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Brian Gilmartin

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Brian Gilmartin's Opinion & Analysis
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We saw the first full week of Q1 ’14 S&P 500 earnings this past week, with the S&P 500 “forward 4-quarter” estimate falling to $122.86, versus last week’s $123.04. With...
While we are still long JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), within client accounts, we sold our Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) holdings in January ’14 at roughly $171...
One element to watching the stock market every day is to get a feel for the pattern of the market, and then watch and see if that pattern continues. Every correction for the S&P 500 since 2011 has ...
Per Thomson Reuter’s This Week in Earnings, the “forward 4-quarter” estimate for the S& P 500 rose last week to $123.04, or $0.27 from last week’s $122.77. The forward p.e ...
Last Friday morning, April 4th, 2014, when I saw the 194,000 and then the 32,000 upward revisions in the payroll number, I thought, “This number might get Treasuries to back up a little” ...
In 2011, the S&P 500 earnings grew 15% year-over-year, but the S&P 500 corrected 20% from the spring through early October, 2011. The p.e compressed from 13(x) to 11(x) from the first week of January,...
With the roll into the new quarter, the “forward 4-quarter” estimate (Per Thomson Reuters) increased $4.12 this past week to $122.77 from last week’s $118.65. This bump or increase ...
The S&P 500 opened up to a new all-time high this morning, trading as high 1,897.28 and above yesterday’s high near 1,893, and then selling got ugly as the day progressed, with the S&P ...
CCAR is the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) instituted by the Fed and regulators after the Mortgage and Housing Crisis of 2008, that simply means that banks have to get “permission” ...
We took in about $300k in new money in q1 ’14. Thank you to both long-time and new clients for your trust and confidence. Our Top 5 equity positions performed pretty well in q1 ’14. ...