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Economic Collapse: Billionaire David Tepper Says Get Out of the Stock Market

By Friday, September 11, 2015
Economic-CollapseBillionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper said he is not as optimistic about the stock market as he could be. In an interview with CNBC on Thursday September 10th, the founder of Appaloosa Management expressed his concerns about the conditions in the stock market. However, despite the concerns, Tepper did see a company that looked like a bargain. (Source: CNBC, September 10, 2015.) There are mainly two things in the .

2015: First Year Since 2008 Companies Don’t Post Earnings Growth?

By Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Earnings GrowthSince the beginning of the year, key stock indices have been experiencing wild swings. One day they are up significantly, and the next day, all the gains made are lost. The opposite is true, too; one day down big-time, and the next day back up. In the past, we have seen this sort of pattern develop when stocks or commodities are forming a top. Corporate Earnings Growth Forecasts Continue to .

Looking Past Apple: 4Q14 a Bust for Majority of Stocks

By Friday, January 30, 2015
4Q14 Bust for the MarketsApple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) may be shining bright after delivering an astounding record quarter, in which the company sold a staggering 74.5 million “iPhones.” But while the stock market is giddy on how Apple is performing, especially in China, where it is now the top seller of smartphones, the reality is that this earnings season has largely been a bust after about 100 S&P 500 companies have reported to date. Prior .

DuPont, 3M Report Earnings Growth, but Slow Sales: Stocks on a Break?

By Friday, January 30, 2015
Earnings Growing, Sales SlowThe bottom line is turning out to be one of the major stories this earnings season. A tough global environment and the stronger U.S. dollar (which was expected) are impacting sales. But earnings are mostly still coming through. DuPont and 3M Reporting Decent Earnings, Slow Sales One company that perfectly illustrates this trend is E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD), or DuPont, whose share price is .

Railroad Stocks the Best Market Predictor for Investors?

By Friday, November 14, 2014
Railroad Stocks the Best Market Predictor for InvestorsIt really is a great time to be in the railroad business. Cash flow is abundant and these stocks are poised for more capital gains. While coal shipments have been a weak spot for railroad companies, virtually all other major customer sectors are producing excellent comparable growth. And that growth is directly reflected in share prices. Railroad stocks have been—and continue to be—on a tear. When the broader market corrected .

Two Micro-Caps Suggesting Fourth-Quarter Earnings Boost

By Monday, November 10, 2014
Micro-Cap Stocks Suggesting Fourth-Quarter Earnings BoostLots of corporate earnings are still streaming in for the third quarter, though mostly among smaller-cap companies. Top-line growth certainly isn’t robust, but it’s not bad either. The surprise I’ve noticed in third-quarter reporting has been the profitability. There has been plenty of double-digit comparable earnings growth on single-digit sales reported. One micro-cap company that just reported a solid quarterly performance is Blount International, Inc. (BLT). This Portland, Oregon-based company .

These Poor 3Q Earnings Reports Foretell 2015’s Economy

By Friday, October 31, 2014
Poor 3Q Earnings Reports Foretell 2015’s EconomyAccording to research by UC Berkeley, in 2012, the top one percent of income earners in the U.S. earned 22.5% of all the income. The bottom 90%, on the other hand, earned less than 50% of all the income. (Source: Pew Research Center, January 7, 2014.) Income inequality in the U.S. economy is the highest it has been since 1928. The rich are getting richer, and the poor are seeing .

Why Stock Prices Will Continue to Fall

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Stock Prices Will Continue to FallNow that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 1,035 points (six percent) from its mid-September peak, the question investors are asking is “how far will she go?” For small-cap investors, the drama is greater, as the Russell 2000 Index has fallen 12.5% from its July peak. Since 2009, every market pullback presented investors with an opportunity to get back into stocks at discounted prices. Even some editors here at .

Is This Stock Sell-Off Just a Blip?

By Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Is This Stock Sell-Off Just a BlipIf there’s one thing the stock market needs, it’s a distraction from global growth worries and geopolitical events. And corporate earnings are the ticket for that as this season’s numbers are starting to pour in. Pharmaceutical benchmark Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) once again beat Wall Street consensus, generating another good quarter of both sales and earnings growth. The company completed a major divestiture of its ortho-clinical diagnostics division during its .

These Market Leaders Soon to Be Pushed Aside?

By Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Company’s Numbers Forecasting a Change in the CycleMy favorite pharmaceutical company for long-term investors is still Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), for now. This business has managed to produce very good financial growth in recent history and its share price has appreciated exceptionally well considering this is a DOW stock, especially over the last two years. Large-cap companies can’t avoid the business cycle and they can’t avoid industry-specific trends. For pharmaceuticals in particular, the drug development cycle can .

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