Rick Ackerman

Articles by Rick Ackerman

AAPL, not long ago the one true love of fund managers, has been a conspicuous laggard since the broad averages trampolined off December’s lows. It is only in retrospect that we can see how they might have contrived, albeit with only modest...
So much for the wall of worry! Bulls have improbably shrugged off steep downturns in the housing and auto sectors, rising interest rates, a costly tariff war with China, the pernicious rise of socialism on Capitol Hill, the economic...
Stocks had trouble staying aloft Tuesday after rocketing higher a day earlier. Although the Dow finished with a 117-point gain, it was up by more than 200 in the early going and probably would have finished in the red if sellers had been...
Like many of you, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day when this powerful bear rally drops dead. Instead, AAPL has rallied with a vengeance, drawing a thousand doomed stocks into its vortex. Yes, the rally is a hoax. And yes, the Masters of...
If you have strong feelings about how the week is going to end on Wall Street, then perhaps you don’t understand the situation. Although there was no bullish buying to speak of in the last five days, neither, evidently, was there any...
I’ve bent over backwards lately second-guessing my permabear side, on a hair-trigger as I wait for the short squeeze from hell to begin. Instead, the Masters of the Universe who supposedly control the stock market like it’s a PlayStation...
Although Rick’s Picks was itching to short into strength as Wednesday began, we stepped aside when buyers came on stronger than expected. Their bravado didn’t last long, however, and by day’s end bulls looked spent. Even so, the intraday...
I put out a commentary Sunday night bearing this tongue-in-cheek headline: “No Chance This Rally Is the Real Deal, Right?”  Of course, merely to pose the question is to suggest that it is at least possible the bull market still...
It’s hard to imagine AAPL not bouncing from the 145.66 target shown. (It was proffered here earlier as a minimum downside objective.) Monday’s plunge came within 45 cents of this Hidden Pivot support during the holiday-shortened session —...
We’ll be hearing a lot more about the “death cross” in the days ahead, mostly from business-channel pundits who know as much about stock charts as you and I do about particle physics. The death cross occurs when a trading vehicle’s 50-day...

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