Weighing the Week Ahead: Fireworks in the Forecast?

Forecasting fireworks this week should be pretty safe! I will have trouble outdoing last week's WTWA theme:  Upside Surprises.  Nearly everyone in the comments disagreed with me.  Sentiment is so negative that you can hardly get a good discussion about what might go right. We could have more fireworks this week, and not just those […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Q1 Earnings Disappoint?

Game time!  Earnings season — with special significance. It is always important. Owners of growth stocks can be especially vulnerable to a missed quarter, since an earnings miss affects both the "E" in the P/E ratio and may also lead to a lower multiple. Owners of cyclical stocks Even owners of dividend stocks need enough […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: More Excuses for Selling?

Experienced traders understand that markets rarely move in a straight line. Staying with a long and strong trend — either up or down — is often the most difficult trade. We expect stair steps and corrections since fundamentals rarely support such rapid changes. The result is that as a move gets more extended, even traders […]

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