Category Archives: Stock Market

Earnings Driven Stock Market

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The “earnings season” is the period each quarter when the vast majority of corporate earnings are reported. The bulk of the stellar gains in the stock market this year have occurred around earnings season. Alcoa typically kicks it off around the 3rd week at the start of each calendar quarter and 6…

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Stock Market Expiration Date

Category: Inflation, Newsletter, Stock Market, US Economy | No Comments

Economic expansions rarely last more than 8 to 10 years without a recession. Stock markets almost always have greater than 20% corrections associated with each recession. However, it’s naive to assume expansions and contractions have expiration dates. Looking for the global economy to engage in a classic contraction  with spiking unemployment and…

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Softer Hard Data Weighs on Stocks

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Hard data is soft! Retail sales have contracted 2 months in a row, construction spending and industrial production data are soft and other hard data inputs have pressured economic models sharply lower in their 1st quarter GDP estimates. When the economic outlook is soft, interest rates along with stocks earning forecasts decline….

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