is no shortage of analysis for anyone interested in investing. A search for the term “stock market analysis” turned up 122 million hits on Google and well over 15 million hits each on Bing, and Yahoo. The majority of stock market analysis can be lumped into three broad groups: fundamental, technical, and sentimental. Here’s a close look at each.
The goal of fundamental analysis is to determine whether a company’s future value is accurately reflected in its current stock price. Fundamental analysis attempts to estimate the value of a particular stock based on a variety of factors, such as the current finances of the company and the prevailing economic environment. Fundamental analysis also may include speaking with a company’s management team and assessing how the company’s products are received in the marketplace.
In the last of couple of years you might have noticed multiple instances of people (mostly, media) talking about traders and trading houses making winning stock market bets based on what they read on Twitter or some discussion forum. While cases like these are few and far between, it is certainly a reality that you “cannot follow the stock market enough“!
Traditionally, investors have depended on analyst opinion, who, in-turn, often base their reports on technical analysis. But off-late the unpredictability of the market has amplified because of the reduced time-to-market of stock moving news & information. While deep-pocketed institutional investors have started making significant investments in technology to stay ahead of the social information and analysis curve, smaller traders and retail investors need to find innovative ways getting their hands on similar information, fast enough.