Author: frank mercado

El Tigre Newsletter, Week of August 30th, 2022

Follow me on Twitter and Subscribe to my channel 🙂 Twitter Youtube New week, new opportunities. Many traders and investors overcomplicate a trade or an investment, not because they want to, but because there is so much information out there.   I want you to keep that in mind as you read and think about […]

El Tigre Newsletter, August 17th, 2022 – Do we short now?

Twitter Youtube FOMC Minutes Warn Federal Reserve Could Swing to Operating Loss Soon Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting released Wednesday offered a warning about the central bank’s ability to keep funding its operations at a profit. In a document describing the proceedings of the July 26-27 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, […]

El Tigre Newsletter, Week of August 15th, 2022

Follow me on Twitter and Subscribe to my channel 🙂  Twitter Youtube New week, new opportunities. Many traders and investors overcomplicate a trade or an investment, not because they want to, but rather because there is just so much information out there.  I believe in the mindset that less is more. I ran across this […]

What is CPI?

What Is the Consumer Price Index (CPI)? The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the monthly change in prices paid by U.S. consumers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) calculates the CPI as a weighted average of prices for a basket of goods and services representative of aggregate U.S. consumer spending. The CPI is one of […]

El Tigre Newsletter, Week of August 8th, 2022

You can view last week’s newsletter and see how the evolution of the thought process unfolded: Wednesday, July 20th Sunday, July 24th Monday, July 25th Economic Agenda You can find the latest releases here:  Trading Economics The most anticpated report is going to be the US’s CPI report for July that comes out on Wednesday at […]

Tesla grows revenue 42%, but automotive margins decline

Tesla reported earnings after the bell, and the results sent the stock up slightly after hours. Earnings per share (EPS): $2.27 (adjusted) vs $1.81 expected, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $16.93 billion, vs. $17.1 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Automotive gross margin came in at 27.9%, down from 32.9% last quarter and 28.4% a year ago, impacted by […]

Google Reassures Wall Street With Ad Business Showing Resilience

Google search ads weather storm hitting social media ads CFO Porat sees ‘broad-based strength in advertiser spend’   Google parent Alphabet Inc. reported second-quarter revenue that met analysts’ expectations, reflecting the internet giant’s resilience amid slowing growth in advertising. Revenue, excluding payments to distribution partners, was $57.5 billion in the quarter, the company said Tuesday in a […]

Higher Menu Prices Lift McDonald’s U.S. Sales but Consumer Outlook Uncertain

Burger chain warns of continuing business risks, pointing to rising fuel, food costs. McDonald’s has been raising prices in response to growing costs for labor, food and materials.PHOTO: ROBYN BECK/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES McDonald’s MCD -0.03%▼ Corp. said higher prices and value menu offerings helped U.S. sales in the second quarter, but total revenue fell and the outlook remains uncertain amid inflation […]

Coca-Cola Posts Higher Quarterly Sales Despite Price Increases

Beverage company raises revenue forecast for the year, says consumers making up for events missed because of Covid-19 Coca-Cola has seen its share price increase about 5% so far this year.PHOTO: GABBY JONES FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Consumers are still filling up on soda even if they have to pay more. Coca-Cola Co. KO 0.17%▲ on Tuesday reported strong second-quarter sales […]

UPS Earnings Rise as It Ships Fewer Amazon Packages

Atlanta-based carrier raises target for share buybacks to $3 billion this year UPS’s revenue per piece shipped grew nearly 12% year over year.PHOTO: SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES   UPS 3.53%▲United Parcel Service Inc. said higher fuel surcharges and shipping rates helped offset a larger-than-expected decline in packages shipped in the second quarter. Average daily shipping volume fell 4% in […]

El Tigre Newsletter, Week of August 1st, 2022

Twitter Youtube Monday : $PINS $DVN Tuesday : $AMD $PYPL $CAT $ABNB $UBER  $BP  $SBUX Wednesday: $HOOD Thursday: $SQ $BABA Friday:  $DKNG After last week’s earnings report, I do not see any companies reporting earnings significantly impacting the overall market or investor outlook. These companies’ earnings are more so just for fun.You can review last week’s […]

U.S. GDP Fell at 0.9% Annual Rate in Second Quarter; Recession Fears Loom Over Economy

Output shrank for the second straight quarter, held back by rising inflation and interest rates The U.S. economy shrank for the second quarter in a row—a common definition of recession—as the housing market buckled under rising interest rates and high inflation took the steam out of business and consumer spending. Gross domestic product, a broad measure of […]

Apple iPhone Sales Remain Resilient as Company Reports 11% Decline in Profit

Apple iPhone Sales Remain Resilient as Company Reports 11% Decline in Profit Chief Executive Tim Cook says there isn’t ‘obvious evidence’ that macroeconomic factors are affecting smartphone sales Apple Inc. AAPL 0.36%▲ reported an almost 11% decline in profit after weathering supply constraints and shutdowns in China, although iPhone sales continued to grow, remaining resilient despite economic challenges. The […]

Microsoft Stock Is Gaining Because Cloud Strength Trumps an Earnings Miss

Microsoft’s revenue grew 12% in the June quarter from a year earlier. Microsoft MSFT –2.68%  stock moved higher after the software giant posted results slightly below estimates but showed continued strong demand for the company’s cloud-computing business. The company also said it expects double-digit revenue and profit growth for its June 2023 fiscal year. Slowing PC demand […]