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  • Today's Market: News Moving These Stocks
    Oct. 29, 2014 BA, FB, FCAU Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss interest rates and what we expect from the Federal Reserve today.
    • Run through the news events affecting stocks this morning.
    • Discuss FB earnings and what truly spooked investors about guidance.
  • Commodities Today: Have Oil And Copper Bottomed Already?
    Oct. 28, 2014 CLR, FCX, KOG 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the calmness in the commodity markets today as much of the volatility has died down.
    • Revisit a past recommendation and discuss why investors are selling shares today.
    • Look at the latest comments from Harold Hamm on the oil market.
  • Today's Market: Earnings, M&A And Break-Ups Moving These Stocks
    Oct. 28, 2014 AMGN, FB, MSG 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the results from last night which we think were overlooked but deserve to be further explored by readers.
    • Look at TWTR's results and guidance which disappointed.
    • Highlight the potential sale of RGC and break-up of MSG, both announced last night.
  • Commodities Today: Brazilian Stocks Down Sharply, Analysts Potentially Too Bearish On Oil
    Oct. 27, 2014 BP, CVX, PBR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest news affecting the oil market and how analysts might have finally overshot on the bearish side.
    • Highlight Brazilian stocks' weakness today and discuss the run-off results from Sunday.
    • Look at 'Big Oil' names and discuss when their yields will come into play.
  • Today's Market: Apple Gets Blocked, While Valeant Extends Olive Branch
    Oct. 27, 2014 AAPL, AGN, BBY 12 Comments

    Summary

    • Highlight the big news events that took place over the weekend and are having an impact on markets this morning.
    • Look at why two drugstores are blocking Apple Pay from their checkout terminals.
    • Point out the latest news in the Valeant and Allergan takeover battle.
  • Commodities Today: Gold And Oil Under Pressure
    Oct. 24, 2014 ABX, AUY, GG 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at commodity market news and provide our opinion on what to expect early next week.
    • Answer a question on gold miners that has been asked by numerous readers in the past few weeks.
    • Update readers on the oil market and the incorrect conclusions being drawn from Saudi Arabia's latest production data.
  • Today's Market: News And Earnings Fueling These Moves
    Oct. 24, 2014 AAPL, AMZN, AZN 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Update readers on the latest news impacting the market.
    • Discuss the big tech earnings from last night.
    • Provide news items on AAPL, GTATQ, LMT and PFE that are having an impact on those names.
  • Commodities Today: Reasons To Be Bullish This Market
    Oct. 23, 2014 CAT, CF, MOS Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at the strong numbers from CAT and what the company projects moving forward.
    • Highlight a drop down deal between PSX and its MLP PSXP.
    • Revisit the potash market and what POT had to say with their quarterly report about their outlook for the global fertilizer market.
  • Today's Market: Earnings Moving These Stocks And Their Peers
    Oct. 23, 2014 AAL, DPS, KO 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Look at the claims data that was released today and explain our thinking on the jobs market moving forward.
    • Discuss the strong athletic apparel market and the strong quarter that UA reported.
    • Highlight DPS, AAL & LUV earnings.
  • Commodities Today: Why We Are Not In The Clear Just Yet
    Oct. 22, 2014 CHK, D, EVEP 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the US dollar index and our short-term outlook for that.
    • Look at the latest from the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine and the impact upon the EU.
    • Update investors on our thinking regarding the smaller E&P names.
  • Today's Market: Mortgage Services And Electric Car Manufacturers In The News
    Oct. 22, 2014 ASPS, BAMXF, DDAIF 8 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the strong move higher during yesterday's session and how we would be playing Europe.
    • Look at the news that regulators are zeroing in on OCN and their business practices.
    • Highlight why we are not surprised by recent TSLA news and why it might not be as bad as some think.
  • Commodities Today: Oil, Coal And Brazil Stocks Moving Today
    Oct. 21, 2014 BTU, EOG, PBR 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Revisit a recent call that we discussed buying during the broad sell-off in the oil E&P names that impacted both high and low quality names.
    • Discuss the elections in Brazil and how they are once again impacting commodity stocks.
    • Look at the coal market and the continued difficulty that coal miners are having right now.
  • Today's Market: Why Is The Market Not Giving These Stocks Any Respect?
    Oct. 21, 2014 AAPL, ABBV, IBM Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the news from yesterday's Fed meetings with bankers and discuss earnings from the last 18 hours.
    • Discuss the break-up fee being paid by ABBV and the board's decision to increase the dividend and buyback program.
    • Look at AAPL's bullish quarterly report from last night.
  • Commodities Today: Deals And Earnings Pushing These Stocks Higher
    Oct. 20, 2014 CNL, HAL, PALL 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Look at the recent pullback in the palladium market and what we think investors should do with our previously discussed bearish trade.
    • Highlight the latest MLP M&A and how it affects the likes of QEP, TLLP and QEPM.
    • Discuss HAL earnings and the latest M&A activity in the utility space.
  • Today's Market: Tech And Pharma Earnings Moving The Market
    Oct. 20, 2014 AAPL, AGN, HP Comment!

