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Bank Tightening Suggests Layoffs Ahead

Here is a chart of bank tightening to small, medium, and large firms, which, as we reported on Monday, shows that banks are now the tightest they've been since recovering from the 2008 financial crisis. It leads the ADP report by about 4 months and suggests that US employment...

Write-Offs: 5.4.16

Warren unleashes on Trump; Larry Robbins tells investors to "just hang on"; Bill Gross sells stamps; Inside the world’s first sex-themed amusement park; and more.

Equinix CEO Smith: ‘Pretty Alarming What’s Going On’ With Traditional Tech

Following a report this afternoon by data center co-location REIT Equinix (EQIX), CEO Steve Smith was kind enough to spend a few minutes talking with me by phone. The shares have traded unchanged in the after-hours session since theShow More Summary

Enhancing Stock Market Prediction with Distilled Economic Variables [PREMIUM]

Can investors exploit economic data for monthly stock market timing? In their September 2015 paper entitled “Getting the Most Out of Macroeconomic Information for Predicting Excess Stock Returns”, Cem Cakmakl? and Dick van Dijk test whether a model employing 118 economic variables improves prediction of monthly U.S. Show More Summary

Global Shipping Routes

Very cool animation via Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute (UCL EI):   Created by London-based data visualisation studio Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute   The post Global Shipping Routes appeared first on The Big Picture.

7th day of $QQQ short term down-trend

GMI issues Sell signal. I am mainly in cash.   gmi: 2 gmi-2: 1 t2108: 62 No tags for this post.

Expert: Threat of EMP Attack Is Real and Extremely Dangerous

When it comes to the threat of system-wide failure that an EMP could bring, Dr. Pry doesn’t mince words: he feels it represents an “existential threat? to our society. “You’re talking about a protracted blackout from which you might never recover,” he said...

Hortonworks Q1 Rev Beats, Q2 View In-Line, Year View Beats

Shares of Hadoop open-source software distributor Hortonworks (HDP) are unchanged in late trading at $12.76, after the company beat Q1 revenue expectations, but missed on the bottom line by a penny, and forecast the quarter’s revenue in line, and slightly exceeded current consensus for full-year revenue. Revenue in the three months ended in March rose 85%, year over year, […]

Fitbit CFO Explains Guidance; ‘We’re Front-Loading Engineering Spend’

Fitbit (FIT) CFO Bill Zerella spoke with Barron’s just before getting on the the company’s Q1 earnings call. The company’s stock is falling after hours because of weak second-quarter guidance, even as the company raised its guidance for the full year. Zerella first pointed out that second-quarter revenue guidance at $565 million to $585 million was actually ahead […]

GoDaddy Drops 7% Despite Q1 Earnings Beat; Narrows Year View

Shares of domain hosting titans GoDaddy (GDDY) are down $2.14, or almost 7%, at $28.50, in late trading, after the company this afternoon reported Q1 revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, and a smaller-than-expected net loss per...Show More Summary

Fitbit Q1 Beats But Stock Down 11% on Weak Guidance

Shares of Fitbit (FIT) were down 11% after hours, following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. First-quarter EPS and sales beat estimates  But the company’s second-quarter EPS guidance is significantly below Wall Street’s estimates. The maker of activity trackers posted Q1 adjusted EPS of 10 cents a share, versus a three cents estimate. Sales of $505 million […]

Equinix Q1 Earnings Beat; Q2, Year Views Higher

Data center co-location REIT Equinix (EQIX) this afternoon reported Q1 reeve and cash flow that topped analysts’ expectations, and forecast revenue for this quarter, and the full year, ahead of consensus as well. Equinix shares were unchanged in late trading at $334.83. Reveneue in the three months ended in March rose 31%, year over year, and 16% from the […]

Walking Into Skechers For Growth And Value

Investors have overreacted to one bad quarter, and many still seem skeptical of management, but the stock has dropped over 50% in the past eight months, and even if growth slows dramatically and margins shrink, the stock's cheap valuation makes it a safe stock with high potential upside.

Key Takeaways From Sprint’s Q4 Results

Sprint, the fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier, posted a better-than-expected set of adjusted Q4 FY 2015 earnings, driven by its recent phone subscriber gains and operating cost reductions.  Below, we take a look at some of the key takeaways from the carrier’s results and what to expect from Sprint going forward. We have a […]

Active Traders Should Consider An Entity For Tax Savings

Forming an entity can save active investors and traders significant taxes. Active investors can limit wash sale losses calculated between their individual taxable investment accounts and IRAs with an entity account. traders solidifyShow More Summary

Stocks Falling into Final Hour on Global Growth Worries, European/Emerging Markets/US High-Yield Debt Angst, Earnings Outlook Concerns, Commodity/Biotech Sector Weakness

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Substantially Lower Sector Performance: Almost Every S ector Declining Volume: Slightly Below Average Market Leading Stocks: Underperforming Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 1 6.76 +7.44 % Euro/Yen Carry Return Index 1 28.63 +.47 % Emerging Markets Currency Volatility(VXY) 1 0. Show More Summary

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