SSR LLC (SSR) is pleased to announce that Carl Rinaldi joined its leadership team on March 11th 2014 as a partner and as Head of Sales.  Carl brings 32 years of experience in the financial markets, the last 22 of which were at Sanford C Bernstein where he was most recently Head of US Hedge Fund Sales and Head of New York Metro Sales…Read more

Sector & Sovereign Research

Stamford, CT

Industrials / Basic Materials

Graham Copley


Richard Evans

Tech / Media / Telecom

Paul Sagawa


is a sell-side research venture built to provide an essential, yet missing, element of research: the weighting of sub-sectors within broad industrial categories.  By simultaneously maintaining both a broad view of our industries, and a fundamentally detailed view of the sub-sectors that make up these industries, we offer guidance on portfolio composition that we believe is both highly impactful, and otherwise unavailable. Learn More…



As of Thursday April 10th roughly 7.5 million persons have selected plans on the health insurance exchanges (HIEs); of these roughly 86 percent have paid (or are likely to pay) premiums; this points to a total of 6.5 million HIE enrollees. Best available evidence indicates that only 35 percent of these 6.5 million persons were uninsured in 2013, making the net gain in coverage as a result of the HIEs 2.3 million…Read more

Tech / Media / Telecom

The TMT sector is in the midst of a comprehensive once-in-a-generation paradigm shift driven by the contemporaneous maturation of several key innovations that offer consumers and businesses new and significantly better ways to use information.  In this, we expect the few platforms that control user experiences (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, maybe AMZN) will capture a disproportionate share of value… Read more

Industrials / Materials

We expect many of the companies in our coverage universe to miss first quarter estimates – either choosing to guide down proactively over the next few weeks or simply coming up short when they announce.  This will provide some incremental buying opportunities for some companies and may undermine (over)confidence at othersRead more



Financials Picture Web Size

Since the Fed released guidelines for the 2014 CCAR process on November 1st, investors have expressed concern that the stress tests have been stiffened and that more capital than previously expected will be trapped in the banks in general and BAC in particular; more headlines around litigation, and BAC’s increase in its estimate of potential legal costs beyond reserves to $5.1bn in Q3 from $2.8bn in Q2, have not helped… Read more


Shopping Carts

This morning, WMT reported Q4 ’13 results that were in line with expectations that already reflected previously reduced guidance (late January).FY ’14 guidance ($5.10 to $5.45) was disappointing relative to consensus ($5.55 coming into today), including guidance for operating margin contraction that reflected deleverage on weaker sales as well as higher healthcare and e-commerce expenses. Additionally, to the extent that weaker guidance represents a continued commitment on the part of WMT to maintain some of the promotional cadence that we saw during the holidays, it represents a negative across the retail landscape.  Recall that WMT’s aggressive discounting during the holidays negatively impacted a number of retailers (BBY and SHLD, among them) and even weighed on AMZN’s results… Read more



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