    Summary

    • Look at what is moving the market this morning and what lies ahead for investors this week.
    • Discuss the disappointing results from IBM and what plagues the company.
    • Highlight VRX's strong quarter and how it further complicates the takeover battle for AGN.
  • Commodities Today: Bright Spots Emerging In Market
    Oct. 17, 2014 CF, FCX, GE Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss the impact a slowdown in the oil patch could have on other companies, including the major industrial names.
    • Highlight the news that CF and YARIY will not proceed with the merger that the two sides were exploring.
    • Look at SLB's earnings beat and explain why the EPS beat could easily have been twice as much were it not for sanctions.
  • Today's Market: Tech Earnings And News Impacting These Names
    Oct. 17, 2014 AAPL, AMZN, EBAY 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Look at the Nasdaq and its recent price movements and our thoughts moving forward for the index and sectors within the index.
    • Discuss Google's earnings and what caused the earnings miss.
    • Highlight Apple and Amazon's new services for consumers and how they are rolling out those programs.
  • Commodities Today: Oil Stocks Moving Sharply Higher
    Oct. 16, 2014 CHK, GLD, LNG 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Investors are cheering CHK's deal to sell acreage and wells to SWN.
    • Highlight LNG's past of predicting changes in investors' appetites for risk.
    • Discuss some of the big moves in the physical commodity markets and why copper and gold have our attention.
  • Today's Market: Media And Pharmaceutical News Dragging Down These Names
    Oct. 16, 2014 ABBV, NFLX, SHPG Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss yesterday's volatility and what investors can take away from it.
    • Look at the volatility index and gauge the level of fear in the current market.
    • Update investors on ABBV's decision to recommend investors vote no on a deal with SHPG and earnings from NFLX.
  • Commodities Today: Energy And Energy Stocks Catch A Bid
    Oct. 15, 2014 AAL, APC, CLR Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss what has happened in the markets over the past 24 hours and how oil is showing some strength today.
    • Look at the strength in the gold market and explain why right now we would prefer cash over precious metals.
    • Highlight the latest fears for the airline stocks and the buying that took place this morning in the energy sector.
  • Today's Market: Inversions, Tech Deals And Upgrades/Downgrades Moving These Names
    Oct. 15, 2014 ABBV, AZN, INTC 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the major moves in the equity and bond markets this morning.
    • Look at the impact the US Treasury Department's new rules on inversions are having on Trans-Atlantic deals.
    • Highlight INTC's strong numbers and QCOM's acquisition, both of which seem to indicate that MCHP might be an outlier in the chip business.
  • Commodities Today: Ways To Hedge In Case Oil Does Not Bounce Back Quickly
    Oct. 14, 2014 AAL, DAL, EMN 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the need for investors to hedge their portfolios right now as the market is offering cheap alternatives for commodity investors.
    • Look at the airline stocks and why they have not rallied as oil prices have fallen.
    • Highlight other names which we find attractive right now, especially EMN.
  • Today's Market: Bank Earnings Give Investors Reason To Be Bullish
    Oct. 14, 2014 BAC, C, JPM Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight the latest in the Treasury market, with rates at their lowest levels in over a year.
    • Look at C's earnings beat and why investors are cheering the company's results.
    • Discuss the positives of WFC's quarterly report and how it could be good news for BAC.
  • Commodities Today: Oil Weak As Rails Rally
    Oct. 13, 2014 BP, CP, CSX Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight recent speculation regarding Saudi Arabia and their plans to allow oil to fall below their previous $100/barrel target.
    • Look at the gold market and the recent bounce there.
    • Discuss the potential for further consolidation within the railroad sector.
  • Today's Market: M&A And Earnings Driving These Names
    Oct. 13, 2014 COV, DG, DLTR Comment!

