Archives for February, 2016

  1. February 29, 2016

      It appears the one trend we wanted to see a reversal in continues on a downward trajectory.... Earnings. Each week we see more analysts push back their expectations for a recovery in earnings growth of the S&P 500 companies. This week was no exception. While earnings… More >>

  2. February 22, 2016

      In last week's post (link) we discussed an inflection point in the markets that would likely play out over the course of the week. We wanted to see how market participants would react to a continued absence of corporate earnings growth vs. the growing U.S. Economy. We… More >>

  3. February 16, 2016

      It sounds like the title to a really good suspense movie. While it's not a movie title, it certainly reflects this precise moment in time that the U.S. Economy and corporate earnings are at. On the one hand, we have continued strength in the U.S. Consumer. Retail sales… More >>

  4. February 8, 2016

      Last week marked another inflection point in a series of volatile weeks for the stock market. [i] We still maintain one of the main drivers of the volatility is that global investors are realizing Q4 2015 corporate profits being reported are abysmal. While this should… More >>

  5. February 1, 2016

      U.S. stocks stabilized and closed more than 2 percent higher on the last trading day of January. The market still posted the worst start to a year in at least seven years. That left investors on the edge with fears’; some real and some made up. In our post last week, we… More >>