TGIF Market Recap: 6th Straight Winning Week, Now Its On!

The Reformed Broker, AKA Sir Ticks-a-Lot, here with today’s Market Recap… OK, listen up! I want to see all the sectors who went up this week take one step forward…Not so fast Metals and Miners! The 2:30 Look: Worst Performing Industries % Change Silver -4.67% Gold -3.47% Jigginess is in the air this Spring, whether…

Market Recap: Bulls on the Loose, Google in the On Deck Circle

The Reformed Broker, AKA Phat Albert, here with today’s Market Recap… A lot of churning in the markets this morning, but the resolution was clearly to the upside.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now at the highest point since the wheels fell off in early February.  The consumer recovery plays were the winners today, with everything…

Who Is Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge?

This guy is a machine. I’m a blogger, and a fairly prolific one, so I know a machine when I see one. “Tyler Durden“, the anonymous blogger who writes ZeroHedge, is writing night and day and breaking huge, market-moving stories left and right. I’m blown away. For the uninitiated, ZeroHedge is a financial blog with…

Jamie Dimon For President

Jamie Dimon doesn’t just Beat the Street, he Owns the Street.  I read somewhere that 20% of the world’s money market funds were currently with JPMorgan Chase.  I can’t remember where I heard it, but if that’s even close to accurate, that’s a remarkable statistic and it shows you who’s going to be the big…

Market Recap: Stocks and Lindsay Lohan on the Rebound

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.810875&w=425&h=350&fv=key%3D0d646e2edb] The Reformed Broker, AKA Pine Cone Jones, here with today’s Market Recap… Much like Lindsay Lohan (from my hometown), who, according to the above eHarmony video, is getting back on the dating scene, stocks rebounded today from yesterday’s bout of profit-taking. The true battleground today was at 840 on the S&P, which my…

Paid Newspaper Sites? What. Ever.

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2371771&w=425&h=350&fv=] Here’s another venture trying to figure out how to throw up a 20th century gate in front of online newspaper content: From the New York Times (still free): Three longtime media executives are building an automated system to allow newspapers and magazines to charge for online access…Journalism Online L.L.C., aims to supply publishers…

Market Recap: Hot Hospitals & Goldman's Lyin' Eyes

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.810392&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] The Reformed Broker, AKA The Iron Condor, here with today’s Market Recap… The double and triple-long bank crowd may have stayed one day too late as the financials took a breather, with the KBW Bank Index (BKX) off over 6.5% on the day.  Maybe the enthusiasm for the group waned on the heels of Goldman‘s…

The Two Most Important Points From Today's Goldman Call

Goldman Sachs held an earnings conference call early this morning which was live-blogged by the New York Times‘ columnist Floyd Norris.  Good, ’cause I had some Cookie Crisp cereal to eat right around that time.  Congrat’s on your $5 billion capital raise, but I gots to feed the machine. There were two notable things on…

Handicapping Earnings Season with the Notorious B.I.G.

I’m a huge fan of the guys over at Bespoke Investment Group, AKA B.I.G. Above is a chart showing the companies with the biggest upward revisions in earnings per share estimates over the last month.  This info is exceedingly helpful if you’re looking for trading candidates going into this searnings season.  They also have a graph…