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A.M. Funds Roundup: Danoff’s Picks; Fund Liquidity Rules In Focus

Links to the best reading in funds investing: Fidelity Contrafund’s (FCNTX) Will Danoff digs these stocks — Andrew Bary, Barron’s Nelson Peltz and Trian Fund Management take a big stake in General Electric (GE) — Leslie Picker, NYT DealBook  New fund liquidity rules could lead to greater stability, timidity– Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal […]

Updating Your New Levels for the SP500 and Dow Jones Oct 5

As we start a new trading week in October, a bullish five-day rally has taken price to a key upside target level. Let’s update this level and our new targets for these major US Market Indexes. We’ll start with the S&P 500: A bullish reversal candle at the 1,880 target support level – complete with positive divergences – [...]

Research links: factor allocations

Monday is all about academic (and practitioner) literature at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a risk parity...

October Macro Update: Employment Wasn't Surprisingly Weak

This post reviews the main economic data from the past month. The balance of the data continues to be positive. There is little to suggest the imminent onset of a recession. Our key message over the past year has been that (a) growth is positive but...

Canada and the Oil Price Shock

Canada is no stranger in dealing with oil price collapses. The sharp fall in the price of crude in 2014 is not unprecedented. Over the past 30 years, there have been five major declines in the price of crude that have hit world...

Morning Market Internals

NYSE Composite Index: Volume Running 27.6% Above 100-Day Average 9 Sectors Rising, 1 Sector Declining 86.7% of Issues Advancing, 11.6% Declining 38 New 52-Week Highs, 12 New Lows 23.4% of Issues Above 200-day Moving Average Average 14-Day RSI 40.2 Vix 19.9 Total Put/Call 1.0 TRIN/Arms.42

Twitter: A Brilliant Opportunity, Limited by Failure of Imagination, Says McNamee

Noted investor Roger McNamee with Elevation Partners was on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” a short while ago to discuss this morning’s news that Twitter (TWTR) has appointed its co-founder Jack Dorsey as it’s permanent CEO, telling host Jon Fortt and...Show More Summary

Lam, Applied: RBC Says Sell Both on Declining Outlook for 2016 Spend

Shares of chip equipment giant Applied Materials (AMAT) are up 11 cents, or 0.7%, at $15.05, while shares of competitor Lam Research (LRCX) are down 17 cents at $65.51, after RBC Capital Markets’s Mahesh Sanganeria cut his rating on both shares to Underperform from Sector Perform, citing a big decline in spending on both DRAM and NAND production […]

FireEye Falls 6%: Piper Concerned with Firewall Competition, Brain Drain

Shares of security technology vendor FireEye (FEYE) are down $2, over 6%, at $31.06, after Piper Jaffray’s Andrew Nowinski cut his rating on the shares to Neutral from Overweight, and slashed his target to $37 from $60, writing that not only does he see rising competition, but “we are concerned with conflict within the channel and recent […]

Twitter: SunTrust Cheers Dorsey Appointment; Ev Williams M.I.A.

Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are up 44 cents, or 1.8%, at $26.75, after the company this morning announced it would make Jack Dorsey, co-founder, its permanent CEO, and Adam Bain, the company’s head of products, its chief operating officer. The announcement confirms speculation last week by re/Code’s Kara Swisher and ends months of speculation. Twitter also […]

Bankers Launch Hostile Takeover of CFPB

Last week, we discussed several developments that have the banking industry up in arms. Each of these trace back to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. The first was the new mortgage disclosure rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Show More Summary

Guesstimates on October 5, 2015

December S&P E-mini Futures: Today’s range estimate is 1937-1962. The move up from last week’s low at 1861 will probably carry the ES above 2011 and eventually to new bull market highs. QQQ: I think that a bull market correction ended at the August 24 low of 84. Show More Summary

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