Boom & Bust
By Jim Brown | Some companies cannot maintain a trend and continually cycle between boom and bust.
Big Day Ahead
By Jim Brown | The Dow is poised to end 2017 at a record high.
By Jim Brown | Citron Research Strikes Again
Wait for the Shot
By Jim Brown | Market participants are watching carefully for the starter's gun.
By Jim Brown | Drug makers are always looking for positive responses in their drug trials.
Take the Day Off
By Jim Brown | On Friday, the market will be open but nobody will be trading.
By Jim Brown | The market is about to issue a BOLO for the missing Santa Rally.
Waiting for an Opportunity
By Jim Brown | There is a buying opportunity in our future.
Premier Cloud Supplier
By Jim Brown | AI, Neural Networks, big data, all are buzzwords for computing today and they all require storage.
By Jim Brown | Alexa and Siri may be getting better at speech recognition but another company has been doing it for two decades.
By Jim Brown | Today may have been a sample of what the next five days will look like.
By Jim Brown | Some retailers actually recover after being left for dead.
Patience Creates Profits
By Jim Brown | The Russell has been down for three days and futures are negative again.
By Jim Brown | For a market that is closing at record highs it is becoming very difficult to find small cap plays.
By Jim Brown | Transportation stock are hot after a month long decline in October.
By Jim Brown | The small cap Russell 2000 stalled exactly at resistance on Thursday.
Hot Housing Market
By Jim Brown | Housing prices continue to rise and mortgages are easier to get.
Russell Testing Support
By Jim Brown | The small cap index rolled over and is testing support at 1,512.
By Jim Brown | Amazon is on the prowl and this company could be its next target.
Back from the Dead
By Jim Brown | This company crashed in August, spent three months in the penalty box but now at a new high.
By Jim Brown | The Senate suffered a setback on their plans to vote on the tax bill.
Looking for Direction
By Jim Brown | The Nasdaq 100 lost -111 and the Dow gained +103.
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 gained 1.52% today and every bit came after 2:PM
New Market Entrant
By Jim Brown | This company only has 4% market share but growing very rapidly.
By Jim Brown | This small cap company just keeps acquiring businesses and customers at a discount.
Go Shopping on Friday
By Jim Brown | Market volume will be minimal on Friday because everyone will be at the mall or still at grandma's house.
Bearish Capitulation in Progress
By Jim Brown | While the bulls are giving thanks for their unexpected good fortune, the bears have been banished to the woods.
By Jim Brown | Some retailers have escaped the Amazon curse.
Post Earnings Depression Over
By Jim Brown | This stock has spent its time in the earnings penalty box and is moving higher.
Negative Catalysts Ahead
By Jim Brown | The market is facing a strong potential for negative catalysts.
Good Relative Strength
By Jim Brown | In a very weak market this stock showed good relative strength.
New Closing Low
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 closed at a multi-week low on Tuesday.
Small Caps Struggling
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks are the weakest sector and could damage market sentiment.
By Jim Brown | Rapid battery decline is one of the biggest problems with smart phones and tablets.
By Jim Brown | We saw a major intraday rebound but the overnight futures are weak.
By Jim Brown | This REIT has more going for it than simply real estate.
Post Earnings Rebound
By Jim Brown | The sharp post earnings drop has been erased by an equal rebound.
Death by 1,000 Closures
By Jim Brown | This retailer is slowly dying for reasons not their fault.
Reload this Tech Company
By Jim Brown | Sometimes analysts are wrong and there is a lot to like about this company's future.
By Jim Brown | It is not showing up in the VIX but the market is becoming increasingly volatile.
Slip Sliding Away
By Jim Brown | Wednesday may have been a top for the market.
By Jim Brown | The release of the details on the tax proposal has been postponed until Thursday.
By Jim Brown | This company creates value out of raw commodities, one part at a time.
By Jim Brown | The worst may be over for this wholesaler as earnings surge along with revenue.
By Jim Brown | After a heavy week of big cap earnings, Friday could see a fading of enthusiasm.
By Jim Brown | The combination of a weak market and the earnings cycle is working against us.
Betting Against the House
By Jim Brown | The house always has better odds and the odds are building for some profit taking.
Candidate for Recovery
By Jim Brown | Inventory problems have been corrected and the future is improving.
By Jim Brown | Rumors have been swirling for months and the time may be getting close.
By Jim Brown | The Russell has spent three days under support at 1,500 but managed to rebound back over that level.
By Jim Brown | This missed on revenue and company cut guidance because of increasing competition.
By Jim Brown | The breakdown below 1,500 on the Russell could be a warning of weakness ahead.
