May 13th, 2014
by Chris Ebert, Zentrader
This month, May 2014, may very well represent the last chance for a major Bull-market correction for at least the next several months.
In the following analysis of stock options, it will be shown that from now through at least September, any dip in the S&P below approximately 1800 would be a strong indication of the presence of a Bear market, with one exception. For the month of May, the S&P could test 1700 without signaling a Bear market.
Money Morning Article of the Week
8 IPOs That Should Be On Every Investor's Radar in 2014
by Money Morning Staff Reports
Initial Public Offerings are like the car accidents or hockey fights of the investing world; you know you should look away but it's impossible to resist a guilty glance.
They epitomize the emotional nature of investing – a new up and coming company that may be the next Procter & Gamble or Apple coming onto the scene with high hopes and a great idea.
by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline
The older I get and the more I research and study, the more convinced I become that one of the more important traits of a good investor or businessman is not simply to come up with the right answer but to be able to ask the right question. The questions we ask often reveal the biases in our thinking, and we are all prone to what behavioral psychologists call confirmation bias: we tend to look for (and thus to see, and to ask about) things that confirm our current thinking.
by Asif Suria
Insider buying bounced back last week with insiders purchasing $65.72 million of their stock compared to $16.74 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $2.03 billion of stock last week compared to $1.38 billion in the week prior.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week dropped down to 30.94. In other words, insiders sold almost 31 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares favorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 102.36.
EURUSD Weekly Outlook
by Cliff Wachtel, FX Empire
FX Traders' weekly EURUSD fundamental & technical picture, this week's market drivers that could change it- the bullish, the bearish and likely EURUSD direction.