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Data Never Sleeps 2.0

We first looked at this back in June 2012; here is the updated version:     Source: Domo

Is a Bullish Reversal Brewing for Bond Fund TLT

With stocks testing support and threatening a possible breakdown (reversal), US Treasury prices (measured by popular bond fund TLT) are staging a possible reversal higher of its key support level. Let’s pinpoint the level, highlight the positive divergences, and plan for a possible reversal up for bonds. Here’s the Daily Chart with the Divergences at Support: First and [...]

Philip Morris: Future Prospects and Pressure From Headwinds

Since 2009, Philip Morris International has managed to deliver modest increases in revenues (see Figure 1) predominantly driven by market share gains and pricing. Although we expect the company to continue maintaining its revenues, a...Show More Summary

Starbucks to Hike Drink Prices by as Much as 20 Cents

Mark Lennihan/AP NEW YORK -- Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. Show More Summary

It's Greek To Me

From the Cradle of Democracy, with Socrates, Plato and marble-mouth Demosthenes, Greece has not evolved like other democracies. With only 11 million people - three times the population of Puerto Rico (AKA Rich Port!! ; and a territory of Ame-rica -Rich Friend ), despite all the Deadlines, nothing has been resolved. Show More Summary

Ericsson Cuts 2,200 Jobs To Save Over $1 Billion by 2017, Improve Networks Margins

Global networking giant Ericsson announced earlier this year that it is planning to cut 2,200 jobs, as a part of its cost and efficiency program. In a recent update, the company said that this program was progressing, as over 1,700 employees (mainly in R&D) were given notices in June and were soon to leave the company. Show More Summary

Qualcomm Targets The Internet of Things Sector Full Force

Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm recently provided guidance on how big the Internet of Things (IoT) sector is for the company. The company said it made $1 billion in revenue last year on chips used in a variety of city infrastructure projects, home appliance, cars and wearables. Show More Summary

Expected Improvement In NBC’s Performance Will Reduce Comcast’s Risk

The 2014-15 season was bittersweet for Comcast's broadcasting network, NBC. The network managed to best rival CBS and retain its number one ranking in the 18-49 adult demo. However, the lack of any freshman hits was disappointing for the network. Show More Summary

How Does Microsoft Benefit From Exiting Display Ads Business?

Microsoft announced on 29th June that it was handing over reins of its display ads business to AOL. Transfer of the display ads business to AOL signifies the struggle Microsoft has had with online display ads business. We believe that...Show More Summary

Examining Apple’s Low P/E And How It Could Go Higher

Apple has strengthened its position as the world's most valuable company, with its stock price rising by close to 40% over the last 12 months. Its $730 billion market cap now stands at about twice as much as the next biggest company, and accounts for close to 4% of the S&P 500. Show More Summary

Investing in Historic Districts: What You Should Know About Zoning & Regulations

Take a ride on just about any Main Street, and you will see homes and buildings constructed perhaps 75, 100 or more years ago. Many people like the designs and charm of the buildings constructed in these bygone eras. These buildings are part of our history, and the phrase “they don’t build them like that [...]Show More Summary

Greeks Ready For Angela Merkel To Come Crawling Back

Everyone’s got to make sacrifices in a relationship, Angie. Alex promises he won’t bring his […]

Weekly Bow Tie Ribbon forming on Apple AAPL Sigma Chart

An update to our Weekly (and Daily) Sigma Band Chart of Apple (AAPL) reveals another tight volatility compression or “Bow Tie” Pattern. What does this mean and what can we expect once this pattern resolves? Simple – let’s take a look: For a bit of background, see my recent S&P 500 Sigma Band chart for definitions and explanations. Main [...]

U.S. Remains The Home Of The Brave Entrepreneur

Where else but in America can a startup such as Uber be valued at $50 billion, higher than 80 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 Index, only six years after its founding? Where else but in America can someone reach billionaire status by inventing a new type of hosiery, as Sara Blakely did with Spanx?

Bear Radar

Style Underperformer: Mid-Cap Value -.57% Sector Underperformers: 1) Oil Tankers -3.14% 2) Social Media -3.06% 3) Alt Energy -2.91% Stocks Falling on Unusual Volume: AET, ES, HNT, SC, EDU, CRH, CFR, XRS, SOXX, WX, DL, CNC, BONA, RPTP,...Show More Summary

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