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  • Apple . Business . Investing . Market sentiment . Moving average . Stock . Superior mesenteric artery . Technical analysis .

Since Apple, Inc. (AAPL) met its death cross (definition below) in December last year the stock has fallen over 21%, from $545.00 to its current $450.00 price level. When it occurred with Apple,this technical trend signal was so widely publicized that the media seems to now have a deathly (pun intended) fear of the event, regardless of its validity. Before we look at gold and its impending death cross, the purpose of this article, let's first define what a death…

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  • Apple . General Dynamics . goog . Google . MACD . Stock . Support and resistance . Technical analysis .

The direction and stability of the market is still very dependent upon "fiscal cliff" talks within the government.  Though the market has shown a bit of stability recently, staying in cash to avoid unnecessary risk is a wise, conservative play.  Please invest with extreme caution. Buy XOM: Exxon Mobil Corporation Profit target @ $92.00 or use a 7% trailing stop (see Strategy page). Protect from loss @ $86.00 or use trailing stop (mentioned above). Exxon Mobil (XOM) has pulled back to its…

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  • Apple . AT&T . Closed-end fund . LCC . MACD . National Youth Music Theatre . NYMT . Real estate investment trust . Stochastic . Stock . Support and resistance . Trade . US Airways Group .

Post election jitters and "fiscal cliff" fears are resulting in increased market volatility.  I still suggest staying in cash until markets show significant signs of stability.  Any and all picks listed below are intended as speculation only. Buy PEB: Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Profit target @ $24.00 or use a 6% trailing stop (see Strategy page). Protect from loss @ $20.50 or use trailing stop (mentioned above). Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (PEB), a real estate investment trust (REIT) is trading just above strong support…

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Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) was trading above $43.00 just two weeks ago, on August 1st. A few days later, due to "missed" earnings, the company's stock quickly fell almost 10%, to the $39.00 range. Though Cardinal Health, Inc.'s fiscal fourth quarter net income rose 17%, from $203 million the previous quarter to $236 million, the company's revenue remained flat, $26.8 billion versus Wall Street's projected $27.3 billion (Yahoo Finance). This revenue miss played a large part in the stock's post-earnings…

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  • Business . Company . Investing . Moving average . Price support . Stock . Stocks and Bonds .

When a stock is trading under its respective 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day simple moving averages (SMA), it could mean a troubled fate for the company. Or it could mean that the company is undervalued and, for whatever reason, is selling for less than what it's worth. A company's price to book (P/B) ratio can also give us insight into a similar situation; the company is in trouble or it's significantly undervalued and is offering a good buying opportunity for investors.…

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  • Business . Equities . Investing . Return on equity . ROE . Stock . Stocks and Bonds .

As worries in Europe continue to push markets downward, many stocks are now selling at a relative discount. This two-part series will focus on stocks that appear undervalued due to low price-to-book ratios (P/B) and high, over 20%, return on equity (ROE). A company's price-to-book ratio and return on equity are generally good fundamental statistics to look at when beginning a search for value opportunities. A low P/B, a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its actual…

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  • Business . Capital IQ . Investing . Motley Fool . P/B ratio . Return on equity . Stock . Warren Buffett .

A company's price to book ratio (P/B) is a fundamental measure often used by investors to determine the value of the stock in relation to the overall value of the company. A low P/B can indicate that a company's stock is currently undervalued, offering a strong buying opportunity. The P/B ratio, which compares the market's valuation of a company to the actual book value of a company, is calculated as: Price to Book (P/B) = Price per Share/Book Value of…

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Healthcare plans' stocks were hit hard in August as budget talks instilled fear into already worried investors. By mid-month, however, many of the industry's stocks began consolidating and finding strong levels of price support. As we moved through September, analysts began taking notice of healthcare plans, using words like "oversold" and "undervalued" when describing the industry. As we are about to close the doors on September, many stocks in the industry have bounced off of price support and are continuing…

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