February 14, 2017: IPG Photonics reports Q4 EPS of $1.39 versus the $1.29 estimate. Revenue also beat coming in at $280.1 million versus the $265 million estimate.
Dr. Gapontsev, CEO, said, “Looking ahead, we are building on strong momentum as we capitalize on new growth opportunities with existing and new OEMs and end users. (Read More….)
A weekly Saturday night financial show that attempts to predict market direction for the week ahead by looking at a variety of technical and fundamental indicators. This week’s show includes commentary on the Fed’s first and only rate hike in 2016, Eli Lilly’s long-acting Basal Insulin that’s now available in the US, takeover rumors circulating (Read More….)
The high yield debt chart is very troubling IMO. If we overlay the S&P 500 and the high yield debt chart, a huge bearish divergence is revealed. Check out this chart with the red line being the S&P 500 and the purple line being high yield debt.
High yield debt (purple) is nowhere near (Read More….)
Traders get confused by price action in bonds relative to the stock market because of perma-bear websites like ZeroHedge. Folks, the most reliable signal for how bonds impact the stock market is very simple.
Look At Bond Prices
Your primary research into bonds should always start with bond prices first, then yields second. A bond (Read More….)
When I expressed caution to a trader last week and that the market exists to ruin the greatest number of amateur traders at any given time, the trader replied I don’t believe that. Another trader I expressed caution to about this market told me I have to just ride the wave higher.
Folks, your goal (Read More….)
Washington D.C., Nov. 15, 2016 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to approve a national market system (NMS) plan to create a single, comprehensive database known as the consolidated audit trail (CAT) that will enable regulators to more efficiently and thoroughly track all trading activity in the U.S. equity and options markets.
Donald Trump said he would block the AT&T and Time Warner merger if he becomes president, arguing that such media combinations leave too much power concentrated among too few companies. What Trump is describing is monopolistic behavior. As Bloomberg writes…
Trump also suggested he would favor a breakup of NBC and Comcast Corp., a merger (Read More….)
We pulled off an incredible victory of getting Donald Trump elected. Congrats guys, we did it. Now the first point of focus is the backward bending Laffer Curve. Thanks to the reckless policies of Democrats and Obama, the national debt is up to almost $20 trillion dollars. The horrible national debt leaves Trump with little (Read More….)
Made famous by Michael Lewis’s book “Flash Boys,” the Chicago Stock Exchange plans to introduce a delay of 350 microseconds, or millionths of a second, on incoming trades. The idea is to thwart aggressive high-frequency trading strategies. The WSJ writes…
The Chicago exchange, which handles a sliver of U.S. stock-trading volume, says it wants to (Read More….)
For the week the S&P 500 fell -1.9%, the DJIA fell -1.5%, and the Nasdaq plunged -2.8%. Last week the VIX shot back above 20 to trade at levels not seen since the June Brexit vote. The S&P extended its longest losing streak since 1980 with its ninth consecutive decline on Friday.
Oil was (Read More….)
Tesla’s new solar roof tiles are incredible. Folks, this is disruptive technology at its finest. Check out a video of a roof with Tesla’s new solar tiles on it.
Tesla’s new solar roof tiles are a game changer IMO and here’s why. Homeowner Associations have rules on installing solar panels. You need to get approval (Read More….)
Most government revenue comes from the taxation of transactions and labor. Taxes impact both the supply and demand curves. Taxes cause a buyer to pay more for something and suppliers to receive less. The loss of value for both buyers and sellers is called the deadweight loss of taxation. Taxation has an enormous impact on (Read More….)
ObamaCare has created massive shortages within the healthcare sector. In cities, it is common to wait many hours before being seen as hospitals have a shortage of beds. Doctors have stopped taking new patients as they are overwhelmed by the numbers of people coming to see them. Let’s examine what happened from a macroeconomics perspective.
For the week, the S&P 500 lost -1%, the DJIA fell -0.6%, and the Nasdaq dropped -1.5%. Last week, preannouncements from Honeywell, Dover, Ericsson, and Fortinet scared traders, along with a disappointing Q3 report from Alcoa. HP announced a cut of 3,000 to 4,000 jobs across all divisions because of challenging market conditions.
Friday’s solid (Read More….)
The stock market is being taken down by the rising US dollar. Check out the chart below of UUP and the S&P 500.
Our largest trading partner Canada is devaluing the Canadian dollar.
Our second largest trading partner China is devaluing the Yuan which is pushing up the US dollar. In overnight trading, (Read More….)
The mainstream media and Donald Trump have been at odds for a long time. That’s not news. Every publication from the WSJ, Reuters, and Bloomberg show constant biases in the articles they publish.
As a result, a lot of traders, simply mimicked what they read in the mainstream financial media as if was a fact. (Read More….)
The Twiggs Money Flow on the S&P 500 has absolutely plunged. How is this market staying up?
Never underestimate the utter wickedness of institutional traders. The ‘Get Shorty’ trade is on. The way the trade works is that institutional traders stir up the bearish sentiment in the market by going out in the mainstream media and talking up doom and gloom.
In after-hours trading, they buy S&P futures causing the market to (Read More….)
The Bears strengthened their dominant position over Bulls today as evidenced by the falling money flow on the S&P 500.
No institutional buying was detected today on the TICK. Why isn’t the smart money buying and loading the boat on this market pullback?
The S&P 500 High Low index continues to plunge.
Fed’s Eric Rosengren was clear in his speech early Friday that rates need to be raised. Mr. Rosengren said that if we don’t raise rates soon, we could crash the economy. Mr. Rosengren said, “A failure to continue on the path of gradual removal of accommodation could shorten, rather than lengthen, the duration of this (Read More….)