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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Costco and more. I've covered ... more

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Central Banks Take Over The Trading Week With Bouts Of Volatility Expected
The short-VOL trade has been a broadly highlighted, criticized and sensationalized trading strategy in 2018 given the February VIX event that found XIV expressing an accelerated termination event.
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Tony Dwyer Takes S&P Target To 3,200, But Jim Cramer & Morgan Stanley Raise Cautionary Flags
Even with the threat of retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. forthcoming from the likes of the EU, Mexico and Canada, investors have been able to form a risk-on appetite in the last several trading sessions.
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Geopolitical Concerns Rising, But So Has The Overall Market: Right Or Wrong?
Admittedly, that was a trading week not worth forgetting. More importantly, it was a trading week that was very concerning even as the S&P 500 finished higher by .49% for the week.
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This Time Is Absolutely Different... But Context Is Needed
If you’re an investor or trader, you’ve probably heard the following words dozens of times: This time is different.
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What It Takes To Become A Good Trader
The vast majority of traders trading the equity markets find their experiences to be underwhelming and often littered with losses.
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Monthly Retail Sales Expected To Climb As S&P 500 Looks To Hold Above 200-DMA
It’s funny what a difference a week can make in the markets. Up until last week, the equity market picture looked rather bleak, with investor sentiment waning and record setting volatility.
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Stock Of The Week: Starbucks Corporation
32 minutes ago

How does it make sense to suggest that a restroom policy whereby individual patrons are allowed to use their bathrooms absent a purchase is a fundamental change. Firstly, when did they not allow such activity? Just because one store had an incident doesn't mean that an unstated policy wasn't still in effect as a business practice. Secondly, which retailer is play sheriff at the entrance/exit to ensure patrons are not just browsing or loitering? Is it McDonalds. Is it Wendy's, is it Wal-Mart, Target etc. Of course none of these retailers are monitoring such activities. It's the difference between public relations of no consequence to battle a headline of the day from an incident in one location.

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Where Is Inflation Headed Next?
11 days ago

Nice insights. Thank you for sharing them. But I think the general takeaway that can be found in almost every historical metric that surrounds the notion of inflation is that's its an impossibility shy of a few fits here and there that ultimately lead to the inevitable record deflationary lows.

Jim Cramer Stated That Trading Volatility Was For "Complete Morons"
1 month ago

He readily admits to not suggesting he outperforms but has generated positive returns since 2011

Jim Cramer Stated That Trading Volatility Was For "Complete Morons"
1 month ago

Surprisingly, his portfolio performance has underperformed the benchmark since 2014.

Trust Me, Inflation And Higher Interest Rates Are Good For Stocks…
1 month ago

Nice article Bill and I would tend to agree. The only caveat in the thesis I would throw in relates to the notion of inflation having a very low ceiling for which it can otherwise "inflate". Debt levels at record highs is prohibitive to such reflation attempts and to a great degree has proven why central banks have lacked the efficacy with their inflation targets for such an extended period. In kind, it serves to prove why pricing power is such a lost cause in the modern economy and where price discovery is so easily performed by the consumer. Undoubtedly, some reflation is a good thing. Unfortunately it may be found a fleeting consideration in the times we are in.

Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
7 months ago

Thank you Jim!! Enjoy the holidays and many blessings to you and yours!

Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
7 months ago

Well said Barry and thank you for taking the time to read the article!

Short Volatility Strategies And A Word Of Caution
7 months ago

StockTwits is definitely an interesting place. It can be both beneficial and dangerous at the same time. It really depends on the involvement of the participation and the expectations. Thank you for your participation Dave and reading my material! Have a great Holiday season and be well!

S&P 500 Is Up Some 15% In 2017, But Most Investors Have Lagged That Performance
7 months ago

Thanks for reading Jim and I will follow up via email. Sorry to see the damage to the back of your house.

New York Times Takes Aim At The Volatility Trade And Trading Crowd
8 months ago

Thank you Nicholas! Yes and many detractors actually feed the trade more than they understand it to be.

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AAPL Apple Inc.
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
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