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Rick Pendergraft
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Dec 05, 2020
The Rally in Renewable Energy Equipment Stocks Could Be Coming to a Halt

The Rally in Renewable Energy Equipment Stocks Could Be Coming to a Halt

Since the bottom in March, all facets of the renewable energy industry have made huge gains. Some of the renewable energy equipment stocks have seen gains of 800% and more. While the gains have been impressive, the rallies could be coming to an end or seeing a pause at the very least.

Three companies in particular jumped out at me because all three have seen pullbacks in the current week. Those pullbacks have caused a bearish crossover in the weekly stochastic readings. Enphase Energy (ENPH), Plug Power (PLUG), and SunPower (SPWR) are all three seeing their stocks drop this week. All three have seen big gains in their stock prices since March, but Plug Power stands out among the three.

Plug bottomed at a price of $2.53 in March and it recently peaked at $28.70. That is a gain of 1,034% in nine months. The huge rally has put the stock in overbought territory based on the weekly stochastic readings and the 10-week RSI. The monthly versions of those indicators are also showing overbought levels. SunPower and Enphase are both in overbought territory based on the weekly and monthly indicators as well.

When I got the signals for the bearish stochastic crossovers on the three stocks, I pulled the three up on Tickeron’s Screener to see how the stocks performed in the various fundamental and technical categories. The first that jumped out was that all three stocks received “sell” ratings from the Tickeron Scorecard.

If we break down the ratings, Plug and SunPower both have four negative fundamental ratings compared to only one positive reading for each one. Enphase Energy does considerably better with three positive ratings to only two negative ratings. The only area where all three get negative ratings is in the Outlook Rating. Plug and SunPower both get poor ratings from their SMR Ratings and the P/E Growth Ratings. Enphase and Plug both get negative ratings in the Valuation Rating category. The only area where two of the three get a positive rating is in the Profit vs. Risk Ratings—both Plug and Enphase score well in that category.

The stocks do score better in the technical indicators. Both Plug and Enphase have three bullish signals and three bearish signals. SunPower has two bullish signals and four bearish signals. There are several areas where we see all three stocks getting the same reading. All three are getting bearish signals from the RSI, the MACD, and the Bollinger Band indicators. All three have gotten recent bullish signals from the Momentum and AROON indicators. Because of the big rallies, both Plug and Enphase get bullish readings on the Moving Average indicator.

Investor and analyst’s sentiment is quite different for the three companies. Analysts love Plug with nine “buy” ratings and only one “hold” rating. Enphase is slightly below average in this indicator with 10 “buy” ratings and seven “hold” ratings. SunPower is the one that is the least liked by analysts with only three “buy” ratings, seven “hold” ratings, and two “sell” ratings. What this tells us is that analysts are expecting to Plug to outperform the others while SunPower is expected to underperform.

SunPower also has the most pessimism from short sellers with a short interest ratio of 3.79. That reading is a little higher than the average stock. Enphase’s short interest ratio is at 3.0 which is right in line with average while Plug Power’s short interest ratio is below average at 1.78.

Here’s how the three stocks rank in the various fundamental and technical indicators from Tickeron.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.