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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.

Swimming with the Current
Monday, February 13, 2012

We've seen this pattern before, which calls for a short bounce off Friday's selloff before a multi-week decline - consistent with seasonality around earnings and most likely due to a selloff in the Euro despite the heavy short position.

        Featuring: DE, HOS, ROVI, CF
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Dealing with Peers
Monday, February 06, 2012

The Nasdaq leadership is generally a bullish indicator and supports a long strategy in Technology against the rest of the market, but the bearish indicators are popping up.

        Featuring: CSCO, V, LNC, RL, HGR
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Seasonally Best
Monday, January 30, 2012

The fundamental data supports strong seasonality for the middle of the week. Still, a pullback is due.

        Featuring: QCOM, AET, TSCO, MAN, OSG
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Turning Points
Monday, January 23, 2012

We did not get the pullback we've seen 12 out of the last 14 years, and that is a bad sign for this week - combined with an overbought market. However, there are still signs of more upside this earnings season, including a likely upside surprise this week in New Home Sales ahead of a strong payroll report next week.

        Featuring: AAPL, AMD, ROK, MSTR, DEST
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Stocks Tell A Different Story
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The ECRI's recession call appears wrong, but there are downside risks to the first real week of earnings season.

        Featuring: UNH, UNP, INTC, FFIV, COF
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Cracks in the Pavement
Monday, January 09, 2012

Some concerns surfaced during the week but the economic data suggests nothing more than a short pullback should be expected.

        Featuring: AA, LEN, JPM, FFIV, COF
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2011 was all about Earnings
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Contrary to conventional wisdom, 2011 was all about earnings and there is more evidence of upside than downside going into earnings season.

        Featuring: GPN, , STZ, FFIV, COF
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Euro Headwinds
Monday, December 19, 2011

There are still Euro headwinds that are a long way from being over, but the U.S. data still points to upside and guidance over the next few weeks should be an improvement.

        Featuring: BBBY, NKE, FINL, ORCL, COF
        View: Summary, Full Report

Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Monday, December 12, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year ...for the bulls

        Featuring: FDX, RIMM, DFS, ORCL, COF
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Positive but Stretched
Monday, December 05, 2011

A higher-high and now a higher-low means the intermediate-trend is higher, but the market has become stretched in the short-term and a pullback would be healthy.

        Featuring: VRA, SFD, MW, ORCL, COF
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A Technical Bounce
Monday, November 28, 2011

A technical bounce has room to the 1,220 to 1,250 area, but damage has been done despite the gradual improvement in the U.S. macro data.

        Featuring: BIG, LULU, ULTA, PVH, COF
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More Positives Than Negatives
Monday, November 21, 2011

We see more positives than negatives, but with last week's selloff, we have little support underneath.

        Featuring: DE, , PDCO, PVH, COF
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Bearish Divergence vs. Seasonality
Monday, November 14, 2011

Bearish divergence with breadth suggests another test of the 1,220 area for the S&P 500, but as long as support holds, our bias is for higher prices through the end of the year.

        Featuring: DELL, HPQ, HIBB, DKS, FL
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Back to 1987
Monday, November 07, 2011

The world is contracting, but the U.S. is growing, which modestly supports stocks but limits upside - and we are back following the 1987 pattern while it holds.

        Featuring: CSCO, DIS, M, JWN, FL
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Several Indicators
Monday, October 31, 2011

Several indicators are indicating the upside is capped, but we aren’t quite there yet and the price action has been indicating a very strong November.

        Featuring: IACI, QCOM, TSO, CBS, FL
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Seasonality & 1987
Monday, October 24, 2011

Seasonality and the 1987 scenario suggest a rally, another short decline, and then a rally to end the year to around 1,280 in the S&P 500. Still, we will be watching the Euro against the Aussie following the Eurozone summit on Wednesday to confirm the direction.

        Featuring: FFIV, WLP, HSY, DNB, FL
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Now is a good time for a pullback
Monday, October 17, 2011

If we are going to get another selloff, this is the week to see it - with a reasonable downside target of 1,150 for the S&P 500 by options expiration on Friday.

        Featuring: AAPL, EBAY, MS, CY, FL
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Stocks are following the pattern of the 1987 crash. Even though we are not in a recession (at least not yet), the fundamentals are much diffeent than in 1987.

        Featuring: AA, JBHT, GOOG, JPM, FL
        View: Summary, Full Report

Short Squeeze is Coming
Monday, October 03, 2011

A bear-market rally should be coming, but new lows are still expected first – probably around the start of earnings season.

        Featuring: COST, MON, RBN, JPM, FL
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Getting Close
Monday, September 26, 2011

The selling is near an end and the market is setting up for a favorable trading environment for the upcoming earnings season... but the overall trend is still lower and a new low is still likely before buyers step in.

        Featuring: ACN, , DRI, JPM, FL
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Monday, September 19, 2011

1,215 is still our line in the sand and a move above 1,223 is required for us to be bullish, but weakness from here is indicative of a longer-term trend lower and the start of a recession.

        Featuring: ORCL, FDX, FINL, NKE, FL
        View: Summary, Full Report

More Downside
Monday, September 12, 2011

Technicals still support more downside to the stock market. Another week of light earnings.

        Featuring: RIMM, , CBRL, NKE, FL
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Lowering Our Target
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ratcheting down our September 20/21 target for the S&P 500 from 1,120 to 1,050 as long as the S&P 500 remains below 1,215 - but a light week for earnings and economic news.

        Featuring: SFD, , CASY, NKE, FL
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More Bullets
Monday, August 29, 2011

The Fed has more bullets and the September FOMC meeting now becomes our target for a retest after the bounce.

        Featuring: DSW, COO, JOYG, NKE, FL
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We are all a bunch of monkeys
Monday, August 22, 2011

So far, market participants are acting like all the monkeys of the past following crashes. The next few weeks should be technical, but the move there depends on the jobs data. Right now, the positive data outweighs the negative and, meanwhile, gold has become a short.

        Featuring: WTSLA, TIF, GES, NKE, FL
        View: Summary, Full Report

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