Latest Articles in Stocks

  • 2 Clinical-Stage Biotech Stocks That Could Soar Next Week
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Although it s never a good idea to try to time the market there are undoubtedly better times than others when it comes to buying clinical stage biotech stocks If you buy too early for instance you can end up having to wait years before a company reaches an important clinica […]

  • Can HBO Finally Take On Netflix?
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    With AT amp T NYSE T closing its acquisition of media giant Time Warner last week 160 investors will be 160 watching to see how well the telecom company can integrate Time Warner s powerful content assets including Warner Bros HBO CNN TNT and TBS into its business […]

  • 7 Reasons Marijuana Won't Be Legalized in the U.S.
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Throughout much of North America the legal cannabis movement has been unstoppable Last year Mexico legalized medical marijuana while Canada is currently in the final stages of becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult use weed Even the United States […]

  • Time Warner Is Just What AT&T Needed to Take on Facebook and Google
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    AT amp T NYSE T announced a new advertising and analytics division last August in anticipation of acquiring Time Warner In the press release announcing the new business CEO Randall Stephenson said Once we complete our acquisition of Time Warner Inc we believe there is […]

  • Sony vs. Microsoft: Who Won E3 2018?
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    The Electronics Entertainment Expo or E3 for short is the world s biggest video game trade show and is hosted every year to give industry watchers a look at what s on the horizon As direct competitors in the console platform and software publishing spaces courting largely […]

  • Intel's CEO Just Validated the AMD Data Center Processor Threat
    on June 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Nomura Securities recently published a research note in which it says that Intel NASDAQ INTC CEO Brian Krzanich was very matter of fact in saying that Intel would lose server share to AMD NASDAQ AMD in the second half of 2018 This wasn t new news the analysts said […]

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Are Incredibly Cheap Right Now
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The current bull market began in March 2009 making it the second longest streak in U S history Even with the ongoing correction that began in February the S amp P 500 160 is still within striking distance of its all time highs While a historic run like this has been a boon […]

  • 3 Terrible Stocks for Retirees
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The stock market offers investment opportunities that can satisfy just about any investor s taste on the spectrum between growth and income And those preferences mean that an unacceptably risky purchase for one person might fit perfectly into another s portfolio However there ar […]

  • Better Buy: Amazon.com vs. Google
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Over the last quarter century it would be difficult to find companies that better typify the internet age than e commerce giant Amazon com NASDAQ AMZN and search leader Google a subsidiary of Alphabet NASDAQ GOOGL NASDAQ GOOG Both companies are the undisputed leaders […]

  • No, Netflix Isn't Getting Into Video Games -- but It Might Be Coming to Nintendo Switch
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    At one point earlier this week GameStop 160 stock tumbled as much as 7 on reports that video games would soon be coming to Netflix NASDAQ NFLX The initial reports on TechRadar indicated that the streaming giant had forged an alliance with Telltale Games that […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • MedTech Overcomes Policy Hurdles, Long-Term Prospects Bright
    on June 16, 2018 at 6:06 am

    With the suspension of the controversial 2 3 medical device tax for another two years the medical device industry is currently riding high on optimism AdvaMed the medical device industry s lobbying group which strongly advocated for this relief noted that the tax repeal will provide a […]

  • FNDF Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
    on June 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Ind Symbol FNDF crossed below their 200 day moving average of 30 38 changing hands as low as 30 09 per share Schwab Fundamental International Large Company Ind shares are currently trading off about 0 8 on […]

  • AngloGold Ashanti Becomes Oversold
    on June 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index or RSI which measures momentum on […]

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for ALXN
    on June 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc Symbol ALXN crossed above their 200 day moving average of 121 84 changing hands as high as 121 85 per share Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc shares are currently trading up about 1 1 on the day The chart below shows the on […]

  • Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - GLPG
    on June 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Galapagos NV Symbol GLPG crossed below their 200 day moving average of 99 71 changing hands as low as 99 48 per share Galapagos NV shares are currently trading off about 3 4 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of GLPG shares versus […]

  • SEE Makes Bullish Cross Above Critical Moving Average
    on June 15, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    In trading on Friday shares of Sealed Air Corp Symbol SEE crossed above their 200 day moving average of 44 88 changing hands as high as 44 89 per share Sealed Air Corp shares are currently trading up about 1 9 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of SEE shares […]

  • Friday Sector Leaders: Textiles, Trucking Stocks
    on June 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    In trading on Friday textiles shares were relative leaders up on the day by about 1 5 Leading the group were shares of Canada Goose Holdings GOOS up about 27 1 and shares of Jerash Holdings JRSH up about 3 9 on the day Also showing relative strength are trucking shares […]

  • Friday Sector Laggards: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Metals & Mining Stocks
    on June 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    In trading on Friday oil amp gas exploration amp production shares were relative laggards down on the day by about 2 7 Helping drag down the group were shares of Vaalco Energy EGY down about 12 6 and shares of Nabors Industries NBR off about 7 9 on the day Also […]

  • Friday's ETF Movers: KXI, XME
    on June 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    In trading on Friday the iShares Global Consumer Staples ETF KXI is outperforming other ETFs up about 0 4 on the day Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Altria Group MO up about 1 7 and shares of Philip Morris International PM up about 1 6 […]

  • Friday's ETF with Unusual Volume: RWO
    on June 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF RWO is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday with over 2 9 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 176 000 Shares of RWO were off about 1 3 on the day Components of that ETF with the highest […]

