Posts From Sean Emory

Sean Emory

Sean is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Avory & Co., a research driven investment firm located in Miami, Florida. He authors TheMarketMeter.com, a well known investment blog.
He specializes in fundamental equity analysis but is known best for his unique use of both fundamental and technical analysis.
Sean has a wide range of investment experience anchored in his tenure as the lead Senior Investment Analyst at GFG Capital where he managed over $1B in assets. Prior to that he was a small cap equity analyst at KCM Asset Management.
He has been aired on various media outlets including CheddarTV, Benzinga, FX Street and numerous others, sharing his opinions on market conditions. He went to Stetson University where he received his Bachelor in Finance, and attended a Goldman Sachs sponsored Pre-MBA program at Yale University. He has his series 65.


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U.S. Economic Surprise Index Higher as Hard Data Concerns Grow

The Economic Surprise Index soars higher on increased survey readings. We have seen an overall surprise beat from consumer confidence, empire manufacturing surveys, and the Dallas Fed survey. This further emphasizes the hard data versus soft data debate. Hard data being those data points which are not survey based and…

November Stock Market Seasonality: 5 Fast Facts

November is historically a strong month for the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) and broader stock market. However, historical precedence has played little to no relevance in the financial markets in 2017. With that caveat, here are five November stock market seasonality stats that we compiled over at Avory & Co. for…

U.S. Energy Trade Deficit Nears Zero As Options Expand

This US energy update was power by data from my firm Avory Research. The chart highlights the shrinking energy trade deficit, the drop in solar prices, and the increase of total US crude production. The US energy trade deficit is nearing zero as U.S. production of crude oil, coupled with…

Chart Spotlight: Hurricane Hit Areas Add To Initial Jobless Claims

The employment data has been released and Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas added 34.27K to the Initial Jobless Claims roll this past week. Clearly the hurricane hit areas are suffering economically. That said, the overall level of claims remains well below 300K, a mark most analysts and economists view as…

Retail Sales Trends: Department Stores Rise From Ashes

It’s true… The decline of the department store is nothing new. We have seen record retail closures, drastic shifts in business models, and full-blown marketing and price wars. With Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) taking massive share gains and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) moving to online, the department store has been struggling to keep up….

Why Has GoPro’s Valuation Gone from $8.1B to $1.3B in 3 years?

In 2014, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) IPO’d and its stock price shot up to over $90 per share. It’s now trading around $10.  That’s a huge decline in the company’s valuation. There was a lot of hype behind GoPro and its sporty cameras, but that excitement faded fast. So what’s the cause…

Will Small Cap Stocks Take The Broader Market Down?

It’s been a good year for investors thus far in 2017.  The S&P 500 Index is up nearly 10 percent and the Nasdaq Composite is up almost 20%. But, if one digs a bit deeper, they’ll notice the glaring underperformance of small cap stocks (i.e. Russell 2000) vs large cap…

Technology Stocks Leadership Driving The Global Bull Market

At the start of 2017, we shared our investment themes for the foreseeable future. Several of our themes revolve around technology and its importance in productivity, communication, data, digital transformation, and various other segments. Our graphic above highlights the massive transition that has occurred since 2006.  And the emergence of…

Stock Market Volatility Index (VIX) Surges as RSI Tops 80

After periods of extreme complacency, we are often met with times of severe reversals. This has been the case for the VIX Volatility Index () which is often called the “fear gauge” over the course of the last several years. This morning, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the VIX…

May Retail Sales Report: Green Shoots At Department Stores?

The overall headline number for the May Retail Sales Report was subdued. Retail sales fell by 0.3% in the month of May after a 0.4% increase in April. The reading highlighted that only 6 of the top 16 retail sales categories were positive on a monthly basis. But… We must keep in mind…