Saturday, May 27, 2017

Tailwinds Trading Blog

This trading blog is intended to express investment ideas that our management may have from time to time. This is intended for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Please see our disclaimer if you require further information. Thank you and happy trading!!!

A Contrarian Idea About Deficits

Imagine you are running a small business. Although sales are slowly growing, competition is driving down your margins. Your employees are getting squeezed by rising...

Hammer Time

Wednesday reached the pinnacle of fear in Aqua Metals stock, as it traded down for what seemed like the 20th straight day. When the...

Changes to Select Portfolio: Earthstone Out, Patriot One In

We are making more changes to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio. Keeping with our theme of disruptive technology, we are adding Patriot One to the...

Romance Is For Losers

A few readers have asked me to tell more stories about trading. They encouraged me to share more of my experiences throughout the years. After...

Polar Power (POLA) Added To The Tailwinds Select Portfolio

We have added Polar Power to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio at a price of $4.75. Polar Power is a technology company focused on manufacturing of...

The ORD Oracle, May 22, 2017

Tailwinds' Take: The ORD Oracle has a long track record of making investors money in Gold and the S&P. Here's his latest piece. SPX Monitoring...

Stock Market Shakeout

The risk off move continues this morning. Although most pundits are attributing the sudden decline to Trump’s Comey woes, it feels like there is...

Orin Hirschman of AIGH Partners Reports a 5.1% Stake in Vuzix

One of the smarter small cap investment funds out there, AIGH Partners, and their general manager Orin Hirschman, just reported taking an over 5%...

An E.T.A. For The Man With The Pin

Everyone is aware of the manic rise in the price of real estate in countries such as Canada and Australia over the past few...

The ORD Oracle, May 15, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Sold SPX 5/5/17 at 2399.29 = gain 1.06%; Long SPX on 4/24/17 & 2374.15. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes:...

UGE International Added to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio

We added UGE International (UGE.V) to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio today at a share price of $0.68. UGE provides full-service energy solutions to commercial and...

The VIX Article No One Will Like

I am pretty sure no one will like today’s post. Half of my readers will be disappointed by the discussion of VIX product intricacies,...

Fusion Telecommunications Added to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio

We added Fusion Telecommunications (FSNN) to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio today at a share price of $1.60. Fusion is a cloud services company that delivers...

The ORD Oracle, May 8, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Sold SPX 5/5/17 at 2399.29 = gain 1.06%; Long SPX on 4/24/17 & 2374.15. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes:...

Oil Declines Bring Down Producers

US oil producers showed today that they can make more money with $50 oil than had been expected. The result of which is that...

Wallace Prepares to Buy Some Silver

Something is happening in China. Industrial commodities are plunging. It’s been a brutal week, and seems to be accelerating. Too many traders underestimate China’s role...

The ORD Oracle, May 1, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Long SPX on 4/24/17 & 2374.15. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. The top window is the McClellan Oscillator; readings...

Zillow Breaking Out To New Highs

Zillow is one of our favorite names. This is a disruptive company that is turning a huge industry on its tail. I fully expect...

The Ord Oracle, April 24, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Long SPX on 4/24/17 & 2374.15. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Neutral Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. SPY did show a “Sign of Strength” (SOS)...

The Best Unknown Indicator

Lately there has been all sorts of chatter about the collapse of Chinese Iron Ore prices. There can be no denying, the chart looks...

The Ord Oracle, April 17, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes; Long SPX on 4/12/17 at 2344.93. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 4/13/17 at 24.54. Long Term Trend monitor purposes: Neutral. Last Thursday, the...

Saudis Aim For $60 Oil

Saudi Arabia is leading a charge among OPEC leaders, who are now targeting $60 a barrel as the level where they want to see crude...

The ORD Oracle, April 10, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes; Sold 4/5/17 at 2352.95= .4% gain; Long SPX on 3/24/17 at 2343.98. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07 =...

Closing Out Long Debt Instruments Trade

On March 13, we got long the ProShares UBT leveraged debt ETF http://tailwindsresearch.com/2017/03/time-to-get-long-debt-instruments/ . While the trade is working in our favor, it has...

iBio Removed From the Tailwinds Select Portfolio

As of April 6th, at a price of $.42, we have officially removed iBio from the Tailwinds Select Portfolio. iBio is a very intriguing...

