Buyers Follow Through On Latest Bullish Signals Despite Targeted Carnage – Above the 40 (March 26, 2021)

Stock Market Commentary Many stocks rebounded sharply from intraday lows on Thursday. The flurry left behind key bullish signals. Buyers did not disappoint on Friday. They delivered strong follow through on the latest bullish signals even as sections of the market suffered targeted carnage. Indeed, the ability to ignore the targeted carnage was itself another … Read more

A New Investing Opportunity in Genetic Testing Company Invitae

I have been a fan of genetic testing company Invitae (NVTA) for six years. My interest started after I heard co-founder (and now President, CEO, and Chairman) Sean George give a talk at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. He titled the 2015 talk “Experience Is Your Reward.” George talked about facing down challenges and adversity … Read more

ReneSola Finally Broke the Bank

ReneSola (SOL) is down 64.9% from its near 10-year high set in January. The company celebrated that high by announcing a secondary stock offering…its fifth in 4 months. SOL came back stronger and better from the first four secondaries of the series. The fifth secondary stock offering finally broke the bank (meaning ReneSola overwhelmed the … Read more

Shopify Stock Wavers In the Wake of Another Secondary Stock Offering

E-commerce platform company Shopify (SHOP) has been on a hot streak of secondary stock offerings. In 2020, the company raised $2,578,591 in two separate stock offerings. SHOP cashed in again this week by raising another $1,551,700 in a secondary stock offering of 1.18M shares priced at $1315. The company stated the funds will “strengthen its … Read more

How to Understand the Price Action From Stock Offerings

A stock offering is an opportunity for a publicly traded company to raise money for corporate investment, strengthening the balance sheet, and/or funding operations. Insider shareholders can also sell their shares to the public through a stock offering. Like any seller, these parties want to maximize the money generated from the stock sales. As a … Read more

Micro-Bubbles Slicing Through Overbought Trading Signals – Above the 40 (January 22, 2021)

Stock Market Commentary The stock market gapped up and never looked back in the wake of the Presidential Inauguration. Subsequently, buyers produced mixed follow-through for two days. Big cap tech defied the narrative of a rotation into value and industrial names by delivering the most convincing follow-through. A third drop from overbought conditions in a … Read more

Soliton: How to Trade A Secondary Stock Offering

Last week, I anticipated that Soliton would announce a secondary offering of stock following the release of a successful trial of its cellulite treatment. Soliton (SOLY) delivered with after hours news of a secondary stock offering in the form of an SEC filing. So now what? The Trade Rules At the time of writing, traders … Read more

Awful Offerings Confirmed: Acacia Communications and Twilio

A little over six months ago, I made a bearish case for Acacia Communications (ACIA) and Twilio (TWLO) based on the way each company rolled out follow-on stock offerings and the market’s reactions to the selling. Since then, ACIA and TWLO have fully lived up to bearish expectations. ACIA is down 55.1% from its offering … Read more

Awful Offerings: Acacia Communications and Twilio

I raise yellow flags when companies implement a secondary stock offering soon after going IPO, especially after the stock has experienced a massive run-up. I get even more worried when the majority of the shares are being sold by shareholders rather than the majority of proceeds going into corporate investments. Two recent IPOs have popped … Read more

Great Western Minerals Follows Investor Advice to Finance with Share Offering

During a conference call on September 14th, investors urged Great Western Minerals Group (GWMGF.PK) President and CEO Jim Engdah to fill the company’s financing needs with a share offering. They preferred dilution to the potential of selling the company short in an offtake deal. They insisted time was of the essence while the stock was … Read more