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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 23rd April in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Did Washington Save the Economy? Part 5

on Apr 23, 2010 7:45 am by David Stockman

Editor's Note: This is Part 5 in a 5-part series. Click here to read Part 1. Click here to read Part 2. Click here to read Part 3. Click here to read Part 4.Trial by FIREThe next big private business service category is Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (abbreviated as FIRE), which posted 7.6 million jobs in March -- nearly the identical number reported a decade ago in January 2000. This flatlin... Read More


Housing and Banking Reality Check

on Apr 23, 2010 9:00 am by Richard Suttmeier - The Street

Editor's Note: This article was written by Richard Suttmeier, chief market strategist at ValuEngine.com, which is a fundamentally-based quant research firm in Princeton, New Jersey, that covers more than 5,000 stocks every day.In early April, the Housing Sector Index (HGX) was up 10.1% year to date, but down 61.5% since its July 2005 high. With HGX at $113.13, I stated that the short-term uptrend... Read More


Looking to Long Volatility as Bull Market Tires

on Apr 23, 2010 9:30 am by Prieur du Plessis

Editor's Note: For more of Prieur's valuable insights, see Investment Postcards from Cape Town.I've just hedged my equities by going long volatility.In the past I've often referred to the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), also known as Wall Street's "fear index." This is a measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options -- a high value corresponds to a more volatile mar... Read More


Greece Could Lead to Another Lehman

on Apr 23, 2010 8:50 am by Matt Theal

In a speech early Friday morning, Prime Minister George Papandreou asked for 45 billion in euros from the European-International Monetary Fund. The move comes a day after the European Union said Greece's budget deficit was worse than expected and Moody's lowered the country's debt rating to A3. According to Bloomberg, in a research note released today Jim Reid from Deutsche Bank specul... Read More


Upgrades and Downgrades: Chocolate Kisses for Hershey

on Apr 23, 2010 8:40 am by Justin Sharon

Stocks finished fairly flat on Earth Day, reversing early losses after Obama addressed the Flat Earth Society (aka financial industry executives who think no regulation is needed). With adults ensconced in Cooper Union kids ran the show, and to good effect if the 2.10% gain to a fresh 52-week peak in Children's Place (PLCE) is any indication. Sex Pistols and stun guns had their day in the su... Read More


The Great Smartphone Bear Market

on Apr 23, 2010 9:10 am by Michael Comeau

Ladies and gentleman, toss out your Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) research reports because I'm going to tell you everything you need to know about the mobile-phone industry in a sentence short enough to fit in a tweet:Buy Apple (AAPL) and sell everything else.Yes, the smartphone market is a growth market, but the iPhone is the only smartphone that actually ends up driving someone's bo... Read More


Regional Banks Showing Optimism

on Apr 23, 2010 9:20 am by Kevin Grewal

Editor's Note: This article was written by Kevin Grewal, editor of SmartStops.net.As regional banks unleashed first-quarter earnings, improved performance in the equity and credit markets helped them top expectations.The world's largest trust bank, The Bank of New York Mellon (BK), exceeded expectations by boasting a profit of $601 million, or $0.49 per share. The primary driver behind this... Read More


Corporate Bonds: The New Safe Haven

on Apr 23, 2010 12:15 pm by Kevin Grewal

Editor's Note: This article was written by Kevin Grewal, editor of SmartStops.net.As companies continue to outperform Wall Street's expectations, bonds issued by non-financial companies are the most expensive they've been since the start of the credit debacle and investors are starting to shun away from Treasuries turning to corporate debt.According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch Index dat... Read More


Amazon's First Quarter Results Not a Bad Read

on Apr 23, 2010 10:10 am by Glenn Curtis

It's Friday, baby!Asian stocks got a little slap on the wrist overnight. The Hang Seng and the Nikkei were off 0.98% and 0.32% respectively. However, European stocks were showing me some green in early trading. And here in the US we're currently trading higher.Amazon (AMZN): The online-book giant was out with its first-quarter numbers and they weren't a bad read. All told, it tagged $0... Read More


How Far Will Apple Fall From the Tree?

on Apr 23, 2010 10:20 am by David W Weigman

On Wednesday I posted this to Buzz and Banter: Apple (AAPL) could spice things up. Look for it to gap higher this morning and then test the upper channel line (see first chart) in the next couple of sessions. That is precisely what happened in mid-October (see yellow rectangle in below chart) following earnings. The result was a short-term top in both Apple and the S&P 500. In fact, the S... Read More


