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Only Up From Here for This World-Class Internet Stock?

By Friday, October 31, 2014
World-Class Internet StockWhat began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media. Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), which traded at a new record-high of more than $81.00 on Tuesday morning, equating to a colossal market value of $210 billion. (Amazing what can come from the dorms of .

Why I’m More Excited About the Food Sector Than Apple’s Latest Products

By Friday, September 12, 2014
This Food Company More Deserving of Your Attention Than AppleWhile the entire world was waiting for and anticipating the next-generation “iPhone 6” from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) on Tuesday, General Mills, Inc. (NYSE/GIS) announced it was acquiring organic and natural food company Annies, Inc. (NYSE/BNNY). Okay, the launch of the iPhone 6 was clearly more exciting, but so what? The launch was more hype than substance, unless you consider a new and bigger iPhone earth-shattering. But I’m not here to .

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 .

My Top Stocks in the Mobile Gaming Sector

By Friday, March 28, 2014
Why I Believe There Are Better Mobile Gaming Investments Than King Digital If you have ever played the Candy Crush Saga game on your mobile device, you’d realize that the game, along with others like Flappy Birds, are merely a mobile phenomenon that could easily fade away over time once the addiction washes away, based on my stock analysis. Yet for King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE/KING), the maker of Candy Crush Saga, the company is clearly jumping with glee that .

My Top Stock Pick in the Innovative Alternative Energy Sector

By Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This Alternative Energy Company Has Great UpsideThe price action and euphoria towards battery-powered carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) clearly shows the demand for innovative companies that deliver a great story, as my stock analysis suggests. Investors want to see less demand for energy produced by fossil fuels and more demand for the green energy movement, whether its wind, water, solar, or another form of green energy, according to my stock analysis. A small company that I .

Could Thousand-Dollar Stock Be a Bargain?

By Monday, February 3, 2014
What Makes a High-Priced Stock a BargainGoogle Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is showing why I think it’s one of the top technology growth plays at this time…and going forward. No longer simply a web site and online advertising marketing company, Google has been spreading its wings into software and hardware, as it moves to the next level as a company, based on my stock analysis. The stock may be trading above $1,100, but my stock analysis indicates that .

Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard Bound to Be a Success Story?

By Thursday, December 5, 2013
stock analysisA year ago, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE/HPQ) was an $11.00 stock that was struggling to turn around its fortunes and become relevant again. The company, under then-new CEO Meg Whitman, made a bold and strategic decision to focus less on its declining personal computer (PC) business and more on its areas showing growth opportunities, such as its mobile and enterprise businesses. So far, this has been the correct decision for Hewlett-Packard, .

Best Buy’s New Strategy a Buying Opportunity?

By Tuesday, December 3, 2013
stock analysisThe sector that will be the topic of focus for the stock market over the next month is, of course, the retailers as we march on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday toward the key holiday shopping season. To tell the truth, I’m not much of a shopper. I hate going to the malls and fighting the congestion of other shoppers scrambling for deals, especially on the crazy shopping days, .

Why the Small Home Supplies Stocks Offer Good Potential

By Monday, November 4, 2013
Stocks Offer Good PotentialThe housing market looks like it may be ready to fall. While the homebuilders may face some hurdles, the area of housing that I feel is a buying opportunity is the home supplies and services stocks. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE/HD) is the “Best of Breed” in the housing market, with Lowes Companies, Inc. (NYSE/LOW) trailing in second. While I like the Home Depot in the housing market, the reality .

Small Game Developer Set to Generate Short-Term Gains

By Friday, November 1, 2013
Small Game Developer Set to Generate Short-Term GainsThere’s some buzz surrounding the video gaming market again with the pending releases of the “PlayStation 4” by Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and the “Xbox One” by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT). As I recently discussed, the release of new gaming and entertainment consoles generate excitement and drive up the demand for games. (Read “Why the Gaming Sector Should Be on Your Radar.”) In this column, I wrote about Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ/EA) .
Sep. 3, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.62%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.19%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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