Recent Winners


+180%
PLX
Alert Price: $0.36
High Price: $1.01
Results: 180% in 40 Days
+157%
OREX
Alert Price: $1.81
High Price: $4.65
Results: 157% in 36 Days
+87%
ARIA
Alert Price: $12.72
High Price: $23.75
Results: 87% in 20 Days
+58%
XGTI
Alert Price: $1.47
High Price: $2.32
Results: 58% in 29 Days
+36%
CYNO
Alert Price: $48.25
High Price: $65.90
Results: 36% in 28 Days
+32%
EBS
Alert Price: $27.22
High Price: $35.88
Results: 32% in 6 Days
+27%
ICHR
Alert Price: $13.40
High Price: $17.04
Results: 27% in 22 Days
+23%
CNAT
Alert Price: $4.43
High Price: $5.45
Results: 23% in 3 Days
+23%
PEIX
Alert Price: $8.30
High Price: $10.25
Results: 23% in 12 Days
+21%
KATE
Alert Price: $15.40
High Price: $18.67
Results: 21% in 11 Days
+20%
REPH
Alert Price: $6.89
High Price: $8.25
Results: 20% in 11 Days
+20%
SN
Alert Price: $11.24
High Price: $13.46
Results: 20% in 15 Days
+16%
CX
Alert Price: $7.97
High Price: $9.30
Results: 16% in 10 Days
+16%
ACAD
Alert Price: $32.03
High Price: $37.09
Results: 16% in 26 Days
+15%
PVG
Alert Price: $7.17
High Price: $8.24
Results: 15% in 6 Days
+12%
OCLR
Alert Price: $8.49
High Price: $9.55
Results: 12% in 7 Days
+12%
ACET
Alert Price: $19.50
High Price: $21.93
Results: 12% in 26 Days
+12%
COW
Alert Price: $20.00
High Price: $22.42
Results: 12% in 26 Days
+11%
PLKI
Alert Price: $70.82
High Price: $79
Results: 11% in 5 Days
+10%
HWKN
Alert Price: $48.15
High Price: $52.90
Results: 10% in 14 Days
+9%
LLY
Alert Price: $67.61
High Price: $73.56
Results: 9% in 12 Days

Past results are not indicative of future profits. This table is accurate, though not every trade is represented.

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Top Catalysts For The Week Ending February 24 2017


Exact Sciences = Roth Capital raised to Buy from Neutral and set a price target of $26

Applied Optoelectronics = Announced the immediate availability of 100G QSFP28 10km transceivers based on the 4WDM-10 MSA specification

Mobileye = RBC reiterates an Outperform rating and sets a price target of $57

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals = Positive updates on clinical BP-004 study

Raytheon = gets AED1.29 billion defense deal with UAE Armed Forces

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Republicans In Congress Need To Be Re-Educated On International Trade

Barron’s just released a cover story that suggests that President-elect Donald Trump should take steps to make U.S. trade policy freer than it is now after a backslide during the past 15 years. Barron’s goes on to assert that any aggressive push by Trump to hike tariffs will face resistance from a Republican-dominated Congress that (Read More….)

Why You Need To Stay Away From Gold

I’ve received many questions from nervous traders about what my thoughts are on piling back into gold. A rising US dollar is why you need to stay away from gold IMO.

Macroeconomics of Gold and the US Dollar

Gold is primarily priced in US dollars. When the US dollar goes down in value, it (Read More….)

Don’t Double Down On Wrong Prediction, Just Move On

Whether we are talking about individual stocks, the stock market, or the economy, when you’re wrong just admit it and then move on. The goal is to make money, not to be right 100% of the time so you can stroke your ego.

AM TV and Peter Schiff predicted that the Federal Reserve could not (Read More….)

Biotechnology Won Big On Election Night Here’s Why

Hillary Clinton and Democrats promised to wage war on pharmaceutical companies and do things like price controls on drugs and products of the biotechnology industry.

In California, there was a ballot measure to impose price controls on the sale of pharmaceutical drugs in the state.

Both Hillary Clinton’s probability of winning, and California’s (Read More….)

Chinese Subsidies and Deadweight Loss Rising

Let’s use microeconomics to examine subsidies and why I recommend everyone stay away from investing in China.

Let’s start off with a perfectly competitive market where equilibrium is set at P and Q on our supply and demand graph.

A subsidy is an amount of money given directly to firms by the government to (Read More….)

Microeconomics of the Monopoly

Donald Trump said he would block the AT&T and Time Warner merger if he becomes president, arguing that such media combinations leave too much power concentrated among too few companies. What Trump is describing is monopolistic behavior. As Bloomberg writes…

Trump also suggested he would favor a breakup of NBC and Comcast Corp., a merger (Read More….)

Trump Administration and Tariffs Versus Quotas

Protectionist policies in the form of tariffs and quotas are coming from a Trump Administration. It seems appropriate then that we examine tariffs and quotas from a macroeconomics perspective.

The two most common ways of restricting trade are with tariffs and quotas. From a political point of view and to prevent a trade war, a (Read More….)

Stock Market Forecast For Week of November 14 2016

We pulled off an incredible victory of getting Donald Trump elected. Congrats guys, we did it. Now the first point of focus is the backward bending Laffer Curve. Thanks to the reckless policies of Democrats and Obama, the national debt is up to almost $20 trillion dollars. The horrible national debt leaves Trump with little (Read More….)

