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  • Commodities Today: Precious Metals Higher, Energy Names Struggle
    Nov. 25, 2014 HK, PBR, UNG Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest with OPEC and their meetings leading up to Thursday.
    • Look at the latest winter storm set to hit the NE United States.
    • Explain why we have held on to some of our losers ahead of the OPEC meeting, and look at the support some of those names have established.
  • Today's Market: Record Highs Continue, Stocks In The News
    Nov. 25, 2014 AMGN, DISH, PANW 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Highlight markets hitting fresh all-time highs today and what we are looking at heading into the end of the year.
    • Discuss the recent negative commentary from analysts concerning T and VZ, and why the latest spectrum auctions have many worried.
    • Look at AMGN and PANW news.
  • Commodities Today: Oil, Mining And Chemical Names Moving Today
    Nov. 24, 2014 BHP, USO, VLO 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the energy market and what traders are looking at ahead of OPEC's big meeting.
    • Look at the EPA's decision to delay their ethanol blend decision by a year, and what it could mean for both the agriculture and energy interests.
    • Look at further cost cutting programs at BHP, and the buyback program announced at WLK.
  • Today's Market: Mergers And Rumors Pushing Stocks Higher
    Nov. 24, 2014 AAPL, AV, BMRN 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Provide investors with the market schedule this week and discuss the expected light volume.
    • Discuss the latest move from John Malone which could help pave the way for a viable competitor to HBO.
    • Look at the biotech and insurance mergers announced today.
  • Commodities Today: Energy, These 6 Stocks Are Rallying Along With Energy And Materials
    Nov. 21, 2014 FCX, GDP, PBR 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss what is driving markets today and explain what we are watching heading into 2015.
    • Highlight how China's rate cut has benefited the Brazilian commodity names and maybe even helped establish some short-term (and maybe even long-term) bottoms in those names.
    • Point out how investors are in a risk-on mode as it pertains to the smaller E&P names which have had concerns raised about them recently.
  • Today's Market: Rally Underway And These 5 Stocks Moving Strongly
    Nov. 21, 2014 BID, BRK.A, BRK.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the moves by the Chinese Central Bank and the ECB following Draghi's comments earlier today.
    • Highlight news regarding two CEOs at companies which have come under pressure from activist investors.
    • Explain to investors why we do not think a material transaction involving Coca-Cola is set to happen.
  • Commodities Today: Norway's Oil Issues, Natural Gas And Coffee Retreat
    Nov. 20, 2014 AAL, RDS.A, RDS.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight physical commodity prices and how coffee, gold and natural gas are behaving today.
    • Discuss issues facing producers of older oil fields and how new taxes in Norway are coming into play.
    • Look at the impact the US Air Force will have on jet fuel prices with their switch to standard jet fuel.
  • Today's Market: Big Earnings Surprises, New REIT Plans Driving These Stocks Higher
    Nov. 20, 2014 BBY, CZR, PENN 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss earnings, the economy and the PMI data out of Europe which is driving markets this morning.
    • Look at REITs and how troubled companies are embracing the idea of breaking out their real estate to better support debt loads.
    • Highlight strong retail earnings and what it could indicate concerning the American consumer.
  • Commodities Today: Potash, Pipeline And Natural Gas Stocks Rallying
    Nov. 19, 2014 AGU, COG, EPB Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the moves in the potash and natural gas markets.
    • Discuss the failed Keystone vote in the US Senate and how it impacts TRP.
    • Revisit the KMI merger and how the stock has risen into the shareholder votes.
  • Today's Market: Retail Stocks Jumping On News
    Nov. 19, 2014 DG, DLTR, FDO Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the Fed Minutes due out later today.
    • Highlight the earnings from major US retailers that surprised today.
    • Revisit the battle for FDO and the two different paths that DG and DLTR are taking to gain the approval of regulators.
  • Commodities Today: Gold, Oil And Pipelines Attracting Investor Attention
    Nov. 18, 2014 BP, CVX, GLD 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest in the precious metals markets and why gold bugs are getting excited.
    • Look at a solar power deal that investors are cheering today.
    • Highlight energy names which are in the news right now.
  • Today's Market: Japanese Economic Moves, Earnings And Corporate News
    Nov. 18, 2014 CSCO, GPRO, HD 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss Japan's latest moves to boost the economy after weak economic numbers.
    • Look at GPRO's secondary and the announced deal between CSCO and Box to partner in the cloud.
    • Highlight HD's quarterly results and strong same-store sales growth.
  • Commodities Today: Great, Good And Bad News In The Oil Patch
    Nov. 17, 2014 BHI, CVX, HAL Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the negative economic news from Japan and how that will affect currency markets moving forward.
    • Discuss the HAL/BHI merger and the parameters of the deal.
    • Point out the work that HES and CVX are doing in the Gulf of Mexico and why that is good news for investors moving forward.
  • Today's Market: Pharma And Tech Companies In Focus This Morning
    Nov. 17, 2014 ACT, AGN, FB 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Japan's downbeat economic news dragging US equities lower early this morning.
    • Discuss the rumors surrounding a bid from Actavis PLC emerging for Allergan.
    • Look at Facebook's latest offering that will take on a number of competitors in various fields.
  • Commodities Today: Merger And Acquisition Rumors, And International Companies Falling Sharply
    Nov. 14, 2014 ABGB, BHI, HAL Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the copper market's quick bounce back from yesterday's move below $3/lb.
    • Discuss the oil services sector and the HAL/BHI merger talks.
    • Point out the negative news surrounding Brazil's PBR and Spain's ABGB.
  • Today's Market: Earnings And Restructuring Plans Driving These Stocks
    Nov. 14, 2014 CYBR, CZR, FUEL Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss why we think investors need to be more bullish of economic growth heading into the end of the year.
