Monthly Archive:: October 2015

Hillary Clinton Could Be the Greatest Millionaire-Maker of All Time

I don't normally "do politics," but today I'm going to make an exception because recent history suggests Hillary Clinton could rise to the top and, in the process...

...make savvy investors millions.

Intrigued?

I hope so. What I have to tell you is a story based as much on rhetoric as reality. It's built on an

This Quarter’s Biggest Earnings Takeaway Tells Us to Invest Here

A theme so far this earnings season is U.S. companies warning of an economic slowdown. With about half of the S&P 500 companies having reported already, many are citing protracted declines in production, sales, and employment that will track into 2016.

The press is treating this as a surprise, yet I'm hard-pressed to understand how...

We've been

A New Double-Digit Opportunity That Analysts Are Missing – Again

There's an old joke on Wall Street: God invented analysts to make weather forecasters look good.

Meant as a tongue-in-cheek poke at the complexity of financial markets, it's unfortunately all too true.

Most conventional analysts are often myopically focused and very close - too close - to the companies they cover. More often than not, they fail

No One Believes China’s GDP Numbers… But They’re Not The Real Takeaway

China reported its most recent GDP figures at 6.9% growth versus the officially targeted 7% everybody was expecting. Predictably, the world gasped:

                ...China's slowing down

                ...China's faking numbers to meet political pressure

                ...China's real growth is far less than reported

                ...OMG!

Now the media's going to spend the next 72 hours talking about

The Real Message in Wal-Mart Stock’s $18 Billion Plunge (NYSE:WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) had its market value wiped out by $18 billion this past Wednesday after senior management revealed the company may suffer a 6% to 12% earnings drop in 2017. The actual story here, however, has nothing to do with the com...

Morgan Stanley Analysts Join Us on the GoPro Stock Bandwagon

"Better late than never" goes the old expression.

Morgan Stanley analysts cut their target price for GoPro stock by 43.5% from $62 a share to $35 a share Tuesday... after the stock had already fallen 67% from its high of $93.85 a share in October 2014.

To say they're in firm command of the obvious is an

VW Stock: Don’t Go Bottom Fishing Yet

Preconditioned to "buy the dips" and capitalize on special situations, millions of investors have picked up shares in Volkswagen AG (OTCMKTS ADR: VLKAY) with the hope of making a killing on the rebound.

I think that's a mistake.

No doubt special situations can create huge profits, but what's happening now with VW stock

This $709 Billion Restaurant Sector Sub-Trend Could Make Your Portfolio Pop

Sometimes a big trend isn't little enough - what I mean by that is that a big trend may not be as focused as you'd like. To really refine your profit potential, you've got to hone in on a sub-trend.

We're going to talk about that today and, specifically, how recent trading conditions have created an opening

Why GoPro Stock Is Another Wall Street Darling to Short

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) continues to defy the odds thanks to a litany of headlines and experts who just "know" the stock is going to rebound.

...Pac Crest says buy the stock despite "session" disappointment - Barrons

...GoPro bounces back on coverage initiation - TheStreet

...GoPro market unlikely to be cannibalized by smartphones - Investor's Business Daily

And

Why GoPro Stock Is Another Wall Street Darling to Short

GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) continues to defy the odds thanks to a litany of headlines and experts who just "know" the stock is going to rebound.

...Pac Crest says buy the stock despite "session" disappointment - Barrons

...GoPro bounces back on coverage initiation - TheStreet

...GoPro market unlikely to be cannibalized by smartphones - Investor's Business Daily

And