Daily Market Briefing

Stocks Headed Lower

October 13, 2019: (1:00 am U.S. Eastern Time): Although U.S. stock prices, in general, rebounded sharply on Friday, October 11 in response to President Trump's claims that substantial progress was made over the past two days on creating fairer trade between the United States and China, our research indicates that stocks around the world will trend lower over the next few months. Therefore, we're advising persons who subscribe to our financial market research and advisory journals to continue to allocate a large portion of their financial market assets to ETFs structured to move in the opposite direction of certain stock market indices.

Headline News

October 10-11, 2019

  • President Trump delayed increasing tariff rate on $250 of U.S. imports from China
  • Americans' economic expectations for the next six months improved modestly during first half of September after worsening considerably over the prior four months
  • U.S. consumer price index declined for second consecutive month during September
  • United Kingdom's industrial production declined during August, the latest month for which data are available, by biggest year-over-year degree since May 2013
  • Brazil's retail sales slowed substantially during August, the latest month for which data are available, increasing by only 1.3%, as compared to the same month a year ago

Significant Developments

U.S. Economic Developments

U.S. Political Developments

Earnings Announcements

Infosys and Fastenal Report Latest Quarterly Earnings

10/11/19: Infosys (INFY) reported today that its income before income taxes declined by 2.3% on a 9.9% increase in the company’s revenues, a 13.6% increase in its cost of goods sold and an 8.4% increase in its operating expenses for the three months ended September...

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International Economic Developments

International Political Developments

President Trump Plans to Place Additional Sanctions on Iran

09/18/19: President Trump announced today in a tweet that he plans to increase sanctions on Iran, writing “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!" The President told reporters that he expects...

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Company and Stock News

Stock of Week

Mimecast Limited (MIME)

Mimecast Limited (MIME) is a global provider of cloud-based cyber-attack protection applications for business email, which is the number-one threat to businesses regarding their computer-based data. The company's customers include Barracuda Networks, Alphabet, Microsoft and Symantec Corporation. According to Mimecast’s management, none of the company’s competitors offer the fully-unified and integrated email protection application that it provides.



Composite Fundamental Rating Product Sales & EPS Growth (Qtrly) Profit Margins Financial Liquidity Long-term Debt Institution Buys to Sells
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Investors Monitor 20

Company NameTickerIndustryComposite RatingInvestors Monitor Grade
ProductSales & EPS GrowthProfit MarginsFinancial LiquidityLong-term DebtInstitution Buys to Sells
Alarm.Com HoldingsALRMHome SecurityB-ABCA+CB
Applied OptoelectronicsAAOIFiber OpticsA-A+A+B+A+A+B+
Arista NetworksANETNetwork AppsA+AA+AA+A+A
Control4 CorporationCTRLHome DevicesB-ACCA+A+A
Floor & Décor HoldingsFNDHome FlooringB-AA+CB-C-B+
General ElectricGEConglomerateBAC+B-A+CA
GrubHubGRUBMobile OrdersB+A+AB+A+BC
Malibu BoatsMBUUBoat Mfg.C+ACB-B-C-D
Masimo CorpMASIMedical DevicesA-ABAA+A+B
McDonald'sMCDRestaurantsB-ADAA+DD
Micron Technology MUSemiconductorsA-A+AA+A+A+D
Momo Inc. MOMOSocial MediaA+AA+A+A+A+D
Ollie's Bargain Outlet OLLIDiscount StoresB+B+AB+A+AC+
Qualys QLYSInternet SecurityA-AAB+A+A+C
SolarEdge TechnologiesSEDGSolar PanelsA+AAAA+AA
STMicroelectronicsSTMSemiconductorsB+ABBA+B+B
The Trade DeskTTDAdvertisingB+AAC+A+A+B
WalmartWMTRetail StoresB-A+C+CC+A-C+
Weibo CorporationWBSocial MediaA+AA+A-A+A+A
Winnebago IndustriesWGORV Mfg.C-ACCC+DC

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