By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. | February 25, 2014
Playing turnaround situations is a tough thing to do in the stock market. If a company’s share price experienced a material price retrenchment, it’s usually done so for a very good reason. Penny stocks are that way not because they want to be.
It’s useful scanning the market for 52-week lows and 52-week highs; the process of doing so helps in the generation of lists of stocks for further research…. Read More
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. | February 19, 2014
Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) has been an excellent trade. The position has recovered strongly and is a very good example for traders who speculate on changes in investor sentiment.
Trading a stock like Tesla is about price momentum as much as anything. And every business, no matter how successful or fast-growing, experiences operational difficulty. This creates opportunity for a trader who is comfortable going against the market.
Tesla ran into … Read More
By Mitchell Clark, B.Comm. | January 17, 2013
Hindsight is always 20/20 when it comes to the stock market, and it’s impossible to be right with your picks all of the time. Recently, in this column we’ve been looking at a number of large-cap companies that I view as being worthy of consideration when they’re down in value on the stock market.
One of the most successful initial public offerings (IPOs) in recent history is MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE/MA). … Read More
By Sasha Cekerevac, BA | January 30, 2012
Well, if people haven’t been paying attention to the U.S. policy on the dollar, it’s no secret that the administration is hoping for a massive decline in the currency to help pump up exports. With the Federal Reserve announcement that they are keeping rates low until late 2014, we all know that this means cheap money will be flooding into commodities as the dollar sinks.
What can you do? Several … Read More
By George Leong, B.Comm. | July 28, 2011
In a much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO), Dunkin’ Brands (NYSE/DNKN) was set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. The company owns two big-name franchises — Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins — and could be much sought after.
By George Leong, B.Comm. | July 22, 2011
The second-quarter earnings season has started strong. As of July 20, 88 of the S&P 500 companies have reported, with 78% beating estimates and 10% falling short, according to Thomson Reuters.Strong earnings from technology have provided the catalyst for the buying, helping to offset the significant debt issues in Europe and the U.S.
By Michael Lombardi, MBA | June 1, 2011
Two news items this morning I want my readers to be aware of as we start June…
The New York-based Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence fell “unexpectedly” in May to a six-month low. It wasn’t “unexpected” by readers, as I have been warning about the economy cooling in 2011.
By Michael Lombardi, MBA | May 20, 2011
Sitting at my desk this morning, getting ready to write today’s lead article for PROFIT CONFIDENTIAL, my economically slanted mind started wandering…
Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average be successful at penetrating through the 13,000 level, or will the bear-market rally just slowly fade away? If I was a betting man, I’d have to go with Dow Jones 13,000.
We are living in unprecedented times of government and monetary stimulus. The Federal Funds Rate has remained at zero for so long, most people can’t remember the last time U.S. T-bills paid 6.5% interest. (It was 20 years ago, back in 1991.)
By Michael Lombardi, MBA | May 19, 2011
As of late, I’ve been expressing my concern about inflation, how I believe our overly generous monetary policies of the past two years and other factors would give rise to sudden and unexpected inflation in America. Inflation, as you know, is already a big problem in many countries.
By George Leong, B.Comm. | May 16, 2011
Stocks are facing some upside resistance at this juncture. Blue-chip companies continue to lead the way this year, with small-cap and technology companies trailing.
My best stock market advice to you is to make sure you are diversified. You need to add small-cap stocks in an effort to increase the expected return of your portfolio.
I would like to discuss the concept of asset allocation as a critical part of … Read More