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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Krugman: I Was Wrong About Inflation

By Paul Krugman   In early 2021 there was an intense debate among economists about the likely consequences of the American Rescue Plan, the $1.9 trillion package enacted by a new Democratic president and a (barely) Democratic Congress. Some warned that the package would be dangerously inflationary; others were fairly relaxed. I was Team Relaxed. As […]

El Tigre Watchlist, Sunday July 24th, 2022

Earnings, Interest Rate Decision, and My top 5 charts to watch.  The Most Anticipated Earnings week of July 25th, 2022  These are the companies I am looking forward to reading on their earnings: Tuesday: $UPS, $KO, $GM, $MCD, $GOOGL, $GOOG, $MSFT, $V, $CMG Wednesday: $SHOP, $META, $BA, $WM Thursday:  $AAPL, $AMZN These companies will provide […]

The Best Chart Patterns for Trading

With one month of trading down in 2022, we thought it would be the perfect time to put together a crash course of our favorite chart patterns. Now if you don’t know what chart patterns are, then this is the perfect place to start. For those who have more experience but had a difficult January […]

April 5th Newsletter

What’s happened?   After a turbulent 3 months, the 1st quarter of 2022 is finally behind us. The major U.S indices posted negative results. Dow Jones: -4.5% Nasdaq: -9.08% Russell 2000: -7.8% S&P 500: -4.95% Meanwhile, we are starting to see the first impacts of the geopolitical turmoil and monetary policy changes: The energy sector was the […]

Treasury Bonds

  What are Treasury Bonds?  Treasury bonds (t-bonds) are a form of bond issued by the government. They are debt being sold by the government that pays a small amount of interest over a fixed period of time. These are sold to support government spending and are often seen as a low to risk free […]

Stock Splits and their Impact

Some of the biggest names in tech and retail have undergone stock splits in recent memory. The most recent being Amazon having announced a 20-1 stock split the past week. Given the high value of amazon shares currently, and previously Tesla when they announced their split. The question for those that are new to stocks […]

CPI Report Febuary 2022

The consumer price index for the month of February was released today and it had a lot going on, but we are here to break it down for you. To start, let’s answer the question of, what is the CPI?  The CPI is by definition, “the measure of the average change over time in the […]

Give Yourself Enough Time

Time, the one thing we can never get back and that we all wish we had more of. In trading time and timing are both equally important. For a variety of reasons that will be covered in today’s article, time can be your friend or a thorn in your side when trading. It is directly […]

The January Effect and Why it Matters

As trading gets underway in 2022, the U.S. stock market faces an uncertain future.   Will traders take profits after the widely-followed S&P 500 index more than doubled in 2021, or is the January Effect going to give the market an extra boost? The January Effect continuously fascinates market participants and analysts because it frequently sets […]