News That Moves: Earnings of Interest INFN, AAOI, MSFT, AMZN

July 27th, 2015

Companies to Watch: INFN, AAOI, MSFT, AMZN Infinera beats by $0.02, beats on revs Note, the co usually guides for the next quarter on the call, starts at 5:30pm ET (21.26 -0.44) : Reports Q2 (Jun) earnings of $0.18 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.02 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.16; revenues [...]

Precious Metals Outlook: Complete Capitulation is Now Occurring in Precious Metals Stocks

July 21st, 2015

Record short selling of gold/silver futures contracts on the COMEX In our experience very emotional periods of extreme capitulation are often relatively brief (7-10 days) and typically mark the bottoming phase of a long term decline. It is very difficult to maintain any precious metal holdings in such an environment but you may want to spend a few moments digesting the facts [...]

Stock Market Strategy: MKM Reports Positive Infinera Checks Ahead of Earnings

July 21st, 2015

Infinera Reports Earning on July 22nd After Market Close Eric Jhonsa, SA News Editor MKM’s Michael Genovese, ahead of Infinera’s (NASDAQ:INFN) July 22 Q2 report: “According to our checks, 2Q15 was a good quarter overall for new [optical network] footprint builds in Europe and in the U.S. wholesale market. Additionally, there was strong capacity demand from [...]

Precious Metals Outlook: Implications of Shanghai Gold Exchanges and Gold Withdrawals

April 16th, 2015

SGE,SGEI,China,India Earlier this month India’s largest manufacturer of jewelry, Rajesh Exports, announced that it is taking an unusual step to secure a long term gold supply for its operations. The company has hired investment bankers to identify assets that could “ensure a reliable and permanent gold supply-line to our company”.  It may spend up to $700 million [...]

Stock Market Strategy: QSEP Rules of Engagement – The 75% vs. 25% Reality

April 10th, 2015

QSEP Art of War – Principles For Successful Investing Markets trend 75% of the time and chop 25% so while chop is the order of the day patience and discipline are the most important tools. Q1 2015 has come to a close and our QSEP  platform led us to keep a significant portion of our portfolio in [...]

Stocks to Watch: Twitter Analysts Worried About Valuation Missing the Big Picture…And Big Stock

March 25th, 2015

Integration With Google Sets Up Twitter For A Strong 2015 (Courtesy of Seeking Alpha) Summary Twitter-Google collaboration can serve as a catalyst to both increase user base growth and further increase monetization. Strong Q4 results have restored trust in management, easing future sell-offs following potential disappointments. Increased efficiency in monetization provides a cushion if user [...]

Stock Market Strategy: IEA Report Suggests Oil Weakness Far From Over

March 13th, 2015

Oil Head Fake: Late Jan. Early Fed Rally Not Sustainable Highlights (13 March 2015) Crude oil prices stabilised following early-February gains, with ICE Brent rising more than NYMEX WTI which was weighed down by swelling US stockpiles. At the time of writing, Brent was trading at around $58/bbl – up nearly 30% from a six-year [...]

Stock Market Strategy: Twitter Ad Dollars Rolling In

March 12th, 2015

TWTR Twitter: ‘Big pick up’ in ad dollars going to TWTR this quarter; Buy — Axiom Capital (46.27 )   Axiom Capital remains at Buy on TWTR shares, noting their checks with co’s marketing partner, Ampush, firm learned that they are seeing a “big pick-up” in advertising dollars going to co in 1Q15. They were [...]

Stock Market Strategy: QSEP Rules of Engagement – Supporting Alpha

March 9th, 2015

QSEP Art of War – Principles For Successful Investing Every investor must identify what it is about their strategy that creates Alpha and then make sure all decisions made going forward support and improve that key Alpha generator. In order to fully comprehend this principle one must begin with a strategy that was, in fact, [...]

Credit Update: A Credit Market “Red Flag”

February 3rd, 2015

Credit Guru MJ, M.S. Howells & Co. Market Strategy   FED’s attempt to take bank underwriting pen away from banks is working, a development that could have broad implications for US growth in 2016  Despite the rally in US Equities to end 2014, the ability to transfer economic benefits to equity holders from creditors [...]