Penny Stocks

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Love

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Love

Piggy-backing the moves of company insiders is a popular strategy for many investors.  After all, no one has more knowledge of what’s happening at a company than its executives and directors. While there is some debate about whether this strategy still works, there is research to support it.  One source is the book, Investment Intelligence […]

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two Penny Stocks Insiders Are Buying

Two Penny Stocks Insiders Are Buying

Piggy-backing the moves of company insiders is a popular strategy for many investors.  After all, no one has more knowledge of what’s happening at a company than its executives and directors. While there is some debate about whether this strategy still works, there is research to support it.  One source is the book, Investment Intelligence […]

July 9, 2014 | By | Reply More

Options Trading

What Was The Fed Thinking?

What Was The Fed Thinking?

Ever since interest rates hit zero, we’ve come to expect consistent, mostly boring talk out of the Fed.  The central bank has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future.  And, quantitative easing is slowly winding down. There’s not a whole Yellen and the Fed could say or do at this point that hasn’t […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
IYR, HES Options – Unusual Trading Activity – July 11, 2014

IYR, HES Options – Unusual Trading Activity – July 11, 2014

This week we’re taking a look at unusual options trading activity in iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) and Hess (HES). As many of you know, unusual options volume can be a valuable indicator as to what traders are thinking, and more importantly, where these stocks are heading in the short-term. This is something professional options traders […]

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ETFs

3 Value ETFs To Buy Now – IWD, IWS, IWN

3 Value ETFs To Buy Now – IWD, IWS, IWN

Value investing is one of the most popular ways to invest. And for good reason… Investors like Warren Buffett have used the strategy to generate huge profits for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) and his investors. The strategy is simple in theory.  Invest in companies that the market has undervalued.  But in practice, this is often easier […]

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Utilities Sector Is Overvalued

Utilities Sector Is Overvalued

Stocks have enjoyed a nice move to the upside this year as the economy improves, interest rates remain low, corporate earnings are strong, and stock buybacks have expanded. Coming into this week, investors’ risk appetite hadn’t changed much over the last few months.  Investors are positioning themselves for an upturn in economic growth.  And last […]

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More

Commodities

Analyst Action:  These Resource Stocks Are On Watch!

Analyst Action: These Resource Stocks Are On Watch!

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for a look at compelling analyst upgrades and downgrades. In case you’re unaware, analysts at the biggest banks and investment firms on Wall Street provide research on a multitude of natural resource companies.  It’s not always the case, but most times a notable bullish change in a respected […]

July 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Russian Bear Awakens… Part 1

The Russian Bear Awakens… Part 1

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Russia is becoming the bully of the world and all eyes are on their activities in the Ukraine.  We’ve asked our friend, Kevin, who lives in Estonia, which is a stone’s throw from the Russian border and the Ukraine crisis, to give us a boots on the ground update… I warn you, he […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More

Stocks

What Was The Fed Thinking?

What Was The Fed Thinking?

Ever since interest rates hit zero, we’ve come to expect consistent, mostly boring talk out of the Fed.  The central bank has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future.  And, quantitative easing is slowly winding down. There’s not a whole Yellen and the Fed could say or do at this point that hasn’t […]

July 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Is The Latest Hot IPO Worth Investing In?

Is The Latest Hot IPO Worth Investing In?

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a buzz-worthy IPO to discuss.  Lately, IPO hype has been pretty sparse.  After a big year for initial public offerings in 2013, the somewhat less bullish environment this year seems to have discouraged big name IPOs from moving forward. However, IPOs may be back en vogue after GoPro’s (GPRO) […]

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More

Dividend Stocks

Five Global Stocks Where Dividend Investors Can Find Dependable Yields

Five Global Stocks Where Dividend Investors Can Find Dependable Yields

Last week we discussed making one move with your portfolio to make it safer and more profitable. The idea was to expand into global dividend stocks. The global footprint gives you safety through diversification, and the profits come from having strong dividend payments. Now we also gave you a handful of Dividend ETF ideas… but […]

July 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
More Safety And More Profits In One Simple Move

More Safety And More Profits In One Simple Move

Can you really have it both ways? Can you actually make one move with your portfolio to make it safer and more profitable at the same time? I’m here to tell you… You Can! Smart investors know that the way to do this is with balance.  Balance by investing in different kinds of stocks. Not […]

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

What’s The Next Oil Patch Buyout?

What’s The Next Oil Patch Buyout?

Things are heating up in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota and Montana… Whiting Petroleum (WLL) just announced they’re acquiring Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) in a $6 billion deal.  Whiting will get access to Kodiak’s 171,000 net acres in the Williston Basin in exchange for $3.8 billion in stock and assumption of $2.2 […]

July 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Natural Gas Exports:  Bad Idea? Part 3

Natural Gas Exports: Bad Idea? Part 3

Let’s pick up our discussion on the upcoming export of US natural gas.  As you may remember from our last article on the subject, the US Department of Energy has approved 7 liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities with 23 more waiting for approval. Supporters of LNG exports claim the practice will strengthen the US economy […]

July 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Optimistic

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Optimistic

Over the past few weeks, investors have had a lot of information to digest.  There’s been the usual economic data.  The most troubling was the revision to US GDP that said the US economy actually shrunk at an annualized pace of 2.9% in the first quarter… the biggest drop since 2009. The main reason for […]

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