Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

POT (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$17.48
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Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 8,588,000
Last Update: 05/02/16 - 4:03 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 2.10%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $17.48
52 Week Range: $14.64 - $33.52
Oustanding Shares: 837,119,988
Market Cap: 14,833,766,187
6-Month Chart
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Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 5 6 6 7
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 9 10 10 9
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 3 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.83 2.50 2.50 2.39
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 5.64%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/08/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.66
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.66 15.20 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
15.76% -46.27% -58.15%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -11.70 -0.20 -0.07
Net Income -17.30 -0.40 -0.15
EPS -16.60 -0.40 -0.14
Earnings for POT:
EBITDA 2.41B
Revenue 6.28B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.20 $0.24 $0.72 $0.95
Number of Analysts 4 5 6 10
High Estimate $0.23 $0.34 $0.77 $1.23
Low Estimate $0.16 $0.18 $0.69 $0.61
Prior Year $0.50 $0.34 $1.52 $0.72
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -60.50% -30.59% -52.52% 31.09%
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The U.S. dollar continues to weaken. Crude oil fell by $1.05, trading at $44.87. Nat gas was a dime lower. Gold rose by another $5 and is approaching $1,300. The precious metal did trade over $1,300 earlier in the day. Agricultural commodities: wheat -4.50, soybean +8.00, corn -3.75 and oats flat. Lumber -2.60. Bonds got taken to the woodshed. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down about a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note added three basis points to 1.85% and the long bond climbed four basis points in yield to 2.70%. Municipals sold off, but closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed to higher. High yield sold off. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) traded up a nickel and is approaching $14. Banks prospered, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Brokerages were strong -- Morgan Stanley (MS) up 20 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) $2.50. Life insurance responded well to higher rates and lower bond prices, with smart gains in Lincoln  National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and HIG. Energy stocks were mixed. Schlumberger (SLB) was a standout loser, though Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. IBM (IBM), despite Warren's endorsement, was slightly lower, while Microsoft (MSFT) was up 50 cents. Retail stocks rebounded, with short Nordstrom (JWN) recovering a portion of Friday's big loss. Media thrived. Disney (DIS) was up $1.10 and Comcast (CMCSA) 55 cents. Consumer staples did well, led by former long Procter & Gamble (PG). Biotech, the object of affection to value players this year, continued to be pressured. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down a couple. VRX recovered two-thirds of its nearly $4 loss today. My biotech basket continues to roll over. Autos were up small -- General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) a dime higher, each. Ag equipment was flat. (T)FANG recovering well, led by Amazon (AMZN), which seemingly got an endorsement from Warren Buffett over the weekend and was up $23. By contrast, Tesla (TSLA) was down by $2, though it was lower. NOSH had all four components to the good, including Starbucks (SBUX), a short. CRABBY's six components also were all higher. In terms of miscellaneous stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues to be rotten to the core, down 50 cents. Twitter (TWTR) was awful and Potash (POT) was not much better, though rival Monsanto (MON) was up. Radian Group (RDN) and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) were flat, as was DuPont (DD) after a big upside move. Warren's fav (but my short!) Coca-Cola (KO) was up 30 cents. iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI), last week's Trade of the Week, was off a dime after a very weak Friday. Here is some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the U.S. dollar.   Robert "Not Rita" Moreno on the dreaded Coppock Curve!  Bret "Meet George" Jensen on four possible biotech targets.  The Count's take on the Berkshire Hathaway meeting.  RevShark on ... what is the market theme and on the lack of clear market leadership (a theme others like Jimmy and myself are concerned about)? 

