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We’re still in the early days of earnings season. Here’s a quick update on where we stand. As you can see below, it's not looking good.

Earnings Season Update: Recession On Tap? - earnings season

U.S. industrial firms are continuing to warn of a pullback in spending. Why? Because we're in a global industrial recession.

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Earnings Season Update: Recession On Tap? - wsj recession

Make no mistake. This year has been the best year for short selling since 2008 - every hedge fund should have capitalized on it. There is plenty of alpha out there for hedge funds to be capturing in 2015. Here are a few recent long/short ideas we've highlighted to our customers (see Pandora, Athenahealth and Boyd Gaming in respective order herehere and here.)

Hedgeye Macro analyst Darius Dale chimed in on these developments:

Earnings Season Update: Recession On Tap? - darius

Earnings Season Update: Recession On Tap? - darius 2

On a related note, I think hedgies shorting the lows and then chasing these highs will be one major reason why stocks crash again.