Morgan Stanley Turns In A Strong Report Card On Speculation

At the beginning of the year, I drew up a list of stocks that Morgan Stanley (MS) recently included in 13G filings to disclose significant stakes. My interest was sparked by a surprising stake in Xunlei Limited (XNET), and I was further surprised to find a notable list of speculative stakes by Morgan. Now that … Read more

The Speculations of Morgan Stanley

The raging bull market has helped facilitate instant excitement any time a company announces a cryptocurrency-related project or product. Xunlei Limited (XNET) is one of several companies that have enjoyed such a boost. XNET soared from just over $4 to $25 in less than two months on the heels of crypto-news. Source for charts: … Read more

Glencore’s Correlation With Market Sentiment and An End to the Collapse In Commodities

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on October 14, 2015. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} This quote is the entirety of a terse and pointed press release that commodity giant Glencore (GLCNF) (GLNCY) delivered to calm market fears about the company’s business. This release came … Read more

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Loses More Momentum As Morgan Stanley Weighs

Morgan Stanley (MS) initiated coverage on Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ICPT) with an underweight rating. The negativity weighed on the stock for a 7.9% loss that sent the stock below critical support at its 200-day moving average (DMA). Source: Morgan was VERY emphatic about its “out of consensus” call on ICPT. As reported by … Read more

It Only Takes 5 Million Dollars To Buy A Home

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on February 5, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} In previous pieces on the real estate market, I have referenced how cash buyers and buyers with very high credit scores have provided the main buying power in the housing … Read more