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Futures Higher

July 2, 2015 In After Hours Trading IPOs On Deck this morning Natera (NTRA). Secondaries on deck today none of note. In After Hours Trading: FDO … [Read More...]

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China Needs To Be Watched

Chinese stock markets have gotten very volatile in the past several weeks. Stocks could be up 6% and then down 5% the next minute. We found a great … [Read More...]

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Weekly Charts Updated

We are going to continue making Thursday our chart section in only Superstock Investor. That said, we are changing the format. Each Thursday in Wall … [Read More...]

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Chubb (CB)

What was Chubb (CB) worth? Wednesday saw Ace Limited (ACE) bid for the company. Did they overpay? The deal is complicated as a combination of cash and … [Read More...]

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Futures Higher

July 1, 2015 In After Hours Trading IPOs On Deck this week CNX Coal Resources LP and ConforMIS. Secondaries on deck today ESES TDOC UFAB. In … [Read More...]

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A Greek Deal?

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has "reportedly" said "no mas". We will see as he has become the boy who cried wolf. Tspiras Capitulates Futures … [Read More...]

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Portfolio Update

The S&P 500 is lower than a week ago thanks to Greece and now is below 2100. The Nasdaq Composite has moved below 5000 and the Dow has broke below … [Read More...]

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Alcoa (AA)

Alcoa (AA) will kick off earnings season next Wednesday. Estimates are $0.23 versus $0.18. Decent growth with revenues of $5.821 billion. The stock … [Read More...]

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SSI Options Activity

We highlight unusual options activity where volume is heavy as well. The third column from the left will highlight such outliers. Banco … [Read More...]

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Rebel Yell: : Long-Term Trend for Oil and Energy Stocks

 Long-Term Trend for Oil and Energy Stocks  Last week I wrote: It’s an excellent idea to look at the long-term charts of the investments you own … [Read More...]

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Why Mistakes Are Brilliant

One of the people I follow on Twitter is Richard Millman. He is one of the top squash coaches in the U.S. and several years ago came to Madison to … [Read More...]

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Stock Scorecard: General Mills (GIS)

General Mills (GIS) will report earnings before the open tomorrow. Estimates are $0.71 versus $0.67. There is some decent upside for this food … [Read More...]

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Unusual Options Activity

We highlight unusual options activity where volume is heavy as well. The third column from the left will highlight such outliers. Peabody … [Read More...]

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Futures Lower But Well Off The Lows

June 29, 2015 In After Hours Trading IPOs On Deck this week CNX Coal Resources LP, ConforMIS, LoanCore Realty Trust, Natera, Teladoc and Unique … [Read More...]

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Update On Greece

This weekend saw rather amazing actions by both Greece and its creditors. This morning The Guardian has a good review the current situtation in … [Read More...]

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Schnitzer Steel (SCHN)

Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) will report earnings before the open on Tuesday morning. Estimates are for a loss of $-0.08 versus $0.16. The stock bottomed in … [Read More...]

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SSI Options Activity

We highlight unusual options activity where volume is heavy as well. The third column from the left will highlight such outliers. QIHU (QIHU) saw … [Read More...]

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The Week Ahead

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Monday sees the leaders of the European Union and China meet in Brussels. Also, on Monday the United Nations … [Read More...]

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What Makes Stocks, and Markets Go Up/Down? Part Three

What Makes Stocks, and Markets Go Up/Down? Part Three Part 3 is the last in a series. This week I will write about the third most important … [Read More...]

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Futures Higher

June 26, 2015 In After Hours Trading IPOs On Deck today Alarm.com (ALRM), Ap[pfolio (APPF), CNX Coal Resources (CNXC), Green Plains Partners LP … [Read More...]

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One Down & One To Go

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Cara Act (ACA) or Obamacare could continue as is. The market was concerned about this outcome … [Read More...]

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The Madison Letter: Weekly Update

Since inception, our overall timing return is 80.75% versus 47.96% on the S&P 500 for excess return of 32.78%. Madison scores on the major … [Read More...]

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Zoetis (ZTS)

Rumors surfaced today that Zoetis (ZTS) might be bid for by Valeant (VRX). So the scorecard becomes useful. We have an uncanny ability to get close to … [Read More...]