Is The Stock Market Cycle Pointing To A New Bull Market Already?

February 7th, 2023 Is The Stock Market Cycle Pointing To A New Bull Market Already? Are we in another bear market rally or the start of something new? That’s what everyone wants to know, especially as we go through earnings and more companies are warning about a potential slowdown or a recession. That means it’s […]

Job Creation Shocks The Market

February 6th, 2023 Job Creation Shocks The Market If we’re heading into a recession, how were we met with better-than-expected job growth numbers last week? Unemployment dropped, despite the headlines of tech companies planning to lay off thousands of workers. How is all of this possible? And now what will the Fed do about it? […]

Job Cuts And Stock Buybacks Keys To Success In 2023

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February 3rd, 2023 Job Cuts And Stock Buybacks Keys To Success In 2023 The thing I’ve learned from this earnings season is that a company can have consecutive quarterly drops in revenue and provide a lower forecast for revenue, but still be rewarded during an earnings announcement if they mention a few key phrases. The […]

Fed Raises Rates But Bulls Are Still In Control

February 2nd, 2023 Fed Raises Rates But Bulls Are Still In Control Ok, bulls. You win.  I will start lifting my bearish stance on the market.  Despite the final 10-minute market sell-off and a Dow that finished flat, you seem to be firmly in control of this market. I’m not exactly sure what the bulls […]

What Past Fed Announcements Tell Us The Market Will Do Today

February 1st, 2023 What Past Fed Announcements Tell Us The Market Will Do Today Watch out – this article is going to have some math. Here we are once again on Fed Announcement day. Most of the folks in the WallStreetBets camp loaded up on puts, and I have to believe they aren’t liking that […]

The Hidden Profits Of 2023

January 31st, 2022 The Hidden Profits Of 2023 There is still one more trading day left in January, but if the adage “as the S&P 500 goes in January, so goes the year” holds true, the markets are in for a favorable year.  The market rose over 4% (so far) in January and only closed […]

The Fed Goes Up Against Earnings This Week

January 30th, 2022 The Fed Goes Up Against Earnings This Week We are in peak earnings season with some heavy hitters like Pfizer (PFE), Snap (SNAP), Meta Platforms (META), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL), and Apple (AAPL) all set to report this week. Some are responsible for a decent portion of their respective index performance, meaning […]

No Regrets Being Bearish

January 26th, 2022 No Regrets Being Bearish Markets continued choppy behavior, selling off strong in the morning, only to rebound and finish mixed by the end of the day.  Investors shrugged off Microsoft’s (MSFT) warning of a slowdown in sales.  The market didn’t like it at first, but Microsoft came roaring back throughout the day. […]

What Recession? GDP Is On The Rise!

January 27th, 2022 What Recession? GDP Is On The Rise! The Nasdaq 100 set a 6-week high and the Dow Jones Industrials hit a 1-week high. Thursday brought several reports that suggested the economy can shrug off a recession. That included the 2022 fourth-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report. The consensus was a 2.7% increase […]

Fear Of Missing Out On The Start Of A Bull Market

January 25th, 2022 Fear Of Missing Out On The Start Of A Bull Market The PMI Composite Flash report came out yesterday and there was a surprising uptick in the Manufacturing Index, showing a reading of 46.8 vs. the 46.2 reading from last month’s report.  Anything less than 50 shows that manufacturing is in a […]