Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Many Cycles of Halliburton

Halliburton is one of the leading providers of drilling and production services for shale extraction efforts globally. The natural gas boom resulting from higher oil prices and wider use of shale drilling have resulted in U.S. production increasing 20% from 2005-2010. … Continue reading

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How to Trade Using Volume

The common approach to using volume as a technical indicator is to consider rising volume as adding momentum to price movement.  So if a stock is going up on rising volume then it may continue this trend for some time. … Continue reading

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Focus Media Not a Buy… Yet

I learned about Focus Media (FMCN) (a digital media company that operates advertising networks using audiovisual digital displays in China) after reading the blog post of chessnwine.  In his posting he commented that many of the Chinese companies that have been hurt … Continue reading

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Dr. Pepper Short Signal

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group inc. (DPS) first came to my attention when it pushed its yield over 3% for the first time earlier this year.  This was important news because many consider the coveted 3% yield to be that which brings the … Continue reading

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Staples Inc. Buy Signal

The last month has been pretty awful for retailers’ shares, with continued high unemployment, fragile consumer confidence, and growing concern that the economic expansion is running out of steam.  However, I see this as an opportunity to purchase an undervalued … Continue reading

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Suntech Power Holdings Buy Signal

Roberto Perdone believes that, besides the banking sector post-2008 financial crisis, there is no group that’s as hated and despised as solar stocks.  For whatever reason, this entire complex has become a favorite target of short-sellers. There are so many … Continue reading

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Cummins Possible Buy Signal

Last night on stockspotter I received an exit signal for Cummins (CMI) after the long recommendation had been held for 8 days.  Although the trade did not earn anything I’m glad the stock was brought to my attention.  Coming off my recent … Continue reading

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