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Stock Market: Risk Now Highest in Years

By Monday, June 29, 2015

Stock Market RiskThis morning, the news is full of talk about Greece. This weekend, the government there introduced capital controls in what’s looking more and more like a country on the brink of financial collapse.Greece leaving the eurozone is of importance as it opens the door for other struggling countries like Portugal, Spain, and Italy to eventually follow through the same exit. And while I feel for the people of Greece,. Read More

S&P 500: Stocks Open flat on Greece, China

By Friday, June 26, 2015

Stocks Open Flat on Greece and ChinaThe S&P 500 is set to be flat on Friday, June 26th, as investors are keeping an eye on a deal to avert a Greek default on a proposal from its creditors and China’s stock market continues to sell off.Although there was some encouraging news earlier this week about the Greece deal with its creditors, the differences between sides stretched the negotiations into the weekend. European Union leaders made. Read More

Stock Market Advice: The 5 Best Performing Stocks of 2015

By Friday, June 26, 2015

Stock Market AdviceThe stock market was flat during the first half of 2015 due to economic and political uncertainties in Europe and a tumbling energy sector. Yet despite those discouraging facts, some companies were able to deliver an enormous return to their shareholders. Let’s take a closer look at the top five performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the first half of 2015.Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX), up 92.61%Netflix, . Read More

S&P 500: Stocks Open Higher on Greek Economic Data

By Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stocks on S&P 500 Open HigherThe S&P 500 is opening the trading session higher on Thursday, June 25, as investors are optimistic for a deal to avert a Greek default on a proposal from its creditors.The differences between Greece’s proposal and that of its creditors are not big enough to justify failing to reach an agreement, a senior Greek government official said. Greek officials said that if talks fell apart, the country does not. Read More

S&P 500: Greek Debt Talks Send Indices Down

By Wednesday, June 24, 2015

S&P 500: Stock Markets DownU.S. equities traded lower on Wednesday, June 24, as discouraging developments in the Greece debt crisis weighed on investor sentiment.Greece’s government rejected a proposed deal from international creditors, which analysts believed represented the last hope for reaching an agreement. Negotiations are continuing in Brussels. The two sides have until the end of the month to reach a deal before Greece defaults on its upcoming payment to the International Monetary. Read More

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

By Friday, June 19, 2015

Tech Stocks 2015The 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

Truth Behind First-Quarter 2015 Corporate Earnings

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015

First-Quarter 2015 Corporate EarningsWith each passing day, there is more evidence that suggests the stock market is a dangerous place to be; the upside seems very limited and the downside risks are increasing.At the end of the day, for key stock indices to go higher, revenues and corporate earnings of the companies that make up those stock indices must improve. Right now, this isn’t happening.So far, 494 of the S&P 500. Read More

S&P 500 Earnings Weak; U.S. Economy in Trouble?

By Monday, May 25, 2015

S&P 500 Earnings WeakNo matter how you look at it, the first-quarter earnings of S&P 500 companies do not look good.First-Quarter Earnings ExplainedAmong the 447 companies that have reported first-quarter earnings for 2015, 71% beat their estimates. Moreover, 45% have sales above their estimates. (Source: Factset, May 8, 2015.)However, when you add it all up, the blended earnings growth rate is just 0.1%, which is the slowest earnings growth rate. Read More

S&P 500 Bull Market Addicted to Mediocrity

By Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bull marketIncome-starved investors are helping prop up the long-in-the-tooth bull market (up 220% since 2009) on the S&P 500. How else can you explain the support the S&P 500 has found in the face of a really mediocre earnings season? The only way is if investors think it’s a good thing that more than half of S&P 500 companies are reporting sales below estimates to date.Bull Market Fuelled by Lower . Read More

Economic Crisis 2015: U.S. Economy Worse Today Than 2008

By Monday, March 30, 2015

Economic Crisis 2015The thought of an economic crisis in 2015 is all too distant for too many. With the S&P 500 advancing 200% since its bottom in 2009, it’s worth taking some time to pause and reflect. As is often the case, the most devastating risks are those that we don’t see coming. Few recognized the dangerous consequences of the overvalued housing market or loose financial regulations before the recession hit. This. Read More

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
Subject: Golden Opportunity for Stock Market Investors

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