Top Advisors Corner

December 2016

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: Is It Time To Get Defensive?

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

While the markets are experiencing a typically quiet holiday week, there have been subtle shifts beneath the surface that may be signaling a move into more cautious stocks as investors jockey for proper positioning into the New Year... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Copper Leads The Way Lower for Bond Yields

by Tom McClellan

Just a week ago, China was facing a banking system crisis that necessitated an injection of 375 billion yuan ($53 billion) into the money market, and that was after the prior week’s injection of 250 billion yuan ($36 billion)... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: SPY Assets Zooming Higher

by Tom McClellan

During the post-election stock market rally, there has been a huge push into ETFs, and especially into SPY. It is the largest of the ETFs tied to the SP500 Index. It is normal to see fluctuations over time, with total shares outstanding rising and falling as prices do the same... Read More 

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David O. England: Ask the Professor Part IV...

by David England

Q. Professor, what charts are you watching to signal global opportunities? A. Last week, I introduced my proprietary “Simple Simon” buy signal. As a trader, Investor and Financial Educator, I have used and taught dozens of indicators in the last twenty nine years... Read More 

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David O. England: Ask the Professor Part III...

by David England

Q. Professor, with the post-election rally, what charts are you watching to signal global opportunities? A. Last week, I featured my largest Global Economies ETF 2016 Performance chart to identify trading opportunities when the momentum slows... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Lumber's Message For Interest Rates

by Tom McClellan

The FOMC is now finally allowing interest rates to start moving where the market has already said they should have gone. The 2-year T-Note Yield is already up to 1.27%, and the Fed is lagging behind in making an adjustment... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: Bonds and Gold in Unusual Correlation

by Tom McClellan

Gold prices have shown an unusually strong correlation to bond prices this year. This is not normal, and the two are not usually marching in lockstep like this. The strong correlation began around May 2016... Read More 

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David O. England: Ask the Professor Part II... December 9, 2016

by David England

Q. Professor, with the post-election rally, what charts are you watching to signal global opportunities? A. Last week, I featured my largest Global Economies 2016 Performance chart to identify trading opportunities when the momentum slows... Read More 

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Mark S. Young: Wall Street Sentiment-- Fighting the Market

by Mark Young

In our last submission, we noted that thanks to our familiarity with the Wall St... Read More 

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Mary Ellen McGonagle: Using Moving Averages to Pick Bottoms in Stocks

by Mary Ellen McGonagle

In my last post, I mentioned a retail stock that looked to have some nice upside potential. The company was Five Below (FIVE) and the stock appeared to be reversing a 3 ½ month downtrend after being down 34% from its high in price... Read More 

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David O. England: Ask the Professor... December 2, 2016

by David England

Professor, with the post election rally, what charts are you watching to signal global opportunities? Great question. Many Global economies have enjoyed a post-US Election rally and may provide trading opportunities when the momentum slows... Read More 

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Tom McClellan: McClellan Oscillator for Corporate Bonds

by Tom McClellan

The sharp selloff recently in T-Bond prices has bled over into “investment grade” corporate bonds. But signs from the data on those bonds now suggest that the bond market is at an oversold extreme... Read More