Making Money in the Stock Market is Really Quite Simple
It begins with Accurate Forecasting and Analytic Procedures, then it requires Well Honed Fundamental, Technical and Consensus Opinion Conformations, and it ends with Profitable Results. (F / C = PR). This simple 1, 2, 3 formula has consistently produced annual profits for over 50 years.
Professor's F / C = PR --- > for My High Profile / Bellwether Companies
My past two Quarterly - Articles for (GE) can be found in my Archive, just click on Authors and you will be taken to the Home Page and - Steve Bauer. Remember, I rotate these Articles over a13 week / three-month - Quarterly period.
Professor's Quarterly Forecast for G.E. -- Near/Short-term (one month to three months)
The Company has been Cycling for the year between $17.5. and $23. and in an up-trend. In 2007 it was at $36. and has not come close to that price since. From a high of $36 to a low of $13 is pathetic performance! The July Rally (which I called) remains in tack. I have documented my identification of that rally within my Performance Article. I have also put out an initial Bearish Warnings (October) to my Clients and wrote a definitive Bearish article in another financial blog and here in SafeHaven.com.
I repeat, the foreseeable appreciation picture for G.E. is not nearly as bright as most financial analysts and bloggers are publishing. Longer-term (six months to one year or more) my Fundamental - Valuation Analytics are consistent and are mildly declining in its Industry Group and the Marketplace. That does Not offer much hope for reasonable appreciation especially in this Negative Market environment.
When the General Market turns Bearish and is in trouble (and it IS in trouble) Companies like (GE) will follow suit - and also head south. If you need to confirm this remark please (see the 20-Year Chart) for (GE) - or - any other Company listed above. That is a simple axiom of "Investing Wisely." This fact is particularly true when a Company has Less than "Excellent" Fundamental - Valuations at the time the General Market first starts showing Technical weakness (and it DEFINITELY showing Technical weakness).
My below charts also tell that story very clearly. This being a fact, G.E. will definitely continue to participate in this General Market pull back for a time. It is currently off its recent highs only slightly and much more (except for my Forecasted current Bounce / Mini-Rally). All this adds up to a future and clear Forecast that there will be notable hurt once again in the following weeks and perhaps months ahead.
My Fundamental - Valuations and Technical Analysis have produced Accurate Forecasts for (GE), many years. My Methodology has been continued to be completely on target (On the Button) for both G.E. and other Companies / Industry Groups.
Most of the Companies I feature above pay a dividend. (Please read my recent article for Seniors regarding doubling your monthly income).
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Many Dow Companies, High Profile Companies and MANY others are have and are currently beginning to - hurt a meaningful hurt.
I suggest that - if you have been advised by anyone to HOLD a Company such as G.E. - that those folks are offering -- just plain (unacceptable Asset Management Advice). Most mutual funds have this "Hold Companies like G.E.)" perspective each and every day over the decades - Hum...
My Fundamental - Valuation for (GE) remains a minus 10% - 15% or more for the foreseeable future. The previous leg down took this "Company" down over 70%. I hope some of my words (analytics) are getting your attention.
Note: You might want to do some arithmetic on how to maintain a profitable portfolio. What percent does it take to recover from a 50% loss? Answer: 100%. A 100% gain to recover from a 50% is almost in the realm of fantasy in today's Marketplace! Especially with Companies like G.E.
A Pull-Back is my Short-Term (3 months to 6 months) Forecast. The good news is that -- one day again G.E. will be a very profitable Company to own. Unfortunately, that day is not project-able and therefore Prudence is the best Investment Strategy for (GE) at this time.
Professor's - Report Card on: G.E. (GE)
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|Technical - |
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Grade & Direction:
(0 - 100 / A - F) --
Ascending - Flat - Descending.
|G.E. (GE)||Good - Poor --||Good --||Good --||71 / C - and Descending|
Notes: My weighted Fundamental, Technical and Consensus Opinion ratings range from Excellent to Very Poor. Grades below 90 / A are not current (never are) candidates for buying. Grades above 60 / F are not current (never are) candidates for short selling. Information and data are ever changing, so be alert. Every companies "Grade" can from a neutral grade (60 to 90 / D to B) to a buy (greater than 90) or short sale (less than 60) in a very short time.
Why on Earth anyone would invest their money in other than an "A" Rated and Excellent Report Card - Company or ETF? This is beyond my capacity to understand!
My twenty-year chart of G.E. is offered to give you a perspective. "Perspective" is yet another tool for making money that is seldom employed by Advisors and Investors alike.
My article here in SafeHaven.com on "My Rotation Model" supports the above Notes.
Two-Year (Comparative Percent) Chart of G.E. (GE) and S&P 500 - (SPY) - ETF
You can clearly see in the above Chart that (GE) and (SPY) are tracking each other rather well! That should be a "Warning." Please - Do not Buy or Short G.E., without talking with a seasoned financial analyst or perhaps visiting with me via Email.
Twenty-Year Chart of G.E. (GE) and S&P 500 - (SPY) - ETF
I suggest that you to take a long look at this 20-year chart. Having a longer-term perspective of a possible future investment will always give you a more consistent bottom line. Comparing G.E. (GE) with the SPDR, S&P 500 ETF (SPY) -- should tell you a very compelling story of how I go about profiting in the stock market. It has much to do with "Perspective" and "Comparative Analytics." These two words make my job rather easy because there are always select Companies and ETFs that are "In-Favor." Unfortunately, Most Companies and ETFs are "Not In-Favor." Again, it's back to "My Rotation Model."
Professor's -- Weekly -- (Bullish Alert - or - Bearish Warning) --- For the General Market and the U.S. / Global Economies:
My Fundamentals are over-valued. My Technicals are over-bought. My Consensus Opinions are much too bullish. Insiders are selling, and Interest Rates and Dividends are on the rise. It does not get much more dismal than this, except when a Market Low is reached and then it is too late!
The Economies of the World's Economic Powers are in much more peril than is being reported by the Media.
G.E. is definitely included in this Bearish Warning.
That means there is going to continue to be a great deal of hurt for your portfolio the foreseeable future.
Writing these articles is easy after 50 years of doing my analytics. I sure would appreciate your feedback and perhaps expressions of interest in my professional services.
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