Category Archive: Finance

Urban Outfitters, Inc. Q4 Earnings Results Meet Estimates On Flat Comps

Urban Outfitters, Inc. Q4 Earnings Results Meet Estimates On Flat Comps

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN) late Tuesday [Mar 7, 2017 | 4:09pm ] posted in-line fourth-quarter earnings results, as comparable sales were flat from the year-ago period, as predicted. Written by StockNews.com The Philadelphia-based specialty apparel retailer reported Q4 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55, which was in-line with the Wall Street consensus estimate of $0.55. […]
Market Talk- March 7th, 2017

Market Talk- March 7th, 2017

  The Nikkei continued its two-day slide ending today with just small -0.2% decline. The JPY had one of its tightest trading ranges in awhile even with geopolitics playing out on its doorstep. The talk around Asia remains focused on the FED and implications upon their (Asia’s) markets as they will be closed upon the […]
Bitcoin ETF Approval Odds At 50% As Decision Nears

Bitcoin ETF Approval Odds At 50% As Decision Nears

What was once considered doubtful (by no less than myself) has become at least a coin flip and may actually be more likely than not. I’m talking about the potential SEC approval of the Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF (COIN). I was skeptical of how the SEC might react to volatility in the price of bitcoin, the number of […]
Small Caps Trendline Failure

Small Caps Trendline Failure

Hurrah!!! Here’s the Russell 2000….. ……so, naturally, we’re finally making some headway on the ultrashort ETF as well!
Frothy Market Awaits Consolidation And New Catalysts

Frothy Market Awaits Consolidation And New Catalysts

Last week, in the wake of the President’s address to Congress, stocks rallied hard but ran into a brick wall at Dow 21,000, Nasdaq 5,900, and S&P 500 2,400. For the moment, optimism is high due to solid economic and corporate earnings reports along with the expectation that economic skids will soon be greased by […]
US Credit Card Debt Sees Biggest Drop In Over Four Years

US Credit Card Debt Sees Biggest Drop In Over Four Years

The credit-card fueled spending spree came to a screeching halt in January, when according to the latest just released consumer credit data from the Fed, revolving credit tumbled by $3.8 billion. This was the first decline since February of 2016, and the biggest drop since December 2012. On the other hand, the far more generous […]
Two Signs Stock Market Investors Are Preparing For (Much?) Higher Interest Rates

Two Signs Stock Market Investors Are Preparing For (Much?) Higher Interest Rates

It’s become a bit passé by now to highlight the big hawkish shift in the traders’ expectations for next week’s FOMC meeting; unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the market-implied likelihood of a 25bps rate hike has shifted from relatively unlikely (85%) in the last couple of weeks, driven by a run of solid […]
NAV Premiums Of Certain Precious Metal Funds And Trusts – Front Running

NAV Premiums Of Certain Precious Metal Funds And Trusts – Front Running

For those of you who wondered why there was such concentrated selling in the mining stocks a few weeks ago, perhaps this latest bear raid on the precious metals provides an adequate explanation. See the second chart below.  As a reminder, Non-Farm Payrolls this week, and the FOMC the next.  
PHI Group Signs Investment Agreement For $10 Million Funding

PHI Group Signs Investment Agreement For $10 Million Funding

NEW YORK, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PHI Group, Inc. a U.S. public company focusing on acquisitions and investments in natural resources, other select industries and special situations(www.phiglobal.com) (OTCMarkets: PHIL), announced today that it has signed a definitive investment agreement with Azure Capital (the “Investor”) for a $10 million equity line facility to fund working capital […]