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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Good earnings always push stock prices higher. Last week was no exception, as big technology stocks crushed their earnings estimates and powered the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Intel pulled the...

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

With all the great earnings results being announced, many companies are flush with cash. There are any number of things companies can do with all this cash. They can invest in new technology or equipment, buy a competitor or supplier,...

 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Despite the constant predictions for a market crash, the Dow and the S&P 500 both set yet another all time high on Friday. The reason is simple. Everything that matters to investors is moving in the right direction. For example, the...

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Good earnings always push stock prices higher. Last week was no exception, as big technology stocks crushed their earnings estimates and powered the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Intel pulled the...

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Next week will be the mother of all earnings week. Not just because 175 different S&P 500 companies report their 3rd quarter numbers. The specific companies reporting are a cross-section of every part of the economy. If you like big...

 

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Time to clean out the desk of all the interesting facts and numbers that did not make a Weekly Summary. Enjoy. Netflix – In the last 15 years, the price of Netflix shares have fallen 70%, three times. Each time it has declined...

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

The stock market will not be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day, but banks and government offices will. As is usually the case with partial holidays, volume will be light and five days of trading activity will have to be...

 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Stocks closed out the 3rd quarter with yet another record all-time high. In fact, Friday’s close was the 39th record for the S&P 500 so far in 2017. That is far more than last year’s 18 all-time highs or 2015’s ten...

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Fed met this week and hardly anyone noticed. The headline writers were busy with coverage of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the earthquake in Mexico, more tax & healthcare debate in Washington and Trump's twitter war with...

 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Texas and Florida are the 2nd and 4th largest economies, by state, in the country. If Texas were a country, it would be the 10th largest economy in the world and about the same size as Brasil. Florida’s $900 billion economy is...

 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Apple was on the cover of Money magazine, a special issue entitled “15 Minute Retirement Plan.” Sell the stock now. Of course, Apple’s products are great, but their upcoming product line will result in shrinking...

 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

When the “stock market” reaches a new record high, not every stock goes along for the ride. This is especially true for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, commonly called the Dow. In early August, the Dow set an all time...

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stop me if you’ve heard this analysis before, “The Fed is confused what to do, oil prices keep gyrating up, then down and investors seem to make the same mistakes, over and over again.” Those three themes could be...

 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time to clean out the desk and use some interesting facts and figures that never made it into a weekly summary. In 2016, there were 61 million Americans who received either retirement or disability Social Security benefits. By 2021,...

 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Technology continues to lead the market higher. Through Friday, the S&P 500 has returned 11.66%. Of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500, Technology has performed the best, with tech stocks up 22.3%. Only two other sectors are doing better...

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

In many ways, no single stock better epitomizes the current stock market than Amazon. Just like the Dow and S&P 500, Amazon has set record highs, had steep intraday corrections, grabbed all the headlines and split the investment...

 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

“One of the funniest things about the stock market is that every time someone sells, another buys, and they both think they are astute.” …..William Feather The 1st half of the trading year ended Friday, with the Dow...