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  • Commodities Today: Big Fertilizer Merger And Acquisition Deal, And A Russian Bankruptcy Looming
    Tue, Sep. 23 CF, MOS, MTL 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss WTI Crude Oil prices and what to watch for moving forward.
    • Highlight the latest big M&A talk in the fertilizer industry.
    • Look at Russia's OAO Mechel and their expected bankruptcy.
  • Today's Market: Many Rumors In The News Right Now, What Is True?
    Tue, Sep. 23 AAPL, HLF, SFLY 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest in tech regarding products and M&A.
    • Look at yesterday's reports that Icahn had exited his HLF position.
    • Update investors on the SYY merger with US Foods and the FTC's possible antitrust case against the company.
  • Commodities Today: Mergers And Acquisitions, Sanctions And A Disappointing Outlook
    Mon, Sep. 22 CRR, FCX, PBF Comment!

    Summary

    • Another refinery appears set to be sold in California.
    • XOM clarifies recent reports regarding US sanctions on Russia and the impact upon the company.
    • Highlight the big move lower for CRR after disappointing estimates for Q3 volumes.
  • Today's Market: Takeover Speculation Running Rampant
    Mon, Sep. 22 CFG, CSCO, EMC Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the big financial IPO that will hit the market early this week.
    • Highlight the EMC takeover rumors reported by The Wall Street Journal.
    • Look at what the strong US dollar has done for foreign equity markets.
  • Commodities Today: Nigerian Oil & Iron Ore Markets Drawing Attention
    Fri, Sep. 19 BHP, CVX, RDS.A 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Update readers on our call for gold to test $1,200/ounce and how close that call is to becoming true.
    • Look at the new wave of smaller oil companies looking to expand in Africa, specifically Nigeria.
    • Revisit the iron ore market and how Australian producers are the latest to come under pressure with falling prices.
  • Today's Market: Executive Changes Moving These Stocks And Update On Data Breaches
    Fri, Sep. 19 AIG, CLX, HD Comment!

    Summary

    • Update readers on the latest out of Europe and how it is driving futures this morning.
    • Look at all of the executive changes that were announced after the market close yesterday.
    • Revisit the HD data breach story.
  • Commodities Today: An Oil Stock To Buy And Tightening Diamond Market
    Thu, Sep. 18 BHP, CLR, EMES 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss yesterday's Fed moves and the impact upon the precious metals market.
    • Look at the latest report from De Beers regarding the future of the diamond market.
    • Highlight the move in CLR shares as investors sell due to increased spending on wells.
  • Today's Market: Stocks Moving On News, Fed Rally Continues
    Thu, Sep. 18 AAPL, AUXL, CVS 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Provide our take on the Fed's latest moves and what lies ahead.
    • Look at the poor guidance provided by RAD for the second half of 2014.
    • Highlight two biotechs moving higher on FDA approval of a new, fast-acting ED drug.
  • Commodities Today: Steel And Energy Names To Buy
    Wed, Sep. 17 AKS, BTU, LPI 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the US Dollar's 6-year highs against the Japanese Yen.
    • Revisit our bullish call on US Steel and that stock's jump today.
    • Look at the recent downgrades by analysts on quality oil names and how we would play them.
  • Today's Market: Stocks Making Big Moves Due To News
    Wed, Sep. 17 CTL, DD, FDX Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the Fed's options today and in what direction we think they will go.
    • Highlight the great quarter from FDX, as well as the price increases the company will enact in 2015.
    • Look at the news impacting DD and RAX this morning.
  • Commodities Today: Another Major Oil Company Looks To Exit North Sea
    Tue, Sep. 16 BP, COP, CVX 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Highlight commodity prices movements today and what we are looking at moving forward.
    • Look at COP's decision to sell its stake in the UK's largest North Sea oil field.
    • Discuss potential buyers of COP's stake.
  • Today's Market: Streaming TV And Rocket Engines Driving These Names
    Tue, Sep. 16 AMZN, BA, CBS Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest in the market and the decision by CalPERS to end the practice of investing in hedge funds.
    • Look at the latest in the race to develop America's next rocket engine.
    • Highlight the latest in the streaming TV service wars and how NFLX has altered the way other companies look at the future potential for the industry.
  • Commodities Today: Sanctions Hitting Big Oil, Index Rebalancing
    Mon, Sep. 15 BP, BTU, RDS.A Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the latest US Sanctions against Russia and look at the implications.
    • Look at the recent move in copper prices.
    • Discuss the rebalancing of the S&P 500 and how Peabody Energy shares will be impacted.
  • Today's Market: Beer Consolidation Approaching And Latest IPO News
    Mon, Sep. 15 BABA, BUD, MO 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the major events taking place this week.
    • Look at the latest in the beer wars and the latest on consolidation.
    • Highlight the talk of BABA raising the high end of its IPO price range.
  • Commodities Today: Gold Companies Making News And Share Buyback Gone Wrong?
    Fri, Sep. 12 AU, CHK, NEM Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss why investors might want to starting thinking about when energy markets will capitulate instead of focusing on continuing losses.
    • Look at recent news affecting the gold miners.
    • Highlight the recent poor performance for SD, even with their announcement that the company would repurchase up to $200 million shares.
  • Today's Market: HP Makes A Good Purchase, And Icahn Wins Again
    Fri, Sep. 12 AMZN, HPQ, HTZ Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at what yesterday's jobs numbers mean for the Fed moving forward.
    • Discuss HPQ's latest purchase and why we think it is a good strategic deal.
    • Highlight the big beat at ULTA and the rosy guidance for the upcoming quarter.
  • Commodities Today: New MLPs Coming, Fresh Mergers And Acquisitions In The Chemicals Business
    Thu, Sep. 11 EMN, IP, KS Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the value which is starting to become apparent in the oil names and how we are looking to play that moving forward.
    • Look at the latest merger in the chemicals business.
    • Point out the developments within the paper products industry and how many of those companies are looking at converting to MLPs.
  • Today's Market: More Data Breach News From Google And Home Depot
    Thu, Sep. 11 AAPL, GOOG, HD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest on retailers' and service providers' plans to offer deals on the iPhone 6 in order to drive business.
    • Look at the latest batch of data to be stolen from consumers, this time impacting GOOG.
    • Revisit our thoughts on the home improvement retailers and what lies ahead for HD.
  • Commodities Today: Energy Prices Lower And A Potential Big Sale In The Works
    Wed, Sep. 10 D, LNG, PALL 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight some of the commodities leading us to the downside and explain why there is weakness.
    • Discuss Venezuela's need to raise cash and the plan to offload its US assets.
    • Look at the latest from Ukraine and why this is good news for the continent, but could hold back some of the LNG exporters.
  • Today's Market: Apple, Microsoft And Yahoo Top News Cycle
    Wed, Sep. 10 AAPL, BABA, BBRY 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Explain why a MSFT purchase of Minecraft makes sense in the long-term.
    • Discuss yesterday's AAPL news and explain what we are looking for next.
    • Highlight the strong response BABA is getting on its roadshow.
  • Commodities Today: Energy Merger And Acquisition Potential And New Analyst Coverage
    Tue, Sep. 9 APC, EOG, GPOR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest on energy M&A.
    • Highlight the continued strength in the US Dollar Index as well as the rise in natural gas prices today.
    • Answer a reader's question regarding takeover targets and highlight a Morgan Stanley recommendation.
  • Today's Market: Tech, Organic Food And Banking In The News
    Tue, Sep. 9 AAPL, BABA, BBT 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight what investors are looking for today with economic data and product launches due out today.
    • Discuss GIS's purchase of BNNY and the company's effort to get into the organic food business.
    • Look at the latest banking merger and discuss how it impacts our long-term outlook for the industry.
  • Commodities Today: Oil Upgrades And Tesla Rumors From The Horse's Mouth
    Mon, Sep. 8 EOG, LINE, LNCO 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss what continues to drive the strength in the US dollar versus the European currencies.
    • Highlight gold prices once again approaching the important $1,250/ounce support area.
    • Look at LINE/LNCO's upgrades as well as fresh TSLA rumors from Elon Musk.
  • Today's Market: Another Big Merger Monday
    Mon, Sep. 8 AMZN, CTL, GCA 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest in regards to M&A activity in the market.
    • Highlight the rumored CTL/RAX deal and what is supposedly holding up negotiations.
    • Look at the announced sales by GE and MGAM this morning.
  • Commodities Today: Geopolitics And Energy News Moving Stocks
    Fri, Sep. 5 CLD, CLF, CVX Comment!

