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JP Gravitt

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    Basic Materials

    Election Over, Market Still Undecided

    We know the nation is politically divided, and now the market is showing us its split personality as well.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Financials

    Markets Started Strong and Finished Solid Last Week

    Last week, financial markets opened on a strong note as Hurricane Irma died down and the damage was less than anticipated.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Important Events in the Week Ahead

    There’s a series of economic data coming out this week. All of the data are expected to rebound somewhat from being fairly weak in July.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    3 Stocks Tanking Over 15% on Earnings

    It has been a highly volatile earnings season thus far, as the market is punishing stocks for the slightest misstep.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Nasdaq Flirts with Down 10%…in October

    So this is painful. Very few were perfectly positioned into this selloff.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Does the Tango

    Apple is up over 2% in the after-hours trading session following the release of its Q2 2018 results.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    5 Stocks I am Watching in a Turbulent Market

    Looking across industries and sectors to gauge where we are as earnings winds down next week.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    Scorecard Update: 5 Stocks I am Watching in a Turbulent Market

    It’s been 2 weeks since Market Realist’s CEO picked 5 stocks he was watching in the turbulent market, so let’s take a look back at how those picks have performance compared with the S&P 500.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    We Told You to Sell Stamps.com LAST August

    Stamps.com is getting crushed today. We told you to sell it last August.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why JD.Com Inc. (ADR) Is Falling Over 2%

    JD.Com Inc. (NASDAQ: JD) is down over 2% in pre-market trading following the release of its Q1 2018 earnings results. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Not Get Vixated on Volatility

    Which way is the VIX pointing us?

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Skechers Down 26% Could Find Buyers Here

    Skechers getting scorched.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Applied Materials, Inc. Is Down 2% After Hours

    Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) is down 2% in the after-hours trading session following the release of its Q2 2018 results. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    How to Trade a Broken (looking) Market (Hint: Carefully)

    It’s easy to be early after a correction I always get pretty excited during a stock market correction, assuming I have positioned correctly with cash on hand.  This market showed so many signs of toppiness, extreme optimism, and high valuations that hopefully many investors at least were selling the highly valued names they owned.  My […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Weibo Corp. (ADR) Could Have 25% Upside From Here

    Weibo Corp. (WB) is one of the best growth stocks in China, and it’s stock is trading at very attractive levels today. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Earnings Report

    Chinese Stocks are Getting Crushed

    In the last month the CSI 300 is down 11.5%, much more than US indices.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Miscellaneous

    New IPO’s Getting Crushed Today

    Recent IPO’s are piling up big losses as the market shifts to risk off rather dramatically.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Tech Stocks Getting Crushed Out of the Gate on Monday

    Are we back to having a trade war?? Trump’s tweet indicates we may be.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which FAANG Stock Will Sit on the Iron Throne?

    With earnings around the corner, which FAANG stock will perform the best?

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Markets Crash in 1Q – April Fool’s

    Decent earnings combined with low expectations are fueling rally after rally – not to mention the ever elusive promise of a China deal.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The 90’s Called. They Want to Know Why You Are Buying Oracle.

    Oracle’s shiny 90’s buildings Really?  Larry Ellison: yacht racing and a $50 million Japanese-style house.  Sweet.  But is the stock really a buy now?  Sure they bought Netsuite so Netsuite would stock eating their lunch.  And sure they are a cloud company now.  But it seems to me like the bulk of what they do […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    You Really Want To Be Buying Apple Now?

    It’s not like Apple (AAPL) is super expensive on the face of it…

    By JP Gravitt
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Welcome (Back) To the Stock Market Clown Show

    With the major indices pushing higher and higher, we need to again look at whether any new money should be put to work here.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Sell or Short Deckers, Cintas, and Garmin NOW

    Don’t sell all of your stocks and head for the hills, but do add some shorts to the group or at least sell these silly stocks that lifted all boats.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Investing Defensively Can Lose You a Fortune

    I bet you may have heard a lot about investing defensively while the market faded.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is China the Land of the Setting Sun?

    China’s major indices are still down 25-30% this year alone.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Talking the Netflix quarter with CGTN

    Last night I sat down with China Global Television Network and talked about the Netflix (NFLX) quarter.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Valuation is Going to Get the Market…Eventually

    Macro events are always overblown I wrote last week that I did not think Trump’s legal woes would affect the market (SPY) much.  I also said two weeks ago that Turkey wouldn’t either.  Macro worries are almost always overblown.  So far, so good.  Yes, volume is low, but  market participation is broad and stocks are […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Your 2018 Stock All-Stars NASDAQ vs. NYSE

    Our analysis of the top performers in the Nasdaq and NYSE so far this year.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    NYSE All-Stars

    Who will make our 2018 NYSE All-Star team?

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    NASDAQ All-Stars

    The starting lineup for the Nasdaq All-Stars features names such as MongoDB (NASDAQ: MDB), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX).

