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PFE, MRK, XOM Earnings: Broad View of Economy on Tap

PFE, MRK, XOM Earnings: Broad View of Economy on Tap

It’s the halfway point for earnings season as a new month opens with a little less than half of S&P 500 (SPX) components left to report. This week offers a curious collection of companies that cut a wide path across the nation’s economic horizon.

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MSFT, CVX Earnings: Two Giants, Two Economic Stories
January 28, 2016

MSFT, CVX Earnings: Two Giants, Two Economic Stories

Earnings from two blue-chip stocks in totally different industries could give investors another snapshot of a global economy that’s showing a few cracks.

Is Market Volatility Really All That Bad?
January 27, 2016

Is Market Volatility Really All That Bad?

Warren Buffett once famously said: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." Take that as literally as you see fit. For most traders ...

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Earnings: What Could Consumer and Industrial Giants Reveal?
January 27, 2016

Earnings: What Could Consumer and Industrial Giants Reveal?

Traders will get a look-see into big retailers on different sides of the world this week. Amazon.com (AMZN) and Alibaba (BABA), e-commerce powerhouses ...

Earnings: Powerful Tech Lineup Features Apple, Facebook, More
January 26, 2016

Earnings: Powerful Tech Lineup Features Apple, Facebook, More

The earnings season is in full swing this week, with a number of blue-chip players and some of the nation’s largest technology companies, including Apple ...

Earnings: Will JNJ Reveal Pipeline Challenges or Beat Again?
January 25, 2016

Earnings: Will JNJ Reveal Pipeline Challenges or Beat Again?

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will be among the first of its sector to report earnings this go-around. Its release, due ahead of the market open on Tuesday, could offer ...

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Earnings: Halliburton Oil Insight and Breakfast Time for MCD
January 22, 2016

Earnings: Halliburton Oil Insight and Breakfast Time for MCD

There’s been little good to say about earnings prospects in the oil-services industry the past year given the wicked plunge in crude prices.

Kinahan and Laffman: Volatility Demands Discipline, Fed Rethink
January 22, 2016

Kinahan and Laffman: Volatility Demands Discipline, Fed Rethink

Most investors probably won't argue: It's been a crazy start to the year, said JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist, TD Ameritrade. In a bruising sell-off, the S&P 500 ...

Earnings: Will GE Be Seen in Better Light Post-Restructuring?
January 21, 2016

Earnings: Will GE Be Seen in Better Light Post-Restructuring?

General Electric (GE) has delivered a mountain of restructuring news that may continue to color the industrial conglomerate’s earnings picture.

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Featuring in Netflix Earnings? How to Make a Subscriber
January 19, 2016

Featuring in Netflix Earnings? How to Make a Subscriber

Netflix (NFLX) original programming, including “Orange is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” and a big hit this month, “How to Make a Murderer,” has changed ...

Amp Up Your Trading With Margin and Leverage?
January 19, 2016

Amp Up Your Trading With Margin and Leverage?

Traders have three powerful words in their vocabulary—margin, leverage, and exposure. Understanding this trio’s potential risks and rewards is valuable ...

Earnings: More Economic Insight from Morgan Stanley, BofA?
January 15, 2016

Earnings: More Economic Insight from Morgan Stanley, BofA?

More big banks will be riding the early-earnings train again next week when Morgan Stanley (MS) and Bank of America (BAC) let Wall Street know just how ...

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Intel Q4 Earnings: Is There Life for a Chipmaker Outside of PCs?
January 14, 2016

Intel Q4 Earnings: Is There Life for a Chipmaker Outside of PCs?

It’s been a tough year for the worldwide semiconductor industry, which could challenge Intel’s (INTC) Q4 results due post-close Thursday.

How to Fix Trading Blunders You Don’t Even Know You’re Making
January 14, 2016

How to Fix Trading Blunders You Don’t Even Know You’re Making

We live in an age of information overload—connected constantly to smartphones with immediate access to news, social media feeds, stock quotes, and on-the-go ...

Earnings: What Can Big Banks Expose About the Economy?
January 13, 2016

Earnings: What Can Big Banks Expose About the Economy?

For some, there’s a sense of gloom clouding Wall Street heading in this still-young earnings season. Next up in the reporting queue is a rash of banks whose stocks...

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Toss a Trading Game Plan When Volatility Jumps? Not So Fast
January 12, 2016

Toss a Trading Game Plan When Volatility Jumps? Not So Fast

Yikes. The S&P 500 (SPX) is down 5.9% in the first week of the year? You heard that right. The Stock Trader's Almanac's "First Five Days" early warning...

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