Report: S&P Earnings and Sales Growth Spread (Something Has Gotta Give)

November 30, 2012

Sales and earnings are the basic components of a company’s profitability. As sales move up and down, a company can adapt their expenses to meet the net earnings requirements in order to preserve profitability. However, there is only so much a company can cut. Eventually, something has got to give.

Looking at the historical spread between quarterly earnings growth (year over year) and sales growth there is a good correlation to the price of the S&P 500, two quarters into the future. As spreads decline, it is a Read more

Why Increased Revenues Won’t Solve Fiscal Cliff

November 30, 2012

By Tom McClellan (recently heard on The Disciplined Investor Podcast:

In the 1955 movie Rebel Without a Cause, the lead character Jim Stark (James Dean) gets involved in a “Chickie Run”, in which teenaged boys with more testosterone than brains race stolen cars toward a cliff.  The idea is to jump out of the car just before it goes flying off the cliff, and whoever jumps out first is deemed to be the “chicken” (coward), and Read more

S&P Futures Pressing Resistance Again

November 30, 2012

Even though we made money off of the action yesterday by trading off of weekly resistance, when it comes to resistance points you want to see price action move away from them and stay away from them. We will turn the wrench the same way again today with the TAS Pro information, but shorts be prepared to reverse positions in lieu of certain areas being breached. Watch the entire video today for insightful information on what the important levels are and what the plan is for today.



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Income and Spending – “Grim Report”

November 30, 2012

On the Eco front today, the news on personal spending should not be much of a surprise. Super storm/hurricane Sandy took a toll on this month’s numbers. However, there may be a bit of an increase next month as some repairs were made and items purchased. Unfortunately, the income numbers don’t bode well for the amount of Read more

TDI Podcast: THERE IS NO FIX FOR THE FISCAL CLIFF! (#290)

November 29, 2012

Wake up! The media and the pundits all talk about the fix for the Fiscal cliff. BUT THERE IS NO FIX!

Here is a radical idea: Raise interest rates in order to grow the economy. Sound ridiculous? We get into the reasoning. In this episode we also talk about shorting Hain Celestial (HAIN) as well as a few other stocks.

Post Thanksgiving Market returns – discussed in this episode.

 

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