McDonald’s, Netflix, United Tech Earnings

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It’s a big earnings week and we should look behind the headline numbers and into the details to see how both the domestic and global economies are doing. Yesterday I mentioned we have seen what looks to be the start of a rotation out of growth and into value or safety. This is exemplified through 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 MCD and NFLX

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Earnings continue to reflect a mixed picture. We continue to see that investors need to be more selective in their investments and that we may face a 2014 in which not all stocks and markets rise. We have already seen forward difficulty in the financial sector and the news yesterday about Sears, Target and a Read more…

Earnings VZ, JNJ, DAL

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As the market is unable to reach escape velocity after an initial batch of mixed earnings and a confusing Labor Report, we continue to hold in a range, hoping and anticipating that as more earnings are released the results reflect of more robust recovery. This morning a few more big names may drive the earnings Read more…

2014 Predictions Part 2

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Yesterday I made some predictions for economic data, politics, and Federal Reserve monetary policy that may impact the market. Today I will focus on financial products and sectors. 2014 Predictions – the Markets What lifts the market? The equity market, as a whole, has been lifted significantly since the onset of the QE-3 (QE-Infinity) monetary Read more…

JP Morgan and MCD Earnings

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Have we made it through the political tunnel of horrors? So far it seems so. The Taper, which initially brought concern to the market, was averted (as expected) and now with the new Fed Chairman we could very well see the QE money printing increase. I don’t see any signs of a Taper in the near Read more…

Nobel Prize?

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The market is under pressure in the pre-market this morning and guess what, Republicans and Democrats couldn’t get along. After a huge rally on Thursday, all based on hope and a White House meeting, speculation swirled that there would be some resolution over the weekend. So now, we are here, 14 days into a government shutdown Read more…

Empire State Index and Netflix News

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The geo-political activity has been garnering some headlines, but has not generated any market volatility to date. I believe all eyes are on Bernanke this week with him possibly setting the record straight as to the whole taper temper ordeal that recently sent the market into a volatile spin. There is some economic data, as Read more…

Earnings (CSCO / WMT)

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The rally continues and the talk in financial circles related to some key points that David Tepper mentioned yesterday. Maybe the best way to sum up his analysis is to say; “The market will go up, by hook or by crook!” Temper’s view (correctly I might add) is that if the economic data is not Read more…

April Retail Sales

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Last week the market seems to be slightly stalling after another good run. This recent run in the first quarter has been driven, stalled, slight pull-back, and then driven again in a cycle. What seems to be the motivating driver is broad economic news and data, rather than individual company earnings and fundamentals. When the Read more…

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