Some Chart Reviews Before Earnings Potentially Change Everything: RAX, MLNX, DBA, JJA, KBH, BBY, IBM, VLO

Technical analysis becomes particularly precarious during earnings season, but there are some intriguing charts I felt compelled to post anyway. Some telling and strong stories here… Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (RAX) RAX has given back all its gains from the initial excitement over the potential for “strategic alternatives.” Bears have added insult to injury by rushing … Read more

The Farm Economy Is So Healthy, Government Subsidies Are Going to Millionaires

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on August 28, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) In “Why Taxpayers Pay For Farmers’ Insurance“, Planet Money recently took on the sensitive subject of subsidies to farmers. My sense has always been that these subsidies are more controversial amongst … Read more