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The U.S. dollar rose modestly. It's back to nearly 1.15 against the Euro. Crude oil dropped a dime and closed at $45.93 Nat gas rose by seven cents. Gold rallied by almost $30 to $1,296. Silver was 29 cents higher. Agricultural commodities quieted down. Wheat +2.75, corn +0.75, soybean +2.25 and oats -1.75. Lumber dropped by 4.50. Bonds flat-lined. The yield on the 10- and 30-year note and bonds were unchanged. Non-taxable bonds were unchanged. Another day in which closed-end municipal bond funds fared well. Damn, am I ticked that I sold out months ago. Terrific concept, bad execution! High-yield bonds improved in a small way. But, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose 10 cents higher to $13.92, near its recent highs. I am out of the name. Banks sold off for the third day in a row. I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). I expect more profit taking. Life insurance stocks -- I remain short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) -- were also weak, though HIG was conspicuous in its strength. Brokerage stocks outperformed in a relative sense, with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) flat on the day. Retail stocks, save Home Depot (HD) -- up $1.30, reversing yesterday's slide -- were underperformers. My only position in the space was the world's fair -- short Nordstrom (JWN), which was down by $1.50. Old tech weakened. Autos got wrecked. Ford (F) was down 53 cents and General Motors (GM) down 64 cents. Media was weaker, with Comcast (CMCSA) down 39 cents and Disney (DIS) down 77 cents. Biotech, which appears to be the object of the affection of some on Real Money Pro and elsewhere, was down substantially, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down more than $7. I see most of the large-cap biotech stocks as value traps. Speaking of biotech, Pershing's Bill Ackman will be on CNBC's "Half Time" report extolling the virtue of Valeant (VRX). I will be doing the opposite in my opening missive! My speculation biotech basket got hammered. (T)FANG was toothless, excluding the large (delayed) gain in Amazon (AMZN). Apple (AAPL), a short, followed through to the downside by a beaner. NOSH was not particularly tasty. CRABBY fared well, with Alleghany (Y) up $6. In individual stocks: Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR) were flat. Radian Group (RDN) gave up some of its recent gains, but Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) stayed mighty -- up 60 cents and on my Best Ideas List. Here are some good columns posted today on Real Money Pro: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the need for better market leadership. (I agree!)   Jeremy LaKosh sees Xerox (XRX) as a value play.   Suz "Double S" Smith on trading for income.  Tim Melvin rocks it with a little Axel Rose.  Carleton English on what's best for Carl Icahn may not be best for you. 

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Inside day in the markets, at least as of 3 p.m. ET (in the time that it took to write "Takeaways," the S&P rose by seven handles). Ss (S&P) over Ns (Nasdaq). The U.S. dollar weakened after the Fed's comments. Crude oil advanced by $1.13 to $45.17. Gold rose by $4.60 to $1,248. Agricultural commodities gave back on price. Wheat -3.25, corn -3.25, soybean -3.00 and oats +2.50. Lumber +9.20. Bonds erupted higher in price, lower in yield after above. That is why I re-shorted Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) at $23.73. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by an outsize seven basis points to 1.86% and the long bond by five basis points to 2.70%. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds advanced ... again. Big mistake selling them earlier in the year on my part! The high-yield bond market moved higher. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) paused and was flat. Banks experienced some early strength, sold off on the Fed's comments and are beginning to rally from the lows. Brokerages were stronger. Life insurance was unchanged despite the rise in bond prices. Retail was stronger across the board. Former long Macy's (M) was up 45 cents and short Nordstrom (JWN) was up 55 cents. Energy stocks rallied with crude oil. Schlumberger (SLB) rose $1.63 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up $1.00. Some positive dividend moves within the space. Old tech was quiet, though IBM (IBM) was up $1.60. Biotech was down most of the day, but experiencing a late day rally. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1.70. My biotech basket of speculative stocks still appears to be rolling over. Consumer non-durables thrived, as Kimberly-Clark (KMB) bounced from recent weakness and Procter & Gamble (PG) was up 55 cents. Short Coca-Cola (KO) was fractionally higher. Autos were dead flat. Ag equipment was higher, with Caterpillar (CAT) up $1.15 and Deere (DE) up $1.50. (T)FANG continues weak, led by AMZN, down $9, and Tesla (TSLA), down $2.60. Trade of the Week short iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) continues to rally, up 30 cents. NOSH was mixed; Starbucks (SBUX), a favorite short, continues to decline, down 72 cents. It appears to be breaking down from the earnings report last week. Mine is a minority view. CRABBY was helped by Radian Group (RDN), which had an earnings beat and some good credit data (more to come later in the week). In miscellaneous names, Twitter (TWTR) was a twit and Potash (POT) rallied by 40 cents after Monsanto (MON) was upgraded yesterday. Apple was down between $6 and $7 most of the day. Here are some good columns from RealMoneyPro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the market, which is impervious to Apple.  Apple mea culpa (I respect his candidness) from Mark Sebastian.  Shad Gad "And the Pharoahs" on how to beat the pros.  James Passeri on Mr. Ackman Goes to Washington.  Jack and Jim on Twitter. 

