Ralph Acampora: Stocks Headed For Higher Ground; Blue Chips Breaking Out
Also, Ryan Puplava with his Market Wrap Up and Rob Bernard with the Fixed Income Report
Jim Puplava welcomes back noted technician Ralph Acampora this week. Ralph sees stocks headed higher, and is particularly bullish on the blue chip stocks, which are technically breaking out. In addition, Ryan Puplava checks in with a wrap-up of the markets, and Rob Bernard of the PFS Group discusses fixed income opportunities.
Ryan joined PFS Group in 1995. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from San Diego State University. His professional designations include FINRA Series 4, Series 7, and Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law Exam. He earned the Chartered Market Technician's designation in 2007. Mr. Puplava is Senior Trading Manager and works closely with Jim Puplava on PFS Group's Growth investment objective. He also contributes a monthly Market Observation to Financial Sense and co-authors In the Know—a weekly communication for Jim Puplava's clients only—with other members of the trading staff.
Ralph is a pioneer in the development of market analytics and has a global reputation as a market historian and a technical analyst. He is the former Director of Technical Research at Kidder Peabody and Prudential Securities, a published author, popular lecturer and a leading international expert, consulted by prominent financial experts and journalists worldwide.
Rob joined PFS Group in 2011 as an independent broker. Rob holds a BS in Business Administration from San Diego State University, and his professional designations include FINRA Series 7, Series 31, Series 63 and Long Term Care and Variable Annuity Insurance Licenses. With over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry—including 11 years as a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley, as well as other asset management and administration experience at Prudential Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, and PaineWebber—Mr. Bernard's expertise includes: Income strategies, diversification strategies, specialized high-level corporate executive strategies, particularly with SEC Rule 144-related services, long-term care insurance and variable annuities.