Technical traders are always looking for signals that a stock could be due for a change in direction. Given that stocks rarely move in one direction for too long without periodic retracements, a stock that has endured heavy selling pressure and has become “oversold” may be a potential buying opportunity.
One of the most popular metrics for determining whether a stock is overbought is relative strength index, or RSI. RSI is an oscillator that fluctuates from 0 to 100 based on the magnitude of recent price changes in a stock. RSI can be calculated on any number of different time periods, but the typical period is 14 days.
The formula for calculating RSI is RSI = 100 – [100/1+(average gain/average loss)]. However, all traders need to know is that the lower the RSI, the more oversold a stock is. The higher the RSI the more overbought a stock is considered to be. Typically, traders use 30 (oversold) and 70 (overbought) as potential buy or sell signals.
A stock with an RSI under 30 is a candidate for a technical bounce, at least in the short term….CLICK for complete article
A record number of energy companies filing for bankruptcy coupled with poor performance by the industry in 2019 has made it incredibly hard to find investments in the energy space that can be considered safe or promising.
The industry’s favorite benchmark, the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, which tracks the price and yield performance of companies in the energy sector, has returned just 2.7% compared to the 24.2% produced by the S&P 500 year-to-date, easily one of the biggest laggards in the entire market.
But first, let’s look at some popular energy instruments that have turned quite risky for the average investor.
Snake oil bonds?
Many investors tend to turn to bonds when the stock markets become choppy.
Our friends over at Hawkeye Wealth thought our readers might be interested in this latest real estate trend. ~ED
One of the hottest trends in North American real estate is “real estate as a service” (REaaS), a Vancouver audience was told at the Urban Land Institute’s November 26 launch of its 2020 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, compiled by PwC.
Integral to this trend is putting tenant, customer and resident experience at the heart of real estate design.
This means commercial and residential real estate has evolved to offer customers and residents more than the space alone, adding on layers of experience and amenities that…Click for full article.
B-20 what? Never heard of him. Canadians are in a rush to take out mortgage credit once again. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows a major jump in borrowing. The increase is some of the highest growth for mortgage debt, and is primed to explode even higher.
Canadian Mortgage Debt Grows At The Fastest Rate In Over A Year
Canadian mortgage debt held by institutional lenders made a huge leap. There was $1.61 trillion in mortgage debt outstanding in October, up 0.56% from a month before. That brings the balance outstanding 4.5% higher, when compared to the same month last year. This is both a new record for the dollar amount, and a multi-month high for growth….CLICK for complete article
2019 has been a good year for the markets, with stocks hitting record highs in both the U.S. and Canada.
Despite mixed economic data, the markets appear to be pricing for future growth.
In the most recent quarter, GDP limped along at just 0.1% year over year, while recent data showed that the economy shed 1,800 jobs last month.
These signals indicate a fairly tepid macro environment, but that doesn’t mean it can’t turn around. In fact, investors as a whole seem to be betting that it will. If you’re one of them, here’s a stock that could be a solid pick….CLICK for complete article
Slowing gas demand in China is set to pressure international gas prices further, adding to the burden of producers, some of whom already have to deal with excess supply.
Bloomberg quoted a researcher from China’s economic planning authority, who said at a BloombergNEF event in Shanghai that over the next five years, China’s demand for gas will slow down, especially in the liquefied natural gas department. The reasons for the slowdown will be economic: forecasters expect slower GDP growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Not last because of the continued trade war with the United States.
The Power of Siberia launched officially on Monday, with China’s and Russia’s presidents hailing the infrastructure as a cornerstone in bilateral relations. The two have a 30-year contract for gas supplies and these are bound to undermine Chinese LNG demand.
Domestic production will also take a chunk out of that particular gas demand segment as Beijing seeks to reduce its overwhelming reliance on imports. Tariffs on U.S. LNG imports will not help producers either….CLICK for complete article