V F Corp Forms A Base

VF Corp (VFC), a major global supplier of branded fashion, manufactures jeanswear, outdoor apparel, sportswear, athletic apparel, and occupational apparel. Generally regarded as a well-managed enterprise, the company generates margins higher than many of its competitors and a 21% return on equity in the latest fiscal year. In its latest quarter, the company reported earnings rose by 30% year/year to $2.32 per share, $0.01 higher than estimates, and revenues rose 36.9% year/year to $2.91 billion, in-line with estimates. Analysts see 16% earnings growth in the coming year, resulting in a forward P/E of 16 and PEG ratio of 1.

The stock chart for VFC has been tightly consolidating for four weeks and looks good for another leg higher once it clears 150 with some above average trading volume. 

On the downside, the stock has a history of whippy action so I would not be surprised by some back and forth action around 150. I’d enter the position with a 4% stop loss and a 12% price target.

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I spend a lot of time analyzing the economy and securities. The effort has enabled me to generate multi-thousand percent returns on my trading capital over the past twelve years. The next few years offer an incredible opportunity to take outsized gains from the markets. Large structural imbalances in the major western economies will result in enormous market volatility as the imbalances get resolved, offering generational money-making opportunities. The major imbalances are excessive sovereign debt, crazy risk concentration in major banks, and enormous derivative exposure in the financial sector. A systemic shock can easily create a default cascade through the financial system where one failure precipitates another and another and so on. Central banks are very aware of the risks, and they are filling the financial system with liquidity by printing new money, risking massive inflation in a few short years for the United States and Europe. China has 2-3 trillion in dollar exposure, and they would like to have far less for fear of continued currency devaluation (they've lost billions holding dollars as the value erodes). As the size of their holdings prevent them from rapidly liquidating their dollar assets (which includes U.S. treasuries), they are instead spending their dollars on resources (copper mines, rare earth metal mines, oil wells, etc.). Lately they have been accumulating gold assets, perhaps with a view to making the Renminbi convertible into gold and displacing the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency. Their gold buying is enormous and presents an easy investment thesis: ride the Chinese horse and buy gold and gold stocks. In this blog, I'd like to share some of my trading ideas and insights on the markets as these exciting times unfold.
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