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Chad Hudson

Chad Hudson

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Reality Derails Semi Train

    Published 15 August 2001 | viewed 2,182 times

    The semiconductor industry has become a popular item of discussion among Wall Street analysts and financial journalists. Everyone seems to think that the semis will…

  • Multiple Compression

    Published 08 August 2001 | viewed 2,384 times

    A couple more telecom companies went bankrupt today. Metricom, the provider of Ricochet wireless Internet service, and Covad Communications, one of the many DSL providers…

  • Debt Through Consumption

    Published 01 August 2001 | viewed 2,090 times

    Second quarter earnings are wrapping up and according to FirstCall the S&P 500 earnings will be 17% lower than the year-ago period. Furthermore, companies are…

  • Tis the Season to be Warning

    Published 25 July 2001 | viewed 2,159 times

    It’s the middle of earnings season and companies one after another are guiding down estimates for the third quarter. Most companies are fessing up regarding…

  • Almost a Negative Real Interest Rate

    Published 27 June 2001 | viewed 3,037 times

    With today's 25 basis point cut by the Fed, the real interest rate got a little closer to negative. With the latest CPI running at…

  • The Road to Prosperity That Never Was

    Published 20 June 2001 | viewed 2,018 times

    As the technology bubble deflates, the severity of mismanagement, and malinvestment grows more evident. Last Friday, Nortel announced that it is will not meet expectations,…

  • Where is the 'Negative Wealth Effect?'

    Published 06 June 2001 | viewed 3,453 times

    Ever since the U.S. stock market started to swoon, economists have been waiting for the "negative wealth effect" to slow the over-consumption spree. Much to…

  • Not Dead Yet

    Published 30 May 2001 | viewed 1,941 times

    With a bounce in consumer confidence and a bump in personal spending, it looks like the consumer got a second wind. The Conference Board’s index…

  • 2Q Is the Economic Bottom, Right?

    Published 23 May 2001 | viewed 1,985 times

    There is very little economic news out this week. All eyes will be on Friday's release of the revised first quarter GDP. Economists expect GDP…

  • Un-Productivity Abounds

    Published 09 May 2001 | viewed 2,004 times

    The latest consumer credit data suggest that the American consumer might be starting to retrench and curb the reckless spending spree of the past several…

  • Overstored?

    Published 02 May 2001 | viewed 2,136 times

    The flurry of corporate earning releases is winding down. Industrial companies concentrated their statements to three over-riding themes. Companies were generally “cautiously optimistic.” They saw…

  • Pushing on a String?

    Published 18 April 2001 | viewed 2,087 times

    Well, Greenspan pulled the surprise rate cut yet again. However, the current economic data does little to support Greenspans actions today. Yesterday, industrial production ticked…

  • Stocks Weak, Consumers Strong

    Published 04 April 2001 | viewed 1,963 times

    All the bulls that were asking how much lower can stocks go are starting to get answers this week. The Internet software companies proved how…

  • Black Gold - Chunky Style

    Published 28 March 2001 | viewed 2,322 times

    California finally bit the bullet and raised electricity rates. With California accounting for almost 14% of the entire US economy, this inflation is bound to…

  • Rebound Yet?

    Published 07 March 2001 | viewed 2,206 times

    With Doug Noland just waking up as the markets close here (Doug has moved to Sydney, see the latest Credit Bubble Bulletin for details), I…

  • Mid-Week Analysis

    Published 24 January 2001 | viewed 2,163 times

    Trading centered on expectations on what the Federal Reserve will do and say next week. Credit markets were shocked Tuesday when a Market News report…

  • Mid-Week Analysis

    Published 29 November 2000 | viewed 2,344 times

    One could say that a two-tiered stock market has developed this week. While the technology rout continues in full force, the Dow and many blue-chip…

  • Mid-Week Analysis

    Published 22 November 2000 | viewed 2,114 times

    There were very few places for bulls to hide so far this week as the market continued the sell-off that started late last week. Internet…

  • A Conspicuous Sign of a Cycle Top

    Published 27 September 2000 | viewed 3,419 times

    Unsettled conditions have not abated in global equity markets, with technology issues coming under the most intense selling pressure. So far this week, the Dow…

  • Chips and Dips

    Published 13 September 2000 | viewed 3,170 times

    Thus far, it is a typically volatile "triple-witch" option-expiration week. The NASDAQ100 traded in a 3% intra-day range Monday and 4% yesterday and today. At…