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US stock indexes march higher after encouraging results from eBay, McDonald’s and others

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 299 points, or 1.8 percent, to 17,468 as of 2:59 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 32 points, or 1.6 percent, to 2,051. The Nasdaq gained 72 points, or 1.5 percent, to 4,912. The gains brought the S&P 500 index nearly back […]

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I Missed The Chance To Pick Up SAP Stock Before It Took Off

Summary SAP’s share price outperformed in the past month after a 25% jump. That performance isn’t undeserved considering SAP’s increased operating cash flow and reduced capital expenditures in the first nine months of the financial year. The next two years will be important for SAP as the average analyst expectation calls for a 30% increase […]

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How the Stock Market Reacted to Wells Fargo’s 3Q15 Earnings

Here’s a quick recap of the beleaguered technology sector: Apple (AAPL – News) is still in bear market decline and sits around 20% below its $ 705 peak. The stock hit a 3-month low of $ 525.62 on 11/15 and still has technical damage. Social media stocks like Facebook (FB – News), Zynga (ZNGA – […]

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Dress Up As Donald Trump For Halloween And Buy Party City Stock

Summary I interviewed the VP of Investor Relations at Party City. Party City will not be negatively impacted by Amazon which helps make it a strong buy. A 13 forward P/E multiple doesn’t factor in the potential growth from Mexico and Europe. The Saturday Halloween will make this quarter’s numbers beat estimates. Party City (NYSE:PRTY) […]

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US stock indexes march higher after encouraging results from eBay, McDonald’s and others

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 307 points, or 1.8 percent, to 17,475 as of 1:18 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 35 points, or 1.8 percent, to 2,054. The Nasdaq gained 83 points, or 1.7 percent, to 4,923. The gains brought the S&P 500 index nearly back […]

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What Do Today’s Stock Prices Imply For Future Returns?

As the bull market approaches its seventh anniversary next March, many investors are increasingly nervous. Partly, this anxiety stems from a deterioration in fundamentals, given the decelerating global economy. But years of unconventional monetary policy have also pushed valuations to heightened levels. With U.S. stocks trading at a premium to other markets, as well as […]

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European stock markets mostly steady before ECB call

London (AFP) – European stock markets pulled back Wednesday as worries over Greece offset positive German data, analysts said, with focus also on the aviation sector as more details of the Alps plane crash emerged. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index shed 0.41 percent to 6,990.97 points, while Frankfurt’s DAX 30 index fell 1.17 percent to […]

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US stock rally produces 4th straight weekly gain

New York (AFP) – Surging tech earnings, a McDonald’s comeback and a partnership between Oprah Winfrey and Weight Watchers helped push US stocks Friday to their fourth straight week of gains. The S&P 500, erasing the memories of a horrendous third quarter, gained 42.04 points (2.07 percent) to 2,075.15, moving back into positive territory for […]

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