Apple Earnings – a value stock?

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A couple of solid earnings in some over-weight stocks have the pre-market futures up strongly, especially in the tech heavy NDX index. Amazingly, it only takes a couple of big names to drive the whole market. Was this strong earnings move on better bottom line, top-line revenue, and strong domestic or emerging market growth? All Read more…

Value Rotation?

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It’s the height of earnings season and so far we have gotten a mixed picture. The market continues to bounce between a support and resistance range, we are waiting to see how the Ukraine situation plays out and lastly, we are not certain how and when the Fed’s monetary policy will change. The pre-market futures look Read more…

Earnings CAT and pending Apple!

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Much of the weekend was focused on whether or not any nation would try to quickly announce a devaluation on Sunday, much like in the beginning of the “Asian Flu” in 1997. This is done to help reduce the inflationary pressure and stop outflows of capital. While there was talk and speculation that we could Read more…

Earnings: CAT and BA

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Is the market beginning to stall? After getting through all the government’s and Fed’s games, the market has survived and even moved higher; however, as we get back to focusing on earnings and the economic conditions on the ground, we quickly see that trouble and stagnation remain. Those concerns are certainly not universal. Amid the Read more…

NETFLIX EARNINGS

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The market remains in the support holding pattern from yesterday, but it did show some strength going into the close. Earnings are starting to set the tone for the 2nd quarter and the repeated theme is a weak and stagnant domestic environment and reliance on the emerging markets, which are still growing, but at a Read more…

Earnings: CAT & HAL (Currency War)

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After last week’s sell-off, has the market hit a support level? From a technical aspect it looks like a decent level to start buying; however, I would caution on trying to pick a bottom and would suggest using options (spreads, married puts, ratios, etc) as a way to take a long position but limit downside Read more…

Domestic Employment

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  Weekly jobless claims have seen significant volatility since the beginning of the year. First we saw a massive drop, revisions, and then a huge increase. It had many economists scratching their heads primarily due to the revisions and “seasonal adjustment” factor, which goes unpublished. This seems to be the first week where volatility has Read more…