How Financials Can Outperform

At first blush, the upcoming earnings season should be great for large cap US Financials. A few data points: FactSet shows the group set to report 19.8% earnings growth versus last …

S&P 500 Bottom Fishing

Despite all the volatility over the last month, there are surprisingly few names in the S&P 500 showing outsized moves YTD in either direction.Yesterday we reviewed the winners – those …

Biggest. Unicorn. Ever.

The number 9 is an auspicious one in China, as its pronunciation is very similar to the word “Everlasting”. Online resources tell us that bridegrooms give the traditional red packets of …

The Tech Unicorn That Could Eat the FANGs

In our opinion, SenseTime is the most important tech unicorn anywhere in the world right now. Founded in Hong Kong in 2014, the company specializes in a wide range of video-based …

Follow the Facebook Money

This is a big week for Facebook amid its data breach scandal: Mark Zuckerberg will testify in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee as well as the Senate …

Why 60/40 May Have To Become 80/20

We recently had a client ask about the prospects for the classic 60/40 portfolio of stocks/bonds given the possibility of higher inflation. It’s a great question, so here’s our take. #1. …

Baseball Season, Yogi, and the Dow

In (belated) honor of Major League Baseball’s opening day, we’ll borrow from the sport’s most quotable player to talk about the Dow Jones Industrial Average (which is much less entertaining, …

A ‘Big Puke’ is Coming in Markets

DataTrek’s Nick Colas on CNBC’s “Trading Nation”: “A fresh poll suggests Wall Street optimism is very much alive — even as the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fall into correction territory for the second …