Daily Feed: Deflation, Generation Y's Debt, and KFC's Double Down

on Apr 23, 2010 11:45 am by Kevin Depew

Join Kevin Depew each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 EST for the Daily Feed. Each show, Kevin will highlight 3 stories in the news you may have missed.On today's show...From Bloomberg, why does former IMF official Stanley Fischer believe we won't see a serious deflationary threat in the US?From USA Today, a story about Generation Y and their huge debt and utter lack of savings. Ver... Read More


John Osterweis Stays Cautious

on Apr 23, 2010 12:30 pm by Josh Lipton

Investors might be feeling wildly bullish right now, according to the latest sentiment surveys, but John Osterweis isn't making a mad dash to join the rush.The renowned investor, and avid horseback rider, tells us he's more comfortable right now moving along at a more cautious trot. Osterweis, who is 67 years old, is the longtime manager of the Osterweis fund (OSTFX), a go-anywhere fun... Read More


Video: Earnings, Greek Bond Yields, and the Corporate Bond Market

on Apr 23, 2010 1:45 pm by Todd Harrison

Join Todd for his end of the week wrap up.On his radar today: Watching the reaction to Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) earnings Greek bond yields What the corporate bond market is telling us Click below to watch the video.... Read More


Five Reasons the Financial Reform Bill Is Bogus

on Apr 23, 2010 3:00 pm by Jeff Macke

Hello from New York where we refuse to apologize for focusing on Goldman Sachs (GS), again. We go with whatever happens to be capturing our inner-irritation or mental attention, in that order. The inescapable stench of the way "financial reform" is being jammed down our throats terrifies me. What do you want me to do? Fake up some shock that the Greeks are crooks? The Greeks have alway... Read More


Trading Radar: Will Fed Hint at Raising Rates?

on Apr 23, 2010 4:15 pm by Matt Theal

Earnings season will march on next week but the majority of the S&P 500 has already reported. Watch for names such as Caterpillar (CAT), US Steel (X), Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), Baidu (BIDU), and Exxon Mobil (XOM) which report throughout the week. Other then earnings, the most important event next week will be the FOMC meeting taking place Tuesday and concluding on Wednesday. The market will b... Read More


Buzz on the Street: Stocks Shrug Off Sovereign Debt Worries, Resume Rally

on Apr 23, 2010 4:00 pm by Terry Woo

All day and every day, some of the stock market's best and brightest traders and money managers share their ideas, insights and analysis in real-time on Minyanville's Buzz & Banter. Check out some of the best of the buzz and for those Minyans not currently subscribed, click here for a free two-week trial. Note: Some links may require Buzz subscriptions.Monday, April 19, 2010F... Read More


Risk and Return in a Risk-On Era

on Apr 23, 2012 10:00 am by Howard L. Simons

The principal purpose of language is to associate sounds and their visual representations with concepts and actions. It does not matter what the first person calls something as long as the second person acquires an understanding. As an aside, I have marveled over the years at how ancient stargazers managed to convince their audience that those few points of light actually represented a... Read More


Who Are the Clowns and Who Are the Jokers?

on Apr 23, 2012 9:30 am by Kevin A. Tuttle

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing. -- Mark Z. Danielewski Good to be home! My firm spent the last week in New York City, visiting clients and potential clients, and speaking at the MTA (Market Technician Association) Symposium on our 100-Year Market Theory. What a great experience having so many technicians in one place. It was t... Read More


Support Areas Are Developing Head and Shoulders

on Apr 23, 2012 9:10 am by Quint Tatro

With the action over the last several sessions, this gap should not surprise you in the least. In fact you may look to book some gains on today's gap with existing shorts or inverse longs. It is not my strategy to chase a gap, especially one on a Monday morning. With that being said, I'm inclined to develop and refine my list, and this morning there are three new names I'm wat... Read More


Pre-Market Primer: What the Hell Is Going On in Europe?!

on Apr 23, 2012 9:15 am by Vincent Trivett

The Euro Crisis is evidently a lot bigger than just Greece. And even bigger than the "PIIGS." Political uncertainty stemming from alarming extremist victories in Europe's core and weak economic data in Europe and China is dominating the news this morning. This could be an interesting day of trading for Europe, and US stocks are set to decline. The government of the N... Read More


Upgrades & Downgrades: Helping Hand for ARM Holdings

on Apr 23, 2012 9:20 am by Justin Sharon

National Marijuana Day saw stocks take the hint and finish higher on a week for the first time all month. Dow Industrials (^DJI) advanced 1.40% as a generally solid start to earnings season overshadowed ongoing anxiety over Europe. Although pessimists will point out that when both the liberal New York Times Company (NYT) and laissez-faire Wall Street Journal ... Read More


