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The Big Fat Greek Disaster

June 25, 2015

To the absolute surprise of nobody, Greece and its so-called “Troika” of creditors have once again hit an impasse in its most recent meeting on figuring out everything that will make the sun shine brighter and result in dancing in the streets.

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Big box sales

May 27, 2015

Retail sales at Costco Wholesale Corp should be encouraging enough when the company reports results at the close of trading today.

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The popular shorts in the spotlight

May 6, 2015

Tesla's earnings come today at an interesting time for the market. The small-cap Russell 2000 closed below its 100-day moving average amid weakness in the smaller names trading in U.S. markets.

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Apple on watch

April 27, 2015

The earnings picture has improved since the dismal forecasts put forth as the first quarter waned, but the overall outlook isn't all that strong, with year-over-year growth negative and more than half the companies that have reported missing revenue estimates.

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Liquidity in a dry spell

April 22, 2015

The market finds itself in something of a standstill. It's been a long time since the S&P 500 hit a new high and the Nasdaq has been knocking on the door of its all-time record for months now. It's fair to characterize the trade as "directionless," with the most notable feature of the weekly data from the AAII surveys being how big the neutral sentiment is (insert "shrug" emoji here).

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Stock market daredevil

April 15, 2015

Whatever Netflix ends up reporting after the close, it’s likely to provoke some kind of market reaction, judging by recent moves in the shares after it has reported results. In its most recent quarter, Netflix beat expectations handily and saw its shares rise 32 percent in the seven days that followed. The quarter before was a modest disappointment and the stock tumbled 18.5 percent in the following seven days.

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All in the Family Dollar

April 9, 2015

The best part of the early days of earnings season? Every release is the newest bellwether, and they're all a signal of the current "trend," because there's nothing to act as a contradicting force to only a few data points.

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Lower, no longer

February 23, 2015

This week brings a lot for investors to chew on, including several retailer earnings that should illuminate the path of consumer spending - and from companies that of late have been doing well, including Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as Target, Gap Stores, Kohl's and Dollar Tree. This group will close out the earnings season as they're the laggards in the S&P 500.

from Expert Zone:

Earnings have bottomed, budget to provide future direction

By Aviral Gupta
February 16, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not necessarily those of Thomson Reuters)

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Better Fed than dead

January 29, 2015

The Federal Reserve's policy announcement on Wednesday pretty much reinforced the status quo, which is that the Fed is the immovable object when it comes to markets.