3 Reasons Target Is Not The Next Sears

3 Reasons Target Is Not The Next Sears

Target (TGT) is struggling to find its place in the retail landscape. It is a discount retailer, yet it has trouble competing with Wal-Mart (WMT), particularly when it comes to groceries. It wants to be a leader in e-commerce, yet it lags far behind Amazon.com (AMZN). What is happening to Target may ring a bell. […]
Am I Wrong About ETFs Being “Financial WMDs”? Goldman Says “Probably”

Am I Wrong About ETFs Being “Financial WMDs”? Goldman Says “Probably”

Somewhat surprisingly (given all the Trump headlines), Wednesday’s most popular post here at HR was “I Really – Really – Don’t Think This Is A Good Idea: ETF Edition.” In it, I rehashed my all-too-familiar, common sense argument about ETFs. Here it is, in a nutshell: What I do know is that if you step […]
Aehr Test Systems Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

Aehr Test Systems Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

FREMONT, Calif., April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq:AEHR), a worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn-in equipment, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,846,154 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $3.90 per share. In addition, Aehr Test Systems has granted the […]
“Major Challenges For Global Macroeconomic Stability: The Role Of The G7”

“Major Challenges For Global Macroeconomic Stability: The Role Of The G7”

That was the title of a conference organized by Istituto Affari Internazionale (with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Banca d’Italia) that I attended a couple of weeks ago in Rome. The conference brought together scholars from seven think tanks from the G7 countries (CEPII/France, Chatham House/UK, CIGI/Canada, IAI/Italy, JIIA/Japan, Kiel/Germany, PIIE/US), […]
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                        Gold Is Still Up Near The Highs

E Gold Is Still Up Near The Highs

Gold is still up near the highs set this morning, and there are no visible signs of topping. Prices would have to break below $1,273 to generate selling pressure. Silver would have to drop below $18.24. The dollar sold off sharply yesterday after comments from Trump. It has recovered most of that slump. Prices are […]
The Donald Temporarily Downs The Dollar – Is Volatility Back?

The Donald Temporarily Downs The Dollar – Is Volatility Back?

After too many long days of low volatility, volatility sparked back thanks to comments from the US president. His desire for a weaker dollar and lower interest rates hurt the greenback. Geopolitical tensions coincide with thinner trading volume. Will we see wild moves on Good Friday? Video Length: 00:03:31
Stocks, Bonds And Gold; Snapshot Of A Shifting Macro

Stocks, Bonds And Gold; Snapshot Of A Shifting Macro

Over the last year we transitioned from the stock market angst of 2015 to the bullish breakout of 2016.  For NFTRH, the real proof in the pudding was the ramp up in the cyclical Semiconductor sector’s Equipment sub-segment (AMAT, LRCX and the like).  Specifically, we tracked a trend in Equipment orders and projected a bullish […]
Tesla Jumps Back Above $300 As Musk Makes More Promises

Tesla Jumps Back Above $300 As Musk Makes More Promises

In a series of tweets this afternoon, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made more promises about the future including a semi-truck, a pick-up truck and next-gen roadster. The stock is up… Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017 @SamGonzales Next […]
After The Crash, Part 1: Solar Stocks

After The Crash, Part 1: Solar Stocks

The frustration out there is palpable. Skim the comments sections of popular financial sites like Zero Hedge or Seeking Alpha and you’ll see gloom-and-doomy articles drawing responses like “You’ve been saying the same %^#&*! thing for years…he’s a broken clock…this is just scare mongering.” And those are the polite responses. Which means two things. First, […]
EURUSD: “We Are At An Interesting Juncture”

EURUSD: “We Are At An Interesting Juncture”

Jim Martens talks about a pattern in EURUSD that’s been years in the making and what it implies for future price action.  Video Length: 00:05:32