Here’s A Heart-Warming Buy-and-Hold Story…But Can You Really Wait This Long?

It’s Always Darkest Before

Three days down…420 points. That’s great
performance–if you’re short. It sounds like everyone is announcing the end of
the world, which is the good news, in my opinion. Why? Because it means a
playable bounce is just around the corner. No, I’m not saying that it will be
long-lived, but there will be some kind of a bounce next week that nimble
traders can take advantage of.


A Heart-Warming Buy-And-Hold

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is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Ray Kroc opened
the first restaurant in Des Plaines, IL; today, there are more than 30,000. 

If you purchased 100 shares of McDonald’s on the 1965 IPO at $22.50, your investment
would be worth $2.4 million today.


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Big Cap
Earnings Announcements for the Week of April 18th



3M Company MMM Monday, Apr 18
Bank of America BAC Monday, Apr 18
Checkpoint Software CHKP Monday, Apr 18
Eli Lilly LLY Monday, Apr 18
Hasbro HAS Monday, Apr 18
J2 Global
JCOM Monday, Apr 18
Lincare Holdings LNCR Monday, Apr 18
Novellus Systems NVLS Monday, Apr 18
Parker Hannifin PH Monday, Apr 18
TXN Monday, Apr 18
Adtran ADTN Tuesday, Apr 19
BSX Tuesday, Apr 19
CDW Corp. CDWC Tuesday, Apr 19
Cymer CYMI Tuesday, Apr 19
D.R. Horton DHI Tuesday, Apr 19
Forrest Labs FRX Tuesday, Apr 19
General Motors GM Tuesday, Apr 19
Gilead Sciences GILD Tuesday, Apr 19
Intel INTC Tuesday, Apr 19
Johnson &
JNJ Tuesday, Apr 19
Juniper Networks JNPR Tuesday, Apr 19
Merrill Lynch MER Tuesday, Apr 19
Northern Trust NTRS Tuesday, Apr 19
Pfizer PFE Tuesday, Apr 19
RadioShack RSH Tuesday, Apr 19
Seagate STX Tuesday, Apr 19
WM Tuesday, Apr 19
Altria Group MO Wednesday,
Apr 20
Caterpillar CAT Wednesday, Apr 20
E*Trade ET Wednesday, Apr 20
eBay EBAY Wednesday, Apr 20
Electronics for
EFII Wednesday, Apr 20
Ethan Allen
ETH Wednesday, Apr 20
F5 Networks FFIV Wednesday, Apr 20
Ford F Wednesday, Apr 20
General Dynamics GD Wednesday, Apr 20
CAT Wednesday, Apr 20
Imation Corp. IMN Wednesday, Apr 20
JP Morgan JPM Wednesday, Apr 20
M-Systems Flash FLSH Wednesday, Apr 20
Qualcomm QCOM Wednesday, Apr 20
Ryland RYL Wednesday, Apr 20
Verisign VRSN Wednesday, Apr 20
XTO Energy XTO Wednesday, Apr 20
Yum Brands YUM Wednesday, Apr 20
Computer Services
ACS Thursday, Apr 21
Amgen AMGN Thursday, Apr 21
AT&T T Thursday, Apr 21
Automatic Data
ADP Thursday, Apr 21
BellSouth BLS Thursday, Apr 21
Broadcom BRCM Thursday, Apr 21
CKE Restaurants CKE Thursday, Apr 21
Devry DV Thursday, Apr 21
Fiserve FISV Thursday, Apr 21
Genzyme GENZ Thursday, Apr 21
Google GOOG Thursday, Apr 21
Guidant GDT Thursday, Apr 21
HTCH Thursday, Apr 21
Jetblue Airways JBLU Thursday, Apr 21
McDonalds MCD Thursday, Apr 21
Netflix NFLX Thursday, Apr 21
Nokia NOK Thursday, Apr 21
Officemax OMX Thursday, Apr 21
SanDisk SNDK Thursday, Apr 21
United Parcel
UPS Thursday, Apr 21
Yellow Roadway YELL Thursday, Apr 21
Fortune Brands FO Friday, Apr 22
Haliburton HAL Friday, Apr 22
Maytag MYG Friday, Apr 22 OSTK Friday, Apr 22

Scheduled Stock Splits for the Week of
April 18th





Pixar Animation PIXR 2-1 Apr 18 Apr 19
Lufkin Industries LUFK 2-1 Apr 19 Apr 20
CHC Helicopter FLI 2-1 Apr 20 Apr 21
Cheniere Energy LNG 2-1 Apr 22 Apr 25

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Upcoming Economic Events for the Week of

Date ET Release For Consensus Prior

Apr 19 8:30 am PPI Mar 0.6% 0.4%
Apr 19 8:30 am Core PPI Mar 0.2% 0.1%
Apr 19 8:30 am Housing Starts Mar 2050K 2195K
Apr 19 8:30 am Building Permits Mar 2080K 2107K
Apr 20 8:30 am CPI Mar 0.4% 0.4%
Apr 20 8:30 am Core CPI Mar 0.2% 0.3%
Apr 20 2:00 pm Fed Beige Book Mar 0.2% 0.3%
Apr 21 8:30 am Initial Jobless Claims 04/16 NA 330K
Apr 21 10:00
Leading Economic Indicators Mar -0.3% 0.1%
Apr 21 12:00 pm Philly Fed Apr 16.0 11.4

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