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Earnings reports for the week

Seeking Alpha has a nice article highlighting top earnings for the week and trade ideas around the earnings.  MSFT, SPWR, WFR, and POT are all mentioned.  I am not to confident about which way earnings results will drive stocks.  I imagine each corporations earnings will be judged by itself.   I speculate some corporations will  have a hard time meeting growth estimates if the recession spreads faster, and further than expected which is typical in a bear market.  On the other hand with the recent correction added to a big sell off at the open Tuesday could be a short term bottom if earnings are decent and the world doesn’t melt.  I  honestly have found a new respect for the capitalist market.  The market rages ahead quicker than would be the case in any other economic model; but, then can rapidly put on the breaks if needed.  The breaks are on, and with investors still sitting complacent the pain level for most long the market could increase rapidly.                http://seekingalpha.com/article/60818-6-key-earnings-previews-aapl-msft-ebay-pot-wfr-spwr?source=yahoo

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Stock market crash humor

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Whats on sale in the stock market?

(Update July 11th 2008)  The market appears to be oversold.    Topstock blog recomended shoring XL and others stocks six months ago.  The corporations that can survive this down turn may become buying canidates.  I am liking XL an insurance stock with alot of assets and cash.  XL will pay out a dividend of over 7% with XL plummetting in value over the last year.  

I believe the market is trying to get where ever it needs to quickly, and the Fed’s leader Bernanke is very aware of what is going on.  Some assets were overpriced forward looking.  Sustainability and surrounding morality issues are in my mind.   A few stocks are tempting at current prices. I might buy CALM because it is oversold, starting to act well, and my favorite sustainable growth story.  CMED and YGE look tempting to buy particularly with China’s sell off Monday.   All stocks may open lower making for a good entry point. Things in the world are getting more tricky with the sell off over seas.  Trying to be careful.   I wish I could of got into GS at $187 this past summer.  $187 for GS now looks not as tempting.   Too many people still want to buy into this market from my bear market point of view for stocks to stop declining. 

On the other hand  corporate America is healthy and stocks could rally when the Fed cuts rates.  I just read an article from Ben Stein about the market not being a bad time to invest.  http://finance.yahoo.com/expert/article/yourlife/62337;_ylt=ApROSGTguIHTte4UKci.aqa7YWsA  Overseas markets are getting hit hard Monday on fears about the recession in the United States. U.S. markets are closed in honor of Martin Luther King.   

Mcdermitt  (MDR) a top infrastructure builder around the world looks to be a good value around current prices.  Apple (AAPL) showed off a new micro laptop at Macworld.  I thought it could becom the next big hit in a few years if they could get the price affordable for average consumers.

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