Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Check Out This Stunning Divergence in Tech

Software versus semiconductors. It's a major split running down the middle of the technology sector. The chart below compares the performance between the iShares North...

IPOs Have Their Best August in Five Years

Initial public offerings (IPOs) kept flowing last month, despite the normal summer doldrums. Some $1.5 billion of new stock came to market last month, according...

A Weak End to a Strong Season: Earnings This Week

A good earnings season ended on a weak note, thanks to dinosaur consumer stocks. Traditional retailers and food stocks are down sharply as changes in...

New Companies Back on the Rise

Back in the spring, there was a wave of bullishness in initial public offerings. After a few pullbacks, some of those companies are pushing...

Retail Revival Underway: Earnings This Week

Remember when everyone thought traditional retailers were going extinct? This week's earnings reports may have destroyed that narrative. "This is the healthiest environment I have...

Looking Behind the Numbers as Stocks Test Old Highs

The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high yesterday, slightly above its previous record in January. Many things have changed since that previous peak. Then,...

Turnarounds Get Rewarded: Earnings this Week

Investors like turnaround stories. That seems to be the message from the last week of corporate earnings. Consider two major retailers: Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) and...

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Levels on the S&P 500

Ever heard the saying that "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades?" It means coming close to a goal isn't good enough for...

Tracking the Bears in China

Global economic and financial issues are back in the forefront. Turkey's been the main story in the last week, but today China has some...

Strong Results Keep Flowing: Earnings This Week

As earnings season marches on, investors remain happy with results. Most of the big companies that have reported in the last week beat estimates, including...
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