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S&P 500 Profits In 2019

With the majority of corporations having reported, Standard & Poor’s is estimating profits will be $155.56 per share for the full year. Some believe that when the earnings season is complete, profits will be at about $160 per share. At any rate, the $155 represents a 20% increase from 2017, reflecting strong economic growth and […]

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Microsoft Vs. IBM: One Clear Winner

Dividend growth investing is one of the most powerful ways of compounding both income and wealth over time. But the universe of income investing is vast and not limited to stodgy slow growing companies and industry.Cloud computing is one of the hottest growth industries right now and expected to remain so for the foreseeable future.Analyst […]

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The Perils Of Investing Idol Worship: The Kraft Heinz Lessons!

On February 22, Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shocked investors with a trifecta of bad news in its earnings report: sub-par operating results, a mention of accounting irregularities and a massive impairment of goodwill, and followed up by cutting dividends per share almost 40%. Investors in the company reacted by selling their shares, causing the stock price […]

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Aurora Cannabis: Flooding 2 Markets

The market has constantly ignored the flood of supply coming into the cannabis industry despite my constant alarm bells. While Aurora Cannabis (ACB) is focused on flooding the market with new supply, the stock market is in the process of being flooded with new shares. The combined supply additions are a big reason that the […]

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Why It’s Time To Dump Cronos Group

Cronos Group Inc. (CRON) is one of the hottest names in the pot stock space in 2019. The name experienced a major positive development in December 2018 when it announced tobacco giant Altria Group (MO) would be purchasing newly issued shares of CRON amounting to an approximately $1.8B USD investment. As CRON approaches earnings however, […]

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US Stock Market: V-Shaped Rally Continues for Ninth Week

The major U.S. equities indexes finished higher last week. The S&P 500 Index was up for the fourth straight week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite posted their ninth consecutive weekly gains. In another bullish side, the emerging market indexes outperformed the larger-cap indexes. Furthermore, downside risks continued to be dampened. According […]

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Another Great Trade That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Those who read my articles know that my investment philosophy revolves around trading against the constraints and biases of other investors. If everyone wants something shiny, I’m happy to sell it to them and buy underpriced assets to profit off their bias. I didn’t think about it a ton when I read it the first […]

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Stocks And Bonds Unlikely To Keep Rising Together

SummaryIt is well-known that stocks have had a spectacular start to the year. What is less remarked on is how well defensive assets have performed.Gold is up approximately 2.5%, and a broad index of U.S. bonds is up about 1%.Stubbornly low bond yields are starting to look out of place against an increasingly “risk-on” market.Suddenly, […]

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This Never Happened In The 1974, 2001, And 2008 Bear Markets

January Close Provides InsightThe chart below shows the S&P 500 (SPY) closed above the monthly Bollinger Band centerline (a.k.a. center band) on January 31, 2019. The January print occurred after the S&P 500 closed below the centerline in December, but above the lower Bollinger Band.1973-74 Bear MarketAs shown in the 1973-74 version of the same […]

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Microsoft: Reaching For Infinity And Beyond

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the most well-known companies in the entire world. In a perpetual race against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for “Most Valuable Company,” Microsoft has been able to make a name for itself over the past 44 years based on its product line and its openness to growth and innovation.As a […]

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