Howard Lindzon has always been there for me. He is the founder of Stocktwits, who originally built Allstarcharts.com back in 2010 and welcomed me into their network of bloggers. Many of these are still around today and doing better than ever!
Howard has invested in some of my ventures over the years and I’ve invested in a few of his. He keeps me posted on developments in the private markets and I keep him up to speed on public markets.
Last week was the Chart Summit in Breckenridge, CO. You can watch my presentation here. On the second day of this awesome event, I sat down and had a fireside chat with Howard. We discuss what he likes to call “Chart Art”, and we also talk about some of the biggest trends he’s seeing in Finance and Technology.
Although this was a Technical Analysis conference, I think getting to pick the brain of a master VC about the tools we’re using, or will be using, adds value to both the Chart Summit and Podcast. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did! [Read more…]
Chart Summit was a “Ski during the day and Chart at night” event held on February 22-23, 2019 in Breckenridge, CO. I co-hosted it with Brian Shannon and this is the video of my presentation:
The Top/Down Approach to Financial Markets using Technical Analysis [Read more…]
If there is any group out there that is feeling the frustration, it’s the gold bug community. Gold is at the same price today that it was a year ago, 5 years ago and 8 years ago. During that time frame, the S&P500 has more than doubled. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up more that 14,000 points, again more than doubling during this period.
Even U.S. Treasury Bonds made money as interest rates collapsed. The bond ETF $TLT was up over 60% before retracing some of that over the past couple of years. But still, up substantially and clearly outperforming precious metals.
You could have literally been in anything other than these commodities and made money. But from epic frustration comes secular periods for profit. I think this is what we have here: [Read more…]
The noisemakers love to talk to you about something they like to call FANG, or FAANG or FAAMG. I think they change it each time, depending on which narrative their trying to pass along to the unaware. They’re here to make noise, we’re only here to make money. See the difference?
What you will hear every day, if you choose to subject yourself to their crap, is that Google and Amazon are only up 6% this year. What you won’t hear is that the Equally-weighted Technology Index just broke out to new all-time highs relative to the traditional Market Cap-Weighted Technology Index. [Read more…]
Chart Summit 2019 is in the books. This is the first time I’ve ever hosted a live financial conference. The last 2 Chart Summits were 100% virtual. I’m not exactly a “conference thrower” and neither is my co-host Brian Shannon. But somehow everything worked out and we had an incredible few days up in beautiful Breckenridge Colorado!
Brian and I love skiing and analyzing charts. As it turns out, there are a lot of other people like that too! I’d like to thank everyone who attended our event. It would not have been possible without you! [Read more…]
Every month I host a conference call for Premium Members of Allstarcharts. By now I think you’ve noticed that we’re really increasing the content on our YouTube Channel, so I thought it would add some value to include some of the highlights from this month’s call.
It’s an hour long video call and about 150 charts, but here are a few things that stood out this month:
- A weakening US Dollar has been a positive catalyst for Stocks
- Freeport McMoRan is a good example of the types of stocks benefiting from Dollar Weakness, on both a relative and absolute basis
- London FTSE100 breaking out of a multi-decade base makes it hard to be bearish stocks from any sort of intermediate-term perspective
- Our “Dow Fab 5” is breaking out to All-time highs
- Crude Oil is beginning its next leg higher, which makes sense with stock prices rising as well
Here are the highlights: [Read more…]
From the desk of Tom Bruni @BruniCharting
Yesterday we posted a mystery chart and asked you all to let us know what you would do. Buy, sell, or do nothing?
The responses seemed pretty unanimous, suggesting selling at current levels…and one of you even guessed what it was! Maybe we’re making these too easy.
Anyway, we agree with that bearish bias, but were posting to see what other viewpoints might be out there. I guess we got our answer.
Let’s get into the real chart and why we feel it’s relevant.