Stock Analysis

There are growing whispers a market correction is on the horizon. Guess what: it’s already happening, and it could worsen to the point that we see a major decline, based on my technical analysis. Over the past five sessions to April 18, some profit-taking has emerged, which is…

Personal computer (PC) sales are on the decline. It’s clearly not a surprise whatsoever, as we have seen this trend developing for years following the major push of tablets into the marketplace, according to my stock analysis. We have seen all of the PC makers report declining sales…

Given the recent turmoil in stocks, investors have been facing a climate of volatile trading, as key market indices retested recent lows on Tuesday. So, it is time again to review ways of minimizing major downside risk. By using options, you can create a protective hedge against potential…

The high price of oil and gasoline is clearly making consumers drive less often. According to a weekly survey by MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE/MA), the demand for gasoline in the U.S. Has declined for 13 straight weeks, including a 3.3% decline in the latest week. The movement of gasoline…

Speaking of solar energy stocks, have you seen the earnings lately? Unbelievable growth that's still beating the Street. If there ever was a clear recipe for capital appreciation on the stock market, these solar energy companies are following it. How about JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ/JASO)? This…

I'm writing today to tell you about a totally different investment strategy that a select group of your fellow Lombardi customers are using right now to make huge amounts of extra profits like these documented results for the last year alone: 75% profit on Long Drug Stores 44%…

It seems it was eons ago that the New York arm of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) fell in love with complicated derivatives tied to mortgage and asset-backed debt obligations. In the late 1990s, it was so cool to be investing in such almost mythical investment vehicles.…

It seems there isn't much else to discuss these days in Canada other than our soaring loonie. But we're also hearing from our Canadian subscribers complaining how, because of the soaring loonie, portions of their portfolios held in have taken a beating. I guess it is time for…

This article is not about market timing, since I believe it is not possible to time the market or business cycles immaculately. Each business cycle is a consequence of complex and deeply interconnected corporate and government decisions. And neither comes with a manual or an instructional video. Thankfully,…

Bad news on the American economy keeps popping up everywhere we look. If it’s not the housing market, the subprime mess, the spiraling deficit, the widening trade deficit... it is the sheer number of job losses the U.S. is now starting to experience. But why do stocks keep…

Oil prices are on an uptrend, with the basis light sweet crude on the NYMEX surpassing its recent contract peak in late July. The high oil prices are a real concern because of its negative impact on transportation companies where oil is a major part of their expenses.…

Although it is barely election courting time, federal Liberals are already making promises to Bay Street in an effort to score a few easy points. The latest Liberal foray among Canadian businesses basically sent this message: "Yes, the Conservative's moratorium on new income trusts from last year was…

I would say that just about everyone on Wall Street has no idea what is going to happen to the stock market over the next month or so. Normally, a lot of seasoned investment professionals have a gut feel as to the near-term direction of stock prices (barring…

Any stock that can tick higher in this market truly has great potential going forward. Like many are saying about the real estate market, the stock market isn't particularly overvalued, there's just the issue of confidence in the marketplace. Even in bad stock market conditions, it's a great…

There are few things that irritate me more than when the government insults my intelligence. Actually, there is nothing that irritates me more than that. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's go back to two days ago, when I received my electricity bill for July and August.…

Yesterday morning, my husband and I found out something a bit unpleasant about one stock in our portfolio. Mind you, this is still in every way a great pick. The company's balance sheet is strong, abundant with cash. It operates a sound business, pulls in record revenues quarter…

Whenever there is carnage, there are vultures. Nothing rings more true in the world of high finance. Not many of us can ignore the great meltdown in the credit market south of the border, which could put about 1.7 million American homeowners out on the street. Moreover, holding…

Previously in this column, I wrote about how special-situation stocks tend to be the strongest wealth creators. These kinds of companies aren't necessarily the leaders in their respective industries, but they are doing something different. A collection of special-situation stocks makes for an ideal speculative portfolio. Recently, I…

My first job in the industry was in sales at a relatively large institutional shop that had more foreign partners than I had boyfriends (including high school!). During my short tenure there, the firm changed its name four times! But then I got lucky. Through a friend of…

High oil prices negatively impact the airlines sector, but there is some hope. Capacity, as measured by the seats sold as a percentage of available seat miles, is steadily rising. Airlines as a group will continue to struggle with the high fuel costs and competitive pricing, but I…