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CI Market Dashboard Continues in All-Time Bearish Territory

For the week ending October 17, 2014, no CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, six were bearish and three were neutral. There were no new signals this week, nor did any indicators generate any new confirming signals. Week in Review Earnings season offered a welcome distraction from slowing global growth, Fed watching and the growing Ebola scare. As we enter the heart of earnings season, investors...

A Tale of Two Earnings Announcements: Apple Versus IBM

Monday bore witness to polar opposite earnings announcements, one from International Business Machines (IBM) and the other from Apple Inc. (AAPL). First up was IBM: “Big Blue” reported surprisingly weak quarterly profits and sales and announced that it was divesting its semiconductor operations. This was the latest in a string of disappointing earnings announcements from such tech giants as Oracle (ORCL),...

Apple Earnings not just good….

If there were any questions about Apple’s ability to continue to produce stellar earnings, those questions were answered after the close of the market yesterday as Apple beat earnings estimates by more than $0.11. Earnings were reported to be $1.42 per share which was towards the high end of the range of analyst estimates with revenue topping $42 billion. Among the positive drivers were iPhone sales which...

Apple’s Big Day

If you’re a big Apple fan and an Apple shareholder, then you might have today marked on your calendar for a couple of reasons. One reason is that Apple is set to report, after the closing bell, what are expected to be record earnings from the strength of early iPhone 6 demand. Any Apple shareholder will be salivating at the thought of another driver to push shares higher. The current consensus estimate...

CI Gadget Corner: iPhone 6 Review

After a month of trying it out, here is my review of the iPhone 6 in the CI Gadget Corner. ...

It’s been too long (not really) Apple launch

Today, Apple is holding a product launch for its new iPads (and more). Before discussing anything about the iPads however, the Apple team made time to discuss other things on their mind such as the fact that the iPhone 6 was the biggest Apple launch ever. They also mentioned that the iPhone 6 would be available in 32 more countries soon despite reported shortages of the iPhone 6 Plus. No hard numbers were offered...

Neutral Sentiment at Lowest Level in 83 weeks

Neutral sentiment fell to an 83-week low in the latest AAII Investor Sentiment Survey. Neutral sentiment fell 5.5 percentage points to 23.64%, the lowest reading since March 14, 2013. In addition, bearish sentiment rose to its highest level in 10 weeks, gaining 2.71 percentage points to 33.66%. The bull/bear spread, which measures the difference between bullish and bearish sentiment, rose to 7.25% this week...

Estimize.com Adds New Feature

Estimize.com just added a new feature to its site. The press release said, “As of today, all Estimize community members will have access to company guidance on various charts, tables, and email alerts. In order to receive these alerts you must add each stock to your watchlist.” Estimize received the data set from their partners at Benzinga. For those who don’t know – Estimize is an open financial estimates...

CI Market Dashboard Moves Further into Bearish Territory

For the week ending October 10, 2014, no CI Market Dashboard indicators were bullish, six were bearish and three were neutral. One indicator triggered a new bearish signal this week, but there were no confirming bullish or bearish signals. Week in Review Volatility was the word of the week, as the broad U.S. market indexes seesawed back and forth on worries of a slowing global economy, tempered by economic...

Icahn: iPhone is the gold standard

Carl Icahn, in a not unselfish way, has been agitating for Apple to buy back more of their shares. This would, of course, increase the value of the remaining shares (including his 53,000,000). In order to preempt critics who will claim he is just looking for a quick payday, Icahn has pledged to not sell his shares immediately after such a buyback and subsequent increase in the price of shares. Why, you might...