Top Five Upcoming IPOs to Watch For 2015

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

IPOs to Watch 2015Thanks to major initial public offerings (IPOs) like Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE/BABA), 2014 was a bonanza for IPOs and a definite banner year. Now there are some highly anticipated IPOs to watch for in 2015. Investors may want to keep an eye on the following top IPOs in 2015: Airbnb, Pinterest, Spotify, Uber, and Xiaomi… Read More. (More on these a little later.)
IPOs offer investors a unique opportunity to get involved in a publicly traded company on the first day of trading.

How Facebook Makes Money: New Platform an Advertiser’s Dream

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How Facebook Makes Money
Facebook’s Rocky Start (Before Its Revenue Platform Made Headway)
Starting with just 20 or so initial profiles scattered around Harvard in 2004, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB)… Read More has since morphed into the world’s most important marketing platform, now with 1.3 billion active users.
Every day, disciples of Facebook log into their profiles and browse, comment, like, post, and share. Those daily interactions are a marketer’s dream. Find out what’s trending and popular, and target your advertising to a captive audience.

SpaceX Holding Off on IPO; Five Similar Stocks to Watch

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SpaceX IPO
SpaceX IPO the Final Frontier?
Is an initial public offering (IPO) the final frontier for SpaceX? Investors might be interested in gravitating toward a SpaceX IPO, but the company doesn’t seem to be in any rush to jettison private life.
SpaceX, a sort of private NASA, was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk. No one-hit wonder, Musk is also famous for starting successful firms like PayPal and Tesla Motors, Inc…. Read More

Xiaomi IPO: Why it May Be the Most Highly Anticipated IPO in 2015

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Xiaomi IPO 2015
Xiaomi: China-Based Mobile Phone Upstart to Be Hottest IPO in 2015?
In the crowded mobile market with a brutally high barrier to entry, Xiaomi Technology Ltd. Co. … Read Morehas gone from zero to hero in just a few short years. With a $45.0-billion valuation, Xiaomi is expected to be the hottest initial public offering (IPO) in 2015.(1) And nothing warms the wallets of Wall Street like the idea of getting in on a juggernaut like Xiaomi.

Service Fees: The Secret to How Airbnb Is Making Money in the Billions

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Airbnb Strategy
Airbnb: Top IPO to Watch for 2015?
With oil prices tanking and fears the global economy might rout the markets, many investors are turning their attention to possible initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2015. After the successful launch of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE/BABA) and GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ/GPRO)… Read More, the IPO watch is on for private juggernauts like Airbnb, which has been raking in billions lately.
What Is Airbnb?
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb helps people monetize their greatest asset—their homes.

Stock Market Overvalued by 66%; Market Crash Coming Soon

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grace Stock FallWhen I look at the stock market, I am worried. I see investors behaving like they do when markets are at their peaks or forming a top. I see irrationality, extreme valuations, and too much optimism among investors.
Investors Buying Everything and Anything?
Do investors really care about what they are buying these days when it comes to stocks? In just the last few months, I have seen companies do initial public offerings (IPOs) without any earnings in sight…. Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Overhaul Your Portfolio Right Now

By Friday, August 15, 2014

Stocks Rolling Over Signal TroubleBiotechnology stocks and the Russell 2000 began rolling over at the beginning of July, followed by transportation stocks at the end of the month.
It’s definitely a signal that the stock market is tired, but after such a strong breakout performance in 2013, the market still hasn’t experienced a material price correction in quite some time.
Second-quarter earnings came in mostly as expected and many blue-chip stocks sold off on good results, while companies backed existing full-year guidance…. Read More

A Hot Sector of the Market I Feel Will Soon Be a Buy Again

By Thursday, June 26, 2014

Why Action in 3D-Printing Stocks Is Healthy for This MarketEverything in the stock market experiences its own cycle of enthusiasm among investors. And this is especially well illustrated among speculative issues.
There was a time only a few years ago when some of the hottest speculative stocks were in solar energy. Now this small equity universe is still trying to rebuild itself.
And in more recent history, 3D-printing companies experienced incredible capital gains, only to experience incredible capital losses in what is a commonality among the market’s most speculative stocks…. Read More

Biotechs, Small-Caps, and IPOs: Making Sense of This Peculiar Stock Market

By Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This Year's Peculiar Market Short Exuberance RiskThe spot price of oil has been eerily steady for quite some time; this is quite unusual for the world’s most traded commodity.
It’s been a peculiar year in capital markets, and there’s definitely an uncertainty in sentiment, especially in the equity market with no real trend for investors to latch onto. It makes me think that equity investors should be proactive now and take a hard look at their portfolios for investment risk…. Read More

This Stock Poised to Impress Long-Term Investors

By Monday, May 19, 2014

Nike Company Poised for a Very Good QuarterIf there’s been a rotation into safer, more reasonably priced stocks, the trend can also reverse itself when the market is ready.
Biotechnology stocks, initial public offerings (IPOs), and hyper-priced technology issues were ripe for a sell-off after such tremendous capital gains. A rotation isn’t a breakdown in the longer-term stock market trend; it’s just a trade, and big investors wanted to book some profits.
Now some very good companies are more attractively priced, and there could very well be some decent buys if the broader stock market’s current fundamentals aren’t hit by some external shock…. Read More