Money Art | August 2013 USA Market View

Money Art | August 2013 USA Market View

Money Art | August 2013 USA Market View

STOCKS. In the 1-month category, the best three stocks are MTEX @ 102%, INSY @ 74% and UBNT @ 67%.

A stock trading on NasdaqGS, MTEX belongs to the Consumer Goods sector, Personal Products industry. With 310 employees, this Texas-based, USA company develops, markets and sells nutritional supplements, topical and skin care products and weight-management products.

The stock price went up because the company released good Q2 results, issued its 90th global patent and organized events that increased public interest in its products.

The top three stocks in the 3-month category are BEAT @ 195%, MTEX @ 181% and INSY @ 157%.

In the YTD category the top three stocks are TSLA @ 399%, MYEX @ 393% and OSBC @ 371%.

The best three stocks in the 12-month category are ACAD @ 1,021%, VIPS @ 621% and AEGR @ 522%.

Three stocks with the biggest 1-month decline are TNXP @ –47%, KIOR @ –52% and GSE @ –55%.

In the “What’s hot, what’s not” category, the five hottest stocks are HXM, AFFX, ZIPR, CNTY and AUDC; the five least hot stocks are SHOS, PKRK, ONE, BGFV and RVLT.

SECTORS. 23 industry sectors out of 182 are in green territory.

The top three winners are Communications Infrastructure, Transportation – Ship and Beverages – Alcohol. The three bottom sectors are Building – Residential, Computer – Networks and Building Products – Wood.

MUTUAL FUNDS. The top performers this month are four of the Gamco Global Convertible Securities @ 392%, Wegener Adaptive Growth Fund @ 27% and Quantitative Managed Futures Strategy Fund @ 18%.

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS. The best three ETFs this month are 3X Long Silver ETN @ 63%, Ultra Silver Proshares @ 39% and 2X Short US 10-year Treasury Futures @ 36%.

FUTURES. The top contracts are: (Currencies) British Pound @ 1.67%, (Energies) Crude oil @ 7.43%, (Financials) 30-day Fed Funds @ 0.02%, (Grains) Soybean Meal @ 16%, (Indices) CBOE S&P500 VIX @ 11.46%, (Meats) Lean Hogs @ 5.32%, (Metals) Silver @ 19.19% and (Softs) Cocoa @ 6.10%.

INDEXES. The best three indexes are CBOE Volatility Index @ 27%, S&P GSCI Index @ 3.95% and Dollar Index @ 0.23%.

DOW Jones Industrial Average finished down @ –4.58% this month.

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Relevant in August were titles like: “Americans giving up passports jump sixfold as tougher rules loom”, “Can ETFs cause the next stock market crash?”, “Big-name investors get long, get loud and get richer”, “Core debt yields rise, knocking emerging markets”, “The next US alcohol craze may come from China”, “Bond exodus accelerates as yields creep near 3%”, “US manufacturers gain ground”, “Fed says big Banks must improve financial cushions”, “Why investors should ignore economists”, “Study: have more sex, earn more money”, “Stagflation is here as Fed succeeds at inflationary target: Rosenberg”, “Congress will play chicken over debt ceiling, budget: Knox”, “Hindenburg Omen: very ominous, highly technical sign returns”, “Hindenburg Omen is about marketing, not markets: Hoenig”, “Income stats suggest American dream is dead”, “’Spectacular’ rally in gold is coming: Schiff”, “CFTC moves to reign in high-speed traders”, “GDP data is unreliable, government propaganda: Peter Schiff”, “Trades from 1990s come back to haunt Wall Street”, “Home prices across the US defy gravity”, “The trillion dollar crisis facing the US this century”, “US Treasury to hit debt limit in mid-October”, “Stocks will blast 10% higher in 2014: Citi’s Levkovich”, “Bond traders smell blood, and it could be their own”, “El-Erian: time running short for ‘new normal’”, “US GDP accelerates sharply in second quarter”, “Wall Street fat cats imprisoned like ‘Goodfellas’”, “Bonds will bounce back: PIMCO”, “US consumer sentiment slips in August”, which are self-explanatory.

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