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Retail Sales, Dudley, Wages

Some quick thoughts for the day. First, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley gave an extended interview to the Associate Press. Definitely worth the time to read. Overall, Dudley continues to adhere to what amounts to the Fed's median...

Bear Radar

Style Underperformer: Large-Cap Value +.3% Sector Underperformers: 1) Oil Service -1.2 % 2) Energy -.7% 3) Gaming -.1% Stocks Falling on Unusual Volume: NEFF, DORM, PAGP, CBI and SGMO Stocks With Unusual Put Option Activity: 1) UNITShow More Summary

Bull Radar

Style Outperformer: Mid-Cap Growth +.8% Sector Outperformers: 1) Steel +2.3 % 2) Social Media +2.0% 3) Retail +1.6% Stocks Rising on Unusual Volume: URBN, CHU, FGEN, DKS, LPLA, JNCE, TGT, SBLK, ZIV, A, SBRA, AAP, LRCX, LE, COOL, CCP,...Show More Summary

Signs That Investors May Be Shying Away From Indiscriminate Risk

You may never have heard of Robert Rodriguez. For that matter, you probably did not know that he retired in December from California-based First Pacific Advisors (FPA). Yet he is the only mutual fund manager ever to win the Morningstar Manager of the Year award for a stock fund and for a bond fund....

Not Buying Acadia Healthcare’s Roll-Up Story

I put behavioral healthcare provider Acadia Healthcare (ACHC) in the Danger Zone just over a year ago and despite the company touting its impressive non-GAAP numbers, the stock is just as dangerous as ever.

Why FAANG Stocks Won’t Lead The Market Lower In A Correction

When the next downturn arrives, the FAANGs will be immune to the worst carnage.

Three Breakouts, And One Possible Breakdown In Cummins

Three stocks breaking out of consolidation patterns lead our charts to watch today, while one trending lower is highlighted as a potential short.

Crude Oil Slips as U.S. Production Hits a High

Crude oil prices declined on the EIA's weekly report showing a rise in production.

Gold Was Chemically Destined To Be Money All Along

I think most of you reading this right now are aware that gold is unlike any other metal, certainly any other element.

Wednesday links: hitting home runs

Review: “Everyone should be able to benefit from reading this book [Standard Deviations, Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data and Other Ways to Lie...

Run for the hills! Its Record High Household Borrowing (again)

The Imaginary Debt Crisis Is Here to Stay Household borrowing has reached new records. Big deal. Personal income has grown much more. Bloomberg, August 16, 2017     Now that we have surpassed 2008 highs in household debt, I guess we are due for a panic attack. Show More Summary

The Apocalyptic Vision of Stephen K. Bannon

By Stratfor – History may not repeat itself precisely, but according to Steve Bannon, it sure does rhyme. And the rhyme we are soon to hear, according to the White House chief strategist, will echo epochal crises like the Great Depression, the Civil War, and the American Revolution.

China’s July Leverage Data Comes in Hot, Drawing Rebuke From IMF

By ValueWalk – It is often difficult to ascertain the actual level of credit and liquidity in China, as the “shadow banking” segment is near $8.5 trillion strong. But China’s Total Social Financing (TSF) data, released Tuesday, attempts to do...

Small and Micro Caps: Is That the Best you Can do??

The iShares Core S&P Small Cap and the iShares Russell 2000 ETFs are beating the SPDR S&P 500 so far Wednesday, but one technical analyst has reason to think small-cap stocks will continue to post unimpressive results.

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