Latest Articles in Stocks

  • Retail Opportunity Investments Keeps Moving Forward in a Quiet Quarter
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Retail Opportunity Investments Corp NASDAQ ROIC 160 announced in line first quarter results late Wednesday underpinned by strong portfolio lease rates steady growth in base rents and the reiteration of the real estate investment trust s full year guidance Let s have a […]

  • 2 Uses for Intel Corp.'s Upcoming 22FFL Manufacturing Tech
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Although chip giant Intel NASDAQ INTC manufactures most of its products internally using its own manufacturing process technologies the company still outsources the production of some products to its key rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company NYSE TSM Over […]

  • Tax Cuts Give Ford's First-Quarter Profit a Boost
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Ford Motor Company NYSE F reported net income of 1 7 billion for the first quarter of 2018 up 9 from a year ago an increase more than explained by a lower effective tax rate the company said Ford s pre tax result was down modestly on higher costs for key commodities […]

  • The Big Bad Bull Gets Meeker And Weaker
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:06 am

    By Gary Gordon ByGary Gordon Can the U S economy grow without the federal government overspending Apparently not Since the financial crisis in 2008 GDP has only grown alongside massive Treasury debt issuance Can the U S economy grow without the federal government overspending […]

  • Aflac Keeps Moving Forward
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Aflac NYSE AFL has been a long term winner for investors with steadily rising share prices reflecting the core appeal of its business With supplemental insurance products for workers both in the U S and Japan Aflac has tapped into the need among employees to go beyond […]

  • Yandex N.V. Falls Despite a Great Quarter
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Yandex N V NASDAQ YNDX 160 announced first quarter 2018 results early Wednesday detailing steady market share from its core search platform healthy advertising revenue growth and broad based strength from its various other business bets Yandex also boosted its full year […]

  • Why Best Buy Is Literally Becoming an Amazon Showroom
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    For a long time the continued viability of Best Buy NYSE BBY remained uncertain largely because of the growth of Amazon NASDAQ AMZN Customers were using a practice called showrooming where they would visit the brick and mortar chain get a look at the items they hoped […]

  • 1 Tweak That Could Help Facebook Finally Take on YouTube
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Facebook NASDAQ FB has been trying to build a video ecosystem for years It launched Watch a video platform built inside of its flagship app last summer but it s off to a relatively slow start despite a big investment in video content While 40 of Facebook users in the U […]

  • The 4 Ways Amazon Has Changed Whole Foods
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Amazon NASDAQ AMZN 160 CEO Jeff Bezos excited the company s 100 million Prime members last week by saying they could expect more benefits at Whole Foods in the future Bezos comments came in his annual letter to shareholders sent on April 18 He wrote that the company […]

  • Interface Keeps Growing Into 2018
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Carpet tile continues to gain traction as a flooring solution and Interface NASDAQ TILE 160 is cashing in on the trend The modular carpeting specialist posted financial results after Wednesday s market close checking in with net sales rising 8 8 to hit 240 6 million in […]

Latest Articles in Investing Ideas

  • Autos Hit Safety Recalls, Commodity Woes, Used-Car Demand
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Albeit the recent rise in sales the auto industry is grappling with a myriad challenges Trade tensions between China and the United States shifting preference pattern of the consumers the compulsion to embrace various changes and safety recall issues are some of the challenges faced […]

  • Colgate-Palmolive Enters Oversold Territory (CL)
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:07 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 […]

  • RSI Alert: Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) Now Oversold
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:07 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 […]

  • Oversold Conditions For Herc Holdings (HRI)
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:07 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 […]

  • Azul Enters Oversold Territory
    on April 25, 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 […]

  • TRIP Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level
    on April 25, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    In trading on Wednesday shares of Tripadvisor Inc Symbol TRIP crossed below their 200 day moving average of 38 84 changing hands as low as 38 24 per share Tripadvisor Inc shares are currently trading down about 8 5 on the day The chart below shows the one year performance of TRIP […]

