Michael Kors Sets Up For More Upside

Michael Kors Holdings (KORS), a marketer of designer apparel, accessories and footwear under the Michael Kors name, went public in December at $20 and ran sharply higher to the $50 area by mid-March where it is now forming a constructive consolidation. A break over $50 on heavy volume would trigger a buy signal.

In its latest fiscal quarter, the company reported earnings per share (eps) grew by 87% year/year and sales increased by 68% year/year. Analysts see 79% growth in eps for fiscal year 2012, giving the company a forward P/E of 69 and a PEG ratio of 0.87 — a reasonable number. I would follow any purchase with an initial stop loss in the 7% area.

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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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