Earnings Dump, Consumer Confidence, New Home Sales: Daily Contrarian, April 26
Good morning contrarians! Stock futures are wobbling a bit ahead of a major day for earnings, with $MSFT and $GOOG among the headliners…

We’ve already had several reports already, most of them positive: $UPS $GE $PEP $DHI among them.

Read all about it here:

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Company life cycles & approaches to valuation
Worth listening to the podcast where prof Damodarab talks about valuation approaches based on company life cycles. Very applicable to todays environment. Here’s the Apple podcast link:

$AAPL $AMZN $TSLA $GOOGL $UBER $ABNB $GE are some he gives as examples
Good listen!! My key takeaway: a company is either focussed on investment, financing, or dividends and these represent the life cycle of a business. A startup/young company focusses on the investment. A mature company focuses on the financing (debt/equity). A winding down or old company focuses on dividends. So whichever stage a company is focussed on will tell you where they are at in that cycle, in spite of where they claim they are at. Helpful stuff! Thanks for sharing!
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Patrick OShaughnessy on Mega-cap asset allocation
"The history of $GE makes you realize that at scale, capital allocation determines the outcomes

$AAPL buyback program, for example, is among best allocation / $ investments decisions ever

GE by contrast destroyed $500B+ of market cap. Twice Enron, Worldcom, and Lehman combined"

There is a really fun book called Billion Dollar lessons that talks about how companies lost billions of dollars. Some stories feel a lot like Ex-Post explainers as to why things didn't work out but the authors also try to include objectively why a certain decision looked good at the time. I really recommend this book to anyone interested in business stories/ history.
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Totally with you here. I can recommend reading The outsider CEOs by Willian Throndike. Specifically talks about a set of 8 CEOs who were tremendous capital allocators and their insane outperformance over the market and their peers. Bad Capital allocation is a no go in a mature company.
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Upcoming Earnings Calendar (Jan 24-28th) - BIG week ahead!
Hey guys! Here's the upcoming earnings calendar! Definitely a very busy week ahead. Here's what I'll be looking at:

  • $MSFT - Can Azure keep its growth rate? Will a slowdown cause a sell-off similar to the one $NFLX had?
  • $TSLA - Post earnings reaction. This is one of the few high-growth stocks that has shown relative strength. Let's see if this changes post ER.
  • $LOGI - Is demand for gaming peripherals still strong? May be an early indicator of videogaming strength.
  • $AAPL - It's always interesting to hear what Apple is doing.
  • $V - Data on consumer spending.
  • $CVX - General comments on the energy market.

If you'd like an easier way to track earnings dates, you can automatically sync your portfolio's earning dates to your personal calendar with just a couple of clicks here.

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Lots of news happening in the dividend Investing world. $JNJ and $GE are spinning off parts of their respective companies.

There are still some companies reporting earnings such as Siemens and Ahold Delhaize and Inflation fears seem to have investors spooked.

We discuss all of the above on our dividend talk podcast if your interested
Big Week Ahead! (Oct 25-29 Earnings Calendar)
Next week will probably be the most interesting week for the stock market this quarter. The largest companies in the world are all reporting and we'll get a lot of very valuable insights.

Here's what I'm interested in:
  • More context on the slowdown in ad spending from $FB $GOOG and $TWTR. Let's see if these companies are experiencing similar issues to the ones $SNAP mentioned yesterday.
  • Comments on the global supply chain issues from $KMB $MMM $GLW $LOGI and others.
  • A general update from $AMD $TDOC $SHOP and$AMZN.
  • Perspectives on the energy market from $XOM $CVX

Comment below what earnings call you're looking forward to!

Remember you can automatically sync your portfolio's earning dates to your personal calendar with just a couple of clicks here.

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Earnings this week
📞Which calls are you most excited about?

Monday, July 26th
$CRSP CRISPR Therapeutics
$HAS Hasbro
$TSLA Tesla

Tuesday, July 27th
$MMM 3M
$GOOGL Alphabet
$JBLU JetBlue
$AAPL Apple
$AMD Advanced Micro Devices
$SWK Stanley Black & Decker
$GE General Electric
$SHW Sherwin-Williams
$SBUX Starbucks
$MSFT Microsoft
$CAKE Cheesecake Factory
$FISV Fiserv
$TDOC Teladoc Health
$TENB Tenable
$V Visa
$WM Waste Management
$JNPR Juniper Networks

Wednesday, July 28th
$BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb
$BA Boeing
$F Ford Motor
$MCD McDonald's
$LC LendingClub
$FB Facebook
$GRMN Garmin
$QCOM Qualcomm
$SHAK Shake Shack
$PFE Pfizer
$NOW ServiceNow
$SHOP Shopify
$PFPT Proofpoint
$SPOT Spotify

