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  • Not all shows must go on
    Wish you weren’t here IN NOVEMBER Youssou N’Dour, from Senegal, and others will perform at the Bataclan concert ...
  • The watchers
    FINANCIAL statements are both infrequent and backwards-looking, so getting a sense for how a business is performing ...
  • A long haul
    “DUEL”, one of Steven Spielberg’s early films, features a lorry apparently controlled by demonic forces rather than a ...
  • Streaming on screens near you
    COMING soon on your Netflix service: a Portuguese-language sci-fi thriller shot in Brazil; the second series of “Narcos”, ...
  • The bane of brilliance
    WHO wouldn’t want to be a star employee? The salary is nice, as is the chance to climb ...
  • Dull Market? Not in Small Caps
    When investors sit down with their financial advisor to construct an asset allocation, international equities are typically one of the major asset classes considered for ...
  • Weekly RS Recap
    The table below shows the performance of a universe of mid and large cap U.S. equities, broken down by relative strength decile and quartile and ...
  • High RS Diffusion Index
    The chart below measures the percentage of high relative strength stocks (top quartile of our ranks) that are trading above their 50-day moving average (universe ...
  • Something for the Pitch Book
    Brian Pornoy, Director of Investor Education at Virtus, recently included the following thought-provoking chart in his commentary titled What Does the Stock Market Owe You?: The ...
  • Relative Strength Spread
    The chart below is the spread between the relative strength leaders and relative strength laggards (top quartile of stocks in our ranks divided by the ...
  • Wednesday links: founders change
    Book excerpt:  Winning at Active Management: The Essential Roles of Culture, Philosophy, and Technology by Priest, Bleiberg, Welhoelter and Keefe.  (Barron’s)
  • Personal finance links: parental investing
    Wednesday is all about personal finance here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at all...
  • Tuesday links: the wrong response
    Book review: You can’t put down Luke Dittrich’s Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets.  (Reading the Markets)
  • Startup links: controlling your destiny
    Tuesdays at Abnormal Returns are all about startup and venture capital links. You can check out last week’s links including Airbnb and...
  • Monday links: work and drudgery
    Book review: Phishing for Phools by George Aklerlof and Robert Shiller “contains useful insights for all types of financial market participants.”  (Enterprising...
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  • HEICO Earns 62 Cents per Share
    HEICO (HEI) just reported fiscal Q3 earnings of 62 cents per share. That’s up 22% from last year’s Q3. For the year so far, earnings ...
  • Morning News: August 24, 2016
    China Sets Ceilings on Credit Issued Via P2P Platforms Graduate Students Clear Hurdle in Effort to Form Union Apple Becomes a Green Energy Supplier, With ...
  • Morning News: August 23, 2016
    Euro Zone Business Growth Stable in August, France Surprises Upwards Japan, Seeking to Regain Manufacturing Might, Bets on Aerospace Why Markets May Be Setting Up ...
  • Morning News: August 22, 2016
    Top Fund Manager Betting Bank of Japan to Push Yields Lower Obama Readies One Last Push for Trans-Pacific Partnership Fed’s Fischer Tells Us The Obvious ...
  • Lower-Quality Stocks Leading the Rally?
  • Weapons of Economic Misdirection
    “Measurement theory shows that strong assumptions are required for certain statistics to provide meaningful information about reality. Measurement theory encourages people to think about the ...
  • The Globalization Disconnect
    There has been a monster debate going on in economic circles as we try to assess the reasons for Brexit/Trump/Sanders and the developed world’s rejection ...
  • An Inheritance of Incompetence
    “Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.” – Dean Acheson “Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, ...
  • “The Bond Rally of a Lifetime”
    In 1981, as inflation and Treasury yields were screaming to new heights, good friend Gary Shilling had the audacity to announce, “We’re entering the bond ...
  • World Gone Backwards
     “The growth model China has relied on for the last 30 years – one predicated on low-cost exports to the rest of the world and ...