    • Look at earnings and guidance from CYBR and FUEL, which surprised many this week.
    • Highlight CZR and the rumors that the company is going to restructure its debt with senior creditors.
  • Today's Market: Tech Names Drawing Interest
    Nov. 13, 2014 CSCO, FB, IWM Comment!

    Summary

    • Update readers on our small cap trade first discussed when the Russell 2000 index had fallen 10% and officially entered correction territory.
    • Discuss CSCO's results and explain how recent net neutrality talk could impact the industry and cause disappointing results next quarter.
    • Look at why investors cheered Twitter's plans released at its first analyst day and what we expect this means for the company moving forward.
  • Commodities Today: Russia And Saudi Arabia Driving Oil Market
    Nov. 13, 2014 BP, OGZPY, OJSCY Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest geopolitical events and economic data impacting markets.
    • Look at the winter storm sweeping across the nation that could impact natural gas demand.
    • Highlight the effect that sanctions have had in forcing Russia to build stronger ties with China.
  • Commodities Today: Natural Gas Looks Like A Good Trade
    Nov. 12, 2014 COG, FANG, GPOR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss how commodities have traded recently and which commodities we think will rise in the months ahead.
    • Highlight the recent strength in natural gas and discuss possible events which could lead to higher prices in the near-term and long-term.
    • Update readers on the latest share sale of FANG by GPOR and Wexford.
  • Today's Market: Mergers, Rumors And Earnings Moving These Stocks
    Nov. 12, 2014 BBT, FOSL, KORS Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at the rally that has taken place in Japan recently, and discuss our opinion on what officials need to do in order to keep the rally alive.
    • Discuss corporate earnings from FOSL and its licensing renewal with KORS.
    • Highlight M&A activity, as well as recent hedge fund moves which could lead to further deals.
  • Commodities Today: Recent Moves In The Oil Industry Highlight Differing Opinions
    Nov. 11, 2014 CLR, HK, REXX Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the price action in some of the oil & natural gas producers' stock prices.
    • Highlight the continued bull market in cattle prices.
    • Look at recent deals in the oil patch and earnings from HK.
  • Today's Market: Alipay IPO And Other Tech News
    Nov. 11, 2014 AAPL, BABA, CZR 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest economic and general market moves.
    • Highlight comments made by Alibaba's Ma regarding an Alipay IPO.
    • Look at the latest news from the tech industry, from security to new CEOs.
  • Commodities Today: Uranium And Coal Attract Attention, China Creates Stimulus Package
    Nov. 10, 2014 ACI, ANR, BHP 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest news in the commodity market including China's stimulus and the gold market.
    • Highlight the latest bullish news for the uranium miners and the two companies we still like.
    • Point out the recent rally in coal miners and why we are still not convinced that the coal industry is a buy yet.
  • Today's Market: Merger And Acquisition Activity, Tech News And Bankruptcies
    Nov. 10, 2014 AMX, BK, COF 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss recent state of the economy and what investors should expect moving forward.
    • Look at recent telecom deals and the changing landscape in international markets.
    • Highlight news announced today in the financial and biotech industries.
  • Commodities Today: Gold Rallies While Solar Fizzles
    Nov. 7, 2014 ABX, AUY, FCX 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest news moving markets, including geopolitics and economic data.
    • Look at earnings from FSLR which disappointed investors.
    • Reiterate our thinking that these gold rallies are not to be bought until actual gold production is significantly lowered.
  • Today's Market: 5 Companies Disappointing Investors
    Nov. 7, 2014 AMZN, BAC, C 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the economic news released today, including the revisions to prior months' data.
    • Look at the latest bank to have to restate recently released earnings.
    • Highlight fresh earnings from some big names, as well as new products being released.
  • Commodities Today: Oil Companies Making Interesting Moves, Metals Stabilize
    Nov. 6, 2014 APA, CHK, CLR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the moves this morning by the BOE and ECB, as well as the dovish comments by Mario Draghi that have weakened the euro.
    • Highlight Harold Hamm's big bet with Continental Resources' hedges.
    • Look at Apache's latest earnings and the guidance that the company provided investors.
  • Today's Market: Earnings And News Moving These 5 Stocks
    Nov. 6, 2014 AZN, PRGO, QCOM Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the moves by the ECB and BOE today.
    • Highlight the move lower in the Euro/USD.
    • Look at the latest news from AZN, PRGO, QCOM, SNY & TSLA.
  • Commodities Today: 6 Energy Names To Watch
    Nov. 5, 2014 AM, AR, BHP Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at the decision by BHP to export crude from the US without the government's approval.
    • Highlight EOG's quarterly results and upbeat guidance.
    • Point out another strong MLP IPO which is having a strong debut today.
  • Today's Market: 5 Stocks Moving On News
    Nov. 5, 2014 CBS, FEYE, FOX Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at last night's election results and discuss why investors are so bullish this morning.
    • Highlight media earnings since yesterday's close and what to look for from those major media companies set to report after today's close.
    • Highlight a hot tech stock which is falling sharply after disappointing revenue figures.
  • Commodities Today: 5 Energy Stocks Moving On News
    Nov. 4, 2014 CVX, OXY, SD 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss yesterday's move lower in oil prices.
    • Highlight the latest moves by Saudi Arabia which make it clear that the kingdom is trying to force shale producers to cut future production plans.
    • Point out the delay in 3Q results from SandRidge Energy, as SEC asks questions regarding the company's accounting.
  • Today's Market: 6 Stocks Moving On News
    Nov. 4, 2014 AIG, BABA, HLF Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss yesterday's market sell-off into the close and how oil impacted that move.
    • Look at the US$/Yen cross and discuss our outlook on it for readers.
    • Highlight six companies that reported market moving news since the market closed yesterday.