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‘Getting Brexit Done’ was a Bullish Deal — for Europe

Jan 08, 2021

Brexit, as you likely know, is shorthand for “British exit,” in reference to the United Kingdom parting ways with the European Union (E.U.) after a 47-year relationship. Brexit was made real through a U.K. referendum vote whose results shocked the world — few expected it would happen — in the summer of 2016. For four long years, in an excruciating…

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“No Deal Brexit” Looks Likely Again, and No One Can Figure Out Johnson’s Strategy

Sep 15, 2020

Over the past two weeks or so, the British pound has seen a sharp decline against all major currency pairs. For the month of September 2020, thus far, the pound is down notably against the dollar, the euro, the yen, and the Swiss franc. Relative to the euro, the British pound is the weakest it has been in years. If…

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A High-Profile Hedge Fund Manager Warns an “Enormous” Tech- Stocks Bubble Has Popped

Oct 29, 2020

A high-profile hedge fund manager is warning that an “enormous” bubble in technology stocks has popped. He believes the top was registered on Sept. 2, 2020, that investor sentiment has shifted from “greed” to “complacency,” and that bear-market pain for technology stocks is ahead. Is he right? Possibly, yes. The reasons he cites for calling a tech-stocks top will be…

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A Looming Meat Shortage Demonstrates the Fragility of Supply Chains

Apr 29, 2020

Supply chains are a marvel of modern commerce. The links of a supply chain can span tens of thousands of miles, traversing whole continents and crisscrossing the globe. Supply chains are also fragile and vulnerable to disruption. Under adverse circumstances, a supply chain can easily get backlogged or broken. The lack of a part from a single factory, or the…

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A New Way to Start Your Day and Trade

Apr 06, 2021

Today, we’re starting a fantastic journey together.  Our Chief Research Officer, Justice Clark Litle, has some very big plans for Decoder.  He’s committed to taking our products at TradeSmith to a whole new level.  And that means that Justice will no longer be writing TradeSmith Daily.  Don’t worry. Justice isn’t going anywhere.  He’s still out in the desert, bringing you…

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A Super-Contagious New COVID-19 Strain Overshadows Stimulus Success

Dec 21, 2020

Republicans and Democrats finally got their act together and came to agreement on a $900 billion stimulus effort for struggling Americans and small businesses. Congress is rushing to finalize the bill alongside a last-minute effort to fund the U.S. government for the remainder of the fiscal year. There were compromises galore, and many were disappointed with various aspects of the…

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’Tis the Season for Bullish Bets on Biotech!

Nov 16, 2021

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. And as I’ve told you over the last few days, seasonality extends to financial markets, too.

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A Lot of Drama at Alibaba

Aug 03, 2021

This morning, Alibaba (BABA) reported earnings before the bell. If you haven’t been following the Chinese technology stock, it has faced an incredible amount of pressure. Today, I want to discuss recent events at the ninth-largest company by market capitalization trading on the U.S. stock market.

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A Bargain Name Becomes a Bargain Idea

Apr 19, 2021

There’s no shortage of noise flying around the markets today. But for me, there’s nothing more dangerous than noise. What I want and need is a very clear signal. That’s exactly what came across my desk last Thursday with this “bargain idea.”

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A Rock-Solid Trade, Brought to You by the Letter ‘F’

Jul 02, 2021

Yesterday, I walked you through the most important letter in finance: F. The letter F starts the term “Five Spot,” slang for a $5 bill. It also starts the word “Franklins,” slang for $100 bills. But yesterday’s article covered the F-score, a mathematical calculation that tells you how strong a company’s balance sheet is based on nine calculations. Today, I…

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