Back to top

View the PFP Archive

ZACKS
All is Well, But...

The economic reports continue to show that the US economy has plenty of muscle these days. Most impressive of which was Durable Goods followed by Consumer Sentiment. So basically that bodes well for manufacturing and the consumer (which is the majority of the economy less the government, which continues to spend all too freely.)

With the above strength in place, it is no surprise that stocks continue their trek north making new highs once again. This is taking place even as the 10 year Treasury is rising to 3%.

As I shared in previous commentary, we should expect that bond rates will rise as the taper comes into fuller effect. However, if the 10 year starts to push towards 3.5% then it does call into question the value of stocks as they are related as investment alternatives. We will continue to keep an eye on this relationship. For now the odds point to more upside ahead for stocks.

Featured Commentaries:

•  The 'Great Rotation' Could Send These Stocks Soaring

•  A Consistent Way to Pick Winning Stocks

•  Roundtable Top Picks for the Week

•  The Best Growth Stocks

Best,

Steve Reitmeister (aka Reity...pronounced "Righty")

Executive Vice President

Zacks Investment Research

Follow Us:  

Please login to Zacks.com or register to post a comment.

Sponsor

"Obamacare is Rigged for Profits"
From millions of cancelled insurance policies to disgraceful website failures, no one can predict what will go wrong next with Obamacare. But there is one certainty in the boondoggle: Loopholes are hidden in the legislation so certain people get rich. Read this critical full analysis of the situation, including exactly who benefits from the rigged law and how you can get in on the profits. View the urgent briefing now.

Bull & Bear of the Day

Zacks Rank #1

Tiffany (TIF)

2014 is looking bullish for this luxury jewelry retailer.

 

Zacks Rank #5

Central Garden (CENT)

Even the CEO called Q4 results "unacceptable."


Stock Picking Strategies

Secular Bear Market: Dead, or Just Hibernating?  ››

Homebuilders Stock Outlook - Dec 2013  ››

Losers YTD, Time to Sell Them?  ››


Funds Commentary

Zacks #1 Ranked BlackRock Funds  ››

Ride the Facebook Surge with These ETFs  ››

2013 ETF Asset Report: Developed Markets Rule, Gold Falters  ››


Options Strategies

Delta is the Key to Options Profitability  ››


Video Reports

Looking Ahead to 2014

Zacks experts weigh in on some top investing themes of the New Year.

How Time Decay in Options Can Be Your Best Friend

Time decay can be an option trader's worst enemy or best friend. See how to calculate time decay and turn it into a money making benefit.

This Week's Aggressive Growth Stocks (WYN)(KIRK)

Aggressive Growth Stock picks discussed in detail with Brian Bolan, Wyndham Hotels (WYN) and Kirklandís (KIRK).

Earnings HQ

Get the First Calendar Made for Traders.

Visit the Zacks Earnings Calendar

See All »

Best Earnings ESP Stocks  

Company Symbol Consensus
Est.
Most
Accurate Est.
Reports Zacks Rank ESP
RPM INTL INC RPM 0.46 0.47 Jan 8 1 +2.17
HELEN OF TROY HELE 1.09 1.11 Jan 8 3 +1.83
LINDSAY CORP LNN 0.89 0.93 Jan 3 3 +4.49
VOXX INTL CP VOXX 0.49 0.50 Jan 8 3 +2.04
E2OPEN INC EOPN -0.25 -0.24 Jan 9 3 +4.00
Don't trade these stocks until you have read the Zacks ESP Guide Ľ

Sponsor

The Next Zacks Home Run Stock

After Zacks declared Tesla Motors (TSLA) a "Home Run Stock," it boomed more than +135% in just 4 months. Other recently closed gains from this aggressive growth strategy include Methode (MEI) +90.7% and Live Nation (LYV) +81.3%. Currently, a wireless communication stock has soared more than +172% and the end isn't yet in sight.

Now a company has emerged that could equal or surpass these gains. It will be posted as the New Year unfolds next week.

Get in on the ground floor >>


Manage Your Newsletter Subscriptions

Update Preferences         Update Your Profile         Unsubscribe All         Feedback         Send to a Friend
 

This free resource is being sent by Zacks.com to our subscribers. We look for investment resources and inform you of these resources, which you may choose to use in making your own investment decisions. Zacks is providing information on this resource to you subject to the Zacks "Terms and Conditions of Service" disclaimer. www.zacks.com/disclaimer

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Inherent in any investment is the potential for loss. This material is being provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. No recommendation or advice is being given as to whether any investment is suitable for a particular investor. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.

All information is current as of the date of herein and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Zacks Investment Research does not engage in investment banking, brokerage, market making or asset management activities of any securities. Visit www.zacks.com/performance for information about the performance numbers displayed in this press release.

Zacks Emails

If you would prefer to not receive future profit-producing emails from Zacks.com the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service, then please click here and confirm your request. If you have trouble with the unsubscribe link, please email support@zacks.com.

Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
111 N. Canal St., Suite 1101
Chicago, Illinois 60606