Buying Opportunity

A buying opportunity in a stock occurs when a short-term fluctuation allows for the security to be mispriced. Value is relative to an investor’s own criteria. An example is a one-time problem, such as a strike at a mine, which results in the shares of the firm being sold off. This selloff might offer a long-term investor the opportunity to buy shares of the mining company at a favorable value. Buying opportunities occur for various reasons, but the goal of any investor is to accumulate assets at favorable levels. If an asset is selling at below market value and an investor believed that the business would recover, this would be a great example of a buying opportunity.


What began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media. Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB),…

Here we go again. Just when the stock market is moving lower and forecasting a potential correction, we see buying emerging, driving the bears back to the woods. The reality is that I was looking for the S&P 500 to…

On November 30, Switzerland’s citizens will cast a very critical vote. Through a referendum, they will vote for or against the Swiss National Bank increasing its gold bullion reserves to 20%, the central bank halting the selling of gold, and…

The financial media and analysts are talking endlessly about the state and fragility of the stock market and whether a bottom may be near. I discussed the vulnerability to the downside in my last article. If you missed it, you…

The stock market is clearly struggling to stay afloat at this juncture, balancing the domestic economic renewal with the global risk coming from ISIS, Russia, the eurozone, and economic stalling in China. A major catalyst or a reason to buy…

The fundamentals that drive gold prices higher are in full force and improving. Central banks are buying more of the precious metal (to add to their reserves), while countries that are known to be big consumers of gold bullion post…

In spite of some doom and gloom scenarios for the housing market, so far it has been full steam ahead as the sector continues to blaze along since bouncing out of the Great Recession in 2008. With interest rates and mortgage…

The top one percent are spending and don’t really care about the other 99%. For the retail sector and particularly the luxury-brand stocks, this is welcome news. High-end jeweler Tiffany & Co. (NYSE/TIF) pleased investors and Wall Street on Wednesday…

This morning came the news that Italy, a country very close to my heart (just look at my last name) and the third-biggest economy in the eurozone, is back in recession. And Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, saw factory…

I have been following social media company Twitter, Inc. (NYSE/TWTR) since the stock debuted to heightened fanfare on November 7, 2013. The hyped-up momentum play spiked to just over $74.00 on superlative enthusiasm and pure insanity, prior to its subsequent…

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…

I was listening to hedge fund guru and energy baron T. Boone Pickens on CNBC the other day and, as he always has, he wants to stop the flow of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil into this…

The first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth suggests some stalling in the economy, but this is expected to pass as we move forward into 2015 as the economic renewal picks up, which will generate a buying opportunity. A small-cap stock…

China is facing some growth issues, but so are the majority of the countries in the Western Hemisphere. The country’s new government leader, President Xi Jinping, came on board in March 2013 and is planning to change the landscape of…

There’s some hand-holding required out there in the stock market. We have seen destruction in the momentum biotech and Internet stocks that have corrected by more than 30%. Now we are hearing some analysts on Wall Street saying to jump…