Marc Chaikin

After 40 years on Wall Street as a trader, stockbroker, analyst, and head of the options department for a major brokerage firm, Marc Chaikin founded Chaikin Analytics to deliver proven stock analytics to investors and traders. His work is based on the Chaikin Power Gauge, a 20-factor alpha model proven effective at identifying a stock’s potential. For over 50 years, Chaikin has developed computerized stock selection models and technical indicators that have become industry standards (including Chaikin Money Flow) and pioneered the first real-time analytics workstation for portfolio managers and stock traders.

We’re Still Feeling This Accident in the Energy Sector

At 4:01 a.m., a 10-foot-high vapor cloud started drifting across the floor… It was roughly 95% propane, 2.5% hydrofluoric acid, and 2.5% other hydrocarbons. It came from a busted pipe joint in the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery’s alkylation unit. And a minute later, it caught fire. You don’t need a chemistry degree to know that’s …

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We’re Nearing the End of the Downturn… But We’re Not There Yet

I don’t need to keep harping on the market’s struggles… Even with its most recent bounce, the S&P 500 Index is still down more than 16% in 2022. And the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index remains in full-on crash territory. It’s down roughly 30% from its November 2021 peak. With stocks down, it means less money …

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This Rally Is Likely More Fragile Than You Think

Another surge of optimism is underway in the markets… As I’m sure you know by now, the latest inflation report came out last Thursday. And notably, the numbers came in a little bit better than the experts expected. Specifically, the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”) experienced its smallest monthly increase since January. Unfortunately, the year-over-year increase …

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Bear Market Survival With the Power Gauge

In his classic essay, “The Loser’s Game,” author Charles D. Ellis compared investing with a game of tennis… Ellis observed that professional players possess qualities that most amateurs don’t. The tennis pros have superior speed, strength, athleticism, and shot-making skill. Armed with these assets, they can take aggressive shots to capitalize on their foes’ weaknesses. …

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