Category: Big Picture

Thanks to a Softer than Expected CPI Number, Equities Soared Today

Posted on November 10th, 2022

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October was a good number.  What was good about it?  The fact that it WASN’T as good as expected.  Wait, what? The CPI saw a 7.7% increase over last year and 0.4% increase over the prior month.  Both of these numbers are better than Wall Street expected. Economists were […]

More Earnings Disappointment from Global Tech Giants

Posted on October 27th, 2022

Yesterday was a bearish day for the NASDAQ  much of the decline was attributed to the disappointing earnings numbers provided this week thus far by Microsoft, Alphabet and Meta Platforms (previously known as Facebook. Today, after market, we got continued disappointing earnings numbers from Amazon (AMZN) and Apple, Inc. (AAPL) had disappointing news about their […]

Fresh Lows for the Financial Markets September 23, 2022. 

Posted on September 23rd, 2022

Today marked the fourth day in a row the major indeces traded lower. This brings the markets to fresh, yearly closing lows for the year. You may hear or read in various financial news sources the rop is happening on rising fear of a recession.  Rising?  I didn’t know the fears went away and are […]

Commentary from Fed Chair Powell

Posted on August 26th, 2022

We have an Answer About what Fed Chair Powell and the Fed Could do to Our Stock Market Now a Brief Word from our Fed Chair We are not going to dissect the minimal, but impactful commentary from Fed Chair Powell as there is a ton of this after the commentary and what it means […]

Non-Farm Payrolls and why Stock Market Investors/Traders are Laying Low 

Posted on August 4th, 2022

Sometimes No Action is the Best Action US Non-Farm Payrolls are due to be announced tomorrow morning. This report always has the chance to set the tone for what one can expect for market direction now and in the coming months. The markets have a chance of seeing price volatility due to the numbers and […]

Earnings Can Help Decide which Sector Trade or Avoid 

Posted on July 26th, 2022

Industrials like General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and 3M (NYSE: MMM) reported earnings today. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) reported 2nd Quarter June 2022 earnings of $0.78 per share on revenue of $18.6 billion. The estimate was $0.38 per share on revenue of $17.9 billion. 3M (MMM) reported 2nd Quarter June 2022 earnings of $2.48 […]

PepsiCo Kicks Off Earnings Season on a Positive Note but Markets Sell Off

Posted on July 12th, 2022

If anyone was thinking supply chain concerns, inflation, and more rate hikes to come was going to put a damper on companies’ earnings reports for Q2, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is one company that disproves that. PEP announced reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue and they also say they are raising their revenue outlook for […]

What to do After the Markets Suffer the Worst First Half Performance in 50 Years

Posted on June 30th, 2022

Regardless of where equities close out today, it will put a stamp on the worst first half performance in 50 years and if you are wondering what can be done going forward there is some things you can consider. Check out prior precedence and see what happened before and anticipate a possible recurrence happening again. […]

S&P 500 Nearing a Bear Market 

Posted on May 19th, 2022

A bear market is defined as a 20% drop from an index’s 52-week high. The S&P500 has become more of the benchmark traders and investors use to assess what is going on with stocks / the economy It used to be the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but nowadays more and more professionals get more out […]