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It’s Monday Again! You know it is still Deal time, Comcast finally about to close out?

The various Comcast deals seem to be coming to a close with $20 Bln just to swipe out a 3 mln odd subscribers to Charter Communications that are tipping the … Continue reading

April 28, 2014

US Mid Week Trading Report: Amazon posts close to $20 Bln in Topline, Apple lets iPad slide, Pharma gets big deal traction in earnings season US:SBUX, US:AMZN, US:AAPL, US:NFLX, US:CAT, US:AZN, US:NVS

More brew from the Seahawk line Seattle’s Best (as an Adjective clause, not just the coffee ) may well be Starbucks yet as it scored another 6% in comparable sales … Continue reading

April 25, 2014

Preview : Bank Results Season First Quarter 2014 : JPM and GS scrape by in the IPO rush

Courtesy: markets.ft.com Most banks fail to get advisory income into the house       JPM and GS scrape by in the IPO rush   The M&A pie is still … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

It’s Monday Again! Crimea referendum over, Janet Yellen looks to continue the taper? (US Economy & Markets : The Week Ahead March 17 – March 21, 2014) US:AMZN, US:SBUX, US:GS, US:GMCR, US:TWX

What just happened! A fresh run to safety after a brief respite in late February saw Friday trading in 10 year US treasuries to 2.6% afresh even as Gold also … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

It’s Monday Again!: A great recovery in February as stores sales improve with the grain US:GS, US:SBUX, US:TSLA, US:JPM, US:WFC, US:DIS, EEM, US:KSS, US:GPS, US:M, US:PNC, US:KBW (US Economy & Markets : The Week Ahead March 10 – March 14, 2014)

A flurry of retailers results announcements all of the last week of February more or less covered for the restated US GDP to 2.4% in Q4 and Auto sales were … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

It’s Monday Again: McDonalds’ improves Comp Sales, Janet Yellen testimony twice over (The week ahead: Feb 10 – Feb 14, 2014, US Economy & Markets) US:MCD, US:LOW, US:GS, US:JPM

The Yuan and Yen are both about to turn back the clock again, stopping currency appreciation in China and Japan after a big clip, especially unwanted for Japan. Japan sold … Continue reading

February 10, 2014

It’s Monday Again: Belfort on Wall Street, FOMC week, Dow starts up 180 points (The Week Ahead December 16 – 20, 2013 :US Economy & Markets)

The IPO hits, the Buybacks, Can Deals make it in 2013 too 2013 was the biggest for IPOs in recent history with a late coming in the fourth quarter, and … Continue reading

December 16, 2013

It’s Monday Again: $50 iPhones, 2 for $20, Early Black Friday fun and just Thanksgiving (NIRP or ZIRP is that a question, then?) DIN:US SBUX:US EAT:US JPM:US GS:US WMT:US T:US VZ:US

The sneaky fact of the day, Most Bond investors actually sell into these four months and probably take dividends for the year home before they come back t o invest … Continue reading

November 25, 2013

It’s Monday Again: Markets hath no fury than when scorning banks, Blackberry gets a ‘sinking deal’ (The Week ahead: September 23 – 27, 2013, US Economy & Markets)

Markets cannot be allowed to Dictate Fed Policy Jefferies results cascaded an apposite downturn into the markets even as GM was upgraded to investment grade on the back of a … Continue reading

September 23, 2013

The Mid-week Trading Update: What Taper, Fed? Take care of the Debt Ceiling for us Lew!!

Of course, it is not easy for the US when the Republicans have only the Debt ceiling debate to make themselves felt in Government but that’s how it will be … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

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