  • With Gratitude to the Dark Lord Marty
    Since I had a good day, I wanted to provide our savior Marty with an encore performance. For the uninitiated, this clip is of a ventriloquist’s ...
  • Harry’s Charts of the Day
    Originally published on TheTechTrader.com.
  • It’s Just One Wafer Thin Mint Monsieur
    SPX retested the ATH as expected yesterday, but made a marginal lower high, as did NDX, which I wasn’t expecting. An acceptable double top setup ...
  • Black Bars Matter
    Here’s something we haven’t seen in weeks………..a couple of proximal down-days in crude oil! Weeks ago, crude was a reliable down-every-day market, but it turned ...
  • Triangle Breakdown Continues
    Well, that spiffy little symetric triangle I discovered on gold turns out to be reasonably important. We continue to weaken on gold (and, consequently, miners). ...
  • Alternative Context
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets looks at misconceptions about how to look at alternative strategies. Alternatives may or may not be for you but ...
  • The Olympic Vacation Is Over
    This week’s Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; With Q2 earnings season just about over, Yahoo Finance reports that although ...
  • The Worst Months Of The Year!
    My latest post at Alpha Baskets looks at stock market seasonality and includes the following; If the “worst” months of the year are only down ...
  • Markets Take The Week Off To Watch The Olympics
    The weekly Market Update is posted at Alpha Baskets and includes the following; The price of crude has of course been stubbornly low for months ...
  • This Is The New Normal
    My latest post for Alpha Baskets accepts the reality of the new normal that is here. From the post; As the world was rolling over ...
  • My advice for students
    It's an easy time of the year to become reflective, kids are going back to school and life begins the school rhythm.  My oldest starts ...
  • Oddball Stocks Podcast Episode 1
    This past Friday I was supposed to be a guest on the Benzinga PreMarket show.  It turned out the show is revising their format and ...
  • Is the *new* Solitron a worthy investment?
    It's fitting personally that investment changing news about Solitron Devices (SODI) hit the wire while I'm on vacation at the beach.  When I think of ...
  • Sitestar shows anything is possible
    How many investors have found themselves in an idle moment thinking "If I were the boss at the company I'd do things a lot differently." ...
  • Don't let these companies hide in the dark!
    Imagine for a minute that you had a brilliant idea for a product and needed some capital.  To launch your company with this masterpiece product ...
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  • Why We Can’t Do Much About Growth
    Over the post-GFC period, I’ve made many references to a new, structurally lower rate of growth in the US and in the other highly developed countries. Prompted ...
  • Updating Avalanche Patrol
    In April of last year, the market didn’t seem to be picking up on fairly heavy Fed hints about its thinking, so I wrote a ...
  • Brazil. What Does Impeachment Mean For Investors?
    It looks very much as though Brazil is about to impeach Dilma. In a country with a system of governance as deeply flawed as Brazil’s, it would ...
  • Hedge Fund Ramblings on Risk
    I often have exchanges with old friends who are institutional HF managers. I’m lucky to have such a sharp, experienced and dialed-in network. Sometimes I clean ...
  • Negative Rates in the US: The Behavioral Cheat Sheet
    The Bank of Japan’s recent decision to join the ranks of central banks adopting negative policy rates caused a huge stir in financial markets, for two reasons. ...
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  • A second chance on Europe
    About three weeks ago, I wrote about opportunities in European equities (see Worried about US equities? Here's an alternative!). I pointed out that stock ...
  • The market's hidden message for the economy, rates and stock prices
    Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term ...
  • Waiting for the consolidation to end
    Mid-week market update: The intermediate term outlook that I've been writing about for the past few weeks hasn't really changed (see Get ready for the ...
  • Jackson Hole preview: Fun with statistics
    As we await the Fed`s annual Jackson Hole symposium on August 25-27, Bloomberg highlighted a research paper by Fed economist Jeremy Nalewaik. Nalewaik found that inflation ...
