Buy Apple Inc. (AAPL)? Every day another article is written on the subject and it’s just the same old cut & paste thesis. It’s cheap… blah, blah, blah. Mastery would rather buy Google Inc. (G
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The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, with sentiment reflecting caution, even as the markets have withstood the anxiety concerning their overbought levels. Incoming economic evidence concerning the global economy has been fairly benign. Adding to evidence that the economy has weathered the impact of the region’s fiscal crisis, Germany reported a rebound in exports in March.
That said, the economic outlook is not all that rosy and the global economy is likely to grapple with a fits and starts recovery in the near to medium term. Earnings that has served as a positive catalysts for the markets in recent sessions may cease to exist now, as the reporting season winds down. Therefore, the markets’ resilience may come in for a severe test.
I have never been a big fan of online travel agencies. For my money, I would prefer to book my air directly with the airline, and my hotels directly from the hotel chain, and so forth. But there is no denying the convenience of using one of the major online travel agencies, especially when you have a lot of travel to be booked.
And there is another advantage that these online travel agencies can have, incredible opportunities to earn rewards. There are several ways that you can use online travel agencies to maximize your points, miles, can cash back rewards. One way is to participate in their proprietary rewards programs, which are not especially great. Another is to go to these agencies through an online shopping portal and that allows you to collect extra rewards.
I was recently accepted as a columnist for the subscription portion of SeekingAlpha.com, a well-respected stock-oriented editorial site, and quickly got my first submitted article accepted. Much to my disappointment, however, my second submission was wrongly rejected, I believe. The rejection notice stated:
As a fundamental investing site, Seeking Alpha doesnt publish articles based primarily on Technical Analysis. Feel free to post this piece to your instablog. Thanks!
As you might expect, this response raised my blood pressure on several counts.
- First, I thought that I had summarized most of the fundamental arguments, bullish and bearish, covering the subject of the future direction of gold prices.
- Second, I cant imagine any site that doesnt take technical factors into account when presenting content about stocks, markets, commodities and forex can do so without including a heavy dose of technical factors and opinion.
- Finally, why isnt there a site that features articles contributed by vetted contributors focusing on technically-based market and stock opinions? It might even be called www.stockchartists.com
In any event, the rejected article appears below. What