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The Russell Index looks like machines/algos have targeted it -- in either direction! Weird action. The U.S. dollar declined. Crude fell by $1.03 to $42.70. Nat gas declined by seven cents. Gold rallied by $9.10 to $1,239. Agricultural commodities continued their price rise: wheat +3.50, corn +8.25, soybeans +13.50. Lumber +4.50. Bonds were relatively quiet, with little change in the 10- and 30-year bond yields. Municipals were unchanged. Closed-end municipal bond funds were down on the day -- I would be out of the space as rates might now be moving higher ... finally. I am considering going long ProShares Short 20+ Year Treasury (TBF), non-levered iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) short. High-yield bonds were lower. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat. Banks sold off, but not materially so. I think this trend could continue. Gun to my head, Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short will work for a trade now. Life insurance got schmeissed -- the object of my disaffection. Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) down large fractions. Brokerages were weak. Morgan Stanley (MS) down 20 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) down $1.95. Autos sold off.  Oil stocks suffered from the commodity's weakness. Schlumberger (SLB) was off $1.75 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 80 cents. (Good for me). Retail stocks were mixed. Media mixed. Comcast (CMCSA) was down a dime and Disney (DIS) was up 75 cents. Biotech down. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $2.40. Allergan (AGN) turned lower and Valeant (VRX) was off more than 2%. My biotech basket seems like it is rolling over. A lot of people buying this group on the basis of it being oversold; I wouldn't, but that's just me. Consumer staples were lower, led by a downgrade of Kimberly-Clark (KMB). Cyclicals are showing some tired action -- General Electric (GE), as an example. In miscellaneous stocks:  Potash (POT) reversed lower from early strength, Twitter (TWTR) is still for twits and Radian Group (RDN) was stable. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), a fixture on my Best Ideas List, is holding well.  Caterpillar (CAT) was down $1.50 on a dumb upgrade (my view!) from Goldman Sachs. My fav large cap, DuPont (DD), is holding well after outsize gains this year. (T)FANG was mixed, with Netflix (NFLX) and Tesla (TSLA) -- my two shorts -- down $2.35 and $1.90, respectively. Apple (AAPL) continues weak -- down 60 cents -- after multiple lower lows. I plan to stay short this "value trap" into tomorrow afternoon's earnings report. NOSH nothing. CRABBY nothing, either. Here is some good stuff on RealMoneyPro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer (fresh off his Seder) on the Four Plagues. And Jim on the market's rotation.  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on higher rates.   Tim Melvin, PE manager.  Daniel Dicker goes Mr. T on us.  Carolyn Boroden sees some resistance.

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The U.S. dollar strengthened modestly. I discussed our currency this morning.  The price of crude oil dropped by 77 cents and closed at $43.40 Natural gas was flat. Gold was quiet, losing $3.60 to $1,250. Agricultural commodities trade as though they are HFT (high-frequency trading) influenced! -- wheat -11.00, corn -11.50, soybean +9.25 and oats -5.50. Lumber was flat. Bonds were lower, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down 65 cents. The 10-year U.S. note rose by two basis points to 1.86% and the 30-year by three basis points to 2.69%. Municipals were flat. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. High yield was down. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose nicely, by eight cents to $13.72. Though down on the day, banks held up well considering the recent strength; however, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was down by 74 cents. I should have stayed with yesterday's Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short. I will revisit as I expect a correction of plus or minus 5% in these names post haste. Brokerages gave back recent gains. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 15 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) down $2.00 Retail was lower, with Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) all down, but by less than a beaner each. Under Armour (UA) was an upside standout. Old tech, except IBM (IBM), which was up $2.62, was lower, led by Microsoft following its earnings report. I will dissect Mr. Softee tonight and I am awaiting the conference call in a few minutes. My feedback will be discussed tomorrow. Ag equipment was lower, with Caterpillar (CAT) down 72 cents and Deere (DE) down $1.71. Staples continued their schmeissing -- is the safety trade is over? Good sale earlier in the week in former long Procter & Gamble (PG), which was down 74 cents; it is down almost $3 since my exit two days ago. Best Ideas short Coca-Cola (KO) continues to give gas and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) got whacked by $3.50. Media was lower, but Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) only by a half a buck or so each. Biotech was a standout; iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) rose by a bit over 2%, led by Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Former spec holding Intrexon (XON) was down $10 after a negative Seeking Alpha report. I expect more big losses ahead in secondary and tertiary biotech names. (T)FANG got declawed, led by Alphabet and its after-hours miss. NOSH was ouch, led by the SBUX miss. CRABBY was also in a rotten mood. In individual names, fav DuPont (DD) was a standout on the upside, rising 60 cents. Potash (POT) was up a dime, and Twitter (TWTR) was unchanged. Here are some great contributions on today's RealMoneyPro site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer sings Bob Dylan (The Times They are a Changin').  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on how to play MSFT and GOOGL.  Dick Arms on the market -- always a good read.  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno likes McDonald's (MCD) on the short side; I like this contrary technical take. (The stock is loved by everyone!)  Interesting observation from Brian Sozzi on the message on emerging growth markets delivered by PepsiCo (PEP) and Coca-Cola. 

