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Tax Cuts for Apple Stock (AAPL) During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for its business practices. But since the election, Trump has softened his tone on Apple stock (AAPL) and said the company will be “happy” about his plans. As the populist…

This Could Send CSCO Stock Higher Traders are often jittery and impatient by nature. Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for, which seems to be the case with Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) stock. Yet CSCO stock fell six percent last Thursday to south of the psychological…

Stock Market Crash 2017 Spells Opportunity This is one of the craziest starts to the year, and our stock market advice for 2017 is to focus on your risk exposure, but also consider ways to profit from a stock market crash. It is the case that the stock…

The Best Stock Market Advice for 2016 My stock market advice for 2016 is all about having a strong defense. This has been one of the worst starts for the stock market in many years. It’s emblematic of one thing—economic cycles are changing and capital markets don’t really…

Yum Stock Is Closing In On an Important Buy Signal Deep-fried chicken, tacos, and pizza, along with the global obsession for junk food, have propelled Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) to one of the top fast food companies in the world, but there was nothing yummy about what happened…

The 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…

Market pundits have warned about the May to October period as the worst for making money. My stock market guidance for you is simply to keep your options open to trade from both the long and short sides. If you dumped your positions in April, you would've missed…

To gauge how overpriced a stock market is, I pay close attention to the valuations investors are giving to companies—how much they are willing to pay for every dollar a company makes. Consider the recently debuted company Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE/SHAK). It has a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple (i.e.…

As we near the mid-point of the year, just over a month away, my stock market advice is to adopt a cautious approach; especially on the buy side. If you are looking to add to a long-term portfolio, it’s likely fine to buy on stock market weakness. But…

Pinterest: How This Hot Potential IPO Is Making Money Frankly, I don’t know any men who have a Pinterest account, but I know a lot of women who do. And that’s one reason Pinterest makes money. It has the perfect demographic for advertisers, and now that it’s making…

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) 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…

With indecisive stock market action, biotechnology stocks continue to show their speculative strength. It’s a market sector that continues to be very strong, albeit highly speculative. Of course, where there’s growth, there are also higher valuations and many of the large-cap biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are richly valued.…

China is in the news, but not for good reasons. While the Chinese stock market continues to blaze along in 2015, outperforming our domestic markets, the associated risk is high. While I like China in the long-term, I have not been zealously into Chinese stocks for a while,…

4Q14 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…

Stock Market Poised for Crash? Admittedly, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average trading at record-highs, the idea of a stock market crash isn’t garnering much attention. But despite the euphoria on Wall Street, the pieces necessary for a crash are in place. And investors need…

Three of the many things that traders and investors get caught up in within the equity markets are Wall Street estimates, Wall Street consensus, and whether or not a company has beat, met, or came in below what a group of research analysts expected. It is, of course,…

As I close out today with my last editorial for the month of January 2015, I want to share some very interesting observations with my readers. This morning, as I write this issue, the futures market is showing the Dow Jones Industrial Average will open down 150 points.…