Follow the Money
By Jim Brown | A major shareholder in this company just bought another $1 million in stock.
By Jim Brown | Any brick and mortar retailer competing against Amazon is in a world of trouble.
Event Risk Ahead
By Jim Brown | Suddenly bank earnings are more dangerous than North Korean missiles.
Sun Going Down
By Jim Brown | The sun is going down on this company and it will be painful.
Teetering on the Brink
By Jim Brown | The Russell 2000 posted a minor gain today but is still overextended.
By Jim Brown | Massive option volume on this semiconductor stock suggests higher highs.
By Jim Brown | Even companies with a good business model are becoming road kill from the Amazon/Alibaba convoy.
By Jim Brown | After a 162-point rally in 33 trading days, the Russell is struggling.
By Jim Brown | Analysts keep telling us humans will be out of work by 2025.
Small Cap Swoon?
By Jim Brown | There is no guarantee but the small cap sector is due for a rest.
Big Cap, Small Price
By Jim Brown | Big cap stocks can have small share prices along with big goals.
By Jim Brown | This old company is becoming new and expanding in a weak sector.
By Jim Brown | This company expects sales to decline in the short term but rally in the months ahead.
By Jim Brown | Some companies benefit from disasters but others are severely impacted.
Dead End Research
By Jim Brown | You know there is a golden nugget out there but where?
By Jim Brown | There is a buying opportunity in our future if we are patient.
Playing with the Big Dog
By Jim Brown | You have to be careful when you run with the big dog or you might get eaten.
By Jim Brown | North Korea returned to the headlines on Thursday evening.
By Jim Brown | You can either pay a lot to treat an illness or be vaccinated.
Which Way Are We Going?
By Jim Brown | Traders appear to be unsure of market direction and volume is low.
Volatility Fading Fast
By Jim Brown | Time to restart our long-term volatility position.
New Lows Ahead
By Jim Brown | Sharply lowered guidance and product mix warnings from the CEO.
A Week Late
By Jim Brown | North Korea was expected to launch a missile last Saturday. It came today.
Time to go Shopping
By Jim Brown | Brick and mortar retailers are losing share to online shopping sites.
Play it Again Sam
By Jim Brown | This company is not a small cap stock but the price may get there soon.
Not a Small Cap
By Jim Brown | This company is not a small cap stock but the price may get there soon.
Double Digit Earnings Growth
By Jim Brown | Very few companies offer strong double-digit earnings growth.
By Jim Brown | Multiple events are causing the S&P futures to decline in overnight trading.
By Jim Brown | Failure to avoid risk can be detrimental to your financial health.
By Jim Brown | Rushing into volatile situations is rarely conducive to a positive outcome.
Record Quarter Ahead
By Jim Brown | Analysts have it wrong and this company is excited about its growth.
Holiday Event Risk
By Jim Brown | After the three-day rally and everything that is happening globally there is event risk.
Beat and Beat
By Jim Brown | This chip company beat on earnings and revenue and metrics are improving rapidly.
By Jim Brown | Headlines have become the daily market driver.
Look Out Below
By Jim Brown | The Japanese government warned citizens to take cover as a North Korean missile flew over Japan.
Cyber Attacks Rising
By Jim Brown | This may be a holiday week but cyber criminals will still be working.
Take the Day Off
By Jim Brown | Take Friday off and give yourself a three-day weekend.
By Jim Brown | The bearish trend returned as hopes for tax reform faded once again.
Fighting the Calendar
By Jim Brown | The next six weeks are the most dangerous period for the entire year.
Heading for Single Digits
By Jim Brown | The communications space is increasing dominated by the big caps leaving no room for anyone else.
Bad to Worse
By Jim Brown | These retailers continue to decline as a group as comp sales crash.
By Jim Brown | We will not know for several days if the trend has changed but the outlook today is bearish.
Did Something Change Today?
By Jim Brown | The unprecedented political events today could have a material impact on market direction.
By Jim Brown | Picking a market direction today would be a coin toss.
New Contracts Daily
By Jim Brown | This defense company is reporting new contract awards almost daily.
Strong Bullish Guidance
By Jim Brown | Not many companies are increasing current quarter guidance by 65%.
By Jim Brown | Will the verbal war turn into a military conflict?
Milk Demand Falling
By Jim Brown | The constant negativity about the harmful effects of milk is taking its toll.
Don't Play in Traffic
By Jim Brown | Investors should not jump into a high volatility event.
Losing Market Share
By Jim Brown | Companies with new technology are supposed to gain not lose market share.
