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Buy the best and leave the rest to those who don't know better.
Plus, the rising possibility that the Senate may not remain in Republican control should give investors pause.
The most important market takeaway right now is that both the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 have filled their respective gaps and retaken their 50-day simple moving averages.
Applied Materials and KLA Corp. serve as real-world examples of how and why to go short one stock and long another in the same sector.
The 'work from home' or 'economic lockdown' trade is close to being back on.
Plus, reading tea leaves in the recent action in Apple and Salesforce.com.
There are still quality, reasonably-priced, tech companies out there, albeit with some risks attached.
Don't confuse what's happening on the S&P with the nation's economy.
Plus, the equity markets suddenly are trading quite listlessly and Applied Materials surprises.
While valuations are clearly very high for many tech names, investor euphoria might not go away until news flow meaningfully worsens.
Plus, Russia could provide a real-time clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine.
Negotiations on the next round of stimulus, more so than tension between Washington and Beijing, and more so than earnings season, will control short-term financial market performance.
Traders should stand aside from the long side of KLAC until support develops.
This list is not a buy list but a list of stocks that have been brought to new heights.
The administration will provide increased financial support to 5 pharmas working on Covid vaccines, and we must keep an eye on price action in this uncertain market.
NYSE will reopen the floor in a limited way, banks were in the headlines and Semis lead the rise.
Chip equipment and memory stock particularly look more attractive now.
KLA Corp. and Target already have triggered entry points, while CVS Health soon could.
I don't think any of the takeaways have to do with the political mess in Iowa, nor the 'State of the Union' address scheduled for Tuesday night.
MagnaChip Semiconductor and Ichor Holdings have joined the ranks of industry firms to announce that their Q4 sales were better than previously expected.
Let's review 2019 performance of RMPIA in relation to stock indexes and see what's ahead.
This company made headlines in 2019, and I'm betting on it as a great play -- in many senses of the word -- for this new year.
Overall the charts and indicators of KLAC look constructive.
The PC giants said they now expect Intel CPU shortages to continue into 2020, with Dell indicating costlier CPUs are now also affected. That could spell a bigger opening for AMD.
Also, Fed Chairman Powell says there are no plans for a U.S. digital currency (for now), plus Tesla's electric pickup.
Strong markets tend to stay sticky to the upside, and the mild pressure on the indices isn't preventing some good stock picking.
Markets are watching what Fed Chair Powell will signal for future rate cuts during this afternoon's FOMC rate decision.
Tesla and Lam Research are soaring post-earnings, while Twitter is plunging. Here's a look at what's driving the moves.