How Will Q1 Earnings Compare To Q4?

After Monday’s NYSE close, Alcoa (A) reported a 54% earnings miss, blaming soaring energy costs and the weak dollar, reporting .37 (ex-items .44); .50 to .53 was expected.

For those who believe technology is non-cyclical, i.e., immune from recession, AMD missed Q1 revenue forecasts. The company said sales declined 22%, falling to ~$1.5B (AMD dropped 7% in after-hour trading). In response, the firm is cutting 10% of its workforce (1,600). PALM also issued an earning miss, saying its Q3 loss would increase to .53 vs. a forecast .30. 

Which leads directly to this:

Category: Earnings, Video

Giving Away Content

Category: Markets, Weblogs

The “R” Word

Category: Economy, Politics, Psychology

New Video Aggregator: Modern Feed

Very nice video aggregator/organizor:

Modern_feed

Note one of my favorite shows is highlighted: ROBOT CHICKEN ! (Hysterical stuff)

(We are not investors on the company)

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Thanks, Gene!

Category: Video, Web/Tech

Embarrassing Typo of the Day

Category: Credit, Financial Press

5 Reasons Why Bank Stocks Have Not Bottomed

Category: Credit, Earnings, Employment, Valuation

More NFP: Worse than Reported

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Psychology

Bankruptcies Jump 30% in March

Category: Economy, Real Estate

Category: Commodities, Credit, Economy, Politics

No Linkfest This Weekend

Category: Weblogs