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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.

Weakening Margins
Monday, April 14, 2014

Contracting margins present a risk to estimates this earnings season.

        Featuring: AN, GS, STJ
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Calm Before the Storm?
Monday, April 07, 2014

The calm before the storm? It is a light week for both macroeconomic data and earnings, so there is unlikely to be a catalyst to reverse Friday's move.<

        Featuring: JPM, FDO, CSX
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Positive seasonality and expectations of an upside surprise to payrolls while the Nasdaq Composite is the most oversold it has been since 2012 suggest a bounce could have some legs. However, the upcoming earnings season still has downside risks.

        Featuring: GBX, MU, MON
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Deflation Risks Creep Back
Monday, March 24, 2014

While no one was looking, deflation has become a major risk just as the Fed slows QE

        Featuring: LULU, FINL, LNN
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Topping Patter Earlier Than Expected
Monday, March 17, 2014

Earnings continue to come in at recessionary type levels to start 2014 and last week's price action suggests the topping pattern has formed faster than expected.

        Featuring: FDX, TIF, NKE, ORCL
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Contracting Earnings
Monday, March 10, 2014

Earnings reports to start 2014, led by the retailers, are the weakest we've seen since the 2001 and 2008 recessions. After the retailers comes the transports and we are near the time some of the rail companies tend to pre-announce.

        Featuring: DMND, WSM, ULTA, MEI, UNP
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Earnings Recession?
Monday, March 03, 2014

It may just be the weather, but fourth quarter results from the retailers are signaling an earnings recession has started.

        Featuring: CIEN, FNSR, FL, MEI, UNP
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Volatile Retailers
Monday, February 24, 2014

If what we've seen during earnings season holds true this week, look for some bigger-than-usual moves among the retailers reporting... with a downward edge.

        Featuring: GPS, BOOM, ANF, MEI, UNP
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The technical and fundamental data continue to signal a top is forming for the S&P 500, but the breadth is pointing to still another new high while the pattern says April is more likely.

        Featuring: PCLN, NEM, PGTI, TSLA, RGR
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Global Liquidity
Monday, February 10, 2014

Improving data out of Australia has brought liquidity back into global markets, but an important trend line is now showing vulnerability and the bounce has brought the S&P 500 back up to resistance.

        Featuring: CSCO, AIG, NGLS, TSLA, RGR
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Newton's Law
Monday, February 03, 2014

Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion and record inflows into equities at the top, suggest the downward inertia could be strong.

        Featuring: BWLD, MTH, DIS, TSLA, RGR
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Bernanke Finale
Monday, January 27, 2014

It is Ben Bernanke's last week as Fed Chairman and investor sentiment data is still overly bullish - just like in 1987 when Volcker was stepping down.

        Featuring: FB, GOOG, MA, CNI, RGR
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Not Meeting Expectations Yet
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fourth quarter earnings are expected to be strong, but early results have disappointed more than usual and the market is punishing them more than we saw in 2013.

        Featuring: SNDK, FFIV, SBUX, CNI, RGR
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January Effect
Monday, January 13, 2014

It might not seem like there has been enough trading activity to give us much information about the start of 2014, but there has been enough to trigger one important study about the upcoming earnings season as well as the rest of the year.

        Featuring: GS, INTC, AXP, CNI, RGR
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Ignoring Data
Monday, January 06, 2014

The strong sentiment isn't just among investors - analysts are raising expectations while dismissing data that says they are wrong.

        Featuring: MON, INFY, GPN, CNI, RGR
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Buy Signal, but...
Monday, December 30, 2013

The first technical buy signal in a couple of months came on the Fed announcement just as the S&P 500 touched support, but the sentiment data remains a concern while data point to a disappointing employment report.

        Featuring: , , PRGS, CNI, RGR
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Red Flags
Monday, December 16, 2013

There continues to be fundamental and technical red flags warning that the extreme bullishness is wrong.

        Featuring: FDX, LEN, NKE, CNI, RGR
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Coming Fed Hiatus
Monday, December 09, 2013

Third quarter GDP points to a reversal in the fourth quarter while sentiment continues to push to an extreme right before the Fed takes its first hiatus of 2013.

        Featuring: CIEN, , LULU, CNI, RGR
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More Divergence
Monday, December 02, 2013

Durable goods data last week continued to show weakness while breadth continues to diverge.

        Featuring: SNPS, ULTA, ARO, CNI, RGR
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Strong Seasonality
Monday, November 25, 2013

The leading fundamental data over the past couple of weeks has rolled over and the technicals show deterioration even as prices move higher... but it can’t be ignored that prices are still moving higher.

        Featuring: TIF, , HPQ, CNI, RGR
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More Still
Monday, November 18, 2013

More fundamental data going against an even more crowded trade.

        Featuring: TJX, HD, LOW, GME, RGR
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Piling Up
Monday, November 11, 2013

The bearish technical and sentiment indicators are beginning to pile up and at least one fundamental indicator shows more weakness ahead.

        Featuring: CSCO, AMAT, NTAP, GME, RGR
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Two Important Lines
Monday, November 04, 2013

There are early signs of economic strength following the budget deal, but optimism is at an extreme while two important lines hold the key.

        Featuring: PCLN, TSLA, AMCX, GME, RGR
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Monday, October 28, 2013

The primary makings of the bull market are still here, but crowded positions, weakening data, and vulnerable technicals create near-term risks.

        Featuring: LNKD, FB, EXPE, GME, RGR
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Now the Data
Monday, October 21, 2013

We finally get some data that has been put on hold, and all eyes will be on the jobs report, but the Durable Goods report on Friday is more important with the S&P 500 hitting trend line resistance.

        Featuring: F, AKAM, ACE, PG, RGR
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