The End Game

We all know the terrifying debt statistics. We are bombarded every day with bearish reports about the gargantuan Federal debt, and when combined with...

The ORD Oracle, April 4, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Long SPX on 3/24/17 at 2343.98. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07 = gain 20.15%; Long GDX on 12/28/16...

3D Signatures Added to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio

We are adding shares of 3D Signatures (DXD.V) to the Tailwinds Select Portfolio as of the end of March, 2017 at a share price...

Vuzix Looking Good For a Trade; Long Term, Expect Upside Breakout

Technically, VUZI stock is in a wedge formation. We have just bounced off the long term support and should move into the short term...

The ORD Oracle, March 27, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Long SPX on 3/24/17 at 2343.98. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07 = gain 20.15%; Long GDX on 12/28/16...

the ORD Oracle, March 20, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Covered short SPX 1/31/17 at 2278.87 =.09% gain; Short on 1/30/17 at 2280.90 Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07...

The ORD Oracle – March 13, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Covered short SPX 1/31/17 at 2278.87 =.09% gain; Short on 1/30/17 at 2280.90 Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07...

Time to Get Long Debt Instruments

Since August of 2106, 30 year bonds have sold off from the 177 range down into the 147 range. But what makes debt appear attractive...

The End of Calm Bond Markets

Although the market is convinced the Federal Reserve will get aggressive with their rate hikes, I am not sure market participants have thought this...

The ORD Oracle ~ March 6, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Covered short SPX 1/31/17 at 2278.87 =.09% gain; Short on 1/30/17 at 2280.90 Monitoring purposes GOLD: Sold GDX at 24.33 on 2/22/07...

Gold Trade Continues to Shine…For How Long?

Sometimes even I get things right. On December 14th, I suggested that investors should be looking at gold for a trade. At that time,...

ORD Oracle, Feb. 21, 2017

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Covered short SPX 1/31/17 at 2278.87 =.09% gain; Short on 1/30/17 at 2280.90 Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 12/28/16 at 20.25. Long...

I Forgot What We Are Dealing With

The other day I wrote a piece highlighting the dangers about Trump’s over promising regarding the upcoming tax cuts. I argued the best CEOs...

Bitcoin Emerging As a Golden Investment?

For years I’ve been in the Jamie Dimon camp on Bitcoin. A brilliant thinker and the leader of the world’s largest bank, Jamie has...

Trump’s Rookie Mistake

The last couple of weeks have been wild. Egged on by Trump’s talk of “yuuugeeee” tax cuts, the stock market has propelled upwards in...

Tailwinds Select Portfolio ~ January Performance Review

The market's rally appears to have run out of steam in January, as stocks needed to pause and collect themselves after the recent run...

Aw Right, Aw Right, Aw Right

The other day I wrote a piece that highlighted the risks from an increasingly hawkish Fed (Trump and Yellen’s collision course). One of my...

Another Market Priced for Trump Perfection

Remember last year at this time when WTI crude oil had fallen from $60 down to $26? Instead of scooping up the cheap oil,...

Some Market Indicators to Watch in 2017

In the post below, I have drawn from a number of sources, including the highly-acclaimed InvesTech Research, and its January 20, 2017 issue, to pull...

Trump and Yellen’s Collision Course

Although the stock market is giddy from President Trump’s pro-growth policies, there is another constituent not quite so enamoured with recent developments. Although a...

Trump Must Love BioEquivalence…Large Pharma at Risk?

President Trump is like a wrecking ball in an earthquake. His direction is constantly shifting and woe to those that get in his way....

The ORD Oracle, 1-23-17

SPX Monitoring purposes;  Covered 12/30/16 at 2238.83= gain .46%; Short on 12/29/16 at 2249.26. Monitoring purposes GOLD: Long GDX on 12/28/16 at 20.25. Long Term Trend...

Is The Small Cap Rally Stalling Out?

When Trump won the election, the ensuing rally was beyond impressive. This was especially true in the small cap world, where stocks ran up...

The Mirror Opposite

There are market moments seared into my brain. While most days and weeks blend into an ugly boring collage of flickering numbers on the...

Tailwinds Select Portfolio…Catalyst Preview

The Tailwinds Select Portfolio consists of a group of companies that pass our Evidenced Based Investing criteria. One of these criteria is visible, and...
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