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The Mid-Week Trading Update: Earnings Season proves bulls right, Chicago PMI floors the pedals at a 65.9(V:US, MA:US, FB:US, TWTR:US, PFE:US, SNY:US, MRK:US, SSNGY:US)

Of course the recovery is capped as early earnings from Banks showed housing stepping into a mire and hoarding Cash still works for R&D rich Apple and Samsung. Caterpillar’s great … Continue reading

October 31, 2013

A Tuesday Mid-Week Trading update: 8 Days and counting, new iPhone, McDonalds sales in Europe, Goldman Sachs is in the Dow, Days of Refi past, ($DJIA, $AAPL, $MCD, $BAC, $GS, $DAL, $V, $JPM, $WFC)

Bernanke holds the Press Conference next Wednesday and presents the Economic Data presented at the 2 day FOMC and the decisions related to monetary policy in general and the Fed’s … Continue reading

September 10, 2013

Global Mid Day Report: Markets close flat, Financials jump, Yen close to choking

Even as S&P 500 came back to 1354 at the close the Dow Jones rested down at 12727 after spending most of the afternoon nearer to 12750 as stocks remained … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Life takes Visa, esp within the United States | Earnings Insight

While Mastercard enjoyed $3.1 tln in transactions in 2011 and $1.1 tln was spent on its debit cards, Visa grew 20% over 2010 to grow to $6tln in 2011, its … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

When everything else fails, there’s Mastercard | Earnings Insight

Though the earnings growth may be unseemingly low at 20%, Mastercard’s growth to $2 Tln in purchase volume on Credit Cards in 2011 and $1.1 Tln on Debit cards is … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Coming up: Mastercard vs Visa? Or just more prepaid/charge cards

Mastercard’s 44% rise made it the #4 best performing stock in the US in 2011 despite not being allowed in the $2.3 tln payments industry in China and running behind … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Insider Trading: What a Pelosi!

Journalist Peter Schweizer has presumably scooped the best of the best when he does the dirty on Nancy Pelosi, accusing her of having earned from not busting Visa’s chops last … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

US regulation: Dodd Frank Act-Dimon gets Durbin gets Dimon

Sorry Debit Card Fee limits are all set to become law even as CFTC itself argues against taking $6000 trln OTC derivatives to the exchanges Despite Dimon’s frontal attacks equally … Continue reading

April 13, 2011