December 5, 2022
Contrary Thinker Stock Watch
Arlo Technologies is an American company that makes wireless surveillance cameras. Prior to an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2018, Arlo was a brand of such products by Netgear, which retained majority control after the IPO.
CHPT ChargePoint Holdings Inc ChargePoint is an American electric vehicle infrastructure company based in Campbell, California. ChargePoint operates the largest online network of independently owned EV charging stations operating in 14 countries and makes the technology used in it.
COMB seeks to deliver a broad, diversified basket of commodities in an actively managed structure. … Utilizing a common structure in the commodity space, the fund’s futures exposure is held in a Cayman Islands subsidiary while the collateral is actively managed with investments in short-term US fixed income securities.
CTI BioPharma focuses on the acquisition, development and commercialization of therapies for blood-related cancers that offer unique benefits to patients.CTI develops novel therapies for patients with rare blood-related cancers by uncovering the underlying scientific drivers of their disease.
EVGO EVgo is an electric vehicle DC fast charging station network in the United States, with more than 850 charging locations as of August 2022
GRU provides exposure to the following grains: corn, wheat, soybeans, and soybean meal. The composition is determined annually and is announced in the fourth quarter of the current year. The Index Administrator selects commodities primarily on the liquidity and the value of the global production. Each component is rolled into the next available contract month in advance of the month in which expiration of the contract occurs. Although GRU is marketed under Elements brand, the ETN comes with credit risk tied to the Swedish Export Credit Corp.
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics corporation, established in 1865. Nokia’s main headquarters are in Espoo, Finland, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area, but the company’s actual roots are in the Tampere region of Pirkanmaa.
LM Ericsson, commonly known as Ericsson, is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm
Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a space company, provides launch services and space systems solutions for the space and defense industries. The company provides launch services, spacecraft engineering and design services, spacecraft components, spacecraft manufacturing, and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions; and constellation management services, as well as designs and manufactures small and medium-class rockets. It also designs, manufactures, and sells Electron small orbital launch vehicles and the Photon satellite platforms, as well as developing the Neutron 8-ton payload class launch vehicle; conducts remote launch activities; and designs and manufactures a range of components and subsystems for the Photon family of spacecraft and broader merchant spacecraft components. The company serves commercial, aerospace prime contractors, and government customers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California.
Talon Metals Corp. is a British Virgin Islands-based mineral exploration company Nickel Copper Cobalt Talon Metals Corp. is a TSX-listed base metals company in a joint venture with Rio Tinto on the high-grade tamarack nickel, copper, and cobalt projects located in the State of Minnesota, the United States. The Company focuses on exploration and mine management team. Talon Metals produces nickel within the United States for use in batteries in electric vehicles.
ZS is a management consulting and technology firm focused on transforming global healthcare and beyond. We leverage our leading-edge analytics, plus the power of data, science and products to help our clients make more intelligent decisions, deliver innovative solutions and improve outcomes for all.
October 24, 2022
The social media mob is really perky after last week’s performance.
With the majority of commentaries that cross my desk, it’s clear most are moving away from doubt and have bought into the annual seasonal kick-off of a bull market that makes an average of 17% in mid-term election years, from the October low.
Comments range from off-the-seat-of-the-pants use of DMAs, “Highest close for the S&P 500 in two weeks, and just above the 30-day moving average.” Well at least he is unique, I hope he is not back-fitting.
“Positive RSI Divergence on WEEKLY SPX Chart = Bullish – This positive divergence has historically preceded meaningful $SPX reversals”
The problem is his scope is only from 2009 and RSI does not work that way. A deep oversold is a confirmation of a bear and because of its extreme oversold, each subsequent new low is expected to diverge. Hence making that concept (bullish divergence) useless and the most common weakness cited by experienced professionals.
Another bullish twist comes from a good source of market data and information. However, information should not get confused with knowledge and wisdom; and I am afraid to say their analysis.
The Stock Traders Almanac annual book (2023 version is on the market, $100 +/-) is a handy reference tool. The owner publishes bits in the social sphere like the table inserted below. The publisher points out that of all the months of the year, October stands alone, since WW2 as the seasonal bear market ender. In other words, that time window starts more bull markets compared to any other month. Can’t argue with that.
But what you find in almost everything you read regarding market data and market analysis is the unwavering bullish tone. Here is what I mean,
October 13, 2022
Nature of a bear market
“…good news is ignored, and bad news is exaggerated.”
After a top is in place there is indifference reflected by the public and media. Buy dips are programmed into behavior. However, with the smart money, the early adopter uses the mass of new entrants for liquidity to sell into. As the decline starts to pick up steam, the late majority average down their cost by buying more. The good news stops getting positive follow-through in higher prices because demand is overcome by supply. Good news leads to prices going lower and bad news accelerates the downtrend.
The structure of the bear is complete with its own forms and patterns, like one-day wonder advances: sharp and short-lived reversals that live for one to three days.
Fake news begins to propagate making headlines. Add to that all of the misdeeds, scandals and reckless speculation, and corrupt biz practices of the past upcycle come to light.
The overall mood of the unreflective
October 10, 2022
The “Time Factor”
Patterns and certain regularities are revealing themselves in the US markets. “Volatility Reports” posted in our LI Group demonstrated the 6.5-week cycle, and how it nailed the low on September 30, the day of the closing low thus far for the Dow but the Nasdaq made a new two-year low today.
A subcycle of that dominant cycle, 1/8 of it made the S-T top 6 days later on October 5. The chart of the small-cap index on the left has the lunar cycles noted with green dots for the high tide and red dots for cycle low. There is no claim to efficacy at pining down the precise high or low pivots but it does a 50/50 job providing a near-term idea for a change of trend. Moreover, when the high or low cycle is inverted, that failure itself is notable.