Investing and Analysis

Analyzing a Stock vs. Analyzing a Company

I have mentioned in previous articles that, in addition to the writing I do for Bull Market Rodeo, that I also write articles for Seeking Alpha. Most of the articles I write for Seeking Alpha are earnings previews—breaking down the whole picture of the stock ahead of the earnings report. When I say whole picture, I am talking about the ...

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Brazilian Market Outperforming in the Last Few Quarters

Over the last few quarters, we have seen global stock markets experience extreme declines followed by big rallies. The S&P 500 fell 19.3% from the beginning of the fourth quarter through the low close in December and finished the quarter down 14%. For comparison purposes, the Shanghai Composite fell 11.6% in the fourth quarter, and Mexico fell almost 19%. Eurozone ...

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Negative Signs for Retail Sector Starting to Add Up

The retail sector is a key component of the U.S. economy, and there are several indications that things are not looking very good for the sector. Last week the retail sales figures for December were released and it showed an unexpected decline of 1.2%. Analysts were expecting an increase of 0.1% for December. The headline number wasn’t the only area ...

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January Bounce Exceeded Expectations, Now What?

I wrote an article for Seeking Alpha back on December 28, and it was about what I expected to see happen in the first quarter. At the time there were 479 S&P members in oversold territory based on the daily stochastic readings. I commented that, “Stocks are tremendously oversold at this time, and I expect the indices to bounce in ...

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Cars that Fly will help lead the next Technology Revolution

In 1940, Henry Ford said: “Mark my words, a combination aeroplane and motor car is coming.” The first time in film I believe I saw flying cars was in the Tom Cruise thriller, “Minority Report.” The way that traffic moved in layers above the ground at break-neck speeds was inconceivable. That was in 2002 depicting life in the middle of ...

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Early Results From Chip Sector Earnings Encouraging

Earnings reports are ratcheting up this week and the semiconductor industry is in the spotlight more than any other. By the end of next week, we will have gotten results from six of the top 10 holdings in the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSE: SMH). The earliest results are already in with Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX), Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN), ...

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Why Do Investors Get Emotional About Stocks?

Don't get emotional about stocks!

In the 1987 classic movie Wall Street, the iconic character Gordon Gekko advised Bud Fox, “Don’t get emotional about stock. It clouds the judgment.” Of course, the table was turned later in the movie and it was Gekko that was getting emotional over the roller coaster ride Blue Star Airlines was on. I am bringing this subject up due to something ...

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Peak Earnings Growth Vs. Peak Earnings

How many times have you heard investment experts talk about how the market is always looking forward? And it’s true, investors are always looking ahead and buy stocks based on what they think is going to happen in the future. I thought about this axiom again this morning when a guest on Bloomberg said he thought we had seen peak ...

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