The stock market registered a slim loss on Tuesday, making for a near carbon copy of yesterday's affair with the S&P 500 shedding 0.1%. Today after the close the following companies were scheduled to report earnings: ABM, ASNA, GES, GIII, NCS, GWRE, AMBA, VMEM ...
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Here's today's list of a few hand-picked short-term technical patterns that we are currently eyeing for potential swing opportunities over the coming sessions. These selections are designed to assist the active trader and teach the developing novice in identifying low...
Every earnings season, I maintain a list of growth stocks that see positive reactions to their earnings reports. The rationale for doing this is pretty simple: the headline numbers, while useful, don't tell the full story. Investor sentiment is not only shaped by the...
Emerging Growth Stocks
Emerging Growth component Nutrisystem (NTRI) just presented at the Citi 2015 Global Consumer Conference. A new management team came aboard in 2013 to turn the company around after a few years of declining sales. We wanted to use the opportunity to discuss the changes...
Last year, we wrote an Economic Insight titled: "A Case for an Overvalued Treasury Market." Our main thesis was that Treasury yields were 55 - 75 basis points (bps) below what they should have been if the market was pricing a return to potential GDP growth in the five...
Monday produced some modest gains for the market, most of which should be given back at today's open if the current S&P futures indication holds. Presently, the S&P futures are trading 0.2% below fair value. That's actually an improvement from overnight action when...
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