Category Archives: General Market Comments

Insights on the forces that shape our capital markets and the future of our country.

Winner & Losers from Amazon’s Proposed Purchase of Whole Foods

While this deal certainly could be good for AMZN, we believe the market may be ignoring some of Whole Foods Market’s off-balance sheet liabilities that make this acquisition more expensive than it appears.

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The Fed Can’t Wish Inflation Into Existence

Even with inflation running below target, the Fed chose to raise interest rates again. The Fed’s influence is overstated, but it’s still troubling that major policymakers are acting on such an outdated view of the economy.

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New Constructs is a finalist for’s 2017 Industry Awards in the “Technology Providers; Compliance” category.

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Crossing the Chasm 2.0: Rise of the Robo-Analyst

In the same way online trading disrupted the distribution of investment advice, big-data analytics and machine learning will disrupt how financial advice and the research behind it is created.

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Thomson’s 6th Annual Digital Financial Services Symposium

New Constructs is proud to sponsor Thomson’s Digital Financial Services Symposium on May 23, 2017.

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Webinar: “New Age” Analysis – Equity and Fixed Income Research Synergies

Looking for forensic accounting diligence in footnotes and other disclosures to improve risk management? Get answers to this topic and more from New Constructs and Viola Risk Advisors’ co-hosted webinar.

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A Cautionary Tale on Sell-Side Ratings

A recent analysis reported that the percentage of newly issued ratings of “sell” or “underweight” was only 5% of the total. This phenomenon is not new to regular market followers, and it was on full display surrounding the IPO of Snapchat (SNAP).

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Webinar: “New-Age” Analysis – Hard-Core Equity Valuation Tools for Fixed Income Outperformance

Join New Constructs and Viola Risk Advisors’ co-hosted webinar on Wednesday, May 10, at 11am EST.

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The Earnings Recovery Is A Sham

Our analysis of the latest 10-K filings for the 2,600 largest and most actively-traded companies shows that the much-hyped end to the earnings recession is an accounting illusion.

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David Trainer on CNBC to Discuss Chipotle (CMG)

Tune into CNBC on Tuesday, April 25, at 3:45pm EST. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss Chipotle’s valuation and the implied market expectations embedded in the stock price.

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Top Firms Rely On Us to Fulfill Fiduciary Duty of Care

Many of the top firms in the world rely on our research to fulfill the fiduciary duty of care.

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David Trainer on CNBC to Discuss Tech Sector Valuations

Tune into CNBC on Tuesday, April 11, at 3:45pm EST. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss Technology sector valuations and the implied market expectations for this outperforming sector.

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Diligence Will Matter More Than Ever In 2017

Uncertainty defined 2016. In the midst of all the uncertainty, investors grew more and more aware of the need for real diligence. Market conditions, changing investor behavior, and new technologies all come together to make diligent research matter more than ever.

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David Trainer on CNBC to Discuss Athleisure Stock Valuations

Tune into CNBC on Wednesday, March 29, at 3:45pm EST. New Constructs CEO, David Trainer, will discuss which athleisure stocks have room to run and those with significant downside risk.

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“GrubHub Shares Could Slide 25% as Competition Grows” – Barron’s

On Saturday (3/18/17), Barron’s featured our research for the first time in 2017 and 25th time since 2014.

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10,000 Scottrade Users Sign-Up In Just 6 Months

Over 10,000 Scottrade clients have signed up for New Constructs and are enjoying the benefits of our robo-analyst technology.

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Fed Watching Can Be A Costly Distraction

Investors agonizing over the Fed should focus their efforts elsewhere. Instead of guessing where interest rates will go, read some of the thousands of annual 10-K reports that have come out in the past month.

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“It’s a perfect metric that ignores all the costs of acquisitions”

On Thursday (01/12/17), Michael Rapoport of The Wall Street Journal interviewed CEO David Trainer regarding the metrics investors should be looking for during earnings season and which metrics are deceiving.

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2016 In Review, Looking Ahead to Next Year

As 2016 comes to an end, we’d like to highlight some of New Constructs’ many accomplishments for this year. We’ve helped our partners and clients avoid stock blow-ups, find long ideas that soar and leverage Model Portfolios that outperform across the board.

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Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) Update

We recently discovered an opportunity to improve upon our cost of capital (WACC) calculations for the 5,000+ models we manage for clients.

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