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Portfolio Update

The S&P 500 rebounded higher since our last update. The Nasdaq Composite rose for a third week in a row. The portfolio is now 84% invested long, … [Read More...]

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Lazy Boy (LZB)

Lazy Boy (LZB) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $0.21 versus $0.18. There is some nice upside to this name as it begins to recover … [Read More...]

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West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Finds Support While Brent Crude Continues to Fall

The price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) the crude used by U.S. refiners to produce gasoline hits support while Brent Crude which is used in Europe … [Read More...]

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Urban Outfitters: URBN)

Urban Outfitters (URBN) will report earnings after the close. Estimates are $0.49 versus $0.51. There is some nice upside to our price target but we … [Read More...]

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Merger Monday

First there was a bidding war for Hillshire Brands between Tyson and Pilgrim's Pride. Now we have a bidding war this morning for Family Dollar (FDO). … [Read More...]

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The Week Ahead

1.Geopolitical and Fiscal Events. Congress is on recess for the next four weeks and markets should like this vacation from the political nonsense. … [Read More...]

Breaking News

Futures Higher

In After Hours Trading No IPOs on deck today. Secondaries on deck today CLRB NEO. IPO Financial provides our capital raise data. In After Hours … [Read More...]

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The Madison Letter: Current Update

We began to offer a buy and sell strategy via our Madison Market Timing Indicator at the beginning of April of 2007. There are now 23 open and closed … [Read More...]

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Markets Await Fair Amount of Economic Data

Markets are higher but are awaiting Consumer Confidence at 9:55 a.m. EDT and at 8:30 we get PPI and 9:15 Industrial Production. Today is also August … [Read More...]

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J.C. Penny (JCP)

J.C. Penny (JCP) rose in after hours on better than expected earnings. The beat was $0.20. There is still nice upside with respect to our price … [Read More...]

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Options Activity

Index ETF Options Volume We are going to highlight unusual options activity as well going forward. The third column from the left will highlight … [Read More...]

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German Economy Shrinks

Europe is suffering as Germany, which is the leading economy, contracted with its latest GDP report. Germany Struggles   … [Read More...]

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Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) reported earnings today and beat estimates. The stock is at a decent discount to its price target.   … [Read More...]

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Weekly Charts

Each week we highlight charts below of the SP500, Russell 2000, NASDAQ Composite, UUP, EEM, TLT, HYG and LQD. The charts use the 50 day moving average … [Read More...]

Breaking News

Futures Higher

In After Hours Trading IPOs on deck today C1 Financial. Secondaries on deck today CLRB REXR RICE ZOES. IPO Financial provides our capital raise … [Read More...]

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Options Activity

Index ETF Options Volume  We are going to highlight unusual options activity as well going forward. The third column from the left will highlight … [Read More...]

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Cisco (CSCO)

Cisco (CSCO) will report earnings today after the close. The stock is at a decent discount to its price target.   … [Read More...]

Europe

Euro Is So Bearish It Is Bullish

Bloomberg reports that sentiment is so bearish on the Euro that it may be bullish. A strong Euro would cause the dollar to drop and that is a plus for … [Read More...]

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Options Activity

Index ETF Options Volume We are going to highlight unusual options activity as well going forward. The third column from the left will highlight … [Read More...]

Breaking News

Futures Higher

In After Hours Trading IPOs on deck today Capnia, Otonomy, . Secondaries on deck today CLDN INSM NCT SFM SUNE. IPO Financial provides our capital … [Read More...]

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A Sad Day & What We Can Learn

Last night we learned that Robin Williams had passed away from an apparent suicide. NBC News said he "battled demons". We beg to differ. He had a … [Read More...]

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Fossil (FOSL)

Fossil (FOSL) will report earnings today after the close. The stock is at a big discount to its price target.   … [Read More...]