Doing a little post-Thanksgiving stock hunting and I came across this one at Bernie Schaeffer's site. It's getting some high call option activity and the TradeRadar buy signal looks pretty good (just beginning to signal a buy on 11/20/06 at $7.05). This trade is playing out right now; this is not a back-test. Buying it anytime within the last week or when the market opens Monday would be the agressive approach. Waiting a bit to see how things look over the next few days or so might be more prudent. Note that the red signal line is just barely below the green trigger point. Seeing that signal go a little lower would provide more confidence. Let's keep an eye on this one.
A couple of years ago, no one recognized the real estate bubble even though it was under everyone's nose. Now, analysts and bloggers are seeing bubbles everywhere they look. One of them, they say is in Brazil whose Bovespa stock market index has doubled in the last 12 months. Does the bubble accusation hold water? I don't think so and here are 7 reasons why Brazil is by no means a bubble economy: Exports have held up over the past year thanks to demand from China for Brazil's soya exports and iron ore. This was helped by the the Brazilian government's drive to improve trade links with Asia and Africa. Export diversification, spurred by a more active trade policy and increased focus on "south-south" trade under current president Lula, helped mitigate the decline in demand from OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries A "sensible" economic framework has been in place since the 1990's. This has included inflation