NASDAQ Hits Record High on Google Inc. (GOOG) Earnings, Economic Data

By Friday, July 17, 2015
NASDAQ Hits Record HighThe NASDAQ opened higher on Friday July 17th after strong earnings results from Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG, GOOGL) and positive economic data. This could eventually give clues on the timing of an interest rate increase. The U.S. dollar is heading for its biggest gain since May after economic data increased the possibility of an interest rate hike. In China, the Shanghai Composite Index rose more than three percent as the government .

First-Quarter Earnings Season to Be Especially Bad for Multinationals

By Friday, April 10, 2015
First Quarter Earnings SeasonThe stock market has shifted its focus to the first-quarter earnings season. Based on early expectations, it will be an ugly quarter for U.S. companies, specifically the multinationals. Expect Continued Disappointment for Rest of First-Quarter Earnings Season A few weeks ago, we received some hints that the first-quarter earnings season would be disappointing after numerous downgrades were made on the U.S. economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) now estimates the .

Economic Stalling in Eurozone Inevitable?

By Friday, November 7, 2014
Economic Stalling in Eurozone InevitableWhen Germany recently announced some underachieving economic numbers, it was a red flag for the eurozone and Europe. When the stronger of the two pillars in the eurozone (France being the other pillar) begins to show some fragility, you have to take a step back to evaluate the situation. Now, it shouldn’t be a complete surprise to you that there are growth issues brewing in the eurozone, especially given the .

Strategies to Protect Your Capital While Investing in This Market

By Friday, October 10, 2014
How Investors Can Deal with the Current MarketThere are no secrets to dealing with the current stock market malaise. The key is to simply understand, manage, and deal with the inherent risk. I’m not talking just about the domestic risk, but also the economic risk from Europe and China, along with the geopolitical risk in Syria and Ukraine. As you probably all know, the stock market hates uncertainty and there’s plenty of it. Until the uncertainties dissipate, .

My Poor Italy

By Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Why This Stock Market Will Fall Like a RockThis 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 orders in June drop by the most since 2011. While the financial media has taken the focus off the eurozone over the past couple of years, I have continued to .

Why China Catches My Eye as a Top Opportunity Right Now

By Friday, July 18, 2014
My Top Three Foreign Investment OpportunitiesA few years ago, investors couldn’t get enough of Chinese stocks. This led to numerous frauds committed by crooks in China that has since tarnished the reputation and reliability of all Chinese companies, whether they’re legitimate or not, despite their operating in one of the top growth areas in the world. While I’m not focused on Chinese stocks at this moment due to better trading opportunities in the domestic stock .

Why These Stocks Are a Leading Indicator of the Market and What They Foresee Now

By Monday, July 7, 2014
Why the Cycle in Transportation Stocks Isn't Over YetIt’s no surprise that the railroad business is doing well. We’ve been looking at Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) and other railroad stocks consistently in these pages for a number of years. But not only are pure-play railroads doing well, offshoots within the industry are also booming. It’s a good time to be in railroad stocks, and if you believe that the economy is ready to experience a new business cycle .

Coffee Wars Intensify on Stock Market as Coffee Prices Rise

By Friday, June 6, 2014
Top Three Stocks to Profit as Coffee Prices RiseIf you cannot get through the day without that cup of coffee, you may need to prepare to spend a little more to get it. Coffee prices have been surging, up more than 30% year-over-year. The cost to have that morning cup of java has edged higher, but not at the same rate as the cash price of coffee. The coffee industry is a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States .

Long-Term Growth Opportunities Abound in This Sector

By Friday, May 23, 2014
My Top High-Flying Long-Term Growth OpportunitiesThe global airline sector is probably at its brightest point in history, having seen a significant improvement following the effects of 9/11 that nearly killed the industry. The factor that’s pushing up the airline sector has been the renewal in the global economy, particularly the massive buildup of newfound wealth in the emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The growth is especially strong in Asia, as China .

This Stock’s Earnings Report Most Valuable News for Investors?

By Friday, May 2, 2014
According Stock There's  Bright Light U.S. EconomyA lot of earnings results from multinational corporations revealed improving growth in the international markets, including Asia and, surprisingly, Europe. But one company just reported the reverse and its first-quarter numbers were excellent based on strong domestic demand for its products. Cummins Inc. (CMI) hit it out of the park with a 25% comparative gain in North American sales, while the company’s international sales were basically flat. Diluted earnings per .

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