Are You Prepared for Retail Earnings?

A Rising Market into Retail Earnings The Strength of the Consumer Discretionary Sector It wasn’t that long ago that Walmart (WMT) pre-announced negative earnings revisions (July 26th to be exact), and we saw WMT stock gap down 10% overnight on the news, and take all retail stocks with it. That pre-announcement that initially looked like … Read more

How to Trade in Vacation Mode

Hey traders! As June comes to a close and we approach another 3-day weekend and much-loved American holiday, the 4th of July, it’s a great time to take a bit of a step back from the charts. If you’re anything like me, when the markets are open, it is near impossible to look away. It’s … Read more

The Critical Upcoming Earnings Impact

The Summertime Lull Typically, June trade can be a little quiet and slow. We wrap up a seasonally weak May, along with earnings season, and then enter into summertime season where traders take vacations, kids are out of school and volatility can slow down. This year, it has played out a bit differently as we … Read more

Price vs. News, The Short Squeeze Bounce, and more!

Well, another 3-day weekend has come and gone, and the indexes opened up Tuesday morning with a bang. I have to say I am a little surprised, just because historically, especially in this market environment, sentiment over long weekends has been weak which has meant for weak opens. With the bitcoin rout this weekend, and … Read more

Next Big Market Catalyst?

Hey 5-Star Trader, We are nearing the end of March, and thus far this year, we have made it through multiple, major market catalysts: Q4 earnings season The Russian invasion and the ongoing war in Ukraine Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Schedule Inflation readings at the highest in 40+ years The market hasn’t taken this … Read more

Boots on the Ground Investing

Hey 5-Star Trader, People all over the world are showing their support for the people of Ukraine, trying to find ways they can help and make an impact while knowing that we as individuals can only do so much. Corporations are stepping up, in unique ways, utilizing their own strengths and providing dire need to … Read more

Embrace Market Dips

Hey 5-Star Trader, The market has been choppy lately. While the indexes have been able to get some upward traction, the overall market sentiment has been predominantly bearish this past week. Although I prefer a bullish market over that of a bearish one, there are still opportunities waiting to be capitalized on. During the down … Read more

‘Business As Usual?’

Hey 5-Star Trader, The end of summer is fast approaching and as we head into fall some fear Covid-19 could have a resurgence. As a result, certain institutions are requiring vaccine mandates. This is obviously a sticky situation and until we see how this plays out we are left swimming in uncharted waters. No matter … Read more

Stock Split For NVDA

Hey 5-Star Trader, “Tuesday Trade” Journal: One of the most important concepts in trading is to review your work, and learn from the good and the bad. Identifying what is working is critical — to do more of it. So, to lead by example, each Tuesday, you’ll get a trade from my trading journal, in … Read more