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Big Banks Lead Off Earnings Parade: What Might Be Expected?

Big Banks Lead Off Earnings Parade: What Might Be Expected?

Big banks kick off earnings season Friday, and many analysts expect robust results after a post-election stock-trading frenzy that may have provided stronger revenue. Lined up for tomorrow are Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC), and there’s plenty of enthusiasm going into the results. The financial sector ...

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On/Off Ramp, Pt 4: Exiting a Trade (’Tis Time to Say Goodbye)
January 10, 2017

On/Off Ramp, Pt 4: Exiting a Trade (’Tis Time to Say Goodbye)

OK, you’ve set your objectives, initiated a position, perhaps traded around it or even added to it, and now you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye. When is it ...

Earnings Preview: GM, F, TSLA May Tell Interesting Story of 2016 Auto Sales
January 10, 2017

Earnings Preview: GM, F, TSLA May Tell Interesting Story of 2016 Auto Sales

New car sales roared to another peak in 2016, according to industry results reported earlier this month.

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Earnings Preview: Consumer Tastes Change; Casinos on a Roll?
January 6, 2017

Earnings Preview: Consumer Tastes Change; Casinos on a Roll?

Consumer spending and consumer confidence have been edging higher as the economy appears to be revitalizing itself...

Earnings Preview: Is Slump in Oil Patch Over; What’s 2017 Outlook?
January 3, 2017

Earnings Preview: Is Slump in Oil Patch Over; What’s 2017 Outlook?

Could the two-year slump in the oil patch finally be ending? While actions by the world’s largest cartel of oil-producing countries recently moved to position ...

Putting Your Best Trading Foot Forward in the New Year
December 28, 2016

Putting Your Best Trading Foot Forward in the New Year

It seems as if the holiday season just started, but once again, the new year is upon us. January 1 may be an arbitrary date for making resolutions or setting new ...

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Earnings Preview:  Is the Retail Sector Poised for a Solid Quarter?
December 28, 2016

Earnings Preview: Is the Retail Sector Poised for a Solid Quarter?

The economic arrows are pointing up: consumer confidence hit a nine-year peak in November, according to the Conference Board. Monthly job growth is steady ...

Traders: Time to Think About Tax-Smart, Year-End Moves
December 27, 2016

Traders: Time to Think About Tax-Smart, Year-End Moves

Before we know it, the little guy in the New Year’s diaper will pay us a visit. That means it’s time to start thinking...

Earnings Preview: Has Finance Sector Seen Post-Election Bump?
December 22, 2016

Earnings Preview: Has Finance Sector Seen Post-Election Bump?

So much can happen in a year. And sometimes, it’s not what market experts are expecting. Last year at this time, the financial sector seemed primed for a ...

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How to Navigate the Earnings Parade Route
December 21, 2016

How to Navigate the Earnings Parade Route

Most parades include marching bands, floats and politicians commemorating a special day or event. In the world of business, the earnings parade might not...

Can NKE Headwinds Recede?  Earnings Release Ahead
December 20, 2016

Can NKE Headwinds Recede? Earnings Release Ahead

Nike (NKE) has faced challenges in recent quarters amid a shift in fashion tastes that has created headwinds against its two biggest rivals. Can the athletic-wear ...

OECD Forecasts More Growth—How Is Your Portfolio Positioned?
December 14, 2016

OECD Forecasts More Growth—How Is Your Portfolio Positioned?

After years of below-trend economic growth, the global economy may finally be picking up steam. The ....

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Earnings Preview: Can the Tech Sector Beat Projections Again?
December 14, 2016

Earnings Preview: Can the Tech Sector Beat Projections Again?

Some of the largest U.S. technology companies stumbled in the first half of this year, but they appear to have not only found their footing in the second half ...

The On/Off Ramp, Pt 3: Making Adjustments to a Position
December 12, 2016

The On/Off Ramp, Pt 3: Making Adjustments to a Position

The amount of time a position remains in your portfolio depends upon your objectives. Sometimes it takes days or weeks for a strategy to play out. Sometimes you ...

Will The OPEC Deal Really Matter For The Global Market?
December 7, 2016

Will The OPEC Deal Really Matter For The Global Market?

The crude oil market turned sharply higher last week. In case you missed it, the big news was that OPEC finally delivered on months of talk and delivered a deal for a ...

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Holiday Shopping and Retail Sector Impact
December 5, 2016

Holiday Shopping and Retail Sector Impact

The stock market seems to be in a bullish mood as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) surged to record highs in the weeks since the election ended...

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