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Call Options Your Best Strategy to Buy with Markets at Their Highs?

By Friday, February 27, 2015

Call Options Your Best StrategyStock Markets Still Near Record-Highs… Read More
In my previous commentary last week, I suggested the stock market would likely go higher by year-end. But I also warned that investors keep their guard up and enjoy some profits.
Now here we are, a week later, and the stock market is at yet another record-high after the moves by the DOW and S&P 500 on Tuesday.
Technology continues to provide the stock market

4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a Bore
We’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.
Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already gone up.
There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it… Read More

Why It’s Not Time to Sell Stocks Yet (Despite Markets’ Record-Highs)

By Friday, February 20, 2015

Not Time to Sell StocksThe stock market continues to ride higher as we approach the 15th anniversary of the high of the NASDAQ, prior to the subsequent sell-off that drove sellers to the exits in a frantic dash.
The situation looks different this time around, but you have to wonder about the rapid ascent of the stock market in February after the negative January. The advance in the stock market this month should not… Read More

SpaceX Holding Off on IPO; Five Similar Stocks to Watch

By Thursday, February 5, 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, … Read More

Best Technology Stocks: Three Tech Stocks with Great Potential in 2015

By Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tech Stocks 2015
The U.S. stock markets have experienced two strong years of back-to-back gains; the S&P 500 soared approximately 30% in 2013 and a solid 13% in 2014; and the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently topped 18,000 for the first time ever. With the Federal Reserve expected to barely increase interest rates in the second half of 2015, the stock market looks to be the investment of choice for income-starved investors this… Read More

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

By Sunday, February 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,

Despite Increasing Competition, Netflix to Remain Tops in Streaming

By Friday, January 23, 2015

Netflix to Remain TopsNetflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) got my attention on Tuesday after announcing a massive fourth quarter, reminding me why I have been bullish on the stock for so long. Threatened by emerging rivals such as Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ/AMZN), Hulu, and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ/YHOO)… Read More, Netflix proved why it is the “Best of Breed” in video steaming and everyone else is a “wannabe” for now.
Content Is King in the Streaming Business

NASDAQ 5,000 Just Around the Corner?

By Friday, November 21, 2014

NASDAQ Index to Hit 5000Thinking back to early 2000, I thought the NASDAQ stock market would eventually trade at 5,000, but I wasn’t sure about how long it would take. Well, now it looks like the answer at the time would have been around 15 years.
After a decent run this year, the NASDAQ stock market is trading within 300 points, or 6.2%, of the magical 5,000-point level. The index is leading the broader… Read More

Strategies for Investing in These Chaotic Markets

By Friday, October 24, 2014

Strategies for Investing
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 potentially correct 10%, down to around 1,792, something that has not materialized in about two years. It would, in my view, represent a good buying opportunity to accumulate shares at… Read More

Off-the-Radar Company Delivering Attractive Earnings

By Monday, October 13, 2014

One Off-the-Radar Company with Attractive ResultsOn the day that the DOW, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite dropped two percent on global growth worries, once again, several companies reported very good numbers.
But investors are paying less attention to corporate results and more attention to economic news from around the world that suggests that the only mature economic engine running at any positive speed currently is the U.S. economy.
PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) had another good quarter…. Read More

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