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Stock Returns and Inflation Expectations

on Apr 25, 2012 10:00 am by Howard L. Simons

In August 2011's Are Stock Returns Inflation-Driven?, when speculation about Ben Bernanke announcing QE3 at Jackson Hole II was rife, I noted: At the end of it all, we can conclude that while excess liquidity flows into financial assets first, it is disingenuous and methodologically sloppy to conclude stock returns are nothing more than the artifact of inflation expectations.... Read More


How Much Value Viacom Shareholders Have Lost and Why

on Apr 25, 2012 4:00 pm by Steve Birenberg

Recently, SNL Kagan published an article discussing the sharp drop in ratings for Viacom's (VIA) flagship Nickelodeon channel. Since last fall, Nick's ratings have been consistently down 20%-30% on a year-over-year basis. There is no question that this is of great concern to investors, and Viacom shares have severely lagged the market and peer cable networks companies since... Read More


The Lead-Lag Report: Correction Odds Remain Elevated

on Apr 25, 2012 9:35 am by Michael A. Gayed

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. -- George S. Patton Below is an assessment of the performance of some of the most important sectors and asset classes relative to each other, with an interpretation of what underlying market dynamics may be signaling about the future direction of risk-taking by investors. The below ch... Read More


Pre-Market Primer: Apple, Blue-Chip Earnings Boost Equities Ahead of Fed Statement

on Apr 25, 2012 9:15 am by Vincent Trivett

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Strong earnings from major corporations pushed equity futures higher this morning, despite a disappointing report on durable goods orders. Dow (^DJI) futures got a lift from better-than-expected earnings at a number of blue-chip companies in the past two days, rising 0.32% to 13,001.00. The blue-chip index has risen 6.42% since the beginning of the year. S&P 500 (SPY) f... Read More


Two Sectors That Look Better Than You'd Think

on Apr 25, 2012 10:55 am by MoneyShow.com

Kate Stalter: Today, our Daily Guru guest is Brian Sozzi; he's the chief equity analyst for NBG. Now, Brian, I know that you've spent a large chunk of your career as a retail analyst, and that's still an area that you follow. Consumer discretionary in the first quarter was one of the leading sectors. Tell us what you're seeing in that area right now. Brian Sozzi:... Read More


Apple to Bears: Drop Dead!

on Apr 25, 2012 11:00 am by Michael Comeau

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Yesterday morning, heading into Apple's (AAPL) fiscal second-quarter earnings report, I opined that things were starting to look dicey for the most important company in the world, relative to last quarter, which had a seemingly non-stop stream of positive anecdotes and news items. (See: Apple: Earnings Are Coming, and Things Are Looking a Lot Dicier This Time Around.) A... Read More


Sprint Nextel and Bank of America Among Most Active Stocks in Pre-Market Today on the NYSE

on Apr 25, 2012 9:40 am by Christopher Witrak

MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL The three most active funds and stocks in pre-market trading on the NYSE were Sprint Nextel (S), Bank of America (BAC), and SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) as of 9:20 a.m. Investors traded 13.23 million shares of Sprint Nextel, which was down $0.18, or 7.29%. Sprint stock rose depsite reporting first-quarter losses because revenues increased by 5.1% to $8.73 billion from the... Read More


Best of the Blogs: Apple Developers Conference Set for June, Big Announcements Expected

on Apr 25, 2012 10:55 am by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written. Mashable Link: Apple Announces WWDC 2012: June 11-15 Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference will be held at San Francisco&r... Read More


The Simultaneous Wisdom/Madness of Crowds

on Apr 25, 2012 10:40 am by Wayne Ferbert

You may sometimes hear about a particular trade or investment being "crowded." "Crowded" means that a lot of people have poured into the trade of late - and it is often considered a sign that the trade is near the end of its profitable run. In my investing experience, the crowded trade is rarely the right trade although multiple examples to the contrary come to mind (s... Read More


Financial Stocks Roundup: Bank of America, Citigroup Fight Back Against Impending Moody's Downgrade

on Apr 25, 2012 12:35 pm by Vincent Trivett

The biggest American banks are facing impending downgrades from Moody's later this spring, and they aren't just sitting back and taking it. The Wall Street Journal reports that Bank of America (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan, James Gorman of Morgan Stanley (MS), and Citigroup's (C) Vikram Pandit have gone as far as to visit the ratings firm in person to argue against the downgrades that... Read More
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