Here Comes Supply-Side Economics and the Laffer Curve

Increases in government regulation, taxes, environmental regulations, and ObamaCare on businesses, shifted the aggregate supply (AS) curve inward and thus reduced aggregate demand (AD).

With the explosion higher in the cost of doing business, businesses hired fewer workers. In fact, many small businesses reduced the size of their workforce in response to ObamaCare. Less (Read More….)

Stock Market Forecast For Week of November 7 2016

For the week the S&P 500 fell -1.9%, the DJIA fell -1.5%, and the Nasdaq plunged -2.8%. Last week the VIX shot back above 20 to trade at levels not seen since the June Brexit vote. The S&P extended its longest losing streak since 1980 with its ninth consecutive decline on Friday.

Oil was (Read More….)

Pharmaceutical Drug Pricing

Pharmaceutical drug pricing is all over the mainstream financial media right now. Let’s examine the macroeconomics of what is happening.

The demand for pharmaceutical drugs is inelastic. People that need a pharmaceutical drug prescribed by their doctor will demand that drug regardless of price. As the price of the drug goes up, demand mostly stays (Read More….)

Frictional Unemployment and The Employment Situation Report

As traders, we track the monthly Employment Situation report closely. The market often does a short-term move on the first Friday of every month when the Employment Situation report for the previous month is released. Do you understand what the Employment report is showing? I bet many traders do not. As traders, we have to (Read More….)

Guess Who Is On Trump’s Economic Team, SWEET!

Do you remember when the WSJ, CNN, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Reuters ran stories at the start of the year about how no one even knows who was advising Trump on economic matters? They even went as far to say that Trump had no support of any economists.

That never sat right (Read More….)

Microeconomics and Taxation

Most government revenue comes from the taxation of transactions and labor. Taxes impact both the supply and demand curves. Taxes cause a buyer to pay more for something and suppliers to receive less. The loss of value for both buyers and sellers is called the deadweight loss of taxation. Taxation has an enormous impact on (Read More….)

A Macroeconomic Analysis of ObamaCare

ObamaCare has created massive shortages within the healthcare sector. In cities, it is common to wait many hours before being seen as hospitals have a shortage of beds. Doctors have stopped taking new patients as they are overwhelmed by the numbers of people coming to see them. Let’s examine what happened from a macroeconomics perspective.

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Illegal Immigration and Job Wage Stagnation In the US

Illegal immigration negatively impacts the hourly wage of US citizens. Illegal immigrants are pouring across the Mexico border, and we have no way of counting them but what we can do is track legal immigration from Mexico then double the number for a fuzzy-math estimate.

With legal immigration and an impenetrable border, economists working (Read More….)

Mexico Devalues Peso To Dominate Auto Production In North America

Mexico is devaluing its currency to gain a huge advantage in international trade. Democrats and the Obama Administration have done nothing to stop it.

Like most economists, I am for free trade; however, free trade today is not what it was in the 90s. The concept of international trade works because of comparative advantage. (Read More….)

Traders Remember David Hume, It’s Not All Yellen

I’ve been asking traders what causes low-interest rates. The consensus is that the Federal Reserve is what causes low-interest rates. That is not entirely true and believing that could be harmful to your trading account.

Some 250 years ago, David Hume was the very first economist to explain what causes low-interest rates.

The three things (Read More….)

Fed Puts Markets On Notice For Rate Hike

Fed’s Eric Rosengren was clear in his speech early Friday that rates need to be raised. Mr. Rosengren said that if we don’t raise rates soon, we could crash the economy. Mr. Rosengren said, “A failure to continue on the path of gradual removal of accommodation could shorten, rather than lengthen, the duration of this (Read More….)

GDP Q2 Forecast Plunges

The Q2 GDP forecast was just released a few hours ago. The forecast plunged -25% from 2.4% to 1.8%.

What caused the fall in the GDP forecast? The international trade deficit. June had a trade deficit of $63.3 billion. The consensus range was between $-60.2 billion and $-62.7 billion. Remember, a trade deficit subtracts (Read More….)

Powerful Macroeconomics Case For Trumponomics

One of the reasons I began supporting Donald Trump and declared GuerillaStockTrading as an official supporter of the Trump candidacy almost a year ago has to do with economics and ultimately the stock market.

The majority of people who are against Trump are not very smart when it comes to understanding international trade and macroeconomics. (Read More….)

Bubble On S&P 500 Could Pop From Minimum Wage Hikes

Across the country, the minimum wage is being raised. In 15 cities, across five different states, minimum wage increases went into effect on July 1, 2016.

Minimum wage increases are bad for the economy because they will result in fewer people having jobs.

In August of 2015, I did an economic video lesson on what (Read More….)

PrivateBancorp Takeover Big +24% Win

February 28, 2016: PrivateBancorp to be promoted to S&P400 index after the close of trading on February 29, 2016. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent PrivateBancorp Inc. (PVTB) will replace Sirona Dental Systems Inc. (SIRO) in the S&P MidCap 400 after the close of trading on Monday, February 29, 2016. (Read More….)