  • Wednesday Sector Leaders: Services, Materials
    on April 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    The best performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Services sector higher by 0 8 Within the sector H amp R Block Inc Symbol HRB and PulteGroup Inc Symbol PHM are two large stocks leading the way showing a gain of 6 8 and 2 8 respectively Among the largest ETFs on […]

  • Wednesday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Utilities
    on April 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    In afternoon trading on Wednesday Technology amp Communications stocks are the worst performing sector showing a 0 3 loss Within that group Tripadvisor Inc Symbol TRIP and Advanced Micro Devices Inc Symbol AMD are two large stocks that are lagging showing a loss of 6 8 and 2 […]

  • Stifel Financial's Preferred Stock, Series A Yield Pushes Past 6%
    on April 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    In trading on Wednesday shares of Stifel Financial Corporation s 6 25 Non Cumulative Preferred Stock Series A Symbol SF PRA were yielding above the 6 mark based on its quarterly dividend annualized to 1 5625 with shares changing hands as low as 26 03 on the day This compares to […]

  • Earnings Reaction History: Xilinx Inc., 40.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.0% Sensitive
    on April 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Expected Earnings Release 04 25 2018 After hoursExpected Earnings Release 04 25 2018 After hours Avg Extended Hours Dollar Volume 16 278 016Avg Extended Hours Dollar Volume 16 278 016 Xilinx Inc XLNX is due to issue its quarterly earnings report in the upcoming extended […]

Investing in Stocks

  • Retail Opportunity Investments Keeps Moving Forward in a Quiet Quarter
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Retail Opportunity Investments Corp NASDAQ ROIC 160 announced in line first quarter results late Wednesday underpinned by strong portfolio lease rates steady growth in base rents and the reiteration of the real estate investment trust s full year guidance Let s have a […]

  • 2 Uses for Intel Corp.'s Upcoming 22FFL Manufacturing Tech
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Although chip giant Intel NASDAQ INTC manufactures most of its products internally using its own manufacturing process technologies the company still outsources the production of some products to its key rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company NYSE TSM Over […]

  • Tax Cuts Give Ford's First-Quarter Profit a Boost
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Ford Motor Company NYSE F reported net income of 1 7 billion for the first quarter of 2018 up 9 from a year ago an increase more than explained by a lower effective tax rate the company said Ford s pre tax result was down modestly on higher costs for key commodities […]

  • The Big Bad Bull Gets Meeker And Weaker
    on April 26, 2018 at 2:06 am

    By Gary Gordon ByGary Gordon Can the U S economy grow without the federal government overspending Apparently not Since the financial crisis in 2008 GDP has only grown alongside massive Treasury debt issuance Can the U S economy grow without the federal government overspending […]

  • Aflac Keeps Moving Forward
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Aflac NYSE AFL has been a long term winner for investors with steadily rising share prices reflecting the core appeal of its business With supplemental insurance products for workers both in the U S and Japan Aflac has tapped into the need among employees to go beyond […]

  • Yandex N.V. Falls Despite a Great Quarter
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Yandex N V NASDAQ YNDX 160 announced first quarter 2018 results early Wednesday detailing steady market share from its core search platform healthy advertising revenue growth and broad based strength from its various other business bets Yandex also boosted its full year […]

  • Why Best Buy Is Literally Becoming an Amazon Showroom
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    For a long time the continued viability of Best Buy NYSE BBY remained uncertain largely because of the growth of Amazon NASDAQ AMZN Customers were using a practice called showrooming where they would visit the brick and mortar chain get a look at the items they hoped […]

  • 1 Tweak That Could Help Facebook Finally Take on YouTube
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Facebook NASDAQ FB has been trying to build a video ecosystem for years It launched Watch a video platform built inside of its flagship app last summer but it s off to a relatively slow start despite a big investment in video content While 40 of Facebook users in the U […]

