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Steel, Coal and Ag Plays Turning Over

By Faisal Laljee

The hottest segments of the market over the last quarter have been commodity related names, specially coal stocks, steel stocks and agricultural names. Stocks like US Steel (X) had gone from under $100 just earlier this year to over $190 – until this week when all these hot stocks have turned over. Potash (POT),... »

Selling into Rallies

By Faisal Laljee

The DJIA is up triple digits two days in a row and 3 out of the last 4 days. I am using this opportunity to sell some stocks and increase my short exposure. I just feel that the market needs one strong leg down before I can start buying long positions again. So I... »

Fuel Tech Is a Speculative Play on Green

By Faisal Laljee

Fuel Tech (FTEK) provides technologies to reduce pollution, particularly nitrogen oxide emissions generated by coal power plants. Fuel Tech also markets fuel treatment chemicals and technology that improve boiler efficiency and cut some sulfur and carbon dioxide emissions. Coal accounts for 50% of power generated in the US, 70% of India’s and 80% of... »

Joy Global Not the Best of Breed

By Faisal Laljee

Joy Global’s lowered forecast amidst an metals and mining boom is extremely disappointing. Cyclical businesses cannot afford not to avail the good times when they come and clearly, Joy Global (JOYG) seems to have lost a lot of ground. I recommend selling this stock if you own it. – Faisal LaljeeFull Disclosure: I do... »

Top 10 US Stocks to Buy Now

By Faisal Laljee

The market does not seem to want to go down. Every dip is followed by a bigger bounce, and it feels like deja vu with a record close every other day. In such happy times, I worry about being overzealous and recommending anything at all, but as long as there are skeptics like me,... »

Fuel Tech on Fire

By Faisal Laljee

Fuel Tech Inc. (FTEK) is not a stock most people know of, but it is up almost 100% since October. Fuel Tech makes equipment that helps power plants reduce air pollution and burn fuel more efficiently. With democrats winning the elections last month, the stock has gained added momentum and looks like it will... »

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