Money Art | January 2015 USA Market View

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January 2015 USA market view

STOCKS. In the 1-month category, the best three stocks are RAVE @ 78%, ZIOP @ 77% and COSI @ 60%.

A stock trading on NasdaqCM, RAVE belongs to the Services sector, Restaurants industry. With 70 employees, this Texas, USA based company, together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out (delco) and express restaurants under the Pizza Inn trademark nationwide and internationally.

The stock price went up because the company financials improved and the popularity of the restaurants keeps increasing. Pizza Inn is leading the explosive fast casual pizza segment with solid unit level economics, impressive comparable store sales growth, and a strong pipeline of new corporate and franchise stores.

The top three stocks in the 3-month category are ADXSW @ 378%, QTNTW @ 339% and ADXS @ 207%.

In the 12-month category, the best three stocks are QTNTW @ 4,293%, WMGIZ @ 1,072% and RDUS @ 501%.

Three stocks with the biggest 1-month decline are PSTR @ –58%, OCN @ –59% and NES @ –60%.

In the “What’s hot, what’s not” category, the five hottest stocks are GNVC, ABCD, NFEC, EDAP and ORPN; the five least hot stocks are AIXG, SREV, BGC, AMCC and ONE.

SECTORS. 40 industry sectors out of 182 are in green territory.

The top three winners are Audio & Video Products, Retail – Supermarket and Finance – Investment Funds. The three bottom sectors are Movie & TV Production & Distribution, Finance – Investment Management and Banks – Southwest.

MUTUAL FUNDS. The top performers this month are two of the Ocm Gold Fund Advisor Class funds, two of the Profunds Precious Metals Ultra Sector and American Century Global Gold Fund Institutional Class fund @ 18%, four of the American Century Global Gold Funds @ 17% and three of the Gamco Gold Funds @ 16%.

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS. The best three ETFs this month are Gold Miners Bull 3X Direxion @ 65%, Ultra VIX Short-Term Fut ETF Proshares @ 49% and Daily 2X VIX ST ETN Velocityshares @ 47%.

FUTURES. The top contracts are: (Currencies) Swiss Frank @ 7.97%, (Energies) Gasoline @ –1.66%, (Financials) Ultra T-bond @ 8.55%, (Grains) Canola @ 2.26%, (Indices) CBOE S&P500 VIX @ 23.53%, (Meats) Milk @ 1.39%, (Metals) Gold @ 6.49% and (Softs) Sugar @ 1.23%.

INDEXES. The best three indexes are CBOE Volatility Index @ 31.72%, US Dollar Index @ 5.40% and DOW Utilities @ 1.21%.

DOW Jones Industrial Average finished down @ –4.55% this month.

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Relevant in January were titles like: “Here’s What 13 Top Wall Street Pros Are Predicting For Stocks In 2015”, “Oil Causing Dramatic Shift in Global Power: Bremmer”, “Why it’s so hard to pick oil’s bottom”, “Bill Gross Thinks 2015 Is The Year It All Falls Apart”, “Doll: Bull market to extend charge, but it’s time to get picky”, “Europe Threatens World Order, More Than ISIS and Vladimir Putin Can”, “Euro heading to parity with US dollar”, “Carl Icahn: Oil likely to go even lower now (Jan. 8)”, “Why Oil Prices Are Headed Below $35 a Barrel (Jan. 9)”, “Clouds forming over US economy?”, “Not Even Mario Draghi Can Save Europe Now”, “Janjuah on 2015: Oil at $30; bonds to go crazy (Jan. 19)”, “Former oil exec: $5-a-gallon gas on the way”, “Oil falls again as IMF cuts forecast; Iran hints at $25 oil”, “Here’s what’s haunting the global economy”, “The Real Reason Oil Prices Plunged”, “Oil prices have reached ‘bottom’, says Iraqi minister (Jan. 21)”, “Why investors should be preparing for Nasdaq 5000”, “This currency war cannot go well: Art Cashin”, “Alwaleed: No more $100 oil, but we won’t blink”, “Euro, dollar to hit parity by 2016: Economist (Jan. 23)”, “The European Dream Is Dying State By State”, “OPEC’s El-Badri Warns of $200 Oil on Lack of Investment”, “HEDGE FUND MANAGER ODEY WARNS: We’ve Entered A Downturn That Will Be Remembered In 100 Years (Jan. 26)”, “Investing in Japan never looked so good”, “5 Failed Currencies And Why They Crashed”, “He called $50 oil, now he says it’s going lower”, “Too late: We’re already in a bear market”, “Peter Schiff: QE 4 will send gold toward new highs”, “Government won’t bring back prosperity. Here’s what will”, “Billionaire: US faces ‘massive job killing machine’”, “For traders, oil’s plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts”, “Oil set for record bear run as OPEC output grows”, “OPEC Sees Oil Prices Exploding to $200 a Barrel (Jan. 31)”, which are self-explanatory.

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