The stock market registered its second consecutive decline on Wednesday with the S&P 500 (-0.5%) bouncing off its 100-day moving average (2,070). Today after the close the following companies were scheduled to report earnings: ALB, EXTR, QTM, ATO, JKHY, ATML, BGC,...
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Shares of ICD are popping higher today, up about 9% on the session. Today's move higher appears to be a continuation of its recent strength, stretching back to mid-March. Over this period, the stock has gained roughly 58%. We first recommended ICD back on February 12,...
CNBC economics commentator Steve Liesman reported that economic growth in Q1 has tended to underperform consensus expectations every year since at least 1985. According to Liesman, these downside surprises have gotten worse over the past few years. The most incredulous...
I hate calling tops and bottoms in charts. It's not only hard to do successfully on a consistent basis, but tops and bottoms are often a process that can take weeks and even months to play out. So why even do it? Let's just say we should view it more as a...
What's it gonna be? Another down day or another quick move to buy yesterday's big dip? Early signs point to buying the dip. The S&P futures are up six points and are trading 0.3% above fair value. There was some dip buying in China, only it didn't last. The...
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