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    The Economy Is on a Roll, and It’s Bringing the Stock Market Along With It

    Jobs data released this morning shows that the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, and the stock market has responded by rallying.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    4 After-Hours Movers

    Costco Wholesale Corporation (Nasdaq: COST), ULTA Beauty Inc. (Nasdaq: ULTA), Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq: LULU), and Workday Inc. (Nasdaq: WDAY) are on the move in the after-hours trading session. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    Our 10, Make That 11, Stocks to Buy Scorecard

    Our belief is that you have to be a stock picker today. The Nasdaq (QQQ) is up 8% this year and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) is down 1%.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lowe’s Makes a Good CEO Hire, Ignore the JC Penney Years

    Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) is hiring J C Penny Company Inc.’s (JCP) CEO Marvin R. Ellison as its President and CEO, effective July 2. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Zillow Group Inc. Stock Is Down 8%

    Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) is down 8% in pre-market trading on the heels of its Q1 2018 earnings release. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    5 Summertime Stocks with 20-30% Upside Potential

    So what to do? Tough to just sled along passively. So we found five new stocks to watch.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Baidu Inc. (ADR) Stock Is Down Over 5%

    Baidu Inc. (BIDU) is down over 5% following an executive departure and analyst downgrade. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    5 SaaS Stocks That Crushed Earnings This Season

    Software-as-a-service (SaaS) stocks are some of the hottest names in the tech sector right now, and these five have stood out so far this earnings season.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    Sports Betting Can Now Be Legalized by States; Stars Group Inc. Soars 12%

    Stars Group Inc. (TSG) stock has spiked more than 12% following the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement that states can now legalize sports betting. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trump to Work with Xi on ZTE Deal – Acacia Communications Roars 18%

    Acacia Communications (ACIA) is up over 18% in pre-market trading following a tweet by President Trump that the U.S. was working with China to get Chinese smartphone maker ZTE “back into business.” Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Why Trade Desk Inc. Shares Are Surging Over 40%

    Trade Desk Inc. (TTD) is surging over 40% this morning following its Q1 2018 earnings release. Here’s what you need to know.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The VIX is telling you to Netflix and Chill

    The VIX (VXX) CBOE Volatility Index just closed today at its lowest point since early February, clocking in at 13.4.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Industrials

    Market Shmarket: You’ve Got to Pick Stocks

    Stock picking will matter more now than it has in years.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Basic Materials

    18 Earnings Reports We’re Watching Closely Next Week

    Last big week of earnings kicks off with not a lot to show for it in the market The week of April 30 is an exciting one in terms of earnings, and here are 18 companies we will be watching closely: Monday McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) – before the market opens – great year last […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    5 Positive Tech Reports Moving After-Hours

    A Spring Bounty of Positive Earnings Reports

    By JP Gravitt
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    Industrials

    Why 3 is the Loneliest Number for the Stock Market

    Is a 3% yield on the 10 year Treasury that big a deal? Simple.  Yes and No.  The actual round number of 3% of course means nothing special to the economy.  But rates moving to 3% does have several implications. First – We moved really fast from 2.83% on April 17 to now.  That means […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook, Inc. Beats Q1 Estimates, Shares Up +4% After Hours

    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) just reported its Q1 2018 earnings results that crushed expectations, and its stock has responded by rising over 3% in the after hours trading session. Here’s a breakdown of some of the key statistics from the report: Metric Q1 2018 Q1 2017 Change Revenue $11,966 million $8,032 million 49.0% Income from […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Amazon Enters Home Robotics Market, iRobot Corporation Falls 6.2%

    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) watched its stock take a 6.2% hit on Monday following a Bloomberg report that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is building “robots for the home,” which have the ability to “navigate from room to room like driverless cars.”

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    20 Earnings Reports to Watch for This Week

    Earnings season is in full swing, and the week of April 23 is jam-packed with releases by some of the market’s most popular companies. Here are 20 reports we will be watching closely next week: Monday, April 23: Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) – before the market opens -will they say anything about Mattel with the […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Atlassian Corporation PLC Is Plunging Over 10%

    Atlassian Corp PLC (NASDAQ: TEAM) is watching its stock plunge over 10% this morning following the release of its Q3 2018 earnings results after the market closed yesterday.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    No Bid Coming for Shire Reportedly

    Will Allergan buy Shire? – Apparently not CNBC saying no bid is likely.  Allergan is off its lows – only down $5 now and Shire is back to flat after being up as much as $15 (~10%) earlier. From earlier: Shire PLC (NASDAQ: SHPG) is up 4.5% as of 11:10 A.M. on Thursday following an announcement […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Watch out Market, Semiconductors are Trying to Warn Us

    Taiwan Semi is warning you Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) missed and warned today.  They lowered 2Q revenue guidance to $7.8-$7.9 billion.  The street was at $8.82 billion.  They blamed it on smart phone slowing.  Mizuho securities also warned today that Apple’s (AAPL) forward guide would have to come down as well. Yesterday, Lam Research’s (LRCX) stock […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Industrials

    Stocks that are Influencing the Market Midweek

    Premium Content As we make it to the middle of the first week of earnings, some interesting trends are developing, some a bit alarming, some decent.  The overall market still looks solid with the S&P500 (SPY) now up over 6% since the lows on April 2.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) held the 200 […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Financials

    Which Financial Stock Has the Best ‘Setup’ Into Earnings: JPM or C?

    What is a ‘setup’ for a stock, and why should you care? Often you will hear traders, investors, and talking heads mention that a stock has a good or bad ‘setup’ going into earnings.  But what does that mean?  In the simplest terms, if everything plays out as expected, which stock has the most up […]

    By JP Gravitt
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    Consumer

    Can You Avoid the Tariff Trouble in the S&P 500?

    Over the last couple of days, the market had given some reasons to be more positively inclined.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Weekly Winners and Losers: Helped and Hurt by e-Commerce

    Is Bed Bath & Beyond (BBY) another Amazon (AMZN) victim? We’re seeing e-commerce cannibalization at least. The stock fell 15% and continued to drift lower.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Industrials

    Equifax Bounced, Apple and Oracle Didn’t

    Investors must feel that no matter how bad the breach was and how bad Equifax handled it, the core business will likely bounce back or not be impacted much.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should Investors Put Their Money to Work in the Face of an Unpredictable Election?

    Whether investors believe it or not, presidential elections influence markets in various ways, from increased market volatility to changes in fiscal policy.

    By JP Gravitt
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