  • Party like it's 1999, or 1995?
    Preface: Explaining our market timing modelsWe maintain several market timing models, each with differing time horizons. The "Ultimate Market Timing Model" is a long-term ...
  • Market Recap Aug 23, 2016
    Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of ...
  • Market Recap Aug 22, 2016
    Reminder: This will be the last week of nightly recaps as we move to a weekly (Sunday night) format, and roll out monthly reviews of ...
  • Market Recap Aug 19, 2016
    Sleepy late summer Fridays continue as the Wall Street crowd enjoys the Hamptons. There was a slightly negative skew on the day and in ...
  • Market Recap Aug 18, 2016
    Indexes held to small gains Thursday with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ both gaining 0.22%.  Economic news on the day was minor and not market ...
  • Market Recap Aug 17, 2016
    Indexes were mostly negative to begin the day but frowns turned upside down as dovish Fed minutes were released. The S&P 500 gained 0.19% ...
  • changing classifications
    Our investing decisions are made on top of a framework of asset definitions, which grow out of date over time. They should be kept ...
  • high conviction
    Another buzzword has entered the industry lexicon, but while it's thrown around to impress, what's really there?
  • programmed or nonprogrammed
    There are two main approaches to investing, one in which machines make the decisions (based upon a set of rules) and one which is driven ...
  • a best practice for funds
    Mutual fund governance is hampered by the lack of independent information for fund directors. Here's a simple proposal to close the gap.
  • starting somewhere
    Performance chasing is endemic in the investment business, especially regarding the selection of managers. Can we design it out of our processes just as ...
  • More 13F Fun
    So here's another name that we like to follow around here.  Loews Corp is a respected (not by all, I know... there are people who ...
  • 13F Fun
    So, for fun, I wrote a script that grabs manager holdings and compares the portfolio since the last time a 13F was filed. This is ...
  • Scary Chart Part III: Missing the Trees for the Forest
    OK, so this is a continuation of the scary chart series (not really intended to be a series, and not really intending to be so ...
  • Scary Chart Part II
    OK, so there was some feedback from my post about the scary chart.  A bunch of other scary charts were offered up along with a ...
  • Scary Chart!
    Another post!  Don't assume this is going to be the normal frequency going forward.  I think my previous pace of 1-4 posts a month is ...
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  • Confirmation Bias Illustrated
    Please watch the video here (it can’t be embedded) and thank me later. “Like, I’m listening to what you’re saying but I only hear what ...
  • Evidence is Not Enough
    Note: I will be attending the terrific Evidence-Based Investing Conference on November 15, 2016 in New York. You should too.There is a new and growing ...
  • Happy 5th Blogiversary to Me
    I have been now been writing Above the Market for five years. Wow. That’s hard to write and harder to believe. I began on August 1, ...
  • Market Monitor 2Q 2016
  • The Boomer Legacy: An Economic Mess
    The online version of my July Research magazine column is available today. In it, I take my baby boomer generation to task for failing to ...
  • Record-High Global Production
    While the central bankers are increasingly getting most of the credit for the current bull market in stocks, let’s not ...
  • Productivity Puzzle
    There are lots of questions raised by the weak productivity numbers that were released on Monday. Nonfarm business productivity declined ...
  • Japan Leads the Way
    It’s all a matter of perspective. Here in the US, the day ends when the sun sets in the West. ...
  • Elections, Recessions, & the Fed
    Several of our accounts have asked me to look at the relationships between the presidential election cycle and the business ...
  • Bonds Dislike Positive Surprises
    Admittedly with the benefit of hindsight, the recent backup in bond yields shouldn’t be a surprise. That’s because there has ...
  • Trading Big Mistakes for Little Mistakes
    Last week the New York Times had a story about how everyone’s favorite punching bags, the millennials, aren’t using credit cards nearly as much as ...
  • How Volatility Can Work in Your Favor
    In my last post I talked about how difficult it can be to invest in emerging markets because they are so volatile. Going back to the ...
  • Friday Mailbox
    I get a steady stream of questions from readers in my inbox. I try to respond to as many as I can but thought it ...
  • How to Survive a Melt-Up
    Ever since the financial crisis investors have been bombarded with books, blog posts, articles and advice about how to survive the next bear market/Lehman Brothers/black ...
  • What It Takes to Retire Early
    Lately I’ve been noticing an increasing number of stories about people who have managed to save a decent chunk of money in a relatively short ...
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  • Jim Chanos Versus Natural Gas
    The short seller Jim Chanos is short one of Carl Icahn's activist targets, Cheniere Energy (NYSE: LNG).To start, Icahn owns 8.2% of the company and ...
  • Opposing the Willis Group and Towers Watson Merger
    Driehaus Capital issued an open letter to Towers Watson & Company shareholders, speaking out against the deal to buy Willis Holdings.
  • Activism In Europe
    Don't forget - sign up for our free daily newsletter to stay in the activist investing know. Activist Investing has historically been veryAmerican. But we seem to ...
  • Broadfin Capital's New Target
    Don't forget - sign up for our free daily newsletter to stay in the activist investing know. Broadfin Capital is tired of Cardica (NASDAQ: CRDC) wasting cash. ...
  • JCP Still Trying To Take Out The Trash
    JCP Investment is taking Casella Waste (NASDAQ: CWST) to task again, putting out a letter and presentation. A name we covered in April as part ...
  • Confirmation Bias Illustrated
    Please watch the video here (it can’t be embedded) and thank me later. “Like, I’m listening to what you’re saying but I only hear what ...
  • Evidence is Not Enough
    Note: I will be attending the terrific Evidence-Based Investing Conference on November 15, 2016 in New York. You should too.There is a new and growing ...
  • Happy 5th Blogiversary to Me
    I have been now been writing Above the Market for five years. Wow. That’s hard to write and harder to believe. I began on August 1, ...
  • Market Monitor 2Q 2016
  • The Boomer Legacy: An Economic Mess
    The online version of my July Research magazine column is available today. In it, I take my baby boomer generation to task for failing to ...
  • August 21, 2016
    The hot IPOs that have given the market some long-missing sizzle finally cooled off over the past few days as the market has taken a ...
  • August 17, 2016
    The Fed meeting minutes came out today with two hours left in the trading day and confirmed what investors have probably known for some time. ...
  • August 14, 2016
    The NASDAQ Composite Index finally managed to close at an all-time high after reaching an all-time intraday high on Tuesday. By the closing bell on ...
  • August 10, 2016
    The NASDAQ Composite Index cleared its all-time high on Tuesday on an intraday basis, but was unable to hold those levels as it trickled back ...
  • August 7, 2016
    Friday’s jobs number came in a bit hot with 255,000 new jobs reported vs. forecasts of 180,000. However, most of the growth came in service ...
  • Musings on the flatness of the ED curve
    Yesterday Macro Man posted a couple of charts illustrating just how flat the Eurodollar curve is.  Both the front end and belly of the money ...
  • Wheeler asks the questions: will Yellen answer?
    If the Fed's Jackson Hole conference is the main course of the monetary policy week, RBNZ governor Graham Wheeler cooked up a tasty appetizer yesterday ...
  • Down the hole?
    It's Jackson Hole week, and markets are at least slightly abuzz at a speech given by Stan Fischer wherein he observed that the Fed is ...
  • Five Friday bullet points
    *  Yesterday, Macro Man cited Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" speech.  Of course, less than two years later he was cutting rates in response to the LTCM, ...
  • The cool kids' table
    "[Esther George] believed that by waiting longer to adjust the policy stance and deviating from the appropriate path to policy normalization, the Committee risked eroding ...
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  • Spice Things Up
    Next week I’ll make my monthly individual 401(k) contribution, just like last month and the month before that. And (because it’s a brokerage account and ...
