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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

... what I'd call a pre-earnings season week of positioning. Traders and investors will be looking to get ahead of the first quarter earnings reports that begin next week with the big banks. And even more importantly they will be trying to get ahead of the guidance for the second quarter that will come along […]

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Trick or trend: Not so fast on an end to the Saudi-Russian oil price war

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Saturday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. A meeting of OPEC+, that is of OPEC and some major non-OPEC oil producers, scheduled […]

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Is China done with the coronavirus or will there be a second wave of cases?

It's the great question in the fight to control the coronavirus pandemic: Have China's draconian quarantine measures put an end of the epidemic in that country or are we about to see a second wave of infections caused by the government's decision to encourage factories to reopen and employees to return to work. The jury […]

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Selling Itau Unibanco (again) out of my Jubak Picks Portfolio

When I sold Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CMWAY) a few moments ago I wrote "I've only got a small bit of exposure to the global banking system and, frankly, I think it's past time to get rid of even that exposure. We're in one of those banking sector moments where we know that banks are loaded […]

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Selling Commonwealth Bank of Australia out of Dividend Portfolio

I've only got a small bit of exposure to the global banking system and, frankly, I think it's past time to get rid of even that exposure. We're in one of those banking sector moments where we know that banks are loaded up with assets that can't be priced (in the case of some illiquid […]

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Economy loses 701,000 jobs in March; April looks much worse

The U.S economy lost 701,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning. The unemployment rate rose to 4.4% in March from 3.5%, a 50-year low, in February. The survey behind the numbers was completed by March 12 so it didn't capture the full carnage of job cuts in the last half […]

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Disney gets another negative vote–but one that’s still more positive in the short run than I am

Gugenheim analyst Michael Morris issued a deeply pessimistic call on Walt Disney (DIS) shares on Thursday, April 2. He's still more positive on the stock than I am in the next six months or so.  While I continue to hold Disney shares in my long-term 50 Stocks Portfolio, on March 31 I bought September 18 […]

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Walgreens latest stock to punch holes in a coronavirus revenue growth story

The theory was that Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) would actually benefit from the coronavirus pandemic as consumers stocked up at the drugstore chain in preparation for the coronavirus shelter-in-place orders now becoming common in the United States and Europe. But today, April 2, the company reported a steep drop in U.S. same-store sales dating from […]

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Removing Luckin Coffee from my list of Buy on the Dip future opportunities on 75% loss today

This morning the board of Luckin Coffee (LK), the fastest growing coffee brand in the world, announced that it had told the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission that it had initiated an internal investigation into the possibility that former  COO, Jian Liu had inflated revenues by more than $300 million. Expenses at the company may […]

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Good news out of Palo Alto Networks doesn’t count for much in a bear market–but enough to earn a neutral from me

The problem isn't that there's no good news out of individual companies. It's just that good news on specific stocks doesn't count for much in a bear market when everything moves together in a single direction--most usually down. Take Palo Alto Networks (PANW), a member of my Jubak Picks Portfolio. The shares are down 19.3% […]

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