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Quantitative Finance: Analysis of Gold Mining ETF

5 Reasons Why the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF Could Be The Next Monster Trade

One of the most hated commodities in 2014 has been gold. As most of you know, gold is also viewed by many people as a currency. After all, gold cannot be printed or created by a click of a button like most fiat currencies. For the first time in a long time, the leading gold mining stocks are looking primed for a sharp move higher. Listed below are five key reasons why gold mining stocks…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on October 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Small Cap Stocks Show Investor Risk Tolerance Crumbling

The S&P 500 is trading just under an all-time high of 2,000. The markets have had small pullbacks recently but nothing even close to a correction. While most of the media and analysts are calling for a move higher, some are starting to signal caution. The reason for caution has become apparent from various leading indicator signals that should be noted by any investor looking to be on the cutting edge of the next stock market move. First, the small cap index, the iShares Russell…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on July 29, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Chinese Stocks Hot: These Names Will Run

Chinese stocks are heating up in epic fashion as the U.S. stock market hits bumps on global stability worries. This is happening as U.S. equities become more and more over priced and recent economic data in China looks promising to investors. Leading the charge is Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) trading at $197.13, +5.96 (3.12%). This is a new all-time high. While now is NOT the time to buy BIDU, there are other mid-cap and small-cap Chinese ADR's that will catch fire as the momentum spreads.…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on July 21, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Stock Market: Google.Searching For Bulls In 2014

This year has been a very disappointing year for share holders of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) to say the least. Can you believe, as the markets are making new all time highs seemingly everyday, the behemoth search engine and ad company that is Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), is negative year to date. Its a bit hard to believe, as this was one of the market darlings of 2013 returning just over 58%.


So what has happened to this company that was so loved by wall street and silicon…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on June 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why Banks Like JPMorgan Chase & Co. Should Be Avoided

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) is trading slightly higher on the day at $54.30 +0.25 (0.46%). However, over the past month the stock has fallen from $61.50 to its current level. This is a drop of 11.6%.  JPMorgan Chase & Co. has fallen sharply while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 have stayed near their all-time highs. This shows major relative weakness. Investors are starting to wonder if there is something fundamentally wrong with JPMorgan Chase?

This issue…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on May 8, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

CMG Is Oversold, But Here Is The Support Level That Will Make Money

As you all know, earnings season is underway. There have been many leading stocks that have come under severe selling pressure after reporting earnings. The leading restaurant stock Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) is one of the market leading stocks that sold off after reporting earnings. In fact, the stock topped out on March 21, 2014 at $622.90 a share. Today, CMG stocks is trading around the $490.00 level. Recently, the company cited higher food prices as a problem. Chipotle Mexican…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on April 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Will The Buy The Dip Mentality Work In 2014?

Let's face it, in 2013 almost every dip in the major stock indexes turned out to be a buying opportunity. Every time the stock market seemed to be starting a correction or meaningful pullback the central bankers came running out on TV proclaiming that low interest rates would remain intact for years to come. Just think about it, there has not been a single 10.0 percent correction in over two years. The last time the stock market even came close to a real correction in 2013 was in May…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on January 9, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Is Warren Buffett The World's Greatest Investor Or Insider?

Warren Buffett is considered by most people to be the best investor in the world. After all, he is one of the richest men on the planet. Mr. Buffett is a disciple of the legendary Benjamin Graham. Ben Graham's philosophy was to always have a margin of safety when investing and Warren Buffet has certainly mastered that. Mr. Buffett was the son of a U.S. Congressman, so he so he was able to see how things worked in Washington D.C. and the political world. 

Over the…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on January 7, 2014 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Don't Buy Gold Until These Three Things Happen

Almost every trading day someone asks me if they should buy gold. Personally, I own physical gold and silver bullion since 2004, but if you are trading gold ETF's' you may want to wait before jumping on board in at this time. As you all know, gold topped out in September 2011 at $1923.70 an ounce. Ironically, that same week that gold topped out it was upgraded by J.P. Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) to $2500.00 an ounce. Either J.P. Morgan Chase is just terrible at spotting tops or they were…


Added by Nicholas Santiago on November 21, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

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