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Tom Essaye Quoted in U.S. News on April 5, 2019

7 Things Need to Happen For Stocks to Move Higher

Tom Essaye, founder of Sevens Report Research, recently compiled this list of seven things that need to happen for the market to make it back to new highs this year. Click here to read the full article.

Tom Essaye Quoted in CNBC on March 15, 2019

“One of the unique parts about the decade-long bull market is that it’s been driven by a couple different things in its life,…” Click here to read the full article.

Earnings Season Preview (Market or Break for the Bull Market)

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Earnings Season Preview:  Two Important Factors

Futures are slightly lower despite generally good news overnight, as markets continue to digest the recent rally.

The U.S. & China announced the next round of trade talks will occur Jan 30/31 in Washington, which is a mild positive (although it was largely expected and mostly priced in).

Economically, data was mixed Japanese Household Spending rose 1.1% vs. (E) 0.2%, while UK Industrial Production dropped –0.3% vs. (E) 0.4%.

Today is all about the CPI  report (E: -0.1% m/m, 1.9% y/y).  Both the headline and core need to stay around 2.0% yoy for this “dovish” Fed narrative to continue to grow, as a hot CPI report could undo some of the rally markets have enjoyed since last Friday.