Facebook Twitter Gplus YouTube E-mail RSS
magnify
Home Articles posted by Blair
formats

Slight Improvement in Market Health

140417MarketHealth

Over the past week our market health indicators had a slight improvement. However, the improvement isn’t keeping up with the rally in the S&P 500 Index (SPX). Overall the indicators are very weak considering the market is within a few percentage points of an all time high. All we can do is wait for clarity. I suspect we’ll see enough changes in the next few weeks that we’ll either be removing hedges or adding more. Bottom line, the market is still trying to decide what it wants to do.  As a result, we’ll wait patiently with a moderately large hedge in place. Below is a chart that highlights our core health indicator categories.    

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Twitter Top 10 Continues to Lag

140417Twitter10

The Twitter Top 10 Portfolio continues to lag the market this month. It is still down 2.4% while the S&P 500 Index (SPX) is essentially flat.  The stocks that are dragging down the portfolio are Himax Tech (HIMX) down over 20% and Kandi Tech (KNDI) down almost 17%.  These are two leftover momentum stocks that didn’t fall out of the portfolio at the first of the month. Below is a performance chart and details of the current holdings.   Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 4/4/2014 $MSFT 292 39.87 11642.04 40.04 11691.68 0.43% $HIMX 1021 11.43 11670.03 9.12 9311.52 -20.21% $GTAT 761 16.90 12860.90 16.29 12396.69 -3.61% $QCOM 148 78.53 11622.44 81.22 12020.56 3.43% $BIDU 73 149.35 10902.55 156.77 11444.21 4.97% $KNDI 687 14.08 9672.96 11.69 8031.03 -16.97% $F 724 16.13 11678.12 16.07 11634.68 -0.37% $AA 925 12.63 11682.75 13.49 12478.25 6.81% $K 183 63.77 11669.91 66.29 12131.07 3.95% $GMCR 113 102.99 11637.87 98.55 11136.15 -4.31% Cash 116.05 116.05 Totals 115155.62

Read More…

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

StockTwits Top 10 Follows Market

140417StockTwits10

The StockTwits Top 10 portfolio is performing in line with the market so far this month. Both the portfolio and the S&P 500 Index (SPX) are basically flat from the first Friday of April.  The laggards in the portfolio are SunPower (SPWR) down 15.25%, JP Morgan (JPM) down 7.56%, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) down 6.98%. Below is a performance chart and details of the current holdings.   Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 4/4/2014 $AMD 2712 4.01 10875.12 3.73 10115.76 -6.98% $MSFT 237 39.87 9449.19 40.1 9503.70 0.58% $MU 419 22.58 9461.02 23.81 9976.39 5.45% $AA 881 12.63 11127.03 13.46 11858.26 6.57% $F 587 16.13 9468.31 16.07 9433.09 -0.37% $Z 104 91.00 9464.00 95.99 9982.96 5.48% $T 282 33.55 9461.10 36.15 10194.30 7.75% $JPM 158 59.81 9449.98 55.29 8735.82 -7.56% $GE 410 26.13 10713.30 26.72 10955.20 2.26% $SPWR 296 31.93 9451.28 27.06 8009.76 -15.25% Cash 56.56 56.56 Totals 98976.89 98821.80 -0.16%

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Most Bullish Stocks on Twitter

140415BullWeek

Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 4/15/14.

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Most Bearish Stocks on Twitter

140415BearWeek

Below are charts with the bearish intensity scores for the most bearish stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 4/15/14.

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Most Active Stocks on Twitter

140415ActiveWeek

Below are charts with the total intensity scores for the most active stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 4/15/14.

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Most Bullish Stocks on StockTwits

140415StockTwitsWeek

Below are charts of with the bullish intensity scores of the most bullish stocks on StockTwits for the week and month ended 4/15/14.

 
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Counter Trend Bounce Signal for Silver

140414slv

Today at the close a counter trend bounce signal was issued for Silver (SLV) from the Twitter stream. This signal comes from fairly high levels of sentiment with a four month confirming uptrend line. The short term down trend line has been broken to the upside which creates the signal.  Recent signals in the precious metals space have been short lived so be nimble if you trade against the trend. Here’s a post with details of how we use Twitter and StockTwits to trade stocks.

 
Tags:
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Consolidation Warning for S&P 500 Index

140414spx

Today at the close a consolidation warning for the S&P 500 Index (SPX) was issued from the Twitter stream. As I noted over the weekend, the signals have been coming late over the past several months as traders seem to be chasing price. The nature of the current bounce should give more clues as to the strength of the market. This signal has plenty of room to fail so I’ll be watching to see if the Twitter stream cheers the bounce or fades it.

 
Tags:
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Social Media Breadth Following Market Down

140414TwitterBreadth

Breadth from Twitter is following the market down, but not as rapidly might be expected. The number of stocks in the bullish list is at the lowest point this year, however the number of stocks in the bearish list isn’t rising rapidly. Many traders on Twitter believe the momentum stocks are due for a bounce which is causing fewer bearish tweets. Breadth from StockTwits is catching down to breadth from Twitter.  The number of stocks in the bullish list is shrinking, while the bearish list is holding fairly steady.

 
Tags:
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments