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After 20 years in the retail and consumer goods sector, I became a research analyst and market strategist for Capital Ladder Advisory Group. Since 2011, I have published some 400+ articles surrounding mainstream retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Costco and more. I've covered ... more

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To Fear Or Fight The Fed
The FOMC has issued its 2nd rate cut of the year, which typically provides a boost to economic activity and market performance. But is this time going to prove any different?
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E Geopolitical Risk. Is This The Big One For Investors?
Geopolitical risks abound, but does it detract from economic growth or add another layer of economic uncertainty to the investing landscape?
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Trade Concessions, Central Banks & Retail Sales Ahead
Central banks take action and equities continue to march higher into a crucial monthly retail sales report.
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The Buyback Blackout Period Myth. Don't Be Fooled.
The buyback blackout period myth debunked, again!
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It's A Confounding Market, Even For The Pros
Geopolitical headlines turn bullish and the equity markets have followed. On the horizon, however, is a looming Nonfarm Payroll report.
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E Bullish? Bearish? It's Perplexing, Says The VIX
The market is rangebound and in need of resolving this consolidation period. Nonetheless, pullbacks breed opportunity in an easing rate environment.
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Rate Cut Odds Dip Below 50% From 92% A Week Ago
2 days ago

You really need to understand what you're blogging about better. Repo rate matters.

Auto Sales Surge 1.8% In August, Spending Flat Ex-Autos
6 days ago

ex autos, but no commentary on the gas price fluctuation impact. Always puts and takes, always.

Trade Concessions, Central Banks & Retail Sales Ahead
7 days ago

Again, the Trump Put is a known, regardless of how Cramer spins it. And who cares, the market dictates policy, always has, always will. Hence the dip buying and the forced conciliatory stance on both sides after the August swoons in the market forced it to be.

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Trade Concessions, Central Banks & Retail Sales Ahead
7 days ago

I think that opinion is in the majority, sooooo.....?

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Breaking Down The Bull/Bear Argument
19 days ago

It’s not all bad news, however. According to a Friday analysis by LPL Financial, the past 15 times that the S&P 500 lost ground in August, the rest of the year saw positive returns every single time.

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A Recession Is Coming Or Is This Just Hyperbole And Fear Mongering?
1 month ago

I factor in most everything, including the aforementioned. You're assumption is with great error.

A Recession Is Coming Or Is This Just Hyperbole And Fear Mongering?
1 month ago

Gary, I just can't with that last comment my friend. Why you think men differ their tech spending vs. women...

A Recession Is Coming Or Is This Just Hyperbole And Fear Mongering?
1 month ago

Because a greater portion of discretionary income has been devoted to information technology and hardware since 2010. Look at the data surrounding wireless and streaming which has siphoned sales from department store retail sales and of course, apparel.

Why The Fed Could Cut By 50bps & Why It Won’t Matter
2 months ago

Peter Boockvar succinctly explained why in one of his recent letters. The problem is that ‘easy money’ stops working when it becomes normal, as it now is.

"Lower rates don’t encourage borrowing unless potential borrowers think it’s a limited-time opportunity. Which they don’t anymore, and shouldn’t, since the Fed shows no sign of ever going back to what was once normal.”

I'm guessing the bears want their cake and to eat it too. Crying about record level debt, but lower rates won't lead to more borrowing. Ummmmm?

Trade Truce, Check! S&P 3,000... We'll See, And Why?
2 months ago

Theres little history regarding tariff implementation and using history isn't likely the appropriate way to rationalize given this the first occurence with a truly globally intertwined economy.

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AAPL Apple Inc.
BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
JCP J.C. Penney Company Inc.
M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
UVXY PowerShares Exchange-Traded Fund Trust II
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You really need to understand what you're blogging about better. Repo rate matters.

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ex autos, but no commentary on the gas price fluctuation impact. Always puts and takes, always.

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State Of The Markets Segment 3: U.S. Dollar Index Weight, Markets Succumb To Resistance, Volatility Bites
Volatility is coming back to the markets as investors hedge into the S&P 2,800 resistance level. Boeing continues to drive DJIA market performance while the economic data also continues to prove a mixed bag.
S&P 500 Consolidation Persists: 3 Big Market Calls By Marko Kolanovic
Whether it is trade with China or the Iran nuclear deal/sanctions that are still in search for resolution, all geo-political issues can be “trumped” by the fears of inflation/reflation.
Understanding Volatility And Vetting Resources Is Required For VIX Traders
The VIX or volatility doesn’t die nor does it have the ability to die, but rather it expresses an ability for a market or markets to mature past the point of greatest fears and from the events that cause fear to have taken place.

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