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Open 191.20
Day Low/High 189.60 / 195.29
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Market Cap 548.39B
P/E Ratio 31.26
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FAANG, Defanged!

Consider the carnage in a number of high profile hedge funds who mostly own the same group of stocks - , , , .  Even , though on a brief rally today and yesterday, has been performing poorly.  Ah, yes, there is still (for now)... .

FB Weakness

Everyone's favorite FAANG value play, Meta Platforms , is weak on negative comments out of Cleveland Research.

The Market Is Flipping Elon Musk the Bird

The Market Is Flipping Elon Musk the Bird

Also, play the companies that benefit from inflation, not Cathie's clowns, which are hurt by it.

Tweet of the Day

Here is what I wrote about NFTs in my 15 Surprises for 2022: 3. After an Early Year Rally to New Highs, The Stock Market Rolls Over The "innovations" stocks that performed poorly in 2021, all but collapse in 2022 ( ( ) trades under $70/share - and t...

Don't Put Too Much Stock in Elon Musk's Big Move to Twitter's Board

Don't Put Too Much Stock in Elon Musk's Big Move to Twitter's Board

Is the Tesla front man's investment and involvement really worth this premium?

No Bueno

'Going to plant a weeping willow On the banks green edge it will grow, grow, grow Sing a lullaby beside the water Lovers come and go, the river roll, roll, roll Fare you well, fare you well I love you more than words can tell Listen to the river sin...

It Is the Bull's Game to Lose

It Is the Bull's Game to Lose

The market bounce has been strong and persistent enough to provide some comfort that the lows will hold,

Elon Musk Will Make Twitter a Better Product and a Better Stock

Elon Musk Will Make Twitter a Better Product and a Better Stock

Twitter has a major advantage that it has failed to exploit - so far.

This Top Stock Pick for the Rest of 2022 Has the Right Mix of Risk and Reward

This Top Stock Pick for the Rest of 2022 Has the Right Mix of Risk and Reward

The firm is the leader in end-to-end mobile advertising.

I'm Taking the Other Side of the Energy Trade

I'm Taking the Other Side of the Energy Trade

We should be investing in companies that make things and provide vital infrastructure to power the planet.

Minding Mr. Market

* Growth stocks have led the market's relatively narrow late-March advance -- reminiscent of last year's top-heavy performance * As in 2021, I expect this to end badly   I contended -- in yesterday's opening missive (There is Downside Risk to Econom...

Overbought Markets, SPR Release, Fund Rebalancing, EV Batteries, Trading MMC

Overbought Markets, SPR Release, Fund Rebalancing, EV Batteries, Trading MMC

Impacting today's trade will be the forced flow of capital related to pension funds, on top of the usual window-dressing that comes with quarterly round-ups.

The New FAANG

* Say hello to the market's new friends...  "You wanna play rough? Okay! Say hello to my little friend." - Tony Montana, Scarface  Move over Facebook (Meta) , Amazon , Apple , Netflix and Google (Alphabet) . And say hello to the market's new friends...

Ukraine War, Hypersonic Weapons, Markets, Week Ahead, Fed, Trading Salesforce

Ukraine War, Hypersonic Weapons, Markets, Week Ahead, Fed, Trading Salesforce

There should be no national priority greater than developing both defensive and offensive hypersonic technology.

Get Real Folks: Get Into Coal and These Energy Names

Get Real Folks: Get Into Coal and These Energy Names

Instead of falling for fantasies about the state of the world, take a sober look at my HOAX names.

Need to Know Tear Sheet... for Next Week

Multi-Day Conferences  - Goldman Sachs Chemical Intensity Days Conference - Keybanc Virtual Healthcare Conference - DA Davidson (Inaugural) EV & Energy Transition Virtual Conference - Wolfe Research Software Conference - Piper Sandler 22nd Annual En...

Long Story Short: This First Trust ETF Has a Lot to Like

Long Story Short: This First Trust ETF Has a Lot to Like

Let's take a deep dive into the First Trust Long/Short Equity exchange-traded fund, which looks to make gains on shorted stocks as well as additional profit from levered positions.

Ready to Go Bargain Hunting for Stocks? Here's Why I'd Wait a Bit

Ready to Go Bargain Hunting for Stocks? Here's Why I'd Wait a Bit

Let's look at the optimist's and the pessimist's views of how this market could play out.

Is Apple's Big Dip a Sign of Things to Come?

Is Apple's Big Dip a Sign of Things to Come?

The illusion making the market appear healthier than it actually is -- thanks to strength in a handful of big names -- has mostly faded. But one of those big names, Apple, may have a unique challenge.

The Great Bear Market

This morning stock futures are sinking again and the averages appear primed to record another 2022 low.  It seems appropriate to repost a recent column, "The Great Bear Market of 2021-22": * The averages are lying to investors - we have been in a pr...

Bearish Bets: 3 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

Bearish Bets: 3 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

These recently downgraded names are displaying both quantitative and technical deterioration.

A Trading Strategy Crops Up for Archer-Daniels-Midland

A Trading Strategy Crops Up for Archer-Daniels-Midland

One way to play the pullback in soft commodities is through the Chicago-based ADM.

Where Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft Shares Now Stand

Where Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta and Microsoft Shares Now Stand

Valuations for the big-5 tech giants arguably now range from very cheap to just slightly expensive, given their growth drivers and risk profiles.

Meta Platforms Is Only Attractive to Bottom Fishers Right Now

Meta Platforms Is Only Attractive to Bottom Fishers Right Now

Can FB rally? Sure. If you throw anything down hard enough it will bounce.

Should You Buy the Dip in Amazon? Here's My Take

Should You Buy the Dip in Amazon? Here's My Take

For the life of me I cannot figure out why CEO Andy Jassy has shown to this point no interest in splitting the stock.

Brokedown Palace

Going to leave this broke-down palace On my hands and my knees I will roll, roll, roll Make myself a bed by the waterside In my time, in my time, I will roll, roll, roll - The Grateful Dead, Brokedown Palace  The breakdown in individual stocks, as I...

A Bear Market Rally?

Price has a way of changing sentiment (h/t The Divine Ms. M.) and, in watching the business media, many (who were absent on Tuesday) are miraculously bullish (likely in response to today's strong spike).   Me, I am sticking with my calculus (the mar...

Doug Kass: The Great Bear Market of 2021-22

Doug Kass: The Great Bear Market of 2021-22

Since early summer 2021, an increased number of equities have become unglued from the averages.

The Indexes Are Disguising Serious Internal Damage in The Great Bear Market of 2021-22

* The averages are lying to investors - we have been in a profound and significant Bear Market since last summer as numerous individual securities have cratered * I continue bearish and I am of the view that we are in a trading sardine market and no...

Is Clockwise Capital's New Innovation ETF Ahead of Its Time?

Is Clockwise Capital's New Innovation ETF Ahead of Its Time?

This fund is turned toward 5G and has an intriguing current portfolio, but its future isn't yet clear.