To Chase Or Not To Chase The Retail Rally, That Is The Question

The retail apocalypse hit the fan in 2020 as foot-traffic halted and click-traffic surged. The retail sector has seen a massive divergence this year. Digital-inclined omnichannel retailers and e-commerce shopping platforms far outperformed the plummeting shares of legacy retailers. With 2 high potential vaccines on the horizon, investors/traders are beginning to price foot-traffic back into the markets. There is now a light at the end of the COVID tunnel. The beat-up traditional retailer space has been catching a bid in the past couple of weeks as the equity markets move up the timeline to full economic recovery. Despite the revived[…]

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Tesla Joins The S&P 500: What’s Next For The EV King

It’s been a long time, but Tesla (TSLA) has finally done it! One of 2020’s ‘trendiest’ stocks has solidified its spot amongst blue-chip equities as it takes its place in the illustrious S&P 500. This pipedream automotive start-up has become the lead driver of the shift towards electric vehicles (EV). Elon Musk’s brainchild had once been notorious for overpromising and underdelivering. Tesla has completely flipped the narrative since its cash-flow crisis last summer. Elon’s seemingly overzealous promises are finally being met, and Wall Street has noticed in a big way. Elon is delivering the goods with an advancing global EV[…]

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Vaccine Hopes Push Markets To Frothy Levels: Stocks To Watch

US investors & traders are continuing their rotation out of 2020’s growth-oriented winners and into cyclical underperformers. Recovery sectors like travel & leisure, energy, and financials are booming today in the face of a pandemic resurgence that has pushed hospitalization rates to new highs around the US. Investors are looking past the remainder of 2020 and towards the spring, where two high potential vaccines aim to rid our world of this microscopic terror. Vaccine Hopes May Be Over Played Moderna (MRNA) just announced its vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 in early trials, making it the second vaccine to[…]

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Vaccine Wars: The Race to Defeat COVID-19

In his 2020 prediction article last year, Brian Christopher said this would be a big year for biotech stocks. He explained that many Wall Street firms were piling into the biotech sector, noting they were investing more money in this group of stocks than any other. Brian’s two stock recommendations in that article, United Therapeutics Corp. (Nasdaq: UTHR) and Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRA), are up 56% and 39%, respectively, since the beginning of the year. However, Brian couldn’t have predicted that COVID-19 would emerge in 2020 and determine biotech’s biggest winners. For example, BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX), which co-developed[…]

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The Matrix Has You: Interviewing Trading Expert Brian Christopher

The Life of Brian After our interview with the small-cap king himself, Ian King, Great Ones sent up a resounding roar for more Q&A’s — more behind-the-scenes peaks with your favorite faces here at Banyan Hill. Thank you for the kind words! Far be it for me to deny the Great Ones what they desire … what you desire. And what you desire is more… Today, we have another interview fresh out of the oven and ready for you to devour. Great Stuff’s version of Between Two Ferns is back, this time with Banyan Hill editor Brian Christopher in the[…]

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Finance Professors Are Wrong About Investing

Academic theories of financial markets often won’t make investors much money. It’s always better to have a trading plan than a textbook in the market. This Market Insights video explains how even theories that sound logical and appear to work sometimes aren’t useful for individual investors: Regards, Michael Carr, CMT, CFTe Editor, One Trade Powered by WPeMatico

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The Streaming Wars: A New Hope For Disney

The streaming wars are in full force. Netflix’s (NFLX) place on the streaming throne is being threatened by advancing competitors. Chief among them is Disney (DIS), whose new Disney+ platform has already accumulated more than 73 million paid subscribers in its first year of operation, far exceeding expectations. NFLX has surged nearly 50% in 2020 thus far, with global lockdowns forcing the world to turn to digital entertainment. Society has been consuming streaming content like gravy on Thanksgiving amid this unprecedented health crisis, burning through one platform and moving on to the next. Disney+ is that next hot streaming platform[…]

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Pandemic Options; Billionaire Ant Hill; Dunkin Munchkin Huntin’

Risk on; Risk off The global economy is sick … and I mean that literally, not in the ‘90s kinda way or in a Michael Jackson’s “Bad is good” kinda way. Over the weekend, the U.S. hit back-to-back record highs for new COVID-19 cases. According to Johns Hopkins University data, the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. spiked 22% compared to last week. And it’s getting worse. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned: “I think we are right now at the cusp of what is going to be exponential spread in parts of the[…]

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America’s Greatest Decade Ever Has Arrived

We were promised flying cars. Instead, we got Facebook. It’s not that Facebook doesn’t have any utility. I’m thrilled that I can keep in touch with distant relatives and second grade classmates. It’s just that the utopian future we’ve always envisioned has yet to arrive. Sure, we’ve got smartphones and smartwatches that allow us to communicate with anyone, anywhere. We can also store tons of photos of our kids and pets. We also have smart TVs that let us stream our favorite shows and movies on demand. And there are smart coffee machines that will automatically order you another bag[…]

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Big Upcoming Earnings Week For Big Tech

Earnings season is heating up, and market driving tech is up to bat. Can 2020’s market motivators achieve the lofty expectations that analysts’/investors’ have set? Will tech be able to sustain its parabolic gains through this Q3 earnings season? This crucial earnings season will be the final stress test for 2020’s biggest movers before this unprecedented election that could change the course of the equity market for the next 4 years. Below is next week’s batting order, and these market movers could be in for some action. I’ll break-down next week’s earnings line up into two categories: Tech Rockets &[…]

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