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  • Can a Killing Be Made From These Pest Killers?

    By Arturo Cuevas - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: AVD, MON, ROL

    Pests that threaten both crops and humans have always been a bane for mankind. Investing in equities tied with pest control hence can be as rewarding as the benefits they bring in terms of improved agricultural productivity and the protection they provide to populations’ well-being.

    One such probable choice is American Vanguard (NYSE: AVD), a company with a diversified interest in specialty and agricultural products for the crop protection, turf more »

  • Buy Monsanto: It Has Solid Long-Term Prospects

    By Anindya Batabyal - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, AVD, MON

    Monsanto (NYSE: MON), the world's biggest seeds company, announced impressive quarterly results in recent weeks, with the country's agricultural prospects gradually improving.

    US farmers have a tall order this year. Rick Tolman, the National Corn Growers Association CEO, believes global demand for US corn puts pressure on America’s farmers to grow a big crop. "We had a once-in-50-year drought. We don't expect that to happen again more »

  • Buy Monsanto: It Has Solid Long-Term Prospects

    By Anindya Batabyal - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, AVD, DD, MON

    Monsanto (NYSE: MON), the world's biggest seeds company, announced its quarterly results on Wednesday. The company reported $2.73 EPS for the previous quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.58 EPS by $0.15. The company had revenue of $5.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2 more »

  • Stocks that are primed to rise in the short-term

    By Marlin Hansbrough - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: AVD, CEO, CPRT, E, HAIN, IAG, LNN, SSL, SU, ULTA

    The stocks listed below are primed to rise in price over the next few months. I have a proven record of choosing stocks that have short - term growth. Check my twitter page https://twitter.com/h_marlin to see my past results.

    American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD)

    CNOOC Limited  (NYSE: CEO)

    Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT)

    Eni SpA (NYSE: E)

    The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN)
     
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG)
     
    Lindsay more »
  • 4 More Agricultural Companies for Your Watch List

    By William Bias - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: AVD, MON, SYT, MOS

    Successful long term investing comes from investing in a “needs based business” with high barriers to entry and low valuations. Agricultural companies serve in providing for the basic human need of nourishment. Setting up a company to compete with them would involve massive amounts of capital and know how. Most of the agricultural companies below don’t meet the valuation criteria. However, they deserve a place on your watch list.

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - December 8, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, AAPL, CAMP, CSU, FB, GMCR, GRPN, MHO, NTE, EDU, TOL, VRNM

     

    It was a very uncorrelated market the past week with the Nasdaq falling 1%, the DJIA rising 1%, and the Russell 2000 coming in flat. Overall, nothing has changed in our model and we remain under an overall NEUTRAL condition.

    Despite being under a current NEUTRAL position, we definitely have a long bias currently in big-cap NYSE stocks. Low P/E stocks that pay a nice dividend that show some more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - December 2, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a NEUTRAL signal, despite the strong gains this past week in the stock market. The gains from last week were very strong but it came from a very oversold condition and was straight up in a V-shaped formation backed by zero accumulation.

    While we are used to the stock market rallying on zero volume following heavy volume selloffs, we are at the same more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - November 25, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio switched from a successful SELL signal back to a NEUTRAL signal the past week as the DJIA, SP500, and Russell 2000 retook their 200 day moving averages. The Nasdaq remains below its respective 200 day moving average but that is due to AAPL and we took notice of last Friday’s very bullish intraday reversal on AAPL coming from very oversold conditions. Overall, we see more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a SELL signal on the SP500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000, and DJIA. The NYSE switched to BUY signal yesterday and subsequently re-switched to a NEUTRAL signal by the close of today’s trading.

    Two words can sum up this week of trading: random, ugly. Another word many traders were using this week was confusing. While we remained under the 50 day moving average on more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, MAGS, NTE, SHF, TAYC, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a SELL signal that was triggered on 10/19/12.

    It was another down week for the overall stock market and it was another above average weekly volume sell off for the Nasdaq composite. This now brings the total of above average volume weeks on the downside this year to 6 vs. 0 up weeks on above average volume. Despite the constant distribution more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - October 14, 2012 | Tickers: ASTM, AVD, CAMP, CSU, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio is currently under a NEUTRAL condition. The model switched from BUY to NEUTRAL on Tuesday due to the Nasdaq closing below the 50 day moving average on average volume.

    Our model expected this switch to occur after Apple (AAPL) closed below the 50 day moving average on strong volume on Friday October 5th. On September 24th Apple began to sell off on above average volume more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 30, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a BUY signal from August 3rd, following the past week’s market pullback. The pullback was overall orderly with only Tuesday being a session of concern. The fact that there were many stocks that made big moves following that session and that the market did not follow through immediately with the selling shows that the uptrend remains intact and in solid shape.

    Despite more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 23, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, SVNT, SHF, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio continues to be under a BUY signal that was generated on August 3rd. The past week was another overall solid week with solid intraday price action outside of Friday. Another positive was the Nasdaq having two up sessions on volume well above average, continuing the trend from the previous week.

    We continue to believe that this uptrend can last longer based on the overall public more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PXD, PRXI, SVNT, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a BUY signal, generated on August 3rd, as the market continues to move higher on well above average volume. On Thursday, for the first time during this rally, we saw the indexes, ETFs, leveraged ETFs, inverse ETFs, and leveraged inverse ETFs all move in the right direction on well above average volume. This is the confirmation we need to start to increase positions more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 8, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PRXI, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolio remains under a BUY condition with strong confirmation of the original signal coming on Thursday when every single important stock market index we track broke out convincingly on enough volume to qualify the breakout as strong. The tight intraday action on Friday with a HOD close in the NYSE and SP500 confirm the move on Thursday.

    This strong move is coming on the back of more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - September 3, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, NTE, PHMD, PRXI, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a BUY signal from 8/3/12, following the past week in the stock market. There was not much that went on this week that changed anything from the previous BWT Portfolio update. The only significant event this week occurred on Friday with Gold, Silver, and Platinum ripping higher following Ben Bernanke’s speech. A long position in GLD 150 calls two days more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CLGX, MAGS, PHMD, PRXI, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a weak BUY signal, following a week of constructive price action in the overall market. We continue to keep positions relatively small as volume continues to be completely absent in the stock market right now. Traders are still on vacation and there has not been a single what we deem “perfect” or “near perfect” signal since the BUY signal has been triggered. We more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - August 17, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CLGX, MAGS, PHMD, PRXI, STX, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading model switched to a BUY signal on Thursday. This signal was generated thanks basically to the performance of earnings winners, the Relative Strength of the Russell 2000, and a volume surge on the Nasdaq. There was no confirmation with volume in any other index or ETF.

    Sadly, overall, there continues to be a lack of any momentum in the market following a stock price breakout. The more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - August 11, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, PHMD, PRXI, STX

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a NEUTRAL signal, despite the gains this past week. While the gains were decent, volume was completely absent. If the data from Telechart is correct, weekly volume for the NYSE was the lowest total for the year. My main three data providers always have different volume totals for the indexes so I average them out, usually.

    Even though volume is so low and more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - August 5, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, AXTI, BVSN, CAMP, CLGX, MAGS, PHMD, PRXI, STX

    This week marked a moment our model has not seen during a running six month period of time (this occurred in only four months, making it even more interesting), during the past 130 years. With the weak BUY signal in the Nasdaq switching to a SELL signal in the Russell 2000 on Thursday to a NEUTRAL signal on Friday, it marked 11 model switches to BUY or SELL in a more »

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