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Positioning ahead of earnings season uncertainty

As I wrote in my earlier Morning Brief, the stock market seems to be selling (generalization I know) what I'm calling "re-opening dependent" stocks. And nervous about the tech stock winners that have led the recent days in this rally ahead of next week's earnings season. What should you be watching/doing right now? First, I'd […]

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Wells Fargo says it will cut its current dividend after Fed stress test

Wells Fargo (WFC) said today that it will cut its current 51-cent dividend after the Federal Reserve's most recent round of stress tests set new limits on dividend payouts and share buybacks. The bank said it will announce the size of the cut on July 14 when it announces quarterly earnings. Analysts expect a cut […]

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Palo Alto Networks gets modest earnings forecast bump for 2020

Analysts have raised their earnings estimate for cyber-security software company Palo Alto Networks (PANW) by 4.5% to 6.5% (depending on the data source you use) over the last 60 days. For 2020 Wall Street is now looking for $4.79 a share for 2020. That would still be down from the $5.45 the company earned in […]

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For Friday, I’m adding more Puts on Brazil ETF and new Puts on Mexico ETF in my Volatility Portfolio

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Starbucks $3 billion loss and big shift in post-coronavirus business model

Today, June 10,  Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Kevin Johnson wrote in an open letter to customers and investors that the company expects to lose more than $3 billion in revenue in its fiscal third quarter, which ends on June 28, due to the coronavirus pandemic. (The company reports earnings on July 28.) In a separate regulatory […]

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An important message on risk from the options market–don’t trust the rally in crushed stocks

Prices on options market are saying that there's an awful lot of risk in some of the stocks that have soared the most in the rally of the last few weeks. Buyer beware! at this point. On Friday, when stocks soared on the May jobs report surprise, I went fishing in the options market to […]

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The credit crunch is still with us, at least at Wells Fargo

On June 2 Wells Fargo (WFC) has announced that it will stop providing loans to a majority of its independent auto dealer customers. Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, has already cut back on cash-out home mortgage refinancing loans over $250,000 and non-conforming purchase loans. In April the bank said it has set aside […]

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Bonus Special Report: 5 More Stocks for after the Coronavirus–third pick chip maker NXP Semiconductor

Just about everybody agrees that the world after the coronavirus pandemic and recession will look very different. And from what I've read every stock market guru worth his or her smart phone agrees that buying the stocks of companies that are "attuned" to that different world will yield BIG profits. I believe that too, by […]

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Meituan Dianping shares up 17% today on earnings report

As of 1 p.m. New York time today Meituan Dianping (MPNGF) shares were up 17.52% after the company reported better than forecast sales of 16.8 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) for the quarter that ended on Mach 31. The company reported a lower than projected loss of 1.58 billion yuan ($221 million.) Year over year revenue […]

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Selling Twilio out of Volatility Portfolio today

I still love Twilio (TWLO) for the long term. It's positioning in the forefront of providing aps and a developer platform for linking multi-device input and replies into a single network makes this a stock that I want in my portfolio for the next five years (a long-time in technology stocks) or longer. But today […]

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