  • Sirens blazing
    Bloomberg has an incredible story up today about a small hedge fund putting up some crazy figures and a slew of that-doesn’t-smell-right observations about the ...
  • What you’re supposed to do
    (This is going to be a little off topic. Sorry.) Yesterday I had the pleasure of catching up with the always thoughtful Carl Richards of Behavior ...
  • 2Q 2016 Markets in Review
    Market Overview Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit. Heard enough yet? Yes, on Thursday June 23rd the voters in the UK elected to advise their government to ...
  • Live on Less. Have More.
    My friend Morgan Housel recently asked me to contribute to a piece he did, asking for my best 5-word financial advice. My response was the ...
  • Trading Big Mistakes for Little Mistakes
    Last week the New York Times had a story about how everyone’s favorite punching bags, the millennials, aren’t using credit cards nearly as much as ...
  • How Volatility Can Work in Your Favor
    In my last post I talked about how difficult it can be to invest in emerging markets because they are so volatile. Going back to the ...
  • Friday Mailbox
    I get a steady stream of questions from readers in my inbox. I try to respond to as many as I can but thought it ...
  • How to Survive a Melt-Up
    Ever since the financial crisis investors have been bombarded with books, blog posts, articles and advice about how to survive the next bear market/Lehman Brothers/black ...
  • What It Takes to Retire Early
    Lately I’ve been noticing an increasing number of stories about people who have managed to save a decent chunk of money in a relatively short ...
  • Company Notes Digest 8.18.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 8.12.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 8.5.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 7.29.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Company Notes Digest 7.22.16
    Each week we read dozens of transcripts from earnings calls and presentations as part of our investment process. Below is a weekly post which contains some ...
  • Oil #4: How Oil Got Into Everything
    Fourth of five episodes. Oil is in our sneakers, our clothes, and the computer or phone you're using right now. On today's show: The story ...
  • Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World
    Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom ...
  • Oil #2: The Price Of Oil
    Second of five episodes. Oil is priced down to the penny, and the price changes every day. Who sets that price?
  • Oil #1: We Buy Oil
    We're getting into the oil business. We go to Kansas, and negotiate with a preacher to buy 100 barrels of crude.
  • Episode 524: Mr Jones' Act
    There's an obscure law that governs just about anything that travels by ship in the U.S. — bananas, hairdryers, gasoline, even people. Economists do not ...
  • QE and the amazing demand for money
    Since late October 2008, I have been arguing that the main objective of the Fed's Quantitative Easing program was not to provide monetary stimulus, ...
  • The oil slump has passed
    The collapse of oil prices that began about two years ago—from just over $100/bbl to just under $30/bbl—threw a wrench into the gears of the ...
  • Productivity sucks
    It's hard to pay much attention to one quarter's productivity, just as it is hard to get excited about one month's ...
  • Chemical activity hits a new high
    For almost 100 years, The American Chemistry Council has been publishing their "Chemical Activity Barometer." The index rose 3% in the year ending a few ...
  • A strong jobs number doesn't mean the economy is stronger
    Today's July jobs report was substantially stronger than expected, as I suspected it would be, but it doesn't mean the economy is getting stronger. ...
  • A brief update
    Over the last couple years, I’ve seen more and more people in technology trying to make government work better. They’re idealists who are also making ...
  • Thanks, Amit
    Amit Singhal just announced that he’s retiring toward the end of the month. Amit has been a formative part of Google’s search team, but he’s ...
  • Solving a Verizon issue (Nexus 5X)
    I solved a problem today and figured that I’d document it for the rest of the world. Every time someone left me a voicemail on ...
  • Halloween 2015: USB Drive
    I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get ...
  • Give Google Contributor a try
    Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, ...
  • Bumped Against My Upper Cash Limit
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= In the time I have been managing money for myself and others in my stock strategy, I set a limit on the amount of ...
  • Book Review: Wiped Out
    Before I start this evening, thanks to Dividend Growth Investor for telling me about this book. This is an obscure little book published in 1966. ...
