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Earnings Whispers' primary trading strategy is to trade ahead of an earnings announcement or after the news and to do so in the direction of the overall market or the stock's sector. We establish our weekly game plan with our Whisper Report using a combination of top-down and bottom-up analysis. Below is our list of past Whisper Reports.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The technicals show a breakdown ahead of the end of QE, but sentiment and economic data tell another story. The first week of earnings season, with Financials dominating, should be the key.

        Featuring: AAPL, COF, INTC
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Money Managers Out of Position
Monday, October 06, 2014

The first technical buy signal in two months comes right at a trend line for the S&P 500 and with money managers out of position to the point that has improved performance for trading around earnings in the past.

        Featuring: AA, YUM, PGR
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More Selling to Come
Monday, September 29, 2014

Last week's selling points to more selling despite an oversold condition heading into the first of the month.

        Featuring: GPN, STZ, WAG
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IPO Study
Monday, September 22, 2014

The Alibaba IPO has created excitement that some find cautious, but it also presents us with a study showing favorable odds when trading long around earnings.

        Featuring: NKE, FINL, MU
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Oversold, but Seasonally Weak
Monday, September 15, 2014

Stocks have become modestly oversold, but seasonality says there is still a little more room to the downside.

        Featuring: FDX, , ADBE
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Inconsistent Data
Monday, September 08, 2014

The jobs report was so inconsistent with other data points, the numbers have been dismissed by both fund managers and economists; but the sentiment ahead of the report still needs to be worked off.

        Featuring: ULTA, RH, KR
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Sentiment is now a Headwind
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

And now, sentiment has become a headwind going into the jobs report.

        Featuring: COO, , SCVL
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Monday, August 25, 2014

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        Featuring: ANF, WSM, BIG
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Escape Velocity?
Monday, August 18, 2014

Now that the second quarter earnings season is over, we can see the signs of "escape velocity".

        Featuring: HPQ, PLCE, FL
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Sentiment has now become a tailwind for the overall market.

        Featuring: CSCO, VIPS, M, KSS
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Anecdotal Evidence of a Top
Monday, August 04, 2014

Anecdotal evidence that a top is in place, which is consistent with what we've seen at similar circumstances in the past, but there is still evidence that the current selloff should be bought... but probably not yet.

        Featuring: DIS, MGA, BRKR, KSS
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Fundamentals to Technicals
Monday, July 28, 2014

International exposure has been giving U.S. stocks most of the strength as domestic companies struggle. These fundamentals are affecting the technicals within the broader market.

        Featuring: TSLA, DDD, AKAM, EXPE
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No Repeat
Monday, July 21, 2014

It is still early, but the first true week of earnings season suggests history is not repeating.

        Featuring: AAPL, FB, GILD, APH
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A Rollover?
Monday, July 14, 2014

Macroeconomic data remains positive and analysts' checks have been generally strong, but what companies have told us ahead of earnings season is much more consistent with an economy that is rolling over - much like in the past during similar circumstances.

        Featuring: AN, CSX, AMD, APH
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History Lesson
Monday, July 07, 2014

The earnings, analysts' checks, and macroeconomic data are all pointing to a continued bounce back after the first quarter, but history says the upside is over.

        Featuring: FAST, PGR, WFC, APH
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Best of Both Worlds
Monday, June 23, 2014

The next couple of weeks is the slow period ahead of earnings season made worse by the holiday, but indicators point to a pickup in volatility around the corner.

        Featuring: NKE, MON, FINL, LNN
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Sometimes the Best Trade...
Monday, June 16, 2014

After our upside target was reached, the recent pullback still isn't quite enough for a buying point even with the positive market bias around the Federal Reserve announcement.

        Featuring: FDX, SWHC, JBL, LNN
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Shelf of Support
Monday, June 09, 2014

The positive indicators from last week have now faded and the market is overbought, but a strong shelf of support sits underneath.

        Featuring: LULU, , HRB, LNN
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Monday, June 02, 2014

Macroeconomic data, seasonality, and technicals align for a little more upside - likely through the jobs report on Friday.

        Featuring: HOV, ASNA, COO, LNN
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Sector Grading
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Now that earnings season is over, we are left with much better-than-expected results for the overall market led by Energy and a strong surprise from Consumer Discretionary.

        Featuring: PLL, , SPLK, LNN
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Strength Has Faded
Monday, May 19, 2014

Some leading indicators were positive last week, but most of the economic data confirmed what we were hearing from companies - the bounce back strength following the harsh winter has faded.

        Featuring: BBY, FL, HPQ, LNN
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Surprise Correlation
Monday, May 12, 2014

Treasuries are telling another story, but Citi's Economic Surprise Index is turning up and that is highly correlated with positive guidance for one sector that is going to see a number of earnings releases over the next two weeks.

        Featuring: CSCO, CA, KSS, LNN
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Sell Volatility
Monday, May 05, 2014

The most consistent trend this earnings season is the decline in volatility - both for the overall market and for the price action around earnings. There are indications this will continue and we present one strategy to capitalize.

        Featuring: DIS, MGA, TSLA, EA
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Hope Springs Eternal
Monday, April 28, 2014

Companies have been optimistic about the rest of 2014... to the point that has statistically supported "sell in May".

        Featuring: EXPE, AKAM, MET, MOS
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Monday, April 21, 2014

So far this earnings season, companies have missed the consensus more than usual, but have beaten the Earnings Whispers more than usual. The not-as-bad-as-feared results have pushed stocks higher.

        Featuring: AAPL, ORLY, FFIV, CAB
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