Monthly Archives: March 2012

Johnson & Johnson Upside

While the stock of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has the same value it had ten years ago, the company has doubled sales and increased earnings per share 116% over  the same time period. Perhaps more importantly, they have increased their … Continue reading

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Massive Opportunity In 2012, But Then Look Out Below

There are several long-term cross currents in the current U.S. stock market environment. On the negative side, measures of volume and participation of “smart-money” have been woefully lacking since the October 2011 bottom, and really since the March 2009 bottom. In his weekly … Continue reading

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Nifty Stock-Market Timing Indicator

No indicator works all the time in predicting stock market corrections. But some work better than others, and this obscure indicator from Yong Pan at http://www.cobrasmarketview.com has a high percentage success rate. The indicator is the Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO) of the … Continue reading

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Chart Industries Sets Up For Another Up Leg

Chart Industries (GTLS) currently trades tightly over its 20 ema (daily exponential moving average) as it digests its recent three-week up move and sets up for another possible leg higher. As a leading supplier of cryogenic distribution and storage equipment, the company … Continue reading

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Is A Bear Market Around The Corner?

A bear market may be some distance off. Probably the most important element supporting a sustainable rally in the U.S. stock market is the availability of credit. When credit is getting cheaper, it becomes easier and cheaper to apply leverage for the … Continue reading

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Visa Coiled For A Jump

Visa Inc., the well-known provider of global payment solutions, provides credit and debit programs for financial institutions. The company itself does not assume the credit risk of individual users of its services; rather it takes a fee on each transaction. Accordingly, the … Continue reading

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V F Corp Forms A Base

VF Corp (VFC), a major global supplier of branded fashion, manufactures jeanswear, outdoor apparel, sportswear, athletic apparel, and occupational apparel. Generally regarded as a well-managed enterprise, the company generates margins higher than many of its competitors and a 21% return … Continue reading

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