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Succinct Summation of week’s events 1.19.18

Succinct Summations for the week ending January 19th, 2017: Positives. 1. Major US Stock indices set new record highs; 2. Jobless claims fell to 220k, the lowest reading in 45 years; 3. Industrial production rose 0/9% m/o/m, well above the 0.4% expected increase. Show More Summary

What A Difference A Strong Holiday Season Makes: Retailing Stocks Back From The Dead

Back in the second quarter of 2017 I wrote a four-part series of posts on the bricks and mortar retailing sector (Part 1: department stores – DDS & KSS | Part 2: mall owners – SKT & SPG | Part 3: balance sheet strength | Part 4: possible...Show More Summary

Aptiv Continued to Shine at Detroit Auto Show, Says Cowen

Aptiv and Lear, two auto parts suppliers, are separating themselves from the pack by integrating more of both hardware and software in offerings for self-driving cars, writes Jeffrey Osborne of Cowen & Co. after spending days at the Detroit Auto Show.

Amazon’s Ad Business Has Arrived, Says Wells Fargo

Amazon’s (AMZN) advertising business has “arrived,” is one key observation of Wells Fargo’s Internet analyst Ken Sena, after attending an industry “preview” in New York, the last two days, put on by AdExchanger. Sena writes that Amazon’s “emergence” the past year “as a legitimate advertising platform” has been a hot topic. The company’s head of global […]

Sanmina Plunges 18%: Business Delays, Tax Reform Cut Outlook

Shares of Sanmina-SCI, which builds things for companies for a fee, are down 18% in late trading, after the company warned its quarterly results will miss its expectations because some projects didn't get going in time and because of a hit to deferred assets from the new tax laws.

Disaster or Discount ... ??? Weekly Reading Links - January 19th, 2018

Bitcoin has crashed approximately 50% since its peak in December, in large part due to fear of regulation and fraud. Are you selling off, or buying in? Here is a peek at what I've been reading lately. These are the...

IBM: ‘Shell Game Persists,’ Says Bernstein

IBM's better-than-expected quarterly results on Thursday didn't appease uber-bear Toni Sacconaghi of Bernstein, who sees declines along several metrics, and thinks the company's profit outlook this year is yet more of the same "shell game" he thinks IBM's been playing with taxes for years.

Mellanox: Street Thinks Starboard Has Lit a Fire

Upbeat results from connectivity chip vendor Mellanox on Thursday night have not refuted the assault on the company by activist fund Starboard Value, if anything, it has validated the firm's intervention, in Wall Street's eyes.

Tax Cut Suspends Many Deductions For Individuals

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended or trimmed several cherished tax deductions that individuals count on for savings. So, exactly how bad is it and what can you do about it?

Q1 2018 Shaping Up As Best For Jon Corzine In Years

Chris Christie’s a nobody and he’s gonna be a hedge fund manager.


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Google’s Pixel Buds: ‘Sorry, Can’t Help, But Always Learning’

Google's new "Pixel Buds" wireless ear pieces shine in their industrial design, especially a nice soft carrying case. The functions, however, with a sort of maddening A.I., leave much to be desired.

Your Tech Top 10 Is Headed By Microsoft, Intel: Thomson Reuters Rankings

Thomson Reuters based its rankings on 28 data points in eight key areas: financial; management and investor confidence; risk and resilience; legal compliance; innovation; people and social responsibility; environmental impact; and reputation.

Atlassian Sinks 6%: ‘Good,’ ‘Solid’ Results, Expense Stock

Shares of collaborative software tools maker Atlassian (TEAM) are down $3.20, or almost 6%, at $52.40, extending last night’s after-hours losses, despite a report of fiscal Q2 revenue and profit that beat expectations, and a forecast for higher revenue this quarter and for the full year. There’s little disagreement today that the results were admirable, […]

Crispin Odey Not To Blame For Losing Investors Two-Thirds Of Their Money

If only Janet Yellen, Mark Carney and their banking cronies would let the world economy collapse, Odey investors would really be lording it over their newly-impoverished neighbors.

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