Forget the bulls. Ignore the bears. The week ahead was made for wolves, hogs, and forgetful elephants.
The red-hot real estate industry will have its temperature taken yet again when homebuilder M.D.C. Holdings
If I were a third Johnson in Johnson & Johnson
Let's not forget about Yahoo!
It's kind of appropriate that Apple Computer
Another thing that they both have in common is that they are coming through with unexpectedly strong years. For Apple, that has come from a digital music force that now finds it selling as many iPod portable music players as iMac computers. For Harley that means defying the consensus that bike sales would be in a rut after its robust 2003 centennial celebration with brisk business so far in 2004. So Apple and Harley, we know that you two love to cut against the grain and upset the status quo. Cool. Now get a room.
If you get all tingly when you see a red, rectangular envelope in your mailbox, then you probably know all about Netflix
A week ripe with financial stocks stepping up to the earnings plate ends fittingly enough with Wachovia
The low interest rate environment coupled with a mortgage boom has been great for many banks and thrifts. Just consider what Wachovia has earned in its previous third-quarter periods. It was $0.88 a share last year. It was $0.71 a share the year before. This time around Wall Street is looking for the company to earn $0.99 a share. Care to bank on that kind of steady growth?
You can't spell Mississippi without PPI, and that's about the only useless nugget of data surrounding the country's Producer Price Index (PPI) for September that will be divulged this morning. As a gauge of prices at the manufacturing level it is typically an early indicator of inflation, as dips and spikes in prices are ultimately passed on to the consumer.
Until next week I remain,
Rick Aristotle Munarriz
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz doesn't have a problem showering with baby shampoo if that's all that's left around the house. He's also never plugged in an iPod while riding a Harley. However, he does own shares in Netflix.