Why The Fed Needs To Watch The Bond Yield Curve

Why The Fed Needs To Watch The Bond Yield Curve

There is nothing like uncertainty and speculation to prove everyone wrong! What am I talking about? The bond market is not playing along with the Fed’s statements about a stronger economy. In short, the Fed needs to watch the bond yield curve before any more interest rate hikes are considered. Copyright: rungaroon / 123RF Stock Photo […]
Use This Simple Technique To Make Better Trade Decisions

Use This Simple Technique To Make Better Trade Decisions

One of the most important jobs of a market participant is risk management. If you’re unable to identify when your position is wrong, then you shouldn’t be entering a position, to begin with. Would we ever enter a crowded room without identifying where the exits are? I don’t think so. We have the same responsibility […]
Disney’s ESPN Concerns Are Likely Exaggerated: Here’s Why

Disney’s ESPN Concerns Are Likely Exaggerated: Here’s Why

Disney (DIS) is the world’s largest entertainment company with a market capitalization of ~$183 billion. The company is famous for its well-known characters like Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck, as well as the Star Wars and Marvel cinematic franchises. Disney also owns ESPN, the predominant television channel for professional sports. Lately, Disney’s Media Networks segment […]
CR Bard Inc. To Be Acquired By Becton Dickinson And Co. For $24 Billion

CR Bard Inc. To Be Acquired By Becton Dickinson And Co. For $24 Billion

Written by StockNews.com CR Bard Inc. (NYSE: BCR) has agreed to be acquired by fellow medical devices giant Becton Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) for $24 billion in cash and stock. The merger entails that BCR shareholders will receive $222.93 in cash and 0.5077 shares of BDX stock per Bard share. The total value of the […]
Steel Stocks’ Q1 Earnings Slated On Apr 25: X, ATI, AKS, TX

Steel Stocks’ Q1 Earnings Slated On Apr 25: X, ATI, AKS, TX

A number of steel companies are among a barrage of stocks that are slated to report their quarterly numbers on Apr 25.As per the Zacks Industry classification, the steel industry is grouped under the broader Basic Materials sector. Based on the Earnings Preview as of Apr 21, 15% of the sector participants on the S&P 500 index […]
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                        Why The Market Is At An Inflection Point

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A standard chart that we use to help confirm the overall market trend is the Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) chart. Momentum Factor ETF is an investment that seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. large- and mid-capitalization stocks exhibiting relatively higher price momentum. This type of momentum fund is considered […]
The Streak Is Over: Caterpillar Posts First Positive Retail Sales After 51 Months Of Declines

The Streak Is Over: Caterpillar Posts First Positive Retail Sales After 51 Months Of Declines

After 51 consecutive months, the dead CAT spell is finally over. On Monday, traditionally just ahead of earnings, Caterpillar reported that in March its world retail sales rose 1% Y/Y, the first increase since November 2012. The reason: Asia/Pacific, also known as China, which saw a 46% surge in total machine sales, up from 39% last month, […]
Le Gap Higher

Le Gap Higher

Market breaks out of bull flag on French Election Results. Not a bad way to start your week, if you are long on the market (and yes, I am long on the market). It all goes back to what I have been saying in these morning writeups, and that is, the market has been far […]
Rankings Remain Bullish On A Promising Q1 Earnings Season

Rankings Remain Bullish On A Promising Q1 Earnings Season

Given all the geopolitical drama and worrisome news headlines – ranging from tensions with Russia and North Korea to “Brexit 2.0” and “Frexit” to uncertainties of Trump’s fiscal stimulus to the looming debt ceiling – it’s no wonder stocks have stalled for the past several weeks. Especially troubling is the notable underperformance since March 1 […]
Amazon Price Target Raised To $1,250 Ahead Of Earnings At Wedbush

Amazon Price Target Raised To $1,250 Ahead Of Earnings At Wedbush

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter raised his price target on Amazon.com shares to $1,250 from $900 ahead of the company’s earnings report, telling investors that he expects the company to report Q1 revenue at or above the high end of guidance and for it to show continued gross margin expansion, driven by Fulfillment by Amazon. The […]