Investing in Stocks

  • 2 Clinical-Stage Biotech Stocks That Could Soar Next Week
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Although it s never a good idea to try to time the market there are undoubtedly better times than others when it comes to buying clinical stage biotech stocks If you buy too early for instance you can end up having to wait years before a company reaches an important clinica […]

  • Can HBO Finally Take On Netflix?
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    With AT amp T NYSE T closing its acquisition of media giant Time Warner last week 160 investors will be 160 watching to see how well the telecom company can integrate Time Warner s powerful content assets including Warner Bros HBO CNN TNT and TBS into its business […]

  • 7 Reasons Marijuana Won't Be Legalized in the U.S.
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Throughout much of North America the legal cannabis movement has been unstoppable Last year Mexico legalized medical marijuana while Canada is currently in the final stages of becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult use weed Even the United States […]

  • Time Warner Is Just What AT&T Needed to Take on Facebook and Google
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    AT amp T NYSE T announced a new advertising and analytics division last August in anticipation of acquiring Time Warner In the press release announcing the new business CEO Randall Stephenson said Once we complete our acquisition of Time Warner Inc we believe there is […]

  • Sony vs. Microsoft: Who Won E3 2018?
    on June 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    The Electronics Entertainment Expo or E3 for short is the world s biggest video game trade show and is hosted every year to give industry watchers a look at what s on the horizon As direct competitors in the console platform and software publishing spaces courting largely […]

  • Intel's CEO Just Validated the AMD Data Center Processor Threat
    on June 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Nomura Securities recently published a research note in which it says that Intel NASDAQ INTC CEO Brian Krzanich was very matter of fact in saying that Intel would lose server share to AMD NASDAQ AMD in the second half of 2018 This wasn t new news the analysts said […]

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Are Incredibly Cheap Right Now
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The current bull market began in March 2009 making it the second longest streak in U S history Even with the ongoing correction that began in February the S amp P 500 160 is still within striking distance of its all time highs While a historic run like this has been a boon […]

  • 3 Terrible Stocks for Retirees
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    The stock market offers investment opportunities that can satisfy just about any investor s taste on the spectrum between growth and income And those preferences mean that an unacceptably risky purchase for one person might fit perfectly into another s portfolio However there ar […]

  • Better Buy: Amazon.com vs. Google
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Over the last quarter century it would be difficult to find companies that better typify the internet age than e commerce giant Amazon com NASDAQ AMZN and search leader Google a subsidiary of Alphabet NASDAQ GOOGL NASDAQ GOOG Both companies are the undisputed leaders […]

  • No, Netflix Isn't Getting Into Video Games -- but It Might Be Coming to Nintendo Switch
    on June 17, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    At one point earlier this week GameStop 160 stock tumbled as much as 7 on reports that video games would soon be coming to Netflix NASDAQ NFLX The initial reports on TechRadar indicated that the streaming giant had forged an alliance with Telltale Games that […]

Basics of Investing

  • Helpful Hints for Successfully Selecting Stocks
    on June 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    By Russell Wayne, CFP® Although many people are content to confine their investing to funds—both open-end mutual and exchange-traded—there are many others intent on working their way through the mountain of publicly available information to zero in on investments that may be worth adding to their portfolios. […]

  • Be an Investor, Not a Speculator
    on June 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    By Timothy Bock Many people are hesitant to invest in the stock market because they consider it similar to gambling. With volatility on the rise in our current climate, even investors are pausing to consider the risk they are taking with their investments. The idea of losing more than they can afford to […]

  • What Golf Can Teach Us About Investing
    on May 29, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    By Chad Rixse, CRPS® If you’ve ever watched professional golf or played golf yourself, you know it can be a challenging and competitive game. So much can go wrong so quickly, and the margin for error is slim. To be successful in golf, there’s a number of skills to master that are similar to the skills you should […]

  • How to Uncover Hidden Investment Fees
    on May 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    By Rick Kahler, CFP®, ChFC Before you put money into an investment, you need to know how the fees associated with the investment will affect your returns. Unfortunately, discovering what those fees are isn't always easy. Here are some suggestions for how to research and be prepared to talk to your financia […]

  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
    on May 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financial choices are providing them with a sound financial foundation. […]

  • Saving Isn't Enough, You Need to Invest Too
    on May 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    By Herbert Kyles, AWMA® Recent surveys have demonstrated that 20- and 30-somethings are excellent at saving money. In fact,  38% of respondents  said they saved half their paychecks. Half of the respondents reported cutting back on the money they spend on nights out to make that happen, and 42% said they wer […]

  • Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett
    on May 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    By Levi Sanchez, CFP® Every year since 1977, Warren Buffett has  written a letter  to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that captures more than the shareholder's attention. Anyone who is interested in understanding the thought process of a genius businessman and investor has tuned in over the years, and t […]

  • Think You're a Good Investor? Not So Fast...
    on May 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Shutterstock photo If you were asked to give a range of weights for a fully loaded 747 jumbo jet, such that you were 90% confident that the actual weight fell into your range, what would you say?  What if you were similarly asked to give a 90% confidence range for the length of the Nile River - how would you […]

  • 2 Not So Obvious Investment Management Lessons
    on May 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® Aside from controlling spending and saving, how you invest is the most important factor in meeting your financial goals. You can spend a great deal of time and effort refining your investment process and beliefs and managing your portfolio. Much of the standard advice holds […]

  • Understanding Treasury Yields
    on April 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Anybody who watches the financial channels on T.V. or follows the markets in any way is now aware that rising bond yields, and in particular the yield of the 10-Year Treasury Note, are the big story right now. Over the last couple of days, we have moved above a 3% yield on the 10-Year and then retraced back under t […]