Tag "earnings season"

Macro To Micro Trading Update: Market Themes & Insights

Note that this post went out to my “Gone Fishing” newsletter subscribers this weekend.  You can subscribe here.   Reflections and Inflections The Bloomberg Commodity Index started the year by setting a fresh record for consecutive gains, pushing it up more than 4% over the past month. This helped bring the US 10-year…

Can Earnings Growth Save An Overvalued Equity Market?

This post was written with Craig Basinger. Markets calmed down last week after seeing a brief return of volatility that certainly raised some eyebrows. One aspect that has provided stability despite higher geopolitical risks has been the underlying company fundamentals. We are coming off one of the better Earnings Seasons…

How To Take Advantage Of The Earnings Catalyst

A catalyst can provide what most traders I know prefer…volatility, or a higher than average increase in price movement. Trading Catalysts can range from potential drug approval, sales numbers, analyst day meetings, product announcements, etc. Some catalysts have known dates (e.g., Apple $AAPL product announcements, analyst day meetings); others can…

Earnings Spotlight: 15 Small Cap Stocks To Watch This Week

Small caps continue to provide the most alpha for smaller investors. And if properly researched, we can uncover growth stories far before the masses catch on, and get in with earlier entries into holdings that may become longer term positions. The market has rallied sharply over the last few years and a lot…

Study: How Stock Prices React To Corporate Earnings Releases

This post was written by Craig Basinger and Derek Benedet of Richardson GMP. Behavioral Finance combines behavioral and cognitive psychology theory with conventional economics and finance. Essentially it attempts to account or add the “human” element into understanding how the markets behave. While still a relative new area, it has…

Global Earnings Cycle Weak… But There’s A Silver Lining

This article takes a unique perspective on the global earnings cycle, looking at the proportion of countries seeing expansion or contraction in earnings and economic activity. The charts come from the 2016 End of Year Special Edition (one-off free download). The key finding is that the post-global financial crisis environment…

Nike (NKE) Quarterly Earnings Deliver; Stock Valuation Attractive

Nike (NYSE:NKE) just reported quarterly earnings and the overall figures were pretty strong. Overall, Nike quarterly earnings and sales for fiscal second quarter came in better than expected. Revenues for Nike grew 6% to $8.2 billion, and up 8% on a currency neutral basis. Gross margins fell 1.4% on the…

Will The Election Trump Solid 3Q Corporate Earnings?

Election season has taken most of the headlines but corporate earnings season is quietly putting together some relatively attractive figures. This may not matter short-term (depending on the election results), but for longer term investors it usually does. For longer term investors, corporate earnings season is one of the more…

Earnings Magic Exposed: Wall Street’s Game Of Expectations

Earnings And Expectations… Following the end of each fiscal quarter, SEC registered corporations release their financial statements. Typically, investors and the media place a lot of importance on these results. Consequently, stock prices tend to rise or fall based on how the financial results compare to a consensus of estimates…

Market Update: Third Quarter Corporate Earnings In Focus

The popular averages fell for the second week in a row last week. The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) dropped nearly 1.00% while the NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) and Russell 2000 suffered larger losses. Stocks have been negatively impacted by rising interest rates, a weak start to third quarter corporate earnings season and increased…