Not all is Rosy

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What we had hoped would not come to pass is now becoming reality. Perhaps it was hope rather than math, that drove optimistic perception. I have a saying, which I probably don’t repeat enough; “You can choose to ignore the math, but you can’t avoid it!” We tend to ignore real economic data, math and Read more…

Ford Earnings Example

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Volatility has NOT left the market and we should expect it to remain until the FOMC meeting clarifies their monetary policy and forward guidance. Until then the market and media have turned their attention back to earnings, geopolitical volatility (Hong Kong / China / ISIS), and Ebola. These events are certainly causing jitters in the Read more…

Earnings: GM and Ford

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I believe, despite some big earnings names, the week will remain in a low volatile range, barring any geopolitical explosions. The market seems poised to go higher, but the confidence boost will not come from economic data, not even earnings. What the market wants to hear is the continuing accommodative blessing from Janet Yellen and Read more…

Earnings Half-Time Report

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We are half way through earnings season and it doesn’t look great, but at least it is not contracting. I guess you could say it is tepid or lackluster. Some are saying this was because of the winter storms, but I can’t help but wonder if this really was just a blip from the storms, 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: Ford and AT&T

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So far, this earnings season has been mixed. Concerns have surfaced in the banking, retail, and restaurant sectors. The major concerns are weak sales numbers and short falls in top-line revenue. Companies have announced more layoffs and cost cutting measures to boost bottom line profits. On the other hand we have seen some better than Read more…