Market Insights

2801, 2015

ECB QE Keypoints and Impact

Amount: €60 Billion / Month in high grade fixed income instruments
Timeframe: March 2015- September 2016
Implementation: Will use bank’s capital key, which basically mirrors the weight of individual economies. May use EU/IMF adjustments to include other nations who do not qualify
Risk: 20% loss-sharing
Target: Inflation around 2%

Where will the money go?
The market is not going to be […]

2801, 2015

Avago Technologies (AVGO) Earnings

NASDAQ-100 Index and QYLD constituent, Avago Technologies (AVGO) reported earnings on Wednesday December 3rd and is up nearly 8% in Thursday’s trading session. AVGO reported Q4 EPS of $1.99 ex-items versus FactSet estimate of $1.69 and revenue of $1.61B versus FactSet estimate of $1.55B. The company also raised their guidance forecast for the first quarter […]

2801, 2015

Morning Thoughts: European Markets & US Pre-Market

Eurozone equity markets are generally higher today riding the wave of yesterday’s performance in the US markets. The DAX and FTSE lead benchmark indices across the pond as Bayer AG (BAYN) was upgraded to outperform at Bernstein. Deutsche Bank (DBK) reported  earnings that are still hampered by mounting settlement costs in regards to its role […]

2801, 2015

Charter offers to buy Time Warner Cable for $132.50/share

Following weeks of reports and speculation, Charter (CHTR) has offered to buy Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $132.50/share, or $61B after factoring debt. Charter is offering $83/share in cash and $49.50/share in stock.

Charter has sent a letter to TWC CEO Rob Marcus outlining its offer.

The offer price represents just a $0.10/share premium to TWC’s Monday […]

2801, 2015

QYLD Constituent Comcast (CMCSA) buys Times Warner – Did Someone Know? Interesting Options Trades

Recon Capital Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) constituent Comcast (CMCSA) has confirmed reports that it has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $45.2B, or $158.82 a share. The merger will create a cable TV giant with 30 million subscribers and the focus will now turn to regulatory hurdles.

That is not the real […]

2801, 2015

Casualty of AT&T: American Movil (AMX)

American Movil (AMX), a Mexican telecom, dropped over 4% percent, to $19.61 in active trading of 13million + shares after AT&T made an offer to buy DirectTV.

AT&T said it would divest some of its assets in AMX to finance the deal, which is possibly the reason for the relative weakness in American Movil shares today.

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