Camping World Holdings: Stock Attracts Insider Trades, Options Volume

Insider Trading The stock of Camping World Holdings (CWH) has rallied an astounding 438% off its March all-time low. Despite this 2-month comeback, the stock price still attracted the attention of Chairman & CEO Marcus Lemonis. Camping World’s leader spent a little over $50,000 to buy 2,444 shares of CWH stock on May 21, 2020 … Read more

ShotSpotter CEO Loads Up On Shares Following Investor Conference

When it comes to insider transactions, I only pay attention to the purchases and sales of company executives – the CEO and CFO in particular. Last week, it was the CFO of ShotSpotter (SSTI) purchasing shares ahead of the investor conference. This time, an SEC filing after market hours revealed that the CEO bought shares … Read more

ShotSpotter CFO Loads Up On Shares Ahead of Investor Conference

When it comes to insider transactions, I only pay attention to the purchases and sales of company executives – the CEO and CFO in particular. According to an SEC filing on December 6, 2017, CFO Alan R. Stewart purchased 3,000 shares at the price of $13.53. This additional $40,590 investment is a notable vote of … Read more

Above the 40 (June 23, 2017) – The S&P 500 Watches the NASDAQ Position for A Recovery

AT40 = 54.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 56.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 10.0 (volatility index) Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Commentary Last week, the NASDAQ snatched the baton from the S&P 500 (SPY) and now looks poised to resume its … Read more

Above the 40 (May 16, 2017) – Stock Market Drag

AT40 = 48.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 55.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 10.7 (volatility index) Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish (downgrade from bullish) Commentary Time to downgrade my bullishness to “cautiously bullish.” While the S&P 500 (SPY) made a new … Read more

Above the 40 (February 15, 2017) – The S&P 500 Keeps Stretching Toward Overbought Status

AT40 Status: 67.3% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 Status: 70.8% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX Status: 12.0 (volatility index) Short-term Trading Call: neutral Commentary The S&P 500 (SPY) printed a positive gain for the 7th straight trading day and the 10th of the last … Read more

T2108 Update (February 12, 2016) – The Latest Oversold Period Ends With A JP Morgan Chase Bottom

(T2108 measures the percentage of stocks trading above their respective 40-day moving averages [DMAs]. It helps to identify extremes in market sentiment that are likely to reverse. To learn more about it, see my T2108 Resource Page. You can follow real-time T2108 commentary on twitter using the #T2108 hashtag. T2108-related trades and other trades are … Read more

Flurry of Trading in Molycorp Ahead of CEO Change May Finally Cement A Bottom

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 12, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) It turns out that recent put buyers in Molycorp (MCP) may have had the right idea, but their bearish trade may have a very short shelf life. After hours on December … Read more

Large Insider Purchases Contrast Extreme Bearishness In Herbalife

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 3, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) I was absolutely fascinated by a recent Seeking Alpha piece titled “The Surprising Truth Behind Herbalife Put Volume.” It is a revealing treatise and a cautionary reminder of why traders must … Read more

Positioning for Hastings to Finally BUY Shares In Netflix

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 14, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Netflix (NFLX) is a classic bear/bull battleground stock. Depending on your mood, you can be convinced by the bullish or the bearish arguments. {snip} In the near-term, I think the biggest … Read more