11 Health-Care Names Poised for Gains

on Apr 23, 2012 11:20 am by MoneyShow.com

Kate Stalter: I'm speaking with Ramesh Gulati of Gulati Asset Management. Ramesh, welcome to Daily Guru. I understand that you have some thoughts today on some health-care sector names to discuss. Ramesh Gulati: Just before I start, a quick disclosure. Gulati Asset Management and its clients may be long or short in any of the names that are talked about in this article. Please don&rsq... Read More


Best of the Blogs: Wal-Mart Beats NewsCorp for Most Damaging Public Scandal

on Apr 23, 2012 11:40 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. Huffington Post: Carl Pope Link: Walmart's Criminal Problems - Much Bigger Than NewsCorp's "OK, we now know that W... Read More


Three Things Have to Happen for the Market to Overwhelm the Profit Takers

on Apr 23, 2012 11:45 am by Wayne Ferbert

The first quarter of 2012 was a great quarter for the markets. The S&P 500 (SPY) was up 12%, which was its best first quarter since 1998. Recent history tells us that a quarter like this is most often followed by another positive quarter. But then why the frequent market downdrafts of late? The market has a mind of its own. The recent market gyrations seem to be biased downward &... Read More


Amylin, Ardea Biosciences Show Brisk Pace for Biotech Drug Deals

on Apr 23, 2012 1:30 pm by Brett Chase

The pace of biotech drug takeovers is picking up again after a burst of deals earlier this year. Big UK drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZN) agreed to pay about $1.26 billion, or $32 per share, in cash to take over Ardea Biosciences (RDEA) of San Diego. AstraZeneca would gain an experimental gout drug that is in the late stages of development. Ardea also licensed an experimental cancer treatment to Baye... Read More


The Ratio Write: Risks and Benefits

on Apr 23, 2012 2:50 pm by Michael Thomsett

Most covered call writers take comfort in the relative safety of the position. The premium from the call gives you downside protection, discounting your basis in the stock. But the risk is still there, especially if the underlying price declines below your net. For example, if you buy 100 shares at $55 and sell a $57.50 call for 2 ($200), your discounted basis in the stock is $53 ($55 - $2). If th... Read More


Beam Tingles Taste Buds With Pinnacle Acquisition

on Apr 23, 2012 3:25 pm by Benzinga.com

Several spirit brands have recently delved far into the dessert category of vodka flavors, ranging from Cotton Candy to Whipped Key Lime. In an effort to leap in front of the competition, Beam (BEAM) has just acquired perhaps the most innovative of these delectable distributors: Pinnacle Vodka. The announcement that Beam would be gaining the fastest-growing premium vodka brand, along with C... Read More


Facebook's Q1 Results Indicate Further Deterioration in Growth and Monetization Metrics

on Apr 23, 2012 5:15 pm by Michael Comeau

It's good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and I know. But lately, I'm getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over. -- Tony Soprano Back in February, when Facebook finally dropped its long-awaited IPO filing with our friends over at the SEC, I took a look at the numbers and concluded that the company was in major need of a reacceler... Read More


Minyanville's T3 Morning Market Call: Bulls and Bears Both Have Valid Arguments

on Apr 23, 2013 9:38 am by T3Live.com

The Minyanville - T3Live Morning Market Call is brought to you by T3Live.com. T3Live.com is an online financial media network and education platform that provides active traders and investors with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from real traders, real-time©. Learn more.Early this morning, S&P (INDEXSP:.INX) futures were down 6-7 handles but have r... Read More


Top Insider Trades: Sheryl Sandberg Sells Additional $4.5 Million in Facebook Stock; Insiders at BlackRock and Bank of America Buy

on Apr 23, 2013 9:35 am by Josh Wolonick

Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside sales and purchases filed with the SEC on Monday, April 22, 2013. Purchases: Thomas Montag, a Director of independent investment management firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), bought 5,000 shares of company stock for $1,243,213. Montag is also a Co-COO of Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). On April 16, the... Read More


New Stock Coverage: 'Maxx' Out Your Profits With TJX Companies

on Apr 23, 2013 9:22 am by Justin Sharon

April showers sent the Dow (^DJI) back in bloom, with equities rebounding from their worst week of the year as pride of Peoria Caterpillar (CAT) jumped 2.83% after announcing earnings. (Although truth be told, its hometown has now had quite enough rain.) From CAT to fat cats, the corpulent feline who ate at fellow blue chip McDonald's (MCD) for an entire year may want... Read More


Stock Upgrades: Time to Buy Bank of America

on Apr 23, 2013 9:27 am by Justin Sharon

Markets always anticipate, so the Dow (^DJI) got an appropriately early start on Free Pretzel Day. Twisting itself in knots, blue chips gained 41 points, nosedived 90, and ultimately ended up 19. Gannett (GCI), which earlier this morning announced a 57% increase in first quarter earnings, yesterday advanced 3.04%. Sadly its ex-CEO did not live to see it, the ... Read More