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The U.S. dollar strengthened a bit today. Consumer nondurables felt the pain of the currency rise and the KO miss.  I sold my long Procter & Gamble (PG) and took it off my Best Ideas List today.  PepsiCo (PEP), Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and KO all were weak. Crude oil rallied despite fundamental news that could have taken it lower. It was $1.43 to $42.51 in what looks like a massive short squeeze. Nat gas was flat. Gold was unchanged at $1,253. Agricultural commodities were through the roof following days of strengthening prices: wheat +12.50, corn +6.25, soybean +22.00 and oats +10.50. Food inflation lays ahead, Janet Yellen. Bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down $1.05. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by four basis points to 1.82% and the long bond by the same amount to 2.63%. Municipals flat-lined, but the sprint for yield resulted in more gains for closed-end municipal bond funds. High yield improved. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 27 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 11 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three pennies to the good. Banks were tentative midday but are at their highs for the day now. Brokerages are up, with Morgan Stanley (MS) up 50 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) up $2.90. Life insurance responded to the drop in bond prices as reinvestment opportunities are seen expanding, though rates remain very low. Energy stocks were higher with the commodity advance. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.80 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) up $1.13. Retail was mixed, with short Nordstrom (JWN) the strongest to the upside (up $1.45). Wal-Mart (WMT) faltered a bit. Prior long Macy's (M) was up 40 cents. Media was mixed. Disney (DIS) was up 70 cents but Comcast (CMCSA) was down 85 cents. Ag equipment, led by Deere (DE), which was up $2.25, was again strong. However, Caterpillar (CAT) slowed down after recent gains. Old tech was led to the upside by IBM (IBM), rising $2.65 from pressure earlier in the week. Biotech was unchanged as Allergan (AGN) rallied and so did spec Intrexon (XON). Nothing much in my former Biotech Basket to record. Autos continued ahead for the third day in a row after a Barron's cover story. Ford (F) was up a quarter and General Motors (GM) up 40 cents. (T)FANG was led by Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN). Netflix (NFLX) had a dead-cat bounce. NOSH was uneventful, as was CRABBY. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) warmed up by 55 cents and Potash (POT) poked above $18 after yesterday's strong gain. DuPont (DD) was hit by profit taking and was down 75 cents. Very little trading today as I marvel at the unrelenting advance. Here are some great columns from RealMoneyPro today: Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on how to play higher crude oil prices.  Carley Garner on livestock prices.  Tim Melvin on energy-exposed banks.  RevShark sees slim long pickings.  The Divine Ms. M on market rotat

