Weighing the Week Ahead: Looking Beyond the Obvious

We have a small economic calendar, but another big week for earnings. Corporate earnings are not confirming those who thought the market was signaling a recession. Starved for something new to worry about, the punditry has turned to reductions in earnings estimates. This newfound interest in forward earnings provides another dimension for the gloomy set. […]

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Stock Exchange: Knowing When to Walk Away

You’ve got to know when to hold ’emKnow when to fold ’emKnow when to walk awayAnd know when to runYou never count your moneyWhen you’re sittin’ at the tableThere’ll be time enough for countin’When the dealin’s done The Gambler, popularized by Kenny Rogers, 1978 The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: The Real-Time Economic Lesson Continues

It is a light economic calendar in a holiday-shortened week. Political headlines and the government shutdown will dominate financial news. Earnings reports are more important for investors, so we should focus there. I also recommend several key themes. We should all be watching closely as…. The Real-Time Economic Lesson Continues. I hope we can analyze […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Corporate Earnings Results Change the Message of the Markets?

It is a light economic calendar without any of the most important reports. The government shutdown will command increasing attention as long as it continues. Finally, there is some real competition in financial news – the start of earnings season. For weeks it has been a battle between economic data and stock prices, between economists […]

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