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APR 6, 2014 “Convertible Bonds” by Martha Stokes CMT

Convertible bonds are a hybrid debt/equity security. Usually these types of debt instruments pay a lower yield due to the intrinsic value of being able to convert the bond to shares of stock at some time. It is important to know that most companies that offer convertible bonds do so because this type of bond is more appealing when the firm doesn’t have a stellar bond rating, needs capital, and is expecting plenty of growth over the life of the bond…Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on April 7, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

FEB 22, 2014 “Cloud Computing” by Martha Stokes CMT

“Cloud Computing is once again at the front and center stage of the institutional side of the market. Financial Services companies and big banks have been aggressively adopting Cloud Technologies, Giant Data Analytics, and faster and faster speed giant computers linking directly to the exchanges ATSs, and ECNs to try and compete in their fractured market environment. It is no easy task for these giant Sell Side Institutions to make higher profits and gain more market shares when so many of their once proprietary systems are now considered commoditized, meaning every competitor has the same basic offerings…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on February 22, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Fundamentals for Long Term Investing”

 “Fundamentals that I deem important are not the standard run-of-the-mill fundamentals that everyone else promotes and encourages investors to use. I find that these old style fundamentals have scant value. The Fundamentals taught in the ME10 are an excellent place to start with fundamental analysis for long term stocks. This is where you should start with your fundamental training, review the Fundamental Analysis Module of the ME10.

The goal of fundamental analysis is not to slog through tons of financial reports, Balance Sheets, and Profit and Loss statements, but to use the resources of the Dark Pools and giant fund managers…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on February 1, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Technical Indicators for Long Term”

“I have set up the ME10 and Gold Tools in your charting software with what I use myself for long term analysis. Then what I watch for are the anomalies, as that is my sole use for this indicator. I am not trying to time cycles. Rather, I am trying to find major deviations, extreme peaks or extreme troughs or failed peaks or failed troughs as these warn that the cycle is about to break or shift.

This indicator was crucial in my call of the AAPL peak and to warn TechniTrader Students, who had probably fallen in love with this stock and the company since my watchlist note in 2004 when it was around $19.00. It is easy to be blindsided by other events, news, top of the world company but this indicator just says it all…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on January 25, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Cloud Security”

“…The TechniTrader Institutional Scan has been full of Cloud companies in every sector. The industries of Financial Services, Health Services, Diversified Services, Manufacturing, Energy, Retail, Drug, Telecom, Electronics, and other industries are adopting Cloud technology more and more. Two things hurt this new industry in the past year:

  1. Excessive acquisitions and mergers.
  2. The Government NSA spying via public cloud platforms. The estimated loss of revenues for the public cloud sector is $35 billion for 2013.

That appears to be over and the investing in cloud companies, both venerable older big blue chips that are reinventing and the new…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on January 18, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Security for the Internet”

“I was asked to talk about security for the internet, computers, cloud, etc. The reason was the recent breach of security with credit cards processed at Target.

Even though this happened in November and December and no consumer has come forward to say that their ATM pin number has been used or stolen, the issue is a hot topic for the retail news reporters who love these stories since they cause a feeding frenzy of fear and panic that sells articles and wins them recognition.

Adobe had customer records hacked into earlier this year, but it is not like these records are not encrypted and many-layer protected. Nothing has been heard from Adobe about people’s information being used. Target has no customers that have reported thefts.

So the encryptions are holding.

Below is CISCO’s offering to retail stores. The PCI compliance has been raised and security is ALWAYS a huge issue with retail as a lack of confidence from consumers could put a company out of business or severely damage their stock valuations…”  Martha Stokes CMT

Note from Adrienne:  This dicsussion covers 5 companies including services for the cloud.


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Posted on January 13, 2014 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Example of Sector Analysis by Martha Stokes CMT”

“The Business Software and Services sector has lagged seriously behind the Applications Software sector. With far fewer IPOs and younger companies, it is mired in outdated, aging technology that no longer keeps up with the new technologies businesses want and need to adopt.

This sector needs an overhaul with new IPOs that offer more of what small businesses are looking for. A few new IPOs are challenging conventional software and as we move forward with more and more new technology in this area, this sector is likely to grow. With a mere 52 companies, it has a lot of room to expand and grow…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on December 28, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Analysis of US Industries example Computer Hardware”

“The Computer Hardware Industry lost 13 stocks. The hardware industry had a tough year as AAPL plummeted, DELL and HPQ nearly went bankrupt, and new technology stalled due to too many acquisitions by big blue chip companies. Buying up the next generation of small companies with innovative technology has been harmful overall to the computer hardware industry. The industry continues to transform and is morphing into a whole new type of computer, especially for the consumer and giant enterprises.

Many big blue chip companies are reinventing at a staggeringly fast pace, challenged with keeping up with displacement technology. This is revolutionizing computer hardware and changing how and what we use in terms of computer storage, devices, mobile, the internet, and software.

The overall hardware industry continues to contract, losing more publicly traded listed stocks. Personal Computers now has only 2 stocks and one may soon disappear: AAPL and DELL. Dell the once darling of the market, is fighting to stay alive. It may not survive.

This means the industry has plenty of room to grow and expand, and add many more new young IPOs as…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on December 14, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

Title: US Automotive Industry Analysis  

Explanation: Each year Martha Stokes CMT does an analysis of each of the US Industries with charts. Here is an example of one, which is the US Automotive Industry.

“The US automotive industry had its best year in decades in 2013. However this industry lost a substantial number of listed companies, down about 30 stocks. The automotive rebound was something that was expected as the recession ended and people went back to work. The stellar growth provided great company stock growth for investors.