  • What to do when Ethics are Discouraged
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Yesterday I gave a talk on ethics to the incoming class at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.  As some of you might know, I ...
  • Abusing Buffett’s Reputation for Profit
    -=-=-=-=-=-= Yesterday, Berkshire Hathaway issued a press release: WARNING – On-Line Article Regarding Warren Buffett, BREXIT and Anderson Cooper is a Fraud August 15, 2016 ...
  • How to Turn $25K into $35B (sort of)
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Would you like a 100 million-plus percent return on your money in a little more than four years? You would? Well, it can be done, ...
  • Brexit; Unintended Consequences
    Summary: Expect further volatility from UK leadership changes, although we may be oversold. The worse markets get, the less likely Brexit becomes. The end result ...
  • Why Brexit (Probably) Won’t Happen
    Summary: the nature of western representative democracy and vested interests makes Brexit highly unlikely. The only way it is likely is if markets stage a ...
  • Will Brexit Break EM’s Back?
    Financial markets are in turmoil today as the market failed to price in an exit of Britain from the EU, with sterling falling almost 10% ...
  • Politics, Governance & China
    Politics, Governance & China The below is an excerpt from our June Government’s and Markets Report for subscribers. Global equity markets have entered a stand-off ...
  • Erdoğan gets his wish
    “Erdogan once said that democracy, for him, is a bus ride … ‘once I get to my stop, I’m getting off’ ” Jordan’s King Abdullah recalling ...
  • The Failure of Wisconsin's Voter ID Law
    On April 5, when voters cast ballots in Wisconsin's Republican and Democratic primaries, the state's controversial voter ID bill will face its biggest ...
  • Public Information Is Key to Countering the New Chemical Weapons Threat
    On March 16, in the northern Kurdish city of Halabja, Iraq, Iraqi men and women gathered around a monument erected to remind the world ...
  • Stacked Deck
    Proving that prejudice drove a decision to deny a job or loan to a minority is difficult. There are always other factors involved, like employment and ...
  • Snapshots From Our Instagram
    Photographer @cmleaman on assignment with roboticists at New York's Gowanus Canal.Senior Editor @tscheinman captured a peaceful protest while covering COP21 in Paris.@ilikevans1 traveled to the ...
  • How to Radicalize a Young American Muslim
    When terrorists indiscriminately kill scores of people, as in the recent attacks in Brussels and Lahore, Pakistan, we tend to assume they are monsters. Anyone ...
  • The Cultural Complex
    I have a Jungian based book in my library called The Cultural Complex compiled by Thomas Singer and Sam Kimbles. I was delighted to hear that Tom ...
  • Preparing for launch
    First to get the trades out of the way selling 100 SPY at the open to lighten up my broad market exposure. I still hate ...
  • Feeling Disloyal
    I am feeling terrible that I am not posting on this site, like I would like. I am however tweeting a lot these days and ...
  • New Year New Trade
    It has been some time since we have done anything to the portfolio. We will buy 75 SPY @ the market open on 21 Jan. ...
  • Summary of 2015 Capital Markets
    This table has all you need to know to have a handle on what happened last year.
  • Roth ups CymaBay price target to $6
    Roth Capital Partners raised its price target for CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) to $6 from $4, citing a potential partnership for the company’s gout product. The ...
  • Maxim cuts Bio-Path price target to $2
    Maxim Group lowered its price target for Bio-Path Holdings (NASDAQ:BPTH) to $2 from $5, citing the company’s data trough ahead. The stock was changing hands ...
  • Mackie starts Profound Medical at speculative buy
    Mackie Research Capital initiated coverage of Profound Medical (TSX-V:PRN) with a “speculative buy” rating and 12-month target price of $3.30. The stock was quoted at ...
  • Maxim cuts Omeros price target to $19
    Maxim Group lowered its price target for Omeros (NASDAQ:OMER) to $19 from $30, citing a higher risk value from its three valuation models. The stock ...
