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Here are a number of things that I'm watching now.
I don't think any of the takeaways have to do with the political mess in Iowa, nor the 'State of the Union' address scheduled for Tuesday night.
Intel CPU shortages and the end of a business PC upgrade cycle are both likely to weigh on near-term PC demand.
Though major chip suppliers shared both good and bad news in October, on the whole the positives outweighed the negatives.
The nation enters an electoral season. The drug companies for the most part, have no friends on either side of the aisle.
The odds of a Fed December rate cut are now very low. I think the marketplace handles that just fine, as long as the statement with this week's expected cut does not sound too tough, or too cautious.
Let's hope the blacklisting of eight companies supplying surveillance equipment to the Chinese state is not just another chip on the U.S.-China trade negotiating table.
As NetApp tumbled and sparked a broader selloff in enterprise hardware stocks, AWS and other cloud giants are still reporting strong growth.
Market indices are close enough to their apex where profits can be taken and cash be raised intelligently.
And as the semiconductor sector continues to shine, Brooks Automation is a name to keep in mind.
Apple's push toward services is a valuation-driven necessity.
The trouble for me, as an investor, is that this business remains in decline until it is not in decline.
We could see a retest of Micron's December low, but it's not clear if that will be a buying opportunity.
And why maintaining a small position in defense stocks is important.
The chip stock surge at the week's end shines a light on just how pessimistic some investors had been as earnings multiples fell to rock-bottom levels last year.
Let's see if we should join them.
Though there's a pocket or two of softness, cloud capex growth remains pretty strong overall.
For NVDA investors the keys will be performance/outlook for segments such as gaming, and the data center.
And keep in mind that earnings season is not over, and there's enough juice left to impact the marketplace.
SHAK beat expectations for both EPS and revenue, but same-store sales decreased. Here is how I would play it.
It becomes difficult for me to tell you where to run in these markets...
How's a 5.4% dividend yield sound, income investors?
A number of quality chip companies now sport dividends above 2%. Here's a look at a few of them.
CAO Dave Morton had been on the job less than a month.
These names are showing technical characteristics of either bullish or bearish reversal patterns over the past week.
TSLA has always been a cash-burn story -- and it still is.
Micron Technology, Intel and Lam Research are good buys on this heat in semiconductors.