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Many of the traders I talk to are wondering what Bill Ackman could be thinking.  Ackman is a hedge fund manager, the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has about $11 billion under management. Ackman is considered a contrarian investor who tends to buy when companies are… Read More

Many of the traders I talk to are wondering what Bill Ackman could be thinking.  Ackman is a hedge fund manager, the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has about $11 billion under management. Ackman is considered a contrarian investor who tends to buy when companies are… Read More

Earnings season is almost over, and with 92% of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting, results are a little better than expected. About two-thirds of companies beat analysts’ expectations, in line with the long-term average rate. Earnings per share (EPS) came in about 4.9% higher than they were a… Read More

Earnings season is almost over, and with 92% of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting, results are a little better than expected. About two-thirds of companies beat analysts’ expectations, in line with the long-term average rate. Earnings per share (EPS) came in about 4.9% higher than they were a… Read More

As 2017 rushes forward, I’m seeing confirmation of my market outlook from the beginning of this year. In the past week, it’s become clear that Warren Buffett now agrees with my assessment of airline stocks. I’ll admit I was nervous as I dove into the sector against Buffett’s advice. But… Read More

As 2017 rushes forward, I’m seeing confirmation of my market outlook from the beginning of this year. In the past week, it’s become clear that Warren Buffett now agrees with my assessment of airline stocks. I’ll admit I was nervous as I dove into the sector against Buffett’s advice. But… Read More

Elections have consequences, and one of the most surprising consequences of November’s election has been the sharp increase in economic optimism. This can be seen in surveys of investors or business owners. The general mood of the nation is captured by Gallup, which published a number of surveys. Their Economic… Read More

Elections have consequences, and one of the most surprising consequences of November’s election has been the sharp increase in economic optimism. This can be seen in surveys of investors or business owners. The general mood of the nation is captured by Gallup, which published a number of surveys. Their Economic… Read More

Diverging monetary policy at the world’s largest central banks and faster economic growth in the United States have wreaked havoc on currency markets.  While the Federal Reserve is expected to announce an interest rate hike today following the conclusion of its two-day meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) recently extended… Read More

Diverging monetary policy at the world’s largest central banks and faster economic growth in the United States have wreaked havoc on currency markets.  While the Federal Reserve is expected to announce an interest rate hike today following the conclusion of its two-day meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) recently extended… Read More

While most polls got the outcome of the presidential election wrong, one prominent analyst called it exactly right.  On Oct. 31, Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA, told CNBC that the S&P 500’s 2.2% decline from the end of July through the end of October indicated that Trump should… Read More

While most polls got the outcome of the presidential election wrong, one prominent analyst called it exactly right.  On Oct. 31, Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA, told CNBC that the S&P 500’s 2.2% decline from the end of July through the end of October indicated that Trump should… Read More

With more than half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported Q3 earnings, it looks like the index will break its five-quarter streak of declining profits. According to FactSet, companies have so far beaten expectations by an average of 6.7% and are expected to post earnings growth of… Read More

With more than half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported Q3 earnings, it looks like the index will break its five-quarter streak of declining profits. According to FactSet, companies have so far beaten expectations by an average of 6.7% and are expected to post earnings growth of… Read More

As the broader market bull looks ready to be put out to pasture, one beaten-down group may be about to turn higher.  Since we’re looking at the early stages of a potential multiyear uptrend for the sector, traders who get in now could see substantial gains. And one market leader… Read More

As the broader market bull looks ready to be put out to pasture, one beaten-down group may be about to turn higher.  Since we’re looking at the early stages of a potential multiyear uptrend for the sector, traders who get in now could see substantial gains. And one market leader… Read More