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JJ Kinahan


Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by JJ:

Another Wild Wednesday: New Quarter, Same Old Sell-Off As Fears Of Crisis Intensify

Meet the new quarter; same as the old quarter. The silver lining is that the ugliness isn’t quite as ugly as in the recent past. Hopes for a “V-shaped” recovery... → Read More

April Market Outlook: Earnings Data May Play Second Fiddle To Guidance

Many analysts forecasting a recession in Q2 and Q3.Banks to kick off earnings season mid-month, followed by big tech and energy firms.Comparing Q1 earnings data to those from previous quarters or years might offer very little insight. → Read More

Selling Picks Up In Worst Day Since 1987 As Fear Continues To Drive Markets Lower

Today wasn’t the worst day in stock market history, but we only have some infamous years like 1987 and 1929 to thank for that. Daily losses never got this steep even during... → Read More

Beyond Meat Facing Increased Competition As Demand Heats Up

Capacity and competition. Those are likely to be the two biggest things on investors’ minds when Beyond Meat reports earnings later this week. → Read More

The Year Of Retail Reinvention? Walmart, Target, Other Retailers Prepare To Report Earnings

Even with fewer days to buy holiday gifts, the healthy U.S. consumer appeared to give many retail companies a boost in the last quarter of 2019. That said, ... → Read More

Twitter Up, Tesla Down: Strong User Numbers Help TWTR, But TSLA Selling Continues

The beat goes on, but a little less intensely so far today. Though stocks enjoyed more overnight gains as China announced tariff cuts and overseas markets ... → Read More

Fed Keeps Interest Rates Steady, Says Monetary Policy Is Appropriate

Fed says household spending has been rising at a “moderate” pace.Central bank says policy appropriate to support inflation “returning to” its 2% objective.Fed intends to continue repo operations through April and Treasury purchases through the second quarter. → Read More

Microsoft Earnings Preview: Cloud Services In Focus

What’s bigger? Windows or the clouds outside? That’s a question as Microsoft (MSFT) prepares to report fiscal Q2 earnings this Wednesday. Last quarter, the company’s More Personal Computing segment—which comprises Windows, Surface, search ads, and gaming—posted $11.13 billion in revenue. → Read More

Netflix Earnings Ahead: Eyes On Membership Amid Streaming Wars, Original Content

If Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX) investors were the type to jump through hoops of fire, they may have done that when the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony were... → Read More

After Broad-Based 2019 Rally, Financial Sector Prepares To Open Books

Big banks set to report earnings Tuesday and Wednesday, January 14 and 15.Three rate cuts by the Fed in 2019 helped banks' credit card businesses, as well as home and auto loan units.Conference calls may feature executives' views on trade policy, the state of the consumer, and the upcoming elections. → Read More

Geopolitics Still Center Stage As Markets Under Pressure Worldwide, Crude Up

It’s important to keep perspective as geopolitics upset the markets. Things are down, but not dramatically. Volatility is up, but it’s still relatively low. Oil might be the most interesting thing to keep an eye on as crude near four-month highs. → Read More

Consumer Takes Center Stage As Financial Sector Earnings Loom Next Week

Big banks to kick off reporting season the week of Oct. 14. Earnings for sector expected to fall slightly, analysts say. Brexit, trade, consumer health on topic → Read More

Risk-Taking Returns To Wall Street As Trade Optimism Rises And Politics Take Back Seat

If investors remain optimistic today, it’s possible we could see more strength in those areas, and also maybe in transports, semiconductor stocks, and trade-related barometers like Caterpillar (CAT) and Boeing (BA). → Read More

Nike, Micron Earnings Could Help Give Market Direction This Week

Nike, Micron, KB Home report earnings this week. Consumer, housing market, GDP among data on tap this week. Today’s economic lineup includes three Fed speakers. → Read More

Second Slice: Fed Cuts Rates Again, But Next Move Uncertain Amid Divided FOMC

Fed cuts rates by 25 basis points, as most investors had expected. Dot plot shows lack of agreement on what next steps should be. Powell cites weakening oversea → Read More

Fears About Global Economic Growth And A U.S. Recession Lead To Market Selloff

The stock market extended its losses today as investor anxiety ratcheted up amid dismal economic data and an inversion in the yield curve → Read More

Alibaba's Q1 Earnings Could Shed Light On Tariff Impact

BABA reports before the opening bell Thursday. On the one hand, its shares have lagged seemingly in tandem with negative news on the U.S.-China trade front. On → Read More

Traffic Jam: Uber Seen Posting Losses In Latest Quarter As Stock Still Stuck

Uber is set to report earnings Thursday after the close. The company is expected to report sharp quarterly losses. Analysts see revenue seen up sequentially, bu → Read More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (ETF:SPY), (DJIA) - Perspective Time: Market Still In Trading Range After Its Worst Day Of 2019

After a day like today, many investors might feel the urge to flee for the hills. What’s important, however, is to keep things in perspective. Sometimes these are one-... → Read More

China Fortunes Keep Chip Stocks On Wild Ride As Advanced Micro Reports

The semiconductor sector had a huge rebound in the latter half of the second quarter. Renewed trade talks with China appeared to give the sector more hope. Dema → Read More