Concerns About Irma, North Korea May Weigh On Wall Street

Concerns About Irma, North Korea May Weigh On Wall Street
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a lower opening on Friday following the mixed performance seen in the previous session. Concerns about the economic impact of Hurricane Irma may weigh on the markets, with the category 4 storm expected to make landfall in Florida early Sunday. FEMA Administrator Brock Long warned Irma continues to be a threat that... Read More

Validea Kenneth Fisher Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017

Validea Kenneth Fisher Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017
The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s Price/Sales Investor model based on the published strategy of Kenneth Fisher. This value strategy rewards stocks with low P/S ratios, long-term profit growth, strong free cash flow and consistent profit margins. KNOWLES CORP ( KN ) is a small-cap growth stock in the Audio & Video Equipment industry. The rating according to our... Read More

Validea John Neff Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017

Validea John Neff Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017
The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s Low PE Investor model based on the published strategy of John Neff. This strategy looks for firms with persistent earnings growth that trade at a discount relative to their earnings growth and dividend yield. FIDELITY SOUTHERN CORPORATION ( LION ) is a small-cap value stock in the Regional Banks industry. The rating according... Read More

Validea Joseph Piotroski Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017

Validea Joseph Piotroski Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017
The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s Book/Market Investor model based on the published strategy of Joseph Piotroski. This value-quant strategy screens for high book-to-market stocks, and then separates out financially sound firms by looking at a host of improving financial criteria. PCM INC ( PCMI ) is a small-cap value stock in the Retail (Catalog & Mail Order) industry.... Read More

Markets Take a Battering

Markets Take a Battering
The super-powerful but slow-moving Hurricane Irma has so far claimed at least 8 lives in the Caribbean, and has not lost steam from its Category 5 status and one of the strongest storms to ever affect the Atlantic Ocean. Puerto Rico has not taken a direct hit but has been blacked out due to rain and winds; this morning Irma... Read More

Validea Motley Fool Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017

Validea Motley Fool Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 9/8/2017
The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool. This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance. NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORP ( NAV ) is a mid-cap growth stock in the Auto & Truck Manufacturers industry. The rating according to our strategy based on... Read More

Waiting for Irma

Waiting for Irma
Remember, the September episode of the Zacks Ultimate Strategy Session is now available for viewing! Don’t miss your chance to hear:  • David and Brian Agree to Disagree on whether investing in Chinese stocks is a good or bad idea• Sheraz and Neena choose one portfolio to give feedback for improvement• Market conditions from both fundamental and technical views• The... Read More

ECB Focus For Sure, But Not Only Game In Town

ECB Focus For Sure, But Not Only Game In Town
The US dollar is trading broadly lower.  The ECB meeting looms large.  Many, like ourselves, expected that when Draghi said in July that the asset purchases would be revisited in the fall, it to meant after the summer recess, not a legalistic definition of when fall begins.  Still, there have been some reports, citing unnamed sources close to the ECB, that have played down such expectations, and warn... Read More