By Jim Brown | Some companies are constantly restructuring but they never seem to complete the task.
Why Risk It?
By Jim Brown | The Russell is setting up for a test of critical support at 1,400.
By Jim Brown | Is there a takeover brewing for this consumer finance stock?
By Jim Brown | The index futures are mixed in the evening session despite the Apple earnings.
By Jim Brown | This company does not appear worried about the Amazon Whole Foods combination.
By Jim Brown | Not all retailers are dying for lack of sales.
No Option Available
By Jim Brown | With the S&P futures down hard, the outlook for Friday is grim.
Beat and Raise
By Jim Brown | Posting strong earnings is good. Raising guidance if better.
By Jim Brown | The Dow failed at resistance at 21,650 for the fifth time.
By Jim Brown | There is an art and a science to manufacturing precision aluminum components.
By Jim Brown | Sometimes events occur that tank a sector and there is nothing companies can do about it.
By Jim Brown | This is an option expiration Friday as well as a summer Friday.
Once in a Decade
By Jim Brown | Goldman Sachs called this stock a "once in a decade" opportunity.
Take a Breath
By Jim Brown | The combination of a 162-point drop in the Dow and new highs on the Nasdaq show the conflicting currents.
Time for a Breakout?
By Jim Brown | A shuffle in the C-Suite has produced renewed interest in this storage company.
Recovery in Progress
By Jim Brown | Patents validated and new drug approvals are providing lift.
By Jim Brown | The major indexes are creeping higher but there is no conviction.
Going Out of Business Sale
By Jim Brown | Shares are going on sale as this restaurant chain struggles for survival.
By Jim Brown | The Fed head will preach on economics and overvalued stocks on Wednesday.
Reverse Split Woes
By Jim Brown | Reverse splits are a curse for the company's making them.
Failed Drug Trial
By Jim Brown | The pharma sector is full of one-drug wonders and sometimes those drugs fail their tests.
By Jim Brown | There may be a buying opportunity in our future.
Retailer or REIT?
By Jim Brown | If you cannot make it in the retail sector should you become a REIT?
Take the Day Off
By Jim Brown | You have my permission to take Monday off and enjoy a longer weekend.
By Jim Brown | The markets did exactly opposite what traders expected.
By Jim Brown | We played this short a couple weeks ago, time to reload.
Ignorance is Bliss
By Jim Brown | Vacations are times to put aside the cares of the world and relax.
By Jim Brown | Everything is pointing in one direction for this stock, except for the stock.
Shrinking Market Share
By Jim Brown | Amazon buying Whole Foods has sector wide repercussions.
Don't Play in Traffic
By Jim Brown | Friday is the biggest volume day of the year for the small caps.
No Stopping Biotechs
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector rose 3.77% to a 52-week high on Wednesday despite a big drop in the Dow.
Small Cap Weakness Ahead
By Jim Brown | The Russell rebalance on Friday should translate into small cap weakness the rest of the week.
By Jim Brown | Companies do not have to be large to develop promising drug treatments.
Successful Cancer Screen
By Jim Brown | Cancer is a big killer and quality of life destroyer. A new test has proven remarkably effective in detecting it early.
Small Caps Fading
By Jim Brown | Tech stocks crashed again at the open to drag down the Russell small caps.
By Jim Brown | We escaped the news headlines for more than a week but there is trouble ahead.
By Jim Brown | Walmart loves this company because of the on time deliveries and customer service
By Jim Brown | This company builds the equipment needed to manufacture semiconductors.
By Jim Brown | It is hard to build up any bullish momentum when analysts are downgrading the stock almost daily.
Don't Count Your Chickens
By Jim Brown | There is a saying, don't count your chickens before they are hatched. That goes for election votes as well.
By Jim Brown | The trend to outsource HR, customer service and IT, to countries where labor is cheaper, is fading.
By Jim Brown | Volatility is rising and could be extreme by Thursday evening.
By Jim Brown | Regardless of how long a trend has been in place, it can always change significantly.
Jack of All Trades
By Jim Brown | Some companies start out in one field and end up profiting from several others.
Bad News Increasing
By Jim Brown | Sometimes every day brings another negative headline and there seems to be no escape.
By Jim Brown | The current drop in energy stocks is temporary. Events already in motion will end the decline.
By Jim Brown | Small cap stocks are suffering from the impending re-balance of the Russell 2000.
By Jim Brown | The future of combat both air to air and air to ground is drones.
Going Out of Style
By Jim Brown | Fashion trends come and go and this one is struggling.
By Jim Brown | Retailers of all types have been reporting weak earnings but this company is guiding for lower lows.
