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10.12.2014 Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Earnings Upon Us…

Four times a year, most companies produce their economic report for the previous quarter of business. This isn’t something new, they’ve been doing it since the idea of a structured company first began. But like most things, they’ve “morphed” into something much different than the standards set so many years ago. I’m not shy in saying that a very competent accountant overseeing companies in 1920 would have absolutely no clue how to figure out what the hell any modern company was even talking about.

So when these companies start releasing their earnings in bulk next week, just what are we actually hearing them tell us? Sometimes it isn’t as easy as just saying “oh that’s their earnings based on sales versus expenses”.  Thus I think a bit of history lesson needs to be taught here….

Insiders Club - 9.30.2014 Bookmark

9.30.2014

Good morning all...

Well yesterday, after a 175 point plunge they fought the DOW back to being down just 41 for the close. The S&P however was the one that I found a bit too funny. Early in the session the S&P fell like a rock, and I said a couple times in updates that I'd figure they'd get the index back over 1976 because they wouldn't want to go into the close with the S&P under its 50 day moving average. Sure enough they poured on the coals and when the final bell rang, guess where it was? You got it... 1977.

9.26.2014 Bounce Day? Bookmark

 



Good morning folks, it's Friday and not a day too soon.

Okay, lets do a quick review here.

On Sunday I devoted the entire letter to the "idea" that the market was set up for what could become a fairly large pull back. We had all sorts of arcane indicators that were flashing the danger signal. But I also said several times that "we've seen this movie before", meaning that the market has been perched on the edge of a cliff multiple times and they just rushed in and saved us. I said it could easily happen again.

Insiders Club - 9.26.2014 Bookmark

 

Good morning folks, it's Friday and not a day too soon.

Okay, lets do a quick review here.

On Sunday I devoted the entire letter to the "idea" that the market was set up for what could become a fairly large pull back. We had all sorts of arcane indicators that were flashing the danger signal. But I also said several times that "we've seen this movie before", meaning that the market has been perched on the edge of a cliff multiple times and they just rushed in and saved us. I said it could easily happen again.

Insiders Club -9.24.2014 Bookmark

 

9.24.2014


Hello everyone, we've made it to Wednesday already. I'm sure you just "can't wait" to see what's in store for today. 


Okay, Monday and Tuesday they took some profits, they stopped buying and the market fell. In some areas the fall was severe, such as the Russell 2000.  ON Friday morning the Russell was at 1,163. By yesterday's close it was 1,118. That is a very big drop for a broad index. 

Insiders Club - 9.19.2014 Bookmark

 

9.19.2014

Good morning all, welcome to Friday.  It's certainly been an interesting week, and it still isn't "over" so to speak.

Last evening the folks in Scotland voted to say hitched with the UK, which sent ripples of joy through the financial sector. You could see in the action of the overnight futures as they all signaled a big sigh of relief. So, the market has now gotten all it wanted. It got the "considerable time" statement out of Yellen, they got the NO vote out of Scotland, the Iphone is now officially on sale at Apple stores and Ali-babba is launching today in the biggest IPO ever witnessed.

China Lies Again? Bookmark



 

Overnight the Chinese ministry put out a huge amount of fluff economic news and all of it was "better than expected"... (now there's something new)

But in any event it didn't levitate the morning futures as news like that usually does. So we expected a

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