    Summary

    • Point out the two large banks reporting earnings tomorrow.
    • Look at Steris' bid for Synergy Health and the plan to invert.
    • Discuss the FTC's request for further information from FDO in regards to the DG bid.
  • Commodities Today: Energy In Focus Again Today
    Oct. 10, 2014 CVEO, OIS, VXX Comment!

    Summary

    • Highlight Greenlight Capital's latest purchase and their plans to help turn the company around.
    • Look at the court ruling from the World Bank that should see Venezuela pay XOM for assets the country nationalized.
    • Discuss the volatility in the market lately and discuss key news topics such as ebola and weak German economic data.
  • Today's Market: More Tech Giants Looking To Brick And Mortar Retail
    Oct. 10, 2014 AAPL, AMZN, BBY 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss recent market events and yesterday's weak market which had a big impact upon the IPO market.
    • Highlight reports that AMZN will become the latest tech giant to open physical retail locations to serve as distribution points and showrooms.
    • Look at why investors are disappointed with TSLA's announcement last night.
  • Commodities Today: Long-Term Buys Abundant In This Market
    Oct. 9, 2014 AA, BP, BRK.A 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss the gold market and the big move in physical gold markets following the FOMC Minutes.
    • Highlight AA's big beat last night.
    • Look at 'Big Oil' names and point out that we are nearing levels where big investors have recently purchased shares.
  • Today's Market: Stories Moving These Stocks
    Oct. 9, 2014 AAPL, GPS, HD 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Discuss Carl Icahn's latest letter to AAPL and why we think it is a nonevent.
    • Highlight the earnings beat from PEP and how that company has successfully fought off the activist shareholders.
    • Look at the CEO situation at GPS and what it means moving forward.
  • Commodities Today: Not A Bottom Yet, But Beginning To Bottom Fish
    Oct. 8, 2014 ANR, BHP, BTU Comment!

    Summary

    • Discuss how we are looking at buying opportunities in this market.
    • Revisit the weakness in the coal miners and the fact that many continue to trade at 52-week lows.
    • Look at some special situation stocks which look attractive to us at these prices.
  • Today's Market: Is Breaking Up To Grow The Next Trend?
    Oct. 8, 2014 EBAY, IWM, SPY 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss what to expect with the FOMC Minutes due out today.
    • Highlight SYMC's rumored plans to split into two companies.
    • Look at how break-ups might help fuel further M&A, especially in the tech space.
  • Commodities Today: Merger And Acquisitions Rumors Swirl, While Ag Related Stocks Fall
    Oct. 7, 2014 AGCO, CNH, DE 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Discuss the latest in the energy market and review commodity market moves in the last 24 hours.
    • Look at AGCO's lowered outlook on weakness across all regions and foreign currency pressure.
    • Update investors on the latest in the RIO merger talks with GLNCY.