    Summary

    • Point out to bulls of CLF why expectations for the asset sales may be too optimistic, especially when looking at recent transactions in the industry.
    • Discuss the shale boom taking place in Argentina.
    • Highlight the possibility that India could face widespread blackouts in the next month if no action is taken by the government.
  • Today's Market: Mega-Merger Questions And A New Systemically Important Insurer
    Fri, Sep. 5 AIG, CHTR, CMCSA Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at the recent selling into market strength and what it means heading into the weekend.
    • Discuss the latest on the mega-mergers between cable behemoths CMCSA and TWC.
    • Highlight the latest in the ongoing battle between regulators and MET over whether the insurer should be classified as systemically important.
  • Commodities Today: Energy Stocks Moving On News
    Thu, Sep. 4 BP, D, DUK 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest on the general commodity market and how to view recent events.
    • Look at the federal judge's ruling against BP, RIG and HAL.
    • Highlight the $5 billion pipeline that D and DUK will build.
  • Today's Market: Tesla's Announcement And The Latest On Tech
    Thu, Sep. 4 BABA, BCS, GS 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the expected announcement today from Tesla and Nevada about the new "Gigafactory".
    • Highlight TIBCO's announcement after the close yesterday that the company was essentially being offered for sale to potential suitors.
    • Look at the latest on the Alibaba IPO.
  • Commodities Today: Energy Names To Watch On Wednesday
    Wed, Sep. 3 BP, HAL, PBR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss oil prices and the US government's export ban on energy supplies.
    • Look at the large Chinese oil companies and their plans to once again ramp up cap-ex spending.
    • Highlight the continued run in PBR shares and update investors on the latest with BP and HAL as it pertains to the Gulf oil spill.
  • Today's Market: How To Play The Recent Data Breaches
    Wed, Sep. 3 AAPL, FEYE, HD 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the strength in recent sessions for Chinese equities.
    • Discuss the two data breaches and why investors may be focusing on the wrong one for trading ideas.
    • Look at how the security firms can benefit from the breaches and how simple certain fixes would be to solve a lot of issues surrounding hacking.
  • Commodities Today: Dollar Strength And Possible ECB Moves Impacting Prices
    Tue, Sep. 2 BP, RDS.A, RDS.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at the strength in the US Dollar Index, the weakness in the euro and what potentially is behind it all.
    • Highlight big moves in the physical commodity space as the Dollar gains strength.
    • Discuss what investors looking to buy BP should do with the rumored EU sanctions potentially affecting the energy sector in Russia.
  • Today's Market: Hack Impacting Tech Stocks And Merger And Acquisition Deals In The News
    Tue, Sep. 2 AAPL, AMZN, CCL Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the bidding war over FDO and what it means for investors.
    • Highlight the big deal in the cruise industry.
    • Look at the photo hacking story that appears to be tied to AAPL and discuss what it could mean moving forward for cloud service providers.