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Stephen Guilfoyle

Stephen "Sarge" Guilfoyle is the founder and President of Sarge986 LLC, a family run trading operation. An NYSE floor trader for over 30 years, Guilfoyle has served as the Chief Market Economist for Stuart Frankel & Co., the U.S. Economist for Meridian Equity Partners, and as a Vice President in Block Trading and Investment Banking with Credit Suisse over the years. Guilfoyle earned his nickname serving as an actual sergeant in reserve components of the US Marine Corps, and US Army while simultaneously working on Wall Street.
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Another One in the Books

Investors, whether the execution comes at the hand of a human being, or at lightning speed in electronic form, are certainly expecting the economy and earnings to slow. What has been obvious is that selling has begotten more selling. There is no mer...

Setting Up for the Close

Not sure what to think. I think it obvious that a subset of traders are probably looking to keep risk at reduced levels going into the weekend. The again, equity prices are indeed cheap right here if earnings projections are to be believed. Sticking...

Over, I Mean Undervalued?

No, not really, but you knew that. I have been going over the most recent data released by FactSet. The S&P 500 now trades at 15.4 times forward looking earnings. The five-year average stands at 16.4 times, making stocks undervalued, but then again,...

What I See Right Now

Heard On The Street I read this morning's 'Heard on the Street' column in the Wall Street Journal and then I moved on preparing for what I do every day, which is mostly trade my own book and write articles for the financial media. I had largely let ...

Helmets and Flak Jackets

Unimpressed Equity markets headed lower as the regular Friday trading session extended into it's second and third hours. The way down has been led, not by Adobe , not by Costco , but by Johnson & Johnson . I have been known to make limited attempts ...

Is Cash King?

That May Leave a Mark Not only did Lipper let us know that the seven day period ended Wednesday saw a record amount of dough head from equity-based mutual funds and ETFs into money market funds, but it would seem the wounded beast just can't get to ...

Industrial Production

More disappointing than it looks. The goons on TV won't tell you this, but there was not growth in manufacturing. The month over month print only beat expectations because the Utilities were strong. Seems in line with global flash PMIs that we saw t...

November Retail Sales

Domestic U.S. Retail Sales swam upstream this morning. While nearly all of the macro released since last night across the globe ranged from the alarming to the near catastrophic (France), this item beat consensus view. Just barely. Hey, a beat is a ...

FOMC - The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight: Market Recon

How to stop an economic calamity while the rest of the planet goes into hibernation? Not easy.

WSJ Opinion

Personally, I have been flat all Chinese equities since early autumn when I exited my long position in iQIYI  . That name had been my "secret weapon" in an article that I had written shortly after it's U.S. IPO in late March. For those who may still...

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