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So far, the fears of a gloomy earnings season have not materialized, but most of the big guns have not yet reported.
Estee Lauder is among the companies that are sure winners, no matter which way the economy goes.
Here are my five rules for handling earnings season.
Bigger is better as the major restaurants dominate the sector.
I have to admit that there might be more to Tyson's plant beef foray than initially thought.
Price weakness in CMG the past month could be telling us something about the future.
Let's check the charts to see what they say.
In times of market turmoil, restaurant stocks can provide a safe haven.
As usual, the stocks that bounce back first are the tech stocks with little Chinese exposure and the consumer packaged goods that just demonstrated good numbers.
As we have seen so far, in terms of market reaction, there is great reward at the point of sale in beating expectations.
It is a blueprint for retail success, thanks to CEO Brian Niccol.
The rest? They get the droppings.
Bitcoin, the most famous of all crypto-currencies, has enjoyed something of a rebound of late.
Here are a bunch reasons to sell -- even if I don't believe in most of them.
A basket of 38 restaurant stocks I track, large and small, are up about 14% year to date.
The U.S. economy is as good as Olive Garden's Chicken Alfredo.
Buying big drops on Fridays simply hasn't translated well to happy Mondays.
With shares breaking above the recent, albeit small, pennant, there might be reason for optimism.
In the daily bar chart of CMG we can see that prices broke out on the upside of a long sideways consolidation pattern.
We have to own that it was a bad day for the bulls and that it's perfectly realistic to expect a few more until the facts get more positive.
Does it not make sense to create a separate portfolio made up of equities that will benefit -- as sick as that sounds -- when an area needs to rebuild?
CMG reported fantastic numbers on Wednesday night, with a colossal 6.1% comparable-sales figure coupled with healthy margins.
The market can still go higher, but the time has come for the slope of price discovery to normalize a bit.
Buckle up after Super Sunday.
One interesting facet is the 19.74% ownership stake by Biglari Holdings.