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Chad Hudson

Chad Hudson

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Hope Springs Eternal

    Published 06 February 2002 | viewed 3,263 times

    Fourth quarter earnings are mostly behind us and most investors are glad 2001 is over. 2001 will go down as the worst year for earnings…

  • The End of an Era

    Published 30 January 2002 | viewed 2,987 times

    The Enron collapse will resonate throughout the economy for a long time. As exemplified by Enron, aggressive managers and executives that were rewarded over the…

  • What Happened to Synergies

    Published 23 January 2002 | viewed 2,989 times

    The big corporate news this week was Tyco's announcement that it would sell-off three businesses and spin-out the other. Analysts are mixed. Most of Wall…

  • Mixed Data = Recovery?

    Published 16 January 2002 | viewed 3,109 times

    Economists are all singing the same tune about the economy. The data has gone from bad to mixed, which obviously signals an imminent recovery. Why…

  • 2002: Bipolar Forecasts

    Published 09 January 2002 | viewed 2,818 times

    (UNEDITED) Wall Street strategists are systematically forecasting a strengthening economy for 2003. The party line calls for business spending to pick up while the consumer…

  • This is a Recovery?

    Published 19 December 2001 | viewed 3,062 times

    Economists continue to forecast a “turn” is underway. They all point to the deceleration of the declines in economic indicators. I have to disagree. While,…

  • Shoving On a String

    Published 12 December 2001 | viewed 4,734 times

    The obvious big news for the week is the 25 basis point cut. Will the eleventh consecutive cut for a total of 4.75%, influence companies…

  • NAPM's blip

    Published 05 December 2001 | viewed 2,903 times

    Today, Wall Street’s fears were eased by the Non-Manufacturing NAPM survey came in higher than economists expectations and actually signaled some expansion. I would be…

  • NBER plays Grinch

    Published 28 November 2001 | viewed 2,682 times

    Retailers must really hate the timing of the NBER declaring a recession. Just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season. Coupled with lower…

  • McTeer is Heard

    Published 14 November 2001 | viewed 2,893 times

    I’m not sure how much hand holding there was, but it sure looks like everyone went out and bought a SUV. (Earlier this year Dallas…

  • Nine, Ten, Big Fat Hen

    Published 07 November 2001 | viewed 3,182 times

    Will the tenth interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve work better than the previous nine? In order to answer that central question, one needs…

  • Negative Earnings Momentum

    Published 31 October 2001 | viewed 3,476 times

    Today’s release of preliminary GDP data indicated the economy was not as weak as economists expected in the third quarter. This was followed by the…

  • Earnings and Pink Slips

    Published 24 October 2001 | viewed 2,904 times

    Earnings season is in full force with mixed results. Several companies are meeting or beating lowered estimates. While the market is focusing on a couple…

  • Where is the Good News?

    Published 17 October 2001 | viewed 2,989 times

    The economy continues to show signs of weakness. Industrial production declined for the twelfth consecutive month. This is the longest stretch since the postwar armament…

  • More Questions

    Published 03 October 2001 | viewed 3,056 times

    Companies are reporting that business is improving and investors are embracing these announcements. However, these companies are reporting that business is improving from the days…

  • Slip Sliding

    Published 26 September 2001 | viewed 2,668 times

    Economic statastics released this week show that the economy continued to weaken even before the attack on September 11th. The Index of Leading Indicators fell…

  • A Time for Prayer

    Published 19 September 2001 | viewed 2,891 times

    The tragic attack in New York City and Washington D.C. really puts economic and capital market analysis in its proper perspective. I'm sure I'm not…

  • Do as I Say, Not as I DO

    Published 05 September 2001 | viewed 3,037 times

    Dallas Fed president Robert McTeer met with the editors and writers of the Dallas Morning News last week and the interview ran over the weekend,…

  • No Rebound Yet

    Published 29 August 2001 | viewed 2,872 times

    Sun Microsystems just announced that it would not meet the $3.7 billion revenue target set last month. Sun also stated that it doubts it will…

  • Retailers Starting to Show Cracks

    Published 22 August 2001 | viewed 3,182 times

    Retail stocks have held up amazingly well. However, they are starting to experience weakness as investors are starting to realize that the economic slowdown is…