  • Maxim cuts Galena Biopharma price target to $1
    Maxim Group lowered its price target for Galena Biopharma (NASDAQ:GALE) to $1 from $2, citing a shift in the company’s pipeline focus. The stock closed ...
  • Nailing the Bottom of Oil
    Bob Moriarty points investors toward information that accurately captures movement in energy markets. Investors rely on us to share promising investment ideas in a ...
  • The Buy Signal for Oil Is In
    Technical analyst Jack Chan documents a major new buy signal for oil stocks and ETFs that will enable investors to hold for the long term.
  • Eguana Skunks Tesla
    Bob Moriarty discusses a tiny Canadian technology company based in Calgary with an award winning battery/power converter that is more powerful, more portable and easier ...
  • Oil Shares Now Attractive for the Long Term
    Technical analyst Jack Chan charts a new major buy signal for oil stocks. Investors rely on us to share promising investment ideas in a ...
  • Six Mining Companies to Watch as M&A Heats Up
    Precious metals prices have gained momentum since the start of this year, and corporate M&A activity is heating up again. Caesars Report's Thibaut Lepouttre highlights ...
  • Daily Note – A Hopeful Diagnosis?
    Summary Systemic Financial Risk Brewing? Don’t expect banks to run out of money! Market’s overly pessimistic on growth? United States: Housing Data holding up Good ...
  • Daily Note – The man without a plan?
    Summary ECB has no plan and looking to surprise! Winging it with monetary policy! Municipal bond buying is still on the table Complexity in a ...
  • Daily Note – Mario’s Christmas gift?
    Summary Global market round-up ECB opens the door to easing in December What exactly will the ECB do? Good morning, Global equities rallied and EURUSD ...
  • Daily Note – Forget 1987, think 2011!
    Summary Beware historical analogies! A mood of sobriety & the covet of safety A Corporate profit recession Good morning, The market crash worth thinking about ...
  • Daily Note – Fed fears
    Summary Corporate finance views US rate rises – someone has to be wrong! United States: Retail Sales hit by weather China: Economy being pumped with ...
  • August 1, 2016
    Dear friends, August, famously “summer’s last messenger of misery,” is upon us. It’s a month mostly celebrated by NFL fans (for the start of training ...
  • Ariel Global (AGLOX), August 2016
    Objective and strategy Ariel Global Fund’s fundamental objective is long-term capital appreciation. The manager pursues an all-cap global portfolio. The fund is, in general, currency ...
  • Catalyst/MAP Global Total Return Income (TRXAX, TRXIX), August 2016
    Objective and strategy The manager attempts to preserve capital while generating a combination of current income and moderate long-term capital gains. The portfolio has four ...
  • Manager changes, July 2016
    Because bond fund managers, traditionally, had made relatively modest impacts of their funds’ absolute returns, Manager Changes typically highlights changes in equity and hybrid funds. ...
  • Funds in registration, August 2016
    Active Alts Contrarian ETF (SQZZ) Active Alts Contrarian ETF (SQZZ) seeks current income and capital appreciation. The plan is to invest in foreign and domestic ...
  • Kroger’s Private Recipe
    From TheRobinReport.com --- The Kroger Co. Has Been on Quite a Tear For a while now, Kroger has posted what is doubtless the best financial record ...
  • Subscription Retail
    From TheRobinReport.com --- Subscribing to Experiences (via Products) Consider the role that “experiences” play in our lives today. Every day, people share photos of the places ...
  • Out of the Boxspring Thinking
    From TheRobinReport.com --- Remember waterbeds? If you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall all the excitement about sleeping on a giant Baggie full of water, it’s ...
  • Walmart’s Millennial Move
    From TheRobinReport.com --- Walmart recently announced their intention to focus on millennials in the apparel category at the Raymond James 37th institutional investors’ conference.  With 4500 ...
  • The Rise of the Perennial Millennial
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