All Eyes Are on the Banks, But Here are My Top-Ranked Financials

One of the four most exciting times of the year for investors kicked off yesterday as the biggest banks in the country reported quarterly results. What’s that you say? Earnings are confusing… even boring? Yeah, I can see that. But I’m enough of a stock nerd to love earnings season. And I’m enough of a quantitative analyst to want as much data as possible to make the smartest decisions… and make the most money.

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Don’t Let the Inflation Rollercoaster Scare You Out of Stocks

Rollercoasters seem to be one of those love ’em or hate ’em kind of things. Personally, I’m a huge fan – of the amusement park ones, that is. But whether you like those or not, we all hate the inflation-interest rate coaster we’re riding right now. On Wednesday, consumer prices rose more than expected. Down we go. Today, wholesale prices rose less than expected. Ahhh… a smoother stretch. We’ve been on this ride for two years now – since March 16, 2022 – and you can see the ups and downs in the S&P 500 along the way.

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Quant Ratings on 3 Tax Stocks 

Consider this a friendly push to get your taxes done if you haven’t already. It does feel awfully good when you finish. And instead of just using programs and companies to alleviate some of the tax preparation pain, let’s look at a few stocks using my Quantum Edge system to see if any are also good investments… maybe with your refund (if you’re one of the lucky ones). The first two companies are well-known when it comes to taxes. The third might surprise you.

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Beware of These Big Gainers – At Least Most of Them

It’s always interesting and fun to look back at the recently concluded quarter to see which stocks really killed it. To be honest, the quarter’s big winners are often stocks I’ve seen multiple times in my quant system’s screens and analysis. Sometimes, though, I scratch my head.

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