– James F. Taulman, former Editor-in-Chief of the first independently licensed website to offer stock reports and services based on the CAN SLIM® investment system.



It was a relatively calm, yet decent week on Wall Street with two out of three of the major averages posting weekly gains for a third straight week.


“You can always become better.”

– Tiger Woods

We also had earnings season kick off with better-than-expected numbers from JP Morgan and Wells Fargo.

After a deep end-of-the-year selloff, the indices are now back near their previous highs. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are now just -1% away from their respective September and August peaks. The Dow Jones is -2% below its Oct. 3 high.

The Dow Jones was the only major index to close lower this past week. The blue chips ended with a -12.69 point loss or down by just -0.05% to 26,412.

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The Nasdaq Composite gained +45.47 points on the week, adding to last week’s +0.6% advance. The tech-centric index ended the week within -20 points from the round-8000, at 7,984.

Chart services courtesy of stockcharts.com. Annotations by James Taulman.

The S&P 500 index added another +14.67 points or +0.5% this past week, closing at 2907.41.

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The Cboe Volatility Index touched its lowest level in six months on Friday.


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   – James F. Taulman

One question that I am regularly asked is – “Can you recommend a professional who manages money using the same methodology which your services are based upon?”

Over the years, there has been just a handful of these professionals who have stood out from the rest, and who I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for professional guidance.

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I ran my routine stock screens this weekend and added 3 new stocks to our watch list.

There are a total of 17 stocks on our watch lists. – see here.


Current Personal Portfolio Members can access all watch lists with updated trading criteria including – TRIGGER PRICE, TRIGGER VOLUME, and MAX BUY PRICE for every stock here.

Missed any of these morning reports? You can find all previous reports here.

As always, if anyone has any questions – please feel free to email me at james@jamestaulman.com as I would be glad to assist you. _________________________________________________

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