Stock Downgrades: Yum Brands Giving Investors Indigestion

on Apr 23, 2013 9:30 am by Justin Sharon

Among us contrarians, Barron's cover curse is an absolutely infallible opposite indicator. After all, its issue of Monday April 15 advised us to "Buy gold" - the very same day that bullion endured its single worst session for 33 years. So its current bullishness is a concern, but for now let's just enjoy the Dow (^DJI) having yesterday recover... Read More


Is the Netflix Stock Boom a House of Cards?

on Apr 23, 2013 10:00 am by Sterling Wong

Earlier this month, BTIG Research analyst Richard Greenfield crunched some numbers and found that if Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) were a cable TV network, it would probably be the highest rated one. "We believe Netflix streaming per sub/day is now over 87 [minutes, compared with 79 minutes last summer] and, in turn, Netflix is now likely the most watched cable network, essentially in-line w... Read More


X Factor: 5 Stocks Reaching Their Ex-Dividend Date on April 30

on Apr 23, 2013 9:50 am by Christopher Witrak

Nine stocks will reach their ex-dividend date next Tuesday, which is significant for investors as the seller of the stock on that date, not the buyer, receives the most recent dividend. A stock must be bought one day before the ex-dividend date to claim any dividends that have been announced but not yet paid. The company determines on the record date, which usually occurs two days after the ex-... Read More


Are the Glory Days Behind Apple?

on Apr 23, 2013 11:00 am by L.A. Little

To say that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has fallen from grace would be an understatement of epic proportions. To fall from $705 to $388 in a matter of a few months is not a correction; that is a blowout. Just take a look at the magnitude of the fall. Chart from investools.com To lose 45% of one's market value in six months is not a correction; it's a disaster. But look c... Read More


New Stock Coverage: Pawn On! First Cash Financial Set for Big Payday

on Apr 23, 2014 9:24 am by Justin Sharon

Pawnbroking has an illustrious history, having financed Christopher Columbus fully half a millennium before Chumlee arrived on the scene. Today, payday lender First Cash Financial Services (NASDAQ:FCFS) is assigned a bullish Buy rating. The stock hasn't been a pawn star thus far this year, having fallen hard in 2014, but First Cash Financial may be about to rebound. Indeed, it recently report... Read More


Stock Upgrades: Allergan Tells Ackman 'Take Two Poison Pills and Call Me in the Morning'

on Apr 23, 2014 9:25 am by Justin Sharon

The battle for Allergan (NYSE:AGN), maker of frozen smiles, is heating up. Shares in the Botox owner surged an S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) best 15.25% yesterday on news of a bid by billionaire activist investor Bill Ackman. Now the pharmaceutical firm is fighting back in the form of a poison pill. Still, shares get a broker boost by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) this morning, and the analyst also increases... Read More


Stock Downgrades: Time to Bid Tata Motors Goodbye

on Apr 23, 2014 9:26 am by Justin Sharon

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is always aflame -- both its stock and its products -- but Tata Motors (NYSE:TTM) was once burned by a building in overcast Britain, of all places. (The Indian auto outfit owns Jaguar and, as an old joke goes, the way to instantly evacuate an entire bar in London's poshest neighborhoods is by shouting, "Nigel, your Jaguar is on fire!") Shares get bid ta-ta today, wi... Read More


Stocks: Phillip Frost Buys Shares of Opko Health; Shutterfly and Yelp See Insider Sales

on Apr 23, 2014 10:48 am by Jonathan Moreland

Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside purchases recently filed with the SEC. Notable Purchases: Cascade Investment LLC, the holding and investment company founded by Bill Gates in 1994, bought 93,202 shares of diversified, closed-end management investment company Western Asset/Claymore Inflation-Linked Opportunities & Income... Read More


Apple: 3 Reasons Why I Won't Trade It

on Apr 23, 2014 12:33 pm by Sarah Potter

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has traded more than 8 million shares per day over the past three months. While Apple might be a popular stock to trade, it's also stock that has three key disadvantages that should make investors question its popularity. Every trader should consider the following when deciding whether Apple really is the best stock pick for his or her portfolio.   1. Look at performanc... Read More


3 Stock Charts Forming Double-Bottom Patterns

on Apr 23, 2014 2:26 pm by Adam Sarhan

This article was originally posted on the Buzz & Banter where subscribers can follow over 30 professional traders as they share their ideas in real time. Want access to the Buzz plus unlimited market commentary? Click here to learn more about MVPRO+. In uptrends, I prefer to step up and buy weakness in addition to market strength. Doing this requires patience and discipline. When a market (or s... Read More
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