Volume Drying Up
By Jim Brown | This is a holiday week and the exodus of traders will begin at 2:15 on Wednesday.
Semiconductors are Hot
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor sector is setting new highs because our future is powered by chips.
Easy Way Out
By Jim Brown | When faced with a complicated task many companies take the easy way out.
By Jim Brown | We dropped -2% on Wednesday and rallied 0.25% on Thursday. That is called a dead cat bounce.
By Jim Brown | Wednesday's headline crash is behind us and odds are good it was a one-day wonder.
By Jim Brown | Today's Washington drama has the potential to seriously damage market sentiment.
Miss and Raise
By Jim Brown | Can you miss on earnings and revenue, lower guidance and still raise expectations?
Losing Your Gains?
By Jim Brown | Sometimes losing your gains is very hard to do.
Event Risk Rising
By Jim Brown | Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the market a new problem arises.
By Jim Brown | We exited this retailer before earnings but it is time to bring it back.
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P are suffering from a sleeping sickness. They are putting traders to sleep.
Ugly All Over
By Jim Brown | Some companies develop a negative trend others redefine the term negative.
Back from the Dead
By Jim Brown | After six years of declining revenue, the results have improved significantly.
Fork in the Road
By Jim Brown | The market has come to a fork in the road and cannot decide which direction to take.
No Long Term Future
By Jim Brown | Sectors come and go and this one has no long-term future.
By Jim Brown | Markets are mixed and choppy while investors try to decide if they want to buy or sell a market top.
By Jim Brown | Oil companies have been beating estimates for Q1 for more than one reason.
By Jim Brown | Companies do rise from the ashes of a prior disaster to become desirable again.
Friday is Decision Day
By Jim Brown | After two days of monster gains, the indexes have traded sideways for two days.
Things Do Not Always Work Out
By Jim Brown | On the road to fame and riches, there are potholes of reality.
Pause to Reflect
By Jim Brown | After two days of major moves, the gains in individual stocks were muted
By Jim Brown | Raymond James said not to fret over China's economic growth. This sector is exploding.
By Jim Brown | Will there be a repeat of the Brexit dip if the wrong person comes out on top in the French elections?
By Jim Brown | Buying rallies is not normally a good plan. Buying weakness is normally safer.
Buy Low, Sell Higher
By Jim Brown | Some drug companies have taken big hits recently. Time to buy this one.
By Jim Brown | We must strike when the time is right rather than strike out swinging at every pitch.
Try, Try Again
By Jim Brown | If at first you do not succeed, try, try again.
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes have been trading sideways for the last four months.
By Jim Brown | The volatility has risen all week and that gives us an opportunity to enter a favorite position.
By Jim Brown | The five days of small cap gains suggest there is a change in the wind but the big cap markets are diverging.
Small Cap Wasteland
By Jim Brown | The recent weakness in small cap stocks has killed the majority of the individual stock charts.
Vacation Time is Here
By Jim Brown | Where are you going on your vacation? This company has hundreds of choices available.
Off the Beaten Path
By Jim Brown | Most traders have probably never heard of this company currently making new highs.
Party is Over
By Jim Brown | When a court decision invalidates 90% of a company's revenue, the outlook is grim.
Lack of Conviction
By Jim Brown | The indexes posted minimal gains on Tuesday despite the rebound from Monday's lows.
Oil Train Leaving the Station
By Jim Brown | Oil prices are going higher as we enter the summer driving season. All Aboard!
By Jim Brown | Normally activist investors push stocks higher but a victory here was painful.
No Shade Here
By Jim Brown | The sun is baking this company's profits and investors are not happy.
Semis Are Hot
By Jim Brown | The semiconductor index has been setting new highs for several months.
By Jim Brown | My crystal ball is cloudy today and there is no obvious direction.
By Jim Brown | This company has been shrinking for the last 18 months and guided for even more shrinkage.
By Jim Brown | This sector is hot with daily headlines and a strong potential for M&A.
By Jim Brown | The small cap sector cannot decide if it wants to rally or run hide.
Grilled Steak Burgers
By Jim Brown | The fast casual space is fiercely competitive but one company is succeeding.
Avoid Hungry Bears
By Jim Brown | The selloff finally arrived and the bears are on the prowl.
By Jim Brown | This biotech with a portfolio of potential cancer drugs is a potential acquisition candidate.
Bird Flu is Back
By Jim Brown | The bird flu is back and rapidly expanding with the most human cases on record.
New Drugs Ahead
By Jim Brown | This company has multiple drugs in the pipeline with some very close to approval.
Major Move Ahead
By Jim Brown | This company is changing its market and it has a built in audience.
