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Financials Crack Support

By Tim Knight


The longer view shows just how ugly this could get……….

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A Key Sector Joins the Lower Low Sweepstakes

Public readers, please don’t construe what I write publicly as some kind of reco to short (I have been short XLF for portfolio balance and a contrary interest rate view). 173 more words

Stock Market, US

Bezos in Beast Mode

Amazon (AMZN) crushed earnings with EPS of $3.27 beating estimates by $2.02. I’m most impressed by their AWS revenue which rose 49% to $5.44B. This company is a beast and I’ll gladly pay up my $20 annual hike for Prime membership. 289 more words

The Downside of Bank Stocks Becoming a Safe Haven Buying Strategy

This is related to my early January post on the coming financial sector bear market.

I read the following analysis from Seeking Alpha this morning suggesting that broader market instability will create a “safe haven buying strategy” with bank stocks for the dividend investor, especially given recent earnings reports. 561 more words

Stock Market Predictions

From tech to financials and energy?

One of the characteristics of a trending stock market is sector rotation. In a bull market not all sectors are necessarily trending higher and sectors are taking leadership in turns. 476 more words


A Tale of 2 European Bank Earnings: Barclays vs Deutsche Bank

It has been a busy day for the banking sector in Europe. On top of the European Central Bank keeping rates static, it cut its monthly bond buying… 449 more words

Banking & Finance