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Saturday Night Quarterback says, For the week ahead expect…

... a very important mid-week pivot from bank earnings reports to the beginning of earnings season for technology companies. Wednesday, January 22, brings fourth quarter earnings reports from Netflix (NFLX), an important stock for setting sentiment on momentum leaders, and technology and chip sector early indicator Texas Instruments (TXN.) Thursday, January 22 brings more reports […]

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Should you follow Wall Street’s advice de l’annee for 2020 into emerging market stocks?

If 2019 was (and it sure was) the year for putting money into U.S. stocks, will 2020 be the year for putting money to work outside the U.S. and especially in emerging market stocks? The answer from a large--and it seems increasing--number of Wall Street strategists is "Yes." Should you follow this year's advice? Let […]

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China economy headed to “stable,” U.S. forecast to relative slip

China's economy grew by 6.1% in 2019. That's down from 6.6% in 2018. But the 2019 figure meets the government's target, and December industrial output rose 6.9% year over year, ahead of the 5.9% forecast by economists. Retail sales climbed by 8% against a forecast of 7.9%. (One caveat: The Lunar New Year arrives earlier […]

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Good news in yesterday’s U.S.-China trade deal for Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Yesterday, the day of the announcement of the Part 1 trade deal between the United States and China, shares of Via (V) climbed 1.91%. MasterCard (MA) gained 1.16%. American Express rose 0.79%. On a day when the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.15% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained just 0.11%. Today the overall […]

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With a China trade truce in place, the U.S.-European trade war moves to front burner

Well, that certainly didn't take long. With the ink barely dry on the Part 1 trade agreement between the United States and China, the European Union said that the deal could violate the rules of the World Trade Organization. EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said his team will scrutinize whether China’s pledge to increase purchases […]

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Special Report: 12 Bargain Stock Picks NOW #11 Wesco International

Today, Thursday, January 16, I'm making Wesco International (WCC) my #11 Pick for my Special Report: 12 Bargain Stock Picks NOW. (I'll be adding Wesco and my other two recent bargain picks to my Special Report late today so you can find the complete list 1-11 with #12 still to come by going to the […]

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FDA and Nektar both shock on company’s opioid drug candidate; I’d buy more on weakness

Yesterday an advisory joint committee at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration voted to reject Nektar's application for its new non-addictive opioid NKTR-181. The thinking--my thinking--was that the committee had structured the vote so that the most likely outcome was a narrow approval of the drug candidate that required further clinical trials by Nektar. Nope. […]

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Now that the U.S. and China have signed that Part 1 trade deal, let the second guessing begin

The United States and China signed a Part 1 trade deal today that contained little in the way of positive surprises and an expected lack of detail. As analysts and economists struggled to fill in the blanks, much of the deeper dive wound up stressing the negatives in the deal. For example, although China pledged […]

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Stocks slip on news that Part 1 trade agreement between U.S. and China won’t significantly reduce existing tariffs until after the November election

Wednesday is still likely to bring the signing of a Part 1 agreement in the U.S.-China trade war. But the public document is likely to have even fewer details than expected recently and to leave existing tariffs in place until after the Presidential election in November. In December the United States agreed to postpone a […]

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Good earnings news from JPMorgan Chase and bad holiday retail news balance out today

This morning JPMorgan Chase (JPM)  reported that fourth quarter earnings jumped 21% with annual earnings for 2019 rising to a record $36.4 billion. Chalk this one up to a rebound in trading revenue, especially fixed income trading where revenue came in $1 billion above analyst estimates. That good news today was balanced by negative news […]

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