The angle of ascent on the long term trend is at an extreme and must correct. 2014 is likely to be a slower growth year for most of the stocks in this industry, as much of the buying for 2013 was prior pent up demand due to the recession and people’s fear of buying a large ticket item that would put them further into debt. Once the economy started to expand in 2013 and people found work, cars started selling very well again.

The automotive industry in the US is a big success story for bailouts and government intervention. Now this industry must continue to find ways to grow and expand.

As the job market improves, more people will buy new cars. However the automotive industry index chart shows an extreme pattern that is likely to correct in early 2014 to mid-year. This will show up as slower sales for many big automakers but is not the end of the new automobile industry reinvention in the US.

The new hybrid cars and electric cars have helped this industry reinvent. As more electric cars come to market, for example new cars that will drive themselves, new technology will create more growth for the automotive industry in the next few years. This new technology is substantial and will create displacement technology for this industry. As in the 70’s when compact cars from Japan totally displaced the huge gas guzzlers made in the US, Smart Cars will displace the current automobiles.”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on December 4, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Twitter IPO Analysis by Martha Stokes CMT and TechniTrader CEO”

The Twitter IPO will begin trading on the NYSE next Thursday, November 7th and it is the biggest debut since Facebook. The FB fiasco is still fresh in everyone’s mind from the disastrous glitch on NASDAQ at the market open which delayed the IPO launch, when it saw massive selling as no institutions wanted to buy it. With a 2% institutional ownership from the buy side, the sell side underwriters took a blood bath on FB.

TWTR is unlikely to repeat these mistakes or have any glitch in the technical aspects. Here are some key differences:

TWTR is offering out a smaller number of outstanding shares, at 70 million which is significantly fewer shares offered than the 1,818 million shares from Facebook.

Twitter remains a closely held private company...” Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on November 5, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Chart Trendlines vs P/E Ratios”

“…For me, it makes more sense to go with the Trend rather than the P/E ratios. The small cap CEOs and CFOs are not as likely to manipulate their earnings by moving expenses to the Balance Sheet via capitalization so their earnings tend to reflect higher P/E ratios than if they did.

Also, the giant funds love small cap new technology stocks and long ago, I learned that I could trust the giant funds’ analysis far more than retail side gurus, retail side analysts…” Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on October 27, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Twitter IPO”

“TWTR is estimated to IPO some time in mid-November 2013 which is very fast for an IPO of this size.

Outstanding shares are expected to be somewhere around 640 million which is a high number for the IPO and will dilute the price action to compared to a 25 million offering.

66 million options are held by employees and officers. And there are plenty of private investors who are likely to sell shares if the stock rises speculatively at IPO.

A critical aspect of an IPO is whether or not it has revenues and earnings. Secondly who are its underwriters, how are they selling to their preferred customers, and the number and size of broker dealer allotments…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on October 12, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Visa New Technology”

“Visa has a new technology that is intriguing. It is not a brand new, new product but far superior to what is currently being used and has that amazing quality of an AAPL product. In fact, I am surprised that AAPL didn't think of this one.

It is for small business and since there are hundreds of thousands of new small businesses popping up everywhere, this is likely to be a hot item for Visa, especially since the hardware is free! It is all the charging fees that cover Visa income…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on September 30, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Flow of Funds Analysis Report for August”

“This report analyzes the data that comes from the professional side as to where small and large funds are placing their monies. By analyzing what the professionals are doing we can have a better understanding of where the market is headed.

August continued to see heavy rotation and dumping of Bond Funds by the entire institutional groups. The Bond Fund boom is officially over. Redemption of bond funds totaled -33.8 billion in August in contrast to the -22.5 billion in July and the huge draw down of June - 65.8 billion. That means redemptions rose significantly in August over July.

Where is all that money heading…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on September 22, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “Obamacare”

“…Today we are going to review the positive effect of the Healthcare Plan the government made into law some time ago, called Obamacare. Whether you like or dislike this healthcare law, as an investor what matters most is to take advantage of every opportunity you can to increase the Rate Of Investment of your portfolio. Setting aside emotionally charged opinions and biases is always tough, but if you want to be a stellar investor, you must not allow personal opinions to cloud your judgment and decisions. So set aside the politics, and let's look at what is happening that is a big plus for investors…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on September 15, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

TechniTrader® Long Term Portfolio Discussion Excerpt: “US Money Supply”

“…M0 money is the paper and coins that the US government prints, creates so that every citizen can have cash to buy things. This tends to rise in a steady, very slow angle over decades based upon the growth of the US population. It is a flat line that angles slightly ever upward. Below the darkest green on the chart shows the steady increase in paper money circulating-that is US currency, dollars and change. It has risen in tandem with our growing population so that there is sufficient cash available to meet the needs of the citizens of this country.

M1 money is all the cash or hard currency plus all the money in checking and short term savings accounts where you can remove on demand.

M2 money is all of M1 PLUS all demand deposits (bank CDs), travelers checks, longer term savings deposits. So the M2 below is much larger than the M1 because it includes both figures.

M3, which has been recently merged with M2 in economic formulation and analysis, is all of M2, which contains all of M1 plus all institutional money market funds, and larger liquid assets, aka stocks, bonds, annuities. Many rhetorical commentators think this is bad. I do not like it myself, but that is the way it is right now. M3 used to show all of M1, M2, and all monies in long term held assets.

MZM is all of the money supply available in the economy that is redeemable at par. It means Money with Zero Maturity…”  Martha Stokes CMT

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Posted on September 9, 2013 by Registered CommenterMartha Stokes, CMT | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint