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Chad Hudson

Chad Hudson

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Index Investing's Free Lunch

    Published 05 December 2002 | viewed 7,178 times

    Recent economic data is showing that the consumer is showing signs of tiring, or just running out of stuff to buy. Auto sales fell 12.7%…

  • The Turning Retail Tide

    Published 21 November 2002 | viewed 2,766 times

    Most economists expect the refinance boom to stimulate consumer spending, especially during the critical holiday shopping season. Part of the theory includes the four to…

  • CEOs Get Gloomy

    Published 13 November 2002 | viewed 2,583 times

    CEOs across the county have turned into a gloomy bunch. A survey conducted by The Business Roundtable "raises serious concerns for America's workers, companies and…

  • The Trifecta Bet

    Published 06 November 2002 | viewed 3,040 times

    The Republicans took back control of the Senate with the mid-term elections (poor Jeffords). The quick analysis was centered on the possibility of easing the…

  • Confidence Dives Off A Cliff

    Published 30 October 2002 | viewed 2,782 times

    Consumer confidence fell 14.3 points to 79.4, a level that has not been seen since November 1993 when the economy was coming out of the…

  • Beating Lowered Estimates

    Published 16 October 2002 | viewed 2,897 times

    Well, last week I said I expected volatility to continue, and I was not disappointed. If I were a betting man, I'd bet that Proctor…

  • No Boundaries - To Bond Spreads

    Published 09 October 2002 | viewed 2,841 times

    (UNEDITED) Wednesday's Heard on the Street column in the Wall Street Journal discussed the recent trading in Ford bonds. The article mentioned that some dealers…

  • Reality Bites

    Published 03 October 2002 | viewed 3,249 times

    (UNEDITED) During the past couple months, Wall Street has been hoping the economy will turn around to jump start earnings. Now that earnings warnings are…

  • Evidence Of A Slowdown Mounts

    Published 26 September 2002 | viewed 2,941 times

    Sorry for any inconvenience resulting from the delay in publishing this weeks Mid-Week analysis. Next week's will also be published on Thursday. Evidence pointing to…

  • Preannouncements Take Center Stage

    Published 18 September 2002 | viewed 2,605 times

    Last week kicked off the pre-announcement period. Honeywell was one the first to announce it would not meet analysts' earnings estimates. During the conference call,…

  • Remembering and Honoring

    Published 11 September 2002 | viewed 2,691 times

    With everyone's mind focused on remembering the victims and honoring the heroes of September 11, I will keep this week's commentary brief. During the stock…

  • Is There An Auto Bubble?

    Published 04 September 2002 | viewed 3,216 times

    Auto sales went through the roof during August. Car sales jumped 3.3% to 18.7 million in August from July's 18.1 million and 14% from a…

  • Durable Goods vs. Consumer Confidence

    Published 28 August 2002 | viewed 3,128 times

    Tuesday's release of July's durable goods orders grew 8.7% from June  was better than all economists estimated. The median estimate called for growth of 1.5%.…

  • Is The Spending Spree Over?

    Published 21 August 2002 | viewed 2,852 times

    The notion that the U.S is in a housing bubble is starting to get some attention, but too many economists and officials fail to see the…

  • Is The Consumer Rolling Over?

    Published 17 August 2002 | viewed 2,912 times

    During the past couple of weeks, there have been a significant amount of evidence released indicating the economy is much weaker than practically everyone thought.…

  • Recovery Faces Headwinds

    Published 07 August 2002 | viewed 2,825 times

    (UNEDITED) According to Wall Street, earnings for the second quarter were pretty good. Eighty-five percent of the S&P 500 companies met or exceeded analysts' estimates.…

  • Roller Coasters on Wall Street

    Published 24 July 2002 | viewed 2,983 times

    Earnings season is now in full force. For the most part earnings are okay - not stellar - but not horrible. Interestingly, forward guidance seems…

  • A Pending Consumer Slowdown

    Published 17 July 2002 | viewed 3,045 times

    Second quarter earnings reports are flooding in. This gives us an opportunity to observe how the economy is doing through the eyes of companies at…

  • Capx Spending Gets Pushed Out

    Published 10 July 2002 | viewed 2,937 times

    This week kicks off earnings season for the second quarter, but really heats up next week. So far there have been few earnings surprises. However,…

  • Are Real Estate Appraisers Former Internet Analysts?

    Published 03 July 2002 | viewed 3,071 times

    On Tuesday, Challenger, Gray & Christmas announced job cuts increased 11.5% in June from May. Not surprisingly, telecom and computers accounted for the majority of…