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Stocks Slightly Higher into Final Hour on Earnings Optimism, Short-Covering, Technical Buying, Tech/Ag Sector Strength

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Modestly Higher Sector Performance: Mixed Volume: Below Average Market Leading Stocks: Performing In Line Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 1 5.4 +1.51 % Euro/Yen Carry Return Index...Show More Summary

This Is Not A Drill. This Is The Real Thing.

The June FOMC meeting is live. That message came through loud and clear in the minutes and was subsequently confirmed by New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley. Last week, via Reuters...

A.M. Funds Roundup: Front-Running Mutual Fund Holdings?; Position Constraints at Sequoia Fund

Links to the best reading in funds investing: Persistent outflows from stock mutual funds might make remaining shareholders targets for predatory traders — Lewis Braham, Barron’s Lots of consumer stock ETFs diminish the role of (AMZN), recently to their detriment — Chris Dieterich, Barron’s The number of ETFs that are at risk of closure […]


For weeks now the only topics in the media - print, online, and video - have been Politics and Viagra commercials (Elections and Erections). Finally they have shifted to what the Fed is going to do about interest rates come June, including interviews with the neighborhood gardener and other experts. Show More Summary

Five semi-serious reasons for voting Remain

BARELY a day goes by without some international body or national leader opining about the British vote on whether to leave the EU. Voters may well be bewildered by the blizzard of facts, claims and counter-claims, or the discussion of whether Britain's future trade with the EU will be based on the Norwegian, Swiss or Albanian model. Show More Summary

May 23rd Blogger Sentiment Poll

Blogger Sentiment Poll Participants: 24/7 Wall St (N) The Aleph Blog (+) NFTRH (-) Bull Bear Trading Carl Futia (+) Dash of Insight (N) Dividend Growth Investor (-) Downside Hedge (+) Elliot Wave Lives On (-) Fallond Stock Picks (-)...

John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses

Primaries and caucuses are a surprisingly undemocratic part of the democratic process. John Oliver discusses our convoluted system for choosing presidential nominees.   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses (HBO) The post John Oliver: Primaries and Caucuses appeared first on The Big Picture.

Tuesday Watch

Evening HeadlinesBloomberg: ‘Massive Bailout’ Needed in Debt-Saddled China, Analyst Chu Says. Charlene Chu, a banking analyst who made her name warning of the risks from China’s credit binge, said a bailout in the trillions of dollars is needed to tackle the bad-debt burden dragging down the nation’s economy. Show More Summary

Delinquency Rates Surge in 2016, Poised to Head Higher

New data on delinquency rates for commercial and industrial loans for the first quarter of 2016 has just been released and shows a surge heading into this year, after steadily rising throughout 2015. Based on forward-looking data, delinquencies may continue to increase well into...


After a long medical weekend, I'm in recovery mode. That doesn't mean I won't prepare, but speculating when fatigued and not at one's best isn't ideal. Ciovacco Capital shows the numerous inflection points currently extant. Fatigue or not, the NR7 column (price expansion, direction NOT predicted) dominates. Show More Summary

Apple iPhone Build Rumors: The Start of Better News? Ask Wells, RBC

A couple of Street observers today reflected upon speculation overnight that Apple (AAPL) has increased orders for manufacturing of its next iPhone, as my colleague Shuli Ren wrote Monday, Asia time. Amit Daryanani, who has an Outperform...Show More Summary

In The Week Ahead: Scared Investors Could Trigger Another Drop In Stocks

Most major U.S. stock indices closed in positive territory last week, led higher by a 0.9% gain in the small-cap Russell 2000 and a 0.8% advance in the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100. However, these indices

Waddell & Reed CEO Herrmann To Retire

Henry J. Herrmann, chief executive of Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR), will retire after 45 years at the Kansas-based fund company. Herrmann, 73, has served as CEO since 2005 and will remain as non-executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Philip Sanders, 56, will take over as CEO in August. Sanders will retain his […]

After Fee Cut, Tudor Investment Charges Most Investors More Than 2-and-20

Hedge fund Tudor Investment, run by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, is reportedly cutting fees amid a performance dry spell. Bloomberg’s Saijel Kishan reports that the fund firm disclosed that it will reduce fees for a “share class that that contains most of the main fund’s money” to — get this — 2.25% plus 25% of […]

Alphabet, Apple, Baidu Have Bright Future in Self-Driven Cars, Says S&P Global

Analysts at S&P Global Market Intelligence today unleashed five separate reports about the future of automobiles, titled collectively “Future of the Car,” in which the authors explore implications for Alphabet (GOOGL), Tesla (TSLA),Show More Summary

Square: CLSA Says Buy With Lock-Up Expiry Over; It’s Not Lending Club

Shares of payments pioneer Square (SQ) today closed up 7 cents, or 0.8%, at $9.46, after CLSA’s Leonard DeProspo raised his rating on the shares to Buy from Outperform, with a $14 price target, up from $12, writing that the “overhang”...Show More Summary

KMPG Relieved To Hear Phil Mickelson “Respects And Shares” Its “Values”

The ones where you do something that kinda looks like insider trading first and then apologize later.

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