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The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by $1.22 to $41.00. Nat gas was up by sixteen cents. Gold rose by $18.70 to $1,253. Silver was up by 70 cents. More upside action in agricultural chemicals, with Potash (POT) up $1.20. Wheat +11.50, corn +3.50, soybeans +28.50 and oats +5.25. Lumber was +6.40. Bonds dropped a bit in price, and were slightly higher in yield. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by one basis point to 1.78% and the long bond by a similar amount and yields 2.59%. Municipals down slightly; closed-end muni funds' rapid advance dissipated late in the day ... finally! High yield was well-bid. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 36 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 15 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three cents lower; I am out of the name now. Banks exploded to the upside, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Comerica (CMA), all up by over a beaner. Life insurance advanced again, though my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) lagged. Brokerages were up, led by Morgan Stanley (MS), up 64 cents, and Goldman Sachs (GS), up $3.65. Retail was quiet. Home Depot (HD) was a downside leader, off $1.50. Lowe's (LOW) was weak, too. Old tech got IBM'd, with IBM (IBM) down $8.50. Staples were broadly higher, led by long Procter & Gamble (PG), up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. Comcast (CMCSA) was lower but Disney (DIS) led the parade. Autos were strong, continuing the Barron's push over the past weekend. Ford (F) was up 15 cents and General Motors (GM) up 65 cents. Oils responded to better commodity pricing. Schlumberger (SLB) was the league leader, up $1.70. Biotech and the rest of the Nasdaq were conspicuously to the downside. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down 1.66%. Allergan (AGN) is still recovering (up $4.50) and my former biotech basket got hit, but not materially so. (T)FANG weakness was also obvious, though Facebook (FB) had a late-day kick save. NOSH was mixed. So was CRABBY. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) was a poor actor. On the other hand, fav long DuPont (DD) was strong, up $1.15. Here are some great posts on RealMoneyPro today: Some oil vey from Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on some overnight trade ideas.  And also from Tim, some SPY-ing.  RevShark on
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The U.S. Dollar was weaker, but modestly so. Crude oil rallied magnificently from the lows and only dropped by 60 cents to $39.77 on the day. Natural gas is four cents higher. Gold was flat Large upside move in several agricultural commodities: wheat +14.50 and corn +2.75, but soybean down slightly Lumber down $2.40. Bonds rose in price, moved lower in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down 57 cents. The 10-year U.S. note yields 1.77%, up two basis points, and the long bond is up the same amount in yield to 2.58%. Municipals were up slightly in price, but those closed-end municipal bond funds continue to rip higher. It's become unrelenting. High yield was better. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rebounded by about a dime in price. I am no longer long. Banks managed small gains. Life insurers had marginal gains. I'm still long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and short MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC). Brokerages were mixed. I shorted both Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) today. The market is enamored with a 50% drop in MS earnings -- makes little sense to me. Autos were up -- GM up 75 cents and Ford (F) up 31 cents on a better market and a cover story in Barron's. Why I disagree with Barron's.  Retail was higher, led by Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA). I eliminated my Macy's (M) long and took the name off of my Best Ideas List this afternoon. Short Nordstrom (JWN) up by a half-dollar.  Consumer staples were stronger, led by long Procter & Gamble (PG). Oils rallied despite the commodity being pressured. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.19 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 81 cents. Biotech was up 1.5%, led by Allergan (AGN), rebounding from recent losses, and Valeant (VRX), up $1.15. My biotech basket was unexciting. Old tech prospered, led by Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO). Media was a standout. Comcast (CMCSA) was up 40 cents and Disney (DIS) up $3.00. (T)FANG was mixed, with shorts Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX) lower. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) were up five dollars each. NOSH was up across the board, led by HD and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY's six components were all up. In individual stock land: Potash (POT) was up 30 cents, Twitter (TWTR) down a like amount and Radian Group (RDN) up a few pennies. Apple's (AAPL) $2.70 decline was conspicuous. Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: Jim Cramer on "Don't Let Oil Do Your Investing"  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on "At What Price Should you Buy AMZN and FB?"  Mark Sebastian's "Doha's Big Deal Turns Out to be a Dud"   Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins offers an option strategy ahead of IBM's earnings  and opines on IBM and NFLX.  Bobby Lang on ignoring talking Fed heads.

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The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil down by 10 cents to $40.40. Nat gas down by six cents. Gold up $7.20 to $1,233. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, soybean +8.00 and corn +3.25. Big decline in lumber --$7.50 lower. Bonds soared, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up $1.10). The yield on the 10-year declined by three basis points to 1.75% and same for long bond (2.56%). iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) was bid for. Closed-end municipal bond funds are still rising in price. High yield was quiet. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat after yesterday's schmeissing.  I have moved to small in size. Banks gave back some after a small beat from Citigroup (C). More on the group on Monday. Life insurance gave back some, as did brokerages. Retail was predominantly higher, led by long Macy's (M), up a beaner. Old tech was weaker, with the downside led by Cisco (CSCO) and Intel (INTL) -- rumors from my Gnome on job cuts there. Staples were better, but no large price moves. Autos gave back. General Motors (GM) down 25 cents and Ford (F) down 20 cents. Biotech was down small -- iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1). Same for media. My biotech basket sold off after a great run. Heavy equipment held in the form of Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) (T)FANG was so so. Alphabet (GOOGL) was strong, FB weak. NOSH had little movement and was not appetizing. CRABBY had little movement, too. In individual stocks, Apple (I added to my short materially yesterday) was a downside feature (off $2) on rumored productions cuts. DuPont (DD) had another high for the year. Twitter (TWTR) advanced small and so did Potash (POT).  Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: El Capitan on Friday EPS reports.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on Apple.  Mike "Stormin'" Norman on

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