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I’m always intrigued by huge bases, because normally a prolong period of contraction leads to a prolong period of expansion.  $COH  has been basing for 8 months after a couple of earnings blow ups last year.  The base just tells you that the sellers have dried up and whole new set of stock holders (buyers) are taking control.   What you…

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The View

by ZorTrades on February 2, 2015

in Stocks, Technical Analysis

Volatility has increased dramatically over the last 2 months with barely any net movement on the SP500 since September (+20 points).  In the last 2 months we have seen a series of straight up and down moves that last 4-7 days.  December started with the SP500 pulling back -5.14% in 7 days, followed by a +6.13% in the following 8…

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Theta Research started collecting actual performance data on December 31st of 1999 as part of a project designed to statistically verify the viability of active investment management as an approach to increasing gains and limiting risk in portfolios. Spun off as a stand-alone entity in late 2001, Theta began developing software and protocols for the automated collection of investment account…

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  thinking Financial Advisers: Show Us Your Numbers was an article written by Jason Zweig a couple of months ago that did not get much press, its mind boggling actually,  especially now when everyone with a blog is consider a pro and guru.  Here is a short excerpt from the piece. “If you want to know the track record of a…

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–These are the facts about the current state of the market.  These are not opinions nor I’m I trying to imply what the next move is, the information below should give you an idea of what to maybe expect. –The SP500 is down 4.96% from its all time high which it reached on 12/5/2014, the average correction since 2009 is…

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The Russell 3000 index is comprised of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies, basically its 95% of the investable U.S. equity market.  Here is what the majority of stocks are doing versus some of the major indices that are sitting at highs resting. Nasdaq Composite vs % of Russell 3k stocks > 10 day moving average comp_vs_rut3k   Russell 2000 vs %…

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IWM We Need More Bad News–Mike Harris Another Myth Busted–Cullen Roche Gold Is Poised For A Bounce–Jeff Hirsch Back To Basics–Pradeep Bonde Sign Up For Free Updates We might be able to help with your investments; Frank Zorrilla is the founder of Zor Capital LLC a New York based investment management firm.  Our goal is superior performance, with preservation of capital…

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Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in–Josh Brown Seasonality Suggests It’s Time To Buy Crude–StockAlmanac A Total Wash Out For The Precious Metals–ShortSideofLong Historic Flame Out In Energy–Dana Lyons Non-Farm Payrolls SPY Performance Report–Chad Gassaway Sign Up For Free Updates We might be able to help with your investments; Frank Zorrilla is the founder of…

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sheperd The month of October was very volatile month that caught many or at least the people that I talk to by surprise. The SP500 closed the month up 2.3% after being down 7% by October 15, the COMPQ closed up 3.04%, it was down at one point 6.18%, the Russell 2000 went from being down 5.5% to closing up 6.5%…

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stop Now more than ever you have to tune out the noise.  This is something I strongly suggest in bullish environments, but it’s a MUST during corrective markets.  During corrective markets you get the most emotional, confusing, bitter, angry, I told you so, and the silly prediction tweets.  At any given moment half of the stuff you write will be interpreted…

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  image Gold Timers Buying The Dip    Mark Hulbert Catching A Falling Knife In Gold  Bernie Schaeffer Technical Analysis Would’ve Kept You Out Of GTAT   Tischendorf Letter A New Sentiment Indicator  Brett Steenbarger How Expensive Is Shorting GoPro   WSJ How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Bigger Correction  Frank Zorrilla Sign Up For Free Updates Frank Zorrilla is the founder of…

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sp500 Today by definition the Russell 2000 is officially in the correction camp, down 10% from its high.  According to sentimentrader.com ”after the Russell 2000 first enters a “correction” it takes a median of 16 days and -5.4% loss to hit an intermediate-term low.” Let’s for a few minutes make believe that this is the start of a deeper correction, one…

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