Big-cap stocks

Big-cap stocks are firms with a market capitalization of more than $10.0 billion. The market capitalization of a company is its value, which is determined by multiplying the company’s share price by its number of shares outstanding. Big-cap stocks are usually international in scope and are generally less risky than smaller firms. Big-cap stocks usually have multiple products in various parts of an economy, diversifying their income stream.


Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 317 points, while the NASDAQ Composite Index fell 93 points—respective losses of about two percent per index. This morning, stock market futures are down again. As a reader of Profit Confidential, this “rout”…

Healthy second-quarter results from technology and banks are helping to drive buying in stocks. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 traded at an intraday record and is again looking toward 2,000, while the blue-chip DOW is edging toward another record. While…

Folks, there is a technical breakdown on the charts of the small-cap, growth, and technology groups in the stock market. I can’t say I’m surprised, given the major run-up in 2013 and the lack of any significant stock market correction.…

Folks, I’m beginning to get somewhat concerned about the stock market in the near-term. I’m not saying the stock market is going to crash, but there are some technical indications of a possible correction or adjustment in the near-term. The…

The Boeing Company’s (NYSE/BA) “787 Dreamliner” remains grounded, but the aerospace sector continues to deliver some excellent results and growth. In spite of its problems with the monstrous Dreamliner, Boeing managed to trade above $80.00 for the first time in…

While the bulls appear to be in control at this time, you cannot let your guard down. In my view, a critical investment strategy is the concept of asset allocation, diversification, and the addition of small-cap stocks to maximize the…

I recently wrote about S&P 500 companies reporting weak corporate earnings growth and highlighted how, for the last three quarters, revenue growth for the S&P 500 companies has declined dramatically. What is more important to note is what the CEOs…

Michael’s Personal Notes: My, how industries have changed, how times have changed, how the industries best performing stocks in play have changed. Yesterday, the iconic 64-year-old Saab Automobile Company said that it was filing for bankruptcy in Sweden. A total of 3,400…

You own a company and you have one customer that accounts for 25% of your sales. Your customer is in another country and pays you in currency from his country. Unfortunately, you have a few other customers who also pay…

When investing in the stock market, for years I’ve favored small-caps, penny stocks and even micro-cap stocks over big-cap stocks. Why? “The proof is in the pudding,” as they say. Big company stocks tend to move up and down with…

With the mid-year fast approaching, it's time to update my economic predicts for 2007: Interest Rates -- As I've been writing, I don't expect U.S. interest rates to fall much this year because higher domestic rates are needed to support…

Crown Media hit a pothole and my readers took the smooth road to a 91% profit. Texas Instruments recently plunged and my readers made a fast 45% profit on the fall. JetBlue Airways was flying high, then news of rising…

Most stock market fanatics remember exactly what they were doing on October 19, 1987... this market fan is no exception. Two days ago, we passed the 16th anniversary of the market crash of October 19, 1987. The event was one…

Wall Street would like nothing better but for us to feel that all is well in the markets. But the earnings of the large companies that make up the popular stock indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P…

As you are aware, I'm very bearish on big-cap stocks for the following reasons: Valuations are historically high. Interest rates are about to rise. As a country, we've accumulated debt we can never repay. All our jobs are being lost…