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Basic Materials, Energy Sectors Looking to Rally In Upcoming Earnings

Basic Materials, Energy Sectors Looking to Rally In Upcoming Earnings

Depressed commodity prices and uncertainty around global economic growth weighed on Materials and Energy companies for much of 2016, but the sectors have started to

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Will The Financial Sector Be Slammed By Scandal, DOL?
October 6, 2016

Will The Financial Sector Be Slammed By Scandal, DOL?

The Department of Labor’s finalized fiduciary standard rule for financial advisors is disrupting the wealth management and insurance advisory operations ...

Deutsche Bank Market Ripples May Not Be Over
October 4, 2016

Deutsche Bank Market Ripples May Not Be Over

Financial shares skidded and rebounded in a roller coaster ride last week as investors tried to assess whether Deutsche Bank's (DB) financial woes could...

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Market Forecast: Does Sentiment Indicate Choppy Waters Ahead?
October 3, 2016

Market Forecast: Does Sentiment Indicate Choppy Waters Ahead?

September has historically shown more stock market volatility than other months. Typically, investors take it easy in July and August with vacations and baseball ...

Futures: Some Commodities Sporting Double-Digit Gains
September 29, 2016

Futures: Some Commodities Sporting Double-Digit Gains

As the old market adage goes, there’s always a bull market somewhere. In fact, in the commodity markets in 2016, there have been some raging bull markets. ...

Election Uncertainty Could Ramp Up Stock Volatility
September 27, 2016

Election Uncertainty Could Ramp Up Stock Volatility

The U.S. presidential showdown is just getting started. Investors may want to position themselves for increased levels of stock market volatility now.

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Is Nike's  Performance Against  Competitors Getting Slam-Dunked?
September 27, 2016

Is Nike's Performance Against Competitors Getting Slam-Dunked?

Nike (NKE) appears to have had a tough quarter with analysts downgrading the stock amid reports that ...

Trading Journal: Writing Things Down Can Offer Profitable Insight
September 21, 2016

Trading Journal: Writing Things Down Can Offer Profitable Insight

Despite the interconnected world we live in today, trading can often be an isolating endeavor. A trader’s need to process the nonstop streams of data and ...

The Fed's Conundrum: It's All About The Velocity of Money
September 20, 2016

The Fed's Conundrum: It's All About The Velocity of Money

Could this week's meeting of Janet Yellen and team be a snore? Maybe. Financial markets are pricing in only a 20% chance of an interest rate hike on Wednesday...

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Trading Strengths and Weaknesses: What Are Yours?
September 14, 2016

Trading Strengths and Weaknesses: What Are Yours?

The number one question I get asked when it comes to the stock market is: “What does it take to be a good trader?” There’s no single right answer to this ...

Finding Trading Mentors: Do You Need One, and Where to Look?
September 7, 2016

Finding Trading Mentors: Do You Need One, and Where to Look?

If you’re new to the stock market and want to learn how to trade, or even if you’re a seasoned trader who’s simply stuck in a rut, finding a trading mentor can be the ...

Housing Data Can Be a Leading Indicator for Fed, Economy
August 30, 2016

Housing Data Can Be a Leading Indicator for Fed, Economy

In case you missed the news, new home sales surged 12.4% in July to an annualized rate of 654,000. That marked the strongest pace of new home sales since...

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Earnings: Did TIF’s Blue Box Sell Better than Expected?
August 24, 2016

Earnings: Did TIF’s Blue Box Sell Better than Expected?

When Tiffany (TIF) released its Q1 results last quarter and spoke to analysts on a conference call, it set the bar relatively low. Have the reduced expectations panned...

Can BBY Exceed Estimates for a 15th Straight Quarter?
August 22, 2016

Can BBY Exceed Estimates for a 15th Straight Quarter?

Best Buy (BBY) just celebrated 50 years in business with a 50-hour sale and when the electronics giant reports earnings ahead of the bell Tuesday, investors and...

Can DE Plow its Way through Global Farming Slump?
August 18, 2016

Can DE Plow its Way through Global Farming Slump?

Deere & Co (DE), by its own admission, is stuck in the middle of a “global farming recession” that doesn’t show any immediate signs of reversing course. Going into...

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WMT’s Purchase of Jet.com Likely Focus on Conference Call
August 17, 2016

WMT’s Purchase of Jet.com Likely Focus on Conference Call

When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) reports Q2 earnings ahead of the market open on Thursday, analysts and investors already will be braced for a decline in...

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