Three Statistics That Say No Economic Growth Yet

By Friday, January 23, 2015

ECB Money PrintingLook at any newspaper or watch any financial news channel and you will hear someone saying the U.S. economy is growing. To prove their point, they will refer to gross domestic product (GDP) figures and unemployment data.
Yes, the GDP numbers and the unemployment picture do look better, but our economy is still in very big trouble…. Read More

Flat-Lining Revenues the Big Problem This Earnings Season

By Friday, January 23, 2015

4Q14 Earnings NumbersThe same old earnings trend continues. Sales are coming in light, while earnings are meeting or beating the Street. It’s a familiar sight in a slow-growth environment with a stronger U.S. dollar. And that’s the one big problem so far this earnings season: revenues aren’t improving, so why are stocks still so high?
Johnson &amp… Read More

Despite Increasing Competition, Netflix to Remain Tops in Streaming

By Friday, January 23, 2015

Netflix to Remain TopsNetflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) got my attention on Tuesday after announcing a massive fourth quarter, reminding me why I have been bullish on the stock for so long. Threatened by emerging rivals such as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ/AMZN), Hulu, and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ/YHOO)… Read More, Netflix proved why it is the “Best of Breed” in video steam

How Does Uber Make Money? Why It May Be the Most Highly Anticipated IPO of 2015

By Thursday, January 22, 2015

Uber Most Highly Anticipated IPO of 2015How Uber Has Earned a Surprising $40.0-Billion Valuation
Many companies get their start by capitalizing on an untapped niche market, but few have upended an entire industry like Uber. Fewer still have been as polarizing. Toss in a valuation of $40.0 billion and you can see why so many investors are hoping Uber lists publicly in 2015. B… Read More

Inflation and Weak Economic Conditions: Two Reasons to Invest in Gold?

By Thursday, January 15, 2015

Invest in GoldWhen it comes to stocks and bonds, they may be fairly easy to price at times. This is mainly due to the fact that they make dividend or coupon payments to investors. Gold, on the other hand, is different and can be very difficult to price, since it doesn’t make any payments.
To look at where gold prices may be headed next, I look at a few fact… Read More

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