  • The 4 Ways Amazon Has Changed Whole Foods
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Amazon NASDAQ AMZN 160 CEO Jeff Bezos excited the company s 100 million Prime members last week by saying they could expect more benefits at Whole Foods in the future Bezos comments came in his annual letter to shareholders sent on April 18 He wrote that the company […]

  • Interface Keeps Growing Into 2018
    on April 26, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Carpet tile continues to gain traction as a flooring solution and Interface NASDAQ TILE 160 is cashing in on the trend The modular carpeting specialist posted financial results after Wednesday s market close checking in with net sales rising 8 8 to hit 240 6 million in […]

Basics of Investing

  • 3 Reasons Why Stocks Often Drop On Good Earnings
    on April 13, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Earnings season got underway in earnest this morning, with releases from three big banks, Citigroup ( C ), JP Morgan Chase ( JPM ) and Wells Fargo ( WFC ). Reports of Q1 2018 results will come thick and fast from hereon out and, by the time things start to slow down a few weeks from now, there will inevitably be som […]

  • 7 Retirement Savings Tips for Millennials
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    By Daniel Ruedi Millennials  often think they are too young to get serious about investing for retirement. The truth is, with the majority of their earning and saving years ahead of them, young people actually have the most at stake when making investment decisions. Any mistakes are compounded over a long […]

  • The Unique Retirement Planning Needs of Women
    on April 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    By Katie Moore When it comes to planning for retirement, there is no one-size-fits-all option. While the retirement goal of being able to live comfortably may be the same, the path to reach that goal can be very different for men and women. There are some unique issues that women need to account for that don’t […]

  • What Is A Market Correction?
    on April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    During the latest bout of market volatility, you may have heard at least once that the Nasdaq, S&P or Dow has slipped into “correction territory”. It is usually said with an ominous tone and is therefore often scary for investors, but many aren’t aware that it has a specific meaning and has implications for t […]

  • Hedging:Stop Loss Vs. Options Strategies
    on April 10, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    By Joseph Halpern, CEO of Exceed Investments , LLC. March was a good test run for the inevitable market downturn. After being on cruise control for approximately two years the fear of inflationary pressures combined with quickly rising rates spooked the market resulting in a quick 10% drop. Sometimes when thes […]

  • Forecasting Market Returns is Really Easy
    on April 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    By Ron Surz Ron@PPCA-Inc.com , Originator of Age Sage Returns on stocks and stock markets are the result of just 3 factors, 2 of which are easy to predict. The hard factor to predict is Price/Earnings ratio because it is driven by investor psychology. All you need is a P/E forecast and you’ve got a forecast […]

  • 3 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting ETFs
    on April 3, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    The widespread adoption of exchange-traded funds has allowed everyday investors to become successful investors.  These innovative tools achieve this task by reducing costs, increasing diversification, enhancing transparency, and mitigating taxes, just to name a few.  Yet, as an investment advisor, I am st […]

  • Investing Requires a Different Way of Thinking
    on March 30, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    By Dan Danford, CFP Many people believe superior cognitive skills are transferrable to any profession. An IQ test, one measure of cognitive ability, is designed to identify how quickly you can spot patterns or solve problems, and the ability to quickly identify patterns can lead to accurate medical diagnoses, […]

  • How Investors Can Outsmart The Herd
    on March 28, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Since the market bottom in March of 2009 following the Financial Crisis, the S&P 500 has enjoyed a rise of nearly 300%, a move on par with some of the largest in history.  From a fundamental perspective, there has been plenty to get excited about over the intervening years with respect to economic growth, job […]

  • Are We Hardwired To Derail Our Own Investments?
    on March 28, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    People don’t make rational decisions, including decisions about investing. The degree to which we make ludicrous choices depends on our DNA. (No, really; bear with me.) Decision making by both investors and advisors can be less reckless if we understand more about individual behaviors and why we make the financia […]