Long Only, Momentum, Portfolio Strategy
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Jim Van Meerten writes on financial subjects here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs and Seeking Alpha. He earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Berry College; a Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Law; and attended post-baccalaureate and graduate courses in Business Administration, Quantitative Math, and Education at Florida Atlantic University, Georgia State University and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In the past he has been an accountant, attorney, adjunct professor in Business Law, Accounting and Internal Auditing, financial advisor, supervisory principal, and compliance officer. He also passed the Georgia CPA Exam, the Certified Internal Auditor Exam, and the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 9/10 exams.He is presently also a contributor on MSN Top Stocks Blog, Motley Fool and is a member of the M100 on Marketocracy, an elete honor chosen by the editors of Marketocracy as being in the top 100 portfolio managers of over 100,000 portfoiios they review. He would enjoy hearing your comments at JimVanMeerten@gmail.com.
BC - 42 mins ago
Earnings reports (ranked by market cap): COV-Covidien (Consensus:$1.00), AEE-Ameren (1.41), APO-Apollo Global (0.75), JCP-JC Penney (-0.07), LNT-Alliant Energy (1.30), MDVN-Medivation (-0.10), WCRX-Warner Chilcot (0.78), HHC-Howard Hughe (0.19), LPI-Laredo Petroleum (0.13), FWLT-Foster Wheeler (0.45), LORL-Loral Space (na), SPH-Suburban Propane (-0.79), MMS-Maximus (0.69), GEN-Genon Energy (0.03), BPT-PB Prud Bay (na), OPK-Opko Health (-0.03).
Global Financial Calendar
|0830 ET||Oct import price index expected unch m/m and -0.5% y/y, Sep +1.1% m/m and -0.6% y/y.|
|0830 ET||USDA WASDE report.|
|0955 ET||Preliminary Nov U.S. University of Michigan consumer confidence expected +0.3 to 82.9, Oct +4.3 to 82.6.|
|1000 ET||Sep wholesale inventories expected +0.4%, Aug +0.5%.|
|0000 ET||Japan Oct consumer confidence expected 39.5, Sep 40.1.|
|0030 ET||China Oct industrial production, Sep +9.2% y/y. Oct retail sales expected +14.3% y/y, Sep +14.2% y/y. Oct fixed asset investment ex-rural, +20.5% year-to-date y/y.|
|0430 ET||UK Sep visible trade balance expected -8.9 bln pounds, Aug -9.844 bln pounds. Sep non-EU trade balance expected -4.60 bln pounds, Aug -4.972 bln pounds. Sep total trade balance expected -3.2 bln pounds, Aug -4.169 bln pounds.|
|0200 ET||German final-Oct CPI expected unch from prelim of unch m/m and +2.0% y/y. Final-Oct CPI EU-harmonized expected unch from prelim of unch m/m and +2.1% y/y.|
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