Empire Financial Daily Newsletters

May. 2021

Breaking Down the One of the Most 'Disappointing' Jobs Reports of All Time

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Monday, May 10, 2021
► On Friday, analysts had expected the U.S. to add 1 million new jobs in April, but the number came in at just 266,000… The big miss prompted the economic research director at employment website Indeed to comment, “This might be one of the most disappointing jobs reports of all time.” Economists were looking for […]

How I Found What Could Be the First 10-Bagger in Empire Financial Research History

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Editor’s note: For this week’s Weekend Edition of Empire Financial Daily, we’re sharing a bit of investing wisdom from our colleague Enrique Abeyta. In it, he explains how he and his team look for stocks with multibagger long-term upside potential… In my Empire Elite Growth service, my team and I are willing to patiently wait […]

The Update Issue: Peloton's PR Whiff, Broadway Sets Its Opening Night

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, May 7, 2021
► It hasn’t been a great week for home fitness company Peloton (PTON)… On Wednesday, Peloton shocked the markets by issuing a recall of its treadmills and putting sales on hold for both its legacy Tread and the Tread+, the newer model released last year. The moves follow a warning from the Consumer Product Safety […]

The Big Business of Mother's Day

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Thursday, May 6, 2021
► The National Retail Federation (‘NRF’) expects spending on the Mother’s Day holiday to reach $28 billion this year… On average, the 85% of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day are expected to each spend $220 on gifts this year, which is $15 more than what the estimated spend was last year. Back in 2019, average spending […]

How Will You Know When the Market Party Is Over?

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
► In late 2019, I started to see increasing similarities to the incredible period of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s… Specifically, the setup for the market environment looked familiar: long periods of economic expansion, steady and stable economic growth, easy monetary policy, and several exciting new technologies emerging. More recently, those technologies are […]

Look for the 'Fat Pitches'

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
► In yesterday’s Empire Financial Daily, I explained how the efficient-market hypothesis is far from true in the short term… For folks unfamiliar with the hypothesis, this is an academic theory stating that, at any particular point in time, every stock is “perfectly” priced, taking into account all the information available. Any experienced market participant […]

Watching the 'Big Money' for Great Setups

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Monday, May 3, 2021
Editor’s note: We’re taking a brief pause from our normal fare to share a series of essays from our colleague Enrique Abeyta, editor of our excellent Empire Elite Growth service. Enrique is extremely bullish about a “grand reopening” as we put the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror. And as he explains today, the moves […]

Why You Shouldn't Sell Yet

By Steve Sjuggerud

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Editor’s note: In today’s Weekend Edition, our friend Steve Sjuggerud from Stansberry Research is back… Regular Empire Financial Daily readers will remember his special essay series last week, in which he explained how new political, economic, and social forces have combined to create a “perfect storm” in the stock market. He says we’re in the […]
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About Berna

Berna Barshay is editor of Empire Financial Daily and a contributing editor to the Empire Stock Investor and Empire Investment Report newsletters.

She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Following her graduation, Barshay spent 20 years on Wall Street. She began her career in equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs and later worked as a buy-side equity analyst at Sanford Bernstein, where she covered global consumer cyclicals and conglomerates.

Later, Barshay spent five years working as a portfolio manager of the Ingleside Select Fund, a long/short fund with a focus on value and event-driven stocks. She later was a portfolio manager at Swiss Re, where she managed the Consumer long/short book on the equity proprietary trading desk.

She has additional experience as a buy-side analyst at several long/short hedge funds – including Sky Zone Capital, Metropolitan Capital, Buckingham Capital, and LaGrange Capital – where she primarily covered consumer and technology, media, and Internet stocks in the U.S. and Europe, with some additional work in financials and energy.

Barshay is a fashion enthusiast, a pop culture addict, obsessive indoor cycler, and prolific social media user. She currently lives in New York with her husband, daughter, and three dogs.