Tag: earnings season

Not So Fast. This Won’t Be Quick & Painless.

Not So Fast. This Won’t Be Quick & Painless.

The 2008 downturn and the current downcycle have similarities as far as investor sentiment is concerned. We believe that investor sentiment will sour early next year as Q4 2022 earnings reports come in. 2023 earnings estimates and stock prices will move lower off of the Q4 EPS reports. Early cycle disbelief. I recall that in … Continue reading Not So Fast. This Won’t Be Quick & Painless.

Markets Have Another Leg Down

Markets Have Another Leg Down

This spring when I said the NASDAQ would bottom around 9,000 my thinking was as follows: 2022 would be a year where higher interest rates reset equity valuations lower, especially as it relates to the NASDAQ Composite. 2023 would be a year where poor company fundamentals reset equity valuations lower. The NASDAQ has experienced some … Continue reading Markets Have Another Leg Down

It Is Best For Companies To Be Conservative On Q3 EPS Calls

It Is Best For Companies To Be Conservative On Q3 EPS Calls

It is best for companies to be conservative with their Q4 and 2023 outlook on EPS calls. We are 1/6 through Q4 and Technology companies have to be seeing weaker demand today versus 3 and 6 months ago. Enterprise Technology companies are likely seeing deals of all sizes get pushed back in the pipeline - … Continue reading It Is Best For Companies To Be Conservative On Q3 EPS Calls

GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

Real GDP: If the Atlanta Fed is correct, Q3 will be the third consecutive weak GDP quarter given the bank's Q3 Real GDP estimate of 0.3%, which follows two consecutive negative Real GDP quarters.Inflation: We expect inflation to be sticky when the CPI is reported on October 13th. Core CPI will remain elevated largely due … Continue reading GDP, Inflation, Yields, Currency & 2023 Earnings

This Market’s Sentiment Feels A Lot Like 2008

This Market’s Sentiment Feels A Lot Like 2008

Today's market sentiment feels a lot like 2008 when investors where sanguine about the early days of the credit crunch which eventually ballooned into the Great Recession. My experience covering Technology companies in 2008 was that many Equity analysts and investors did not have a clue what a credit crunch was. All they knew was … Continue reading This Market’s Sentiment Feels A Lot Like 2008

Bad News Is Good News Is Nonsense

Bad News Is Good News Is Nonsense

This "bad news is good news" trade that has persisted over the past 2-3 weeks is nonsense. Ask yourself: "what is coming next"? Earnings: On the earnings front, 2022 and 2023 Revenue and EPS estimates are coming down later this month. Within the Technology sector, investors will see the impact of this with soft Ad … Continue reading Bad News Is Good News Is Nonsense

Earnings Estimates Will Be Revised Downward

Earnings Estimates Will Be Revised Downward

On March 31st we told investors to be prepared for weak earnings. After almost 30 years in the capital markets one lesson learned is that sellsiders are slow to publish bad news. Therefore it is not terribly difficult to predict that the sellside will lower EPS estimates for 2023 and beyond when the June and … Continue reading Earnings Estimates Will Be Revised Downward

Get Ready for EPS Misses

Get Ready for EPS Misses

One thing that's for sure is that many companies are hesitant to get in front of bad news. Given that inflation in all forms is not going anywhere, we expect many companies to report Revenue and Earnings shortfalls in April as March quarter results and 2022 full year outlooks are communicated to investors. Inflation has … Continue reading Get Ready for EPS Misses

TINA, ZIRP, The Future & The Retail Investor

TINA, ZIRP, The Future & The Retail Investor

Investors have lost their minds when it comes to high-flying stocks such as Tesla (TSLA, up 830% over 13 months), Shopify (SHOP, up 210% over 4 months), DataDog (DDOG, up 220% since the March lows), and many other names where valuations are based on anything but the fundamentals. Why? There Is No Alternative (TINA): The … Continue reading TINA, ZIRP, The Future & The Retail Investor