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By Emily E.A. Meyer

Shares of Netflix (NFLX​) are still in the dumps after the Walt Disney Co. (DIS) said earlier this week it would pull its content off the streaming service, which worried investors about the long-term effect on earnings. The stock fell two percent Thursday after another two percent drop Wednesday, which breached support levels and put shares at risk of another move lower.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

A 16 percent gain this year for shares of Nike Inc. (NKE) tells a story of healthy institutional buying while other athletic names such as Foot Locker Inc. (FL) and Under Armour Inc. (UA) lag. Since the shoe maker’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings announcement on June 29, the stock continues to lead the sector, clearly steered by institutional buying. Betting on leading stocks, accompanied with strong institutional activity, can be a great recipe for long-term investors.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

As the Dow reaches another milestone, other indexes whittle away at some of the market’s bullish underpinnings.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

There’s no shortage of excitement about Amazon.com (AMZN​) taking over the retail world, but there seems to be little concern about the valuation of its stock at $1,000. Looking at its chart, some red flags are popping up within volume trends. Technical analysis theory assumes that volume trends often precede price trends, and if that’s case, the current technical pattern may signal an increase in volatility and the potential for a bigger bearish turn in Amazon’s price.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

After a rough first half of the year, the U.S. dollar is starting to show signs of bottoming on the heels of a strong U.S jobs report and improving economic data.

In July, the economy added 209,000 jobs as the unemployment rate dropped to 4.3%. But the bigger piece of news was that wage growth saw its biggest month-over-month gain since October. On the heels of those strong numbers, and other signs the economy is strong, the dollar rose off a one-year low.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

It has not been a good year for Verizon Communications Inc. After the election last November, shares of the telecoms provider rallied about 10% and hit a year-to-date high of $54.83 back in early January. Since that massive move, however, the stock has been on a landslide, dropping as low as $42.80 back in July.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

A 20 percent gain this year for shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW) tells a story of healthy institutional buying helping the rise. The heart-valve maker’s latest earnings announcement on July 26 showed positive momentum for future revenues and EPS, which may lead to further gains for the stock.

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By Emily E.A. Meyer

One of the most common questions I receive from clients and traders is, What is the best indicator to use for signalling trend changes and avoiding false signals? My answer is that there isn’t a bulletproof go-to indicator or system, and don’t believe anyone who claims there is. In my analysis work, I have a basket of indicators that I look at, and the more indicators that align to indicate a trend or a change, the greater the confidence I have in the potential move.

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