Be Risk Averse
By Jim Brown | Volume was low and movement minimal ahead of the Fed decision.
Very Bullish Buying
By Jim Brown | An investor is betting $1.7 million this $10 stock is going higher.
By Jim Brown | The post earnings bounce came to a dead stop at prior resistance.
Successful Support Test?
By Jim Brown | The Dow and S&P both tested initial support intraday and rebounded back to positive territory.
Small Cap Direction?
By Jim Brown | Tell me where the small caps are headed and I could predict market direction.
By Jim Brown | Competition for the consumer dollar is heating up in every sector.
By Jim Brown | The Q4 shopping season was not kind to major retailers and lesser retailers fared even worse.
By Jim Brown | Time is passing this retailer by as a tough holiday season saw shares fall to 8-year lows.
Internet of Things
By Jim Brown | There are lots of players in the IoT sector and it is expected to quadruple over the next three years.
By Jim Brown | Small cap investors ran for the sidelines on Tuesday to avoid post speech volatility.
By Jim Brown | Companies have been trying to harness this free energy for decades and this company is winning the battle.
Behind the Curve
By Jim Brown | Technology is tough. Stand still for a couple months and a dozen companies will leapfrog your products.
By Jim Brown | Remember the old Dirty Harry line, "Do you feel lucky punk."
Back from the Dead
By Jim Brown | This company makes a habit out of rising from the ashes.
Small Cap Gains
By Jim Brown | The small cap indexes posted decent gains on Tuesday but still not a breakout.
Down in a Bull Market
By Jim Brown | This is a tech stock that is not rising in a strongly bullish market.
I Have Sinned
By Jim Brown | I am going against my rules with today's recommendation.
26 Straight Earnings Wins
By Jim Brown | They say follow the trend until it ends. This trend ended.
New Indicator Please
By Jim Brown | Investors the world over would pay a fortune if you could develop this indicator.
By Jim Brown | This stock rarely makes headlines but their expected earnings growth for 2017 is 105%.
By Jim Brown | This fragmented sector with a dozen key players is due to consolidate.
Small Cap Earnings
By Jim Brown | The next two weeks are known as the small cap earnings weeks.
By Jim Brown | The biotech sector is not showing any signs of weakness despite recent political comments.
By Jim Brown | The market is not giving us any clear sign of future market direction.
I Hate This Stock
By Jim Brown | It never goes down and never gives us a decent entry point.
Real Profit Taking
By Jim Brown | Many stocks that rallied after the election have failed to correct and buying them at the top could be risky.
Futures Falling Again
By Jim Brown | This is getting to be a routine occurrence where the futures decline after strong earnings.
New 52-Week High
By Jim Brown | It has been a long dry spell for this company but the future is bright.
By Jim Brown | Demand for this commodity is booming and could hit record levels.
By Jim Brown | Small companies can sometimes create novel drugs that become blockbusters.
By Jim Brown | Sometimes companies just cannot get it right and miss over and over on earnings.
By Jim Brown | Hardly a day goes by that some retailer does not report lower sales and the sector outlook is bleak.
Build the Wall
By Jim Brown | The president appears to be on track to begin building his border wall.
By Jim Brown | We are still in that post inauguration phase where market direction could be volatile.
Merger in Trouble
By Jim Brown | The FTC is taking a dim view of a merger affecting this stock and the outlook is negative.
Small Cap Winner
By Jim Brown | This stock belongs to a very select group of small cap stocks that actually moved higher over the last three weeks.
Event Risk Friday
By Jim Brown | The market will be ignored on Friday until a headline appears to cause a volatility event.
By Jim Brown | The headline flow increased on Wednesday and should go into overdrive on Thursday.
By Jim Brown | The only guarantee for the rest of the week is a rapid increase in the number of headlines.
By Jim Brown | Drug companies are under fire about prices and some are at ground zero.
By Jim Brown | Are competing drug companies about to join forces?
By Jim Brown | The post election rally in industrials also covered the chemical sector.
By Jim Brown | Market direction on Wednesday is a coin toss.
Going Back In
By Jim Brown | We are reloading this retail company short.
By Jim Brown | This biotech company will present next week at the JPM Healthcare Conference.
By Jim Brown | The indexes were mixed with the Nasdaq the only winner and the rest of the indexes losing ground.
By Jim Brown | The markets rebounded to resistance completely baffling those who expected a sudden decline in January.
By Jim Brown | We cannot determine January's market direction from one day's activity.
Take the Day Off
By Jim Brown | Tuesday is an official trading holiday while we look for market direction.