Monthly Archives: October 2010


New Positions on Covestor (EGO, AN)

Opportunistic is a model managed by Jafet Mendoza that may contain any U.S. major exchange-traded equity. It is diverse, holding the stocks of companies in many different industries, and is also aggressive, opportunistic and flexible. Last week, Mendoza added several new positions to the model, including Eldorado Gold Corp (NYSE: […]


Wave Goodbye to Talk of a Double-Dip (VZ, HAL, MSFT)

Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Lakshman Achuthan and Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Anirvan Banerji co-wrote and submitted an op-ed piece on CNN which ran today. In it, they stated that the double-dip recession many have feared  is actually, “not going to happen.” According to […]


New Positions on Covestor (QID, HRS)

The Scarecrow Trading model managed by Leonard Fox looks for five signals that indicate market exposure and trades leveraged ETFs. This week, Fox added ProShares UltraShort QQQ ETF (QID) to the model. QID’s goal is to provide results equal to 200 percent of the inverse of the NASDAQ-100 Index, an […]


GEARS Earnings Surprise 10/28/2010

At GEARS we have developed unique tools to find improving fundamentals companies when their share price is depressed and identify deteriorating fundamentals companies when their share price is extended. To perform that analysis, we have created an accurate set of fundamental performance metrics and a share price volatility calculator.


New Positions on Covestor (NFLX, AMZN, INTC, AAPL)

The Mid-Cap Fundamentals model managed by John Ballard is a long-term model that holds the best companies within under-capitalized sectors. Recently, Ballard added Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) to the model. NFLX has a high price to earnings ratio compared to peers, but the company has basically no competition in the […]


GEARS Earnings Surprise 10/27/2010

At GEARS we have developed unique tools to find improving fundamentals companies when their share price is depressed and identify deteriorating fundamentals companies when their share price is extended. To perform that analysis, we have created an accurate set of fundamental performance metrics and a share price volatility calculator.


Consumer Confidence Increases while Home Pricing Growth Decelerates (AMD, COH, RF)

It was announced today that the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® increased in October, and the increase—though slight—beat the expectations of analysts. To read the full report, visit the website. Combining the consumer confidence results with yesterday’s data about increasing existing home sales, investors should have been buoyed. But the […]