Month: April 2012

Initial Claims Can’t Hold

The claims out this week were another sign that the employment situation is not only stalling, but it could be getting worse. Yes, Bernanke lowered his unemployment rate outlook, but the FED was way off on their last forecast. They are economists for goodness sake and allowed to change the...

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The Fed Statement – Side by Side Comparison

The Fed released the minutes of the recent meetings earlier and had a few noticeable differences from last month.

By far the biggest change was the observation that inflation is picking up. That is not what this Fed is known for commenting on.
Inflation has picked up somewhat, mainly reflecting higher...

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Durable Goods: Another Negative Surprise

Durable goods orders were a mess. Falling the most in 3 years and way off estimates is a sign that the expansion is cooling. Obviously the economy and the performance of individual stocks need to be separated in this discussion, but depending on how poorly the economy does will eventually...

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DHUnplugged #148: AAAAAAPPPPLE Does it Again, and Again….

Here is our latest conversation . We cover a wide range from the earnings and the new rock car. An interplanetary asteroid retrofit in order to mine for raw materials. Apple is in focus as well as Netflix and other high profile names.. Several key items related to tech stocks...

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TPR – Apple (AAPL) Pre-Earnings Report and Gameplan

From TriggerPoint Research (our subscription services site)

Apple Inc is expected to report earnings on 4/24/2012 (after the close). The current consensus of the 56 analysts is a strong buy rating. Over the past four weeks analysts have decreased their rating and have decreased it over the past three months. For...

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