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Earnings: What’s in Macy’s Q3 Bag; Holiday Forecast?

Earnings: What’s in Macy’s Q3 Bag; Holiday Forecast?

Macy’s (M) is one of the leading players in the troubled department-store arena that has been challenged in recent years by the growing numbers of specialty retailers, the shift in consumer-buying habits, and consumers who remain reluctant to open their wallets in the aftermath of the last recession. What’s in the earnings bag for Q3? Wall Street ...

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Earnings: What’s in the Cards for MGM’s Q3 Results?
November 4, 2016

Earnings: What’s in the Cards for MGM’s Q3 Results?

The stakes may be high going into MGM Resorts International’s (MGM) Q3 earnings, which come out ahead of Monday’s trading session, considering ...

Market Forecast: Daylight on the Horizon?
November 3, 2016

Market Forecast: Daylight on the Horizon?

October is poised to be a negative month for stocks, which would mean a three-month losing streak for the S&P 500—the first time since early 2016. Before that ...

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Time and Perspective: Trading with Multiple Time Frames
November 3, 2016

Time and Perspective: Trading with Multiple Time Frames

Visit almost any Southern California beach in the early morning hours and you’re likely to see a similar scene: group after group of surfers paddling out in search of ...

Earnings: Will Facebook Meet the Strong Q3 Expectations?
November 2, 2016

Earnings: Will Facebook Meet the Strong Q3 Expectations?

If you’re active on Facebook (FB), you may have noticed more advertising spots popping up between friends’ posts. Those are targeted, based on demographics ...

Earnings: Might BABA Report Blockbuster Earnings Again?
November 1, 2016

Earnings: Might BABA Report Blockbuster Earnings Again?

In June, Alibaba Group (BABA) reported quarterly earnings per share 33% higher than the prior year on topline sales up 59%, allaying some fears that ...

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At 2.9 %, Third Quarter GDP Better, But Will It Last?
November 1, 2016

At 2.9 %, Third Quarter GDP Better, But Will It Last?

The latest headline gross domestic product (GDP) number gave investors reason for cheer as third quarter data showed economic growth stronger-than ...

Earnings: Fresh Look into PFE’s Medicine Cabinet Tuesday
October 31, 2016

Earnings: Fresh Look into PFE’s Medicine Cabinet Tuesday

Pfizer, the research-based global biopharmaceutical giant, is involved in a number of court cases, drug tests and FDA approval processes that Wall Street will ...

Earnings: AMZN Rolling; LNKD Dealing; XOM and CVX Sagging?
October 27, 2016

Earnings: AMZN Rolling; LNKD Dealing; XOM and CVX Sagging?

The next two days are jam-packed with quarterly results from some the biggest and most recognizable companies. Amazon (AMZN), the world’s largest ...

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Having a Plan: How to Treat Your Trading Like It's a Business
October 26, 2016

Having a Plan: How to Treat Your Trading Like It's a Business

As Benjamin Franklin wisely said in the 1700s, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Fast-forward to 2016 and apply this to your trading or investing ...

Earnings: What’s Driving TSLA, F; BMY Stalls; and is TWTR for Sale?
October 26, 2016

Earnings: What’s Driving TSLA, F; BMY Stalls; and is TWTR for Sale?

Marketing professionals know that you sell the sizzle, not the steak. Last week, Tesla Motors (TSLA) fired up the grill with news it would add self-driving hardware ...

The Tech Hardware Battle is Just Getting Started
October 25, 2016

The Tech Hardware Battle is Just Getting Started

Much like my Cubs, the information technology sector has been on a tear in 2016. Despite a bumpy start to the year, the tech sector has been ...

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Market Swings: Why do Some Traders Love Market Volatility?
October 25, 2016

Market Swings: Why do Some Traders Love Market Volatility?

What exactly is market volatility and why do some traders love it? The term volatility is used in a few different contexts by traders and the financial ...

Earnings: Caterpillar, General Motors, Under Armour Roll Out
October 24, 2016

Earnings: Caterpillar, General Motors, Under Armour Roll Out

The earnings lineup for Tuesday morning may give investors an interesting look at what’s going on in the economy, from bulldozers and automobiles ...

Options for Trading Consolidation Moves in Gold Futures
October 24, 2016

Options for Trading Consolidation Moves in Gold Futures

With all the hoopla of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, worries over the economy, and the possibility of rising interest rates, it’s not a surprise to see gold ...

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Earnings: Cancer Drugs Take the Stage in LLY and MRK Q3 Results
October 21, 2016

Earnings: Cancer Drugs Take the Stage in LLY and MRK Q3 Results

When it comes to big pharmaceutical companies, there look to be few things more alluring than new treatments for cancer, according to analysts who follow drug ...

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