Janet Yellen is set to become the first female U.S. Treasury Secretary. Dollar Tree, Best Buy, and Burlington Stores issue 3rd-quarter reports. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, as well as McCormick’s move to buy Cholula hot sauce for $800 million. (Tangents include power couples, Cholula vs. Frank’s RedHot, and the proper way to store hot sauces.)
3M wraps up the fiscal year with better-than-expected profits. Pepsi teams up with Beyond Meat, sending shares of the latter up 20%. Jim Gillies analyzes those stories and discusses the escalating battle between retail investors and short-sellers over shares of GameStop.
Americans have (collectively) $1 trillion more in their checking accounts than a year ago. What will they spend that money on in a post-pandemic world and which companies stand to benefit? Jason Moser and Chris Hill share why they’re optimistic about Vail Resorts, Airbnb, Etsy, Lowe’s, Chewy, and DraftKings.
Travelers boosts the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a strong 4th-quarter report. Baker Hughes and Kinder Morgan fall slightly despite better-than-expected earnings. United Airlines loses nearly $2 billion in the 4th quarter. Bill Barker analyzes those stories, plus we discuss Jack Welch’s tenure running General Electric and storylines for this weekend’s NFL championship games.
Netflix soars 14% higher after global subscriber growth comes in much higher than Wall Street was expecting. Procter & Gamble puts up strong quarterly numbers that fail to move the stock. Alibaba shares pop on a long-awaited sighting of founder Jack Ma. Tim Beyers analyzes those stories, and shares why U.S.-China relations is the key to chip maker ASML Holdings’ year ahead.
Bank of America wraps up the fiscal year with a mixed quarter. Lumentum makes a $5.7 billion bid for rival laser company Coherent. Jason Moser analyzes those stories, plus we discuss Swedish live casino provider Evolution Gaming and the relative benefits of investing in the QQQE ETF.