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5 Things To Ponder: Mentally Conflicted
The disconnect between economic underpinnings, market internals and "bullish" investor optimism leaves many investors/advisors "mentally conflicted." If they "sell" too soon, they might miss a further advance in the market.
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Seagate Beats On Q4 Earnings
STX beat on earnings. Our consensus called for EPS of 65 cents, and the company reported EPS of 77 cents (these figures take out stock option expenses).
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Michigan Consumer Sentiment: Small Decline But Still Positive Trend
The University of Michigan Final Consumer Sentiment for July came in at 93.1, a decrease from the 96.1 June final reading.
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Macro Markets Risk Index: US Trend Remains Modestly Positive
US economic momentum continues to print at a modestly positive level through the end of July, based on a markets-based estimate of macro conditions.
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GDP: 2.3% Is Pathetic, No Matter What Anyone Else Says
People are celebrating over the latest GDP report, but growth is still abysmal. These low levels have become the new norm. That's no reason to celebrate.
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The Stock Whisper Of The Day: SPY, MT, GDX, USO, AMAT
Hot Stock of the Day: SPY, MT, GDX, USO, AMAT.
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ExxonMobil, Chevron Miss Earnings Estimates
ExxonMobil and Chevron Corporation released their second quarter earnings reports before opening bell this morning.
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Don't Exaggerate Significance Of SNB's Loss
Earlier today the Swiss National Bank reported a record CHF50.1 bln loss. It has got the chins wagging, but the real implications are minor.
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Chinese Stocks Drop, End Worst Month Since August 2009; US Equity Futures Flat
Another month ticks by with July drawing to a close today. With the Fed potentially in play in September I suspect August will be busier than normal.
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5 Rock Star Traders
We live in an incredible age of rock star traders and entrepreneurs. It appears as if age, gender, and culture are no longer barriers to entry into the world of business, and there seems to be no stopping many of these bright stars.
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