Panic Buying, Catch-Up Trades Further Extend Overbought Stock Market – Above the 40 (June 5, 2020)

Stock Market Statistics AT40 = 90.5% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) (overbought 13 of last 14 trading days)AT200 = 37.4% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs (highest since February 26, 2020)VIX = 24.5Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Stock Market Commentary The on-going recovery in the stock market … Read more

Above the 40 (November 10, 2017) – A Flash Resolution to Bearish Divergence

AT40 = 48.1% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 54.9% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 11.3 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Commentary It was by the slimmest of margins, but the S&P 500 (SPY) finally ended a week with a loss. After 8 … Read more

Above the 40 (September 15, 2017) – Another Missile, Another All-Time High for the S&P 500

AT40 = 60.4% of stocks are trading above their respective 40-day moving averages (DMAs) AT200 = 53.2% of stocks are trading above their respective 200DMAs VIX = 10.2 Short-term Trading Call: cautiously bullish Commentary North Korea launched another ballistic missile over Japan, this one with enough range to hit Guam. The general market response was … Read more

Internet Stock Valuation Update: Shaved Around the Edges

Here is a very quick tax-day valuation update on select Internet-related stocks. The ordering of stocks by price-to-sales (P/S) ratios did not change much but several stocks have retreated off their most stretched valuations. However, nothing that WAS “expensive” has suddenly become “cheap” now… Click image for details… Source: P/S data from Yahoo Finance {I … Read more

Valuations On High-Flying Internet-Related Stocks Continue to Race Upward

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on October 20, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) This post rides piggyback on a recent Seeking Alpha Market Current quoting concerns from Art Cashin (formerly featured on CNBC) regarding “a bubble in cloud/mobile tech names” and is a follow-up … Read more

Valuation Update: Internet High-Fliers Experience Large Mark-Ups

Many internet-related stocks have been on fire lately. In many ways, the run-up has been about mobile, so it may not even be technically accurate to call this feature a valuation update on internet-related stocks. Regardless, the most notable change since the last update in mid-June is that the internet high-fliers have experienced significant run-ups … Read more

Valuation Update: Facebook Falls, LinkedIn Remains Atop Internet Stocks

This post is a quick update on data that I maintain on price/sales (P/S) ratios on select internet stocks. I periodically refresh the data from Yahoo!Finance (semi-automated with links into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet) and add the latest data to a chart. The chart is starting to get crowded so I may soon need to … Read more

Time to Buy Zynga Ahead of the Facebook IPO

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on April 19, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip}…selling in the stock is accelerating as Zynga wipes out all of its post-Facebook gains and retests its $10 IPO price. If Facebook is a $90B company, then Zynga’s 12% share … Read more

Chart Review: Zynga Holds Firm

On a big down day in the general stock market, Zynga (ZNGA) managed to gain a fraction of a percent today. The stock punctured support from the current uptrend line but quickly bounced back. Although the stock now needs to clear fresh all-time highs to invalidate the bearish “abandoned baby top” I pointed out yesterday, … Read more