Stocks Wind Back Up – Above the 40 (July 31, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 51.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 35.6% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 24.5Short-term Trading Call: neutral Stock Market Commentary Major League Baseball (MLB) may be forced to wind back down, but stocks look like they are winding … Read more

How NOT to Report On Demographics: Millennials Blamed for Taking Down McDonald’s

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 27, 2014. Click here to read the entire piece.) McDonald’s (MCD) has struggled recently, and the Wall Street Journal thinks it has found someone to blame in millennials. Millennials are the current group of young people coming of age in … Read more

T2108 Update (February 25, 2015) – Finally A Convergence Of (Tentative) Warning Signs

(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

Accumulate McDonald’s

On September 9, 2014, McDonald’s (MCD) produced yet another awful monthly sales report: “McDonald’s Corporation today announced that global comparable sales decreased 3.7% in August. Performance by segment was as follows: U.S. down 2.8%; Europe down 0.7%; Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) down 14.5%.” In the U.S. the problem is sluggish industry growth paired … Read more