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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


E S&P 500 Is Ignoring Some Weakening Data & With Fund Flows Found Unfavorable, But...
As the S&P 500 eyes ever closer to the 2,800 high water mark from which it cascaded in Q4 2018, it has done so with great breadth, but without favorable fund flows and increasingly weakened economic data. How long can this persist?
Weekly State Of The Market: Segment 1
In this week's video we discuss the all-important weekly economic data and dig into some pressure issues reported with great detail and analysis.
E As Geopolitical Tension Rise, Q1 2019 Earnings Estimates Fall: S&P 500 Approaches 200-DMA
The S&P 500 was rejected just below its 200-DMA and as the geopolitical landscape becomes that much more uncertain. U.S. corporate earnings growth is expected to be negative in Q1 2019. Investors forced to consider valuation vs. growth!
Markets Running Hot, Hot, Hot
S&P 500 continues its rally in February. Overbought conditions are present and found with limited retail investor participation and net outflows. However, earnings are beating at a rate significant enough to find buyers.
E Q1 2019 EPS Forecast Take A Hit While S&P 500 Surges Through January 2019: Sustainable?
Fund flows are moving in contrast to equity market performance as the S&P 500 has entered overbought territory. Market volatility has greatly curtailed throughout January and as positive headlines center on U.S./China trade talks. Trouble still looms
Apple’s Results May Put An End To Powell’s Dismal Press Conference, Market Reaction Record
Apple's results have provided investors with some sense of relief, but the Federal Open Market Committee post rate hike decision press conference hasn't found investors finding favor with market during the rein of Jerome Powell.


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Higher U.S. Stock Prices Not Driven By Higher Domestic Equity Inflows
13 days ago

Great article, but I would greatly disagree with even the notion of forecasting for bond yields as it proves unnecessary. Yields go in one direction long-term, so the point of nearterm prospecting is somewhat futile or found unsatisfactory for drawing out equity moves in correlation. Worthy commentary altogether within the article, just dont see the exercise as needed.

Sorry Bulls, The Fed Isn’t Going To Save You This Time
2 months ago

But in past articles you've blamed the Fed for this that and the other? If the Fed is the blame, why can't it be the solution? Unless the former was the wrong premise to begin with and more a permabear narrative without substantive qualifications?

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Earnings Estimates Coming Down
3 months ago

Take offense? Not sure why anyone would "take offense" or why that question would be front of mind. It was a simple request for an otherwise well-appreciated author. Nonetheless, it's quite terribly littered with grammatical issues a reader has to contend with. Starts from the top and works its way through and to the bottom of the narrative.

"As you can see, the proportion of Q3 revenue beats in the lowest in almost two years (75% of S&P 500 members have reported Q3 results already, as of Friday, November 2)."

Just one example near the top that is most apparent to the laymen.

In this article: TXN, XOM, LLY, MMM, RL, CVX, DIS, KORS, CAT, AAPL
Earnings Estimates Coming Down
3 months ago

Do some grammar checking kindly

In this article: TXN, XOM, LLY, MMM, RL, CVX, DIS, KORS, CAT, AAPL
Will October's Swoon Turn Into A November Boon For Investors
3 months ago

Do you mean last half of 2019? Not exactly his own ringing endorcement of retail business savvy. Did a pretty bang-up job at SHLD.

Wading Through The Market During Earnings Season
4 months ago

It's a good thing housing is barely 1/4 of of U.S. output.

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Wading Through The Market During Earnings Season
4 months ago

It's a good thing government data doesn't just focus on NYC then now isn't it.

In this article: VIX, SPX
Higher Rates Will Hurt Stocks Far More Than You Think - Part 1
4 months ago

What’s the household debt to income ratio? Corporations can’t print money, tell that to the banks and autos that recieved bailouts. That’s not to say we weren’t on the brink when they did via the Fed, but if you don’t think the retailers will have the same demand/need and find the same treatment “next time”, ya might be fooling yourself.

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BBBY Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation
FEYE FireEye, Inc.
FIT Fitbit, Inc.
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M Macy's Inc.
NKE Nike Inc.
PEP PepsiCo Inc.
SODA SodaStream International Ltd.
TGT Target Corporation
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