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Watch Out Below if You See This ‘Overvalued’ Ratio Combo

It’s easy to trumpet the virtues of value when high-flying tech stocks crash… Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest family of exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) is the perfect example. These former market-beating ETFs peaked about a year ago… Now, they’re laggards. As my colleague Pete Carmasino noted on February 4, the flagship Ark Innovation Fund (ARKK) is down …

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The Best Hedge Against a Russian Invasion in Ukraine

Editor’s note: The markets and our Chaikin Analytics offices will be closed Monday, February 21, to commemorate Presidents Day. Because of that, we won’t publish the Chaikin PowerFeed e-letter. Look for your next issue on Tuesday, February 22. Oil prices are on the rise… And current events suggest that isn’t changing any time soon. Russia …

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How to Avoid the Metaverse’s Next Collapse

Anybody who thought the metaverse would be paradise just got a rude awakening… On February 3, metaverse pioneer Meta Platforms (FB) plunged 26%. It was the social media company’s biggest one-day drop ever – topping a 19% decline in July 2018. In addition to a bad earnings report, Meta projected weaker-than-expected revenue growth in the …

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Pro Investors Do This… Amateurs Don’t

Investing isn’t easy. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Having access to the most powerful analytical tools available helps – a lot. Great investing requires great data and evidence-based analysis. But there’s something more basic underneath that, too… It determines, right from the outset, whether or not an investor will find long-term success in the …

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The Thing I Was Banned From Made Me Famous

I’m a visual person, so I’ve always liked charts… But back in the late 1960s, my branch manager at Shearson, Hamill wouldn’t let us have them on our desks. You see, investment-banking clients would come through our area. And he didn’t want anyone outside the firm thinking we relied on charts – or the “technicals” …

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This ‘Too Easy’ COVID-19 Trade Plunged 75%

Teladoc Health (TDOC) was the perfect COVID-19 trade… until it wasn’t. Think about it… The lockdowns meant you couldn’t leave your house to go to the doctor in the pandemic’s early days. Instead, the doctor saw you over the computer. We’d finally stepped into the future… You would set up a brief video chat with …

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A Big Winner in a ‘Sea of Red’

There’s an old joke among traders… Person A asks, “Why did the market go down?“ Person B replies with the honest answer, “There were more sellers than buyers.” You see, pundits and so-called “experts” always try to come up with some immediate “cause” for market movement. But ultimately, it’s all about buyers and sellers. With …

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Use These Tools to Cut ‘Zombies’ Out of Your Portfolio

The Federal Reserve knows a lot of “zombies” walk among us… In fact, as I explained yesterday, the central bank estimates that around 10% of all publicly traded companies are zombies. These companies have unsustainable levels of debt. Most importantly, the Fed is about to go zombie hunting. It’s about to raise interest rates. That …

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The Power Gauge’s Take on the Spotify Mess

I’m sure you’ve seen Spotify Technology’s (SPOT) recent saga in the news… It all started with Neil Young. On January 24, the outspoken artist said he would remove his music from the streaming platform unless it dropped the popular The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He reportedly told his management team in an open letter, “They …

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