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Will Alibaba (BABA) Continue The Upward Momentum?

September 18th, 2017

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies. We use this list in one of our portfolios to identify stocks that have displayed strong upward momentum and place spreads that profit it the momentum continues for about six weeks.

Last week, the 10 Terry’s Tips portfolios enjoyed another banner week. While SPY rose 1.1%, all 10 portfolios gained an average of 6.9% and are now up 75% for the year to date. Isn’t it time you took a look at how we are doing this? You just might learn something new.

Terry

Will Alibaba (BABA) Continue The Upward Momentum?

Some well-known analysts are quite bullish Alibaba stock and outline why they expect further upside here – Why Druckenmiller Is Optimistic about Chinese Consumer Stocks and Why Goldman Sachs is Optimistic about Alibaba.

Electronic Arts (EA) Stock Appears Undervalued After Analyst Upgrades

September 12th, 2017

This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies. We use this list in one of our portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place spreads that take advantage of the momentum.

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September 6th, 2017

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Facebook (FB) Is Set To Resume Higher After The Price Correction

September 4th, 2017

This week we are discussing a well-known company that is listed on the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List. In one of our portfolio’s, we screen this list to identify trending stocks to place spreads that profit if the stock continues higher. Actually, the stock can even decline a little to realize the maximum gain.

Terry’s Tips carries out 10 different portfolios for paying subscribers. Each portfolio is set up in an actual broker account and all results include full commissions. Last week was an unusually good one for these portfolios – every one of them made gains, and the average composite gain was a whopping 8.9%. So far in 2017, these portfolios have picked up an average of 67.8%. How sweet it is.

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Facebook (FB) Is Set To Resume Higher After The Price Correction

Several analysts believe there is further upside ahead for Facebook, here are two of them – Why Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Can Still Run Much Higher and Flagging Facebook Inc (FB) Stock for a Bullish Breakout.

The second article identifies a bull flag pattern which offers a technical signal for a bullish continuation. Alternatively, the price action that takes place from around the end of July to late September can be viewed as a pennant. Both patterns signal the same thing which is a continuation of the bullish trend.

Continuation patterns tend to be respected by technical traders, especially when it follows a strong uptrend which has been the case with Facebook.

Is Applied Materials (AMAT) Ready to Accelerate Higher?

August 28th, 2017

This week we are featuring a company listed on the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List. We use this list in one of our portfolios to target outperforming stocks and look to place options spreads that take advantage of the underlying trend..

You might be interested to know that Terry’s Tips carries out 10 actual options portfolios for paying subscribers to follow if they wish. This week was a typical one for us. The market (SPY) rose 0.8% while our composite portfolio average gained 2.8%. So far for the year, our composite average has gained 54% (after commissions).

Terry

Is Applied Materials (AMAT) Ready to Accelerate Higher?

Several analysts have recently refreshed their bullish outlook towards Applied Materials and have raised price targets. These articles provide more details Applied Materials Gets Several Price-Target Hikes on Earnings and Applied Materials Targets Surge On Upbeat Memory Chip, Display Markets.

From a technical perspective, AMAT has been consolidating within a range since around May with buyer’s holding the stock well above the $40.00 price point. Buyer’s lifted the price higher about two weeks ago on an approach to the lower bound of the range. While a horizontal level at $43.06 initially acted as resistance in the turn, the level held several declines in the past week. AMAT shows a strong bullish trend on a weekly chart dating back to early 2016, and like several of the IBD Top 50 stocks, has been an outperformer within its sector.

Is YY Inc (YY) A Bargain Above $70?

August 20th, 2017

This week we are featuring another company listed on the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List. In one of our portfolio’s, we use this list to identify stocks that have displayed strong upside momentum and look to place options spreads to take advantage of the trend.

Terry

Is YY Inc (YY) A Bargain Above $70?

Several analysts have recently upgraded their outlook on YY stock. These two banks have raised their price target to $100, suggesting a potential upside of 35%. YY’s Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Deutsche bank AG and YY Inc. (YY) PT Raised to $100.00

YY stock recently corrected lower and horizontal support at $72.50 has held it higher on a weekly basis. The level originates from a weekly chart and had held the stock lower on an attempt in 2015 and 2016. A secondary level at $70.69 had acted as both support and resistance in late July.

Cognex (CGNX) Is Set to Make New Records

August 14th, 2017

This week we are featuring a company that was recently added to the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List. The stock has displayed strong upwards momentum and we look to place spreads that take advantage of this underlying strength.

Terry

Cognex (CGNX) Is Set to Make New Records

Cognex reported earnings at the start of the month which led to a rally above a significant technical hurdle. Cowen has since raised price targets to $135 and Zack’s equity research has written a compelling article outlining why they expect further upside in addition to rating the stock as a Strong Buy.

CGNX rallied to a record high after earnings, taking out a notable barrier from a horizontal level at $96.06 as well as the psychological $100.00 price point. The horizontal level had previously held the stock lower on several attempts since early June.

Global Payments (GPN) Poised to Break $100 Mark

August 8th, 2017

This week we are discussing a new addition to the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List. We use this list in one of our portfolios to identify stocks that have displayed strong upward momentum and place spreads to profit from the underlying trend. Actually, the stock price can even fall a little bit for the maximum gain to be realized.

Terry

Global Payments (GPN) Poised to Break $100 Mark

Several analysts have recently refreshed their bullish targets for GPN. Here are two of them – Wells Fargo Upgrades Global Payments (GPN) to Outperform and Global Payments price target raised to $105 from $98 at Barclays.

GPN boasts a strong uptrend and has recently broken above major resistance at $93.31 after correcting lower for five weeks. The stock has regained its 20-day moving average following a turn higher in the second week of July and broke to all-time highs on Friday.

Transunion (TRU): A Stable and Consistent Player

July 31st, 2017

This week we are discussing another one of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies. We use this list in one of our portfolio’s to find stocks that have displayed consistent upwards momentum and we look to place spreads that take advantage of this underlying strength.

Terry

Transunion (TRU): A Stable and Consistent Player

Several analysts have recently refreshed their bullish outlook towards Transunion. UBS Asset Management has increased their stake in the company and both Morgan Stanley as well as Deutsche Bank have raised their price targets to $50.

Transunion has been trading higher within a rising trend channel since the middle of February. After testing the lower line of the trend channel in the past week, the stock recovered to hit a fresh 52-week high. The $44.45 level held the stock price lower for a month prior to finally breaking above it earlier this month. The level is now viewed as support and its proximity to the 20-day moving average as well as the channel bottom emphasizes the area as strong support.

Macom Tech Solutions (MTSI) Surges to All-Time High, What’s Next?

July 24th, 2017

This week we are featuring a company listed on the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List that broke to an all-time high in the past week. In one of our portfolio’s, we use the IBD Top 50 List to find stocks that show strong upward momentum and place spreads which will profit if the upward momentum continues. Actually, the stock can even fall a little for the maximum gain to be realized on these spreads.

Terry

Macom Tech Solutions (MTSI) Surges to All-Time High, What’s Next?

Macom Technology Solutions had its price target recently raised by Needham & Company and several firms have added to already sizeable positions. Here are two of them- First Trust Advisors LP Increases Stake in Macom Technology Solutions Holdings and FMR LLC Boosts Position in Macom Technology Solutions Holdings.

MTSI has been in an uptrend since late 2012 and broke to an all-time high in the past week. The technical break followed an 8-week consolidation below a horizontal resistance level at $61.25 which is now viewed as strong support. MTSI surged above the level on Thursday and held near its highs into the weekly close to offer confirmation of a sustained bullish break.

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