Thursday, July 29th
$AMZN Amazon
$TEAM Atlassian
$AMT American Tower
$TAP Molson Coors Beverage
$GT Goodyear Tire & Rubber
$NOC Northrop Grunman
$KDP Keurig Dr Pepper
$GILD Gilead Sciences
$MA Mastercard
$TWLO Twilio
$ZEN Zendesk
$MSTR Microstrategy
$UPWK Upwork

Friday, July 30th
$ABBV Abbvie
$CHD Church & Dwight
$XOM Exxon Mobil
$PG Procter & Gamble
$CAT Caterpillar
$CVX Chevron
$VFC VF Corp

Sources: Business Insider, Google Finance, and Yahoo Finance
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Earnings this week
📞 Which calls are you most excited about?

Monday, April 26th
$RRC Range Resources
$TSLA Tesla
$MSTR Microstrategy

Tuesday, April 27th
$MMM 3M
$GOOGL Alphabet
$AMGN Amgen
$SYK Stryker
$GE General Electric
$CROX Crocs
$CB Chubb
$SHW Sherwin-Williams
$SBUX Starbucks
$MSFT Microsoft
$COF Capital One
$FISV Fiserv
$FEYE FireEye
$HAS Hasbro
$V Visa
$WM Waste Management
$PINS Pinterest
$AMD Advanced Micro Devices

Wednesday, April 28th
$AFL Aflac
$ORLY O'Reilly Automotive
$SWK Stanley Black & Decker
$BA Boeing
$AAPL Apple
$F Ford
$CAKE Cheesecake Factory
$LC Lending Club
$EBAY eBay
$FB Facebook
$TDOC Teladoc
$NOW ServiceNow
$SPOT Spotify
$SHOP Shopify

Thursday, April 29th
$AMZN Amazon
$TEAM Atlassian
$AMT American Tower
$ETH Ethan Allen Interiors
$BMY Bristol-Myers Squibb
$TAP Molson Coors Beverage Co
$HSY Hershey
$PCG PG&E
$CHD Church & Dwight
$MCD McDonald's
$KHC Kraft Heinz
$NOC Northrop Grumman
$CG Carlyle Group
$DPZ Domino's Pizza
$FIVN Five9
$TROW T Rowe Price
$ZEN Zendesk
$TWTR Twitter

Friday, April 30th
$PSX Phillips 66
$ABBV Abbvie
$XOM Exxon Mobil
$CLX Clorox
$CVX Chevron

Sources: Business Insider, Google Finance, and Yahoo Finance
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Leap of Fatih - Managing my own IRA
Back in February, I initiated a transfer of funds from my Coast Guard Thrift Savings Plan to my own Fidelity IRA Rollover account to manage myself. Finally, after about five weeks of waiting, the funds finally settled last Friday and I was able to contribute the max contribution for 2020. Below I will detail the current breakdown of that portfolio, each stock, one week gains/losses, and percentage that stock represents in the portfolio. Moving forward, I will attempt to do a monthly breakdown and review of gains/losses and recap any moves I made in the account during that time span. Also, I plan on putting in the $6,000 contribution around early June after receiving my Coast Guard Reserve Pay. Here is the current breakdown:

Cost Basis - $649.86
Percentage of Portfolio - 17.1%
Current Gain/Loss - (+) 13.84%

Cost Basis – $13.66
Percentage of Portfolio – 5.6%
Current Gain/Loss – (-)2%

Cost Basis – $22.19
Percentage of Portfolio – 6.4%
Current Gain/Loss – (-) 12.05%

Cost Basis – $59.38
Percentage of Portfolio – 6.5%
Current Gain/Loss – (-) 1.13%

Cost Basis – $120.55
Percentage of Portfolio – 12.95%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 11.29%

Cost Basis – $138.11
Percentage of Portfolio – 13.34%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 0.07%

Cost Basis – $185.95
Percentage of Portfolio – 6.5%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 0.7

Cost Basis – $221.16
Percentage of Portfolio – 5.2%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 2.37%

Cost Basis – $248.21
Percentage of Portfolio – 6.7%
Current Gain/Loss – (-) 0.01%

Cost Basis – $255.05
Percentage of Portfolio – 12.08%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 2.23%

Cost Basis – $264.84
Percentage of Portfolio – 7.3%
Current Gain/Loss – (+) 1.9%
I will most likely be looking to add a Semiconductor as my next position in my portfolio - either $NVDA or $AMD !

I would love to hear your thoughts on any of the stocks above!
Stocked to hear you took the leap of faith - in the long run I think it will do you wonders. Keep killin it man
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