Stock Market Advice

Warren Buffett’s Top 5 Dividend-Paying Stocks for 2015

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Invest Like a BillionaireTo find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding…Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest InvestorForbes just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who have figured out the Street. At #85 is Abigail Johnson ($13.4 billion); #31 is Carl Icahn ($23.5. Read More

Stock Market: Valuations and Optimism Near Extreme Levels

By Friday, May 15, 2015

Stock Market ValuationsTo 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. how much investors are willing to give for every dollar of earnings) of 1,100. The industry this company belongs to has an. Read More

Stock Market Advice for the May 2015 World Economic Climate

By Friday, May 15, 2015

stock market adviceAs 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 for those with a shorter time horizon, you need to be careful, because the vulnerability of the downside is above average.Stock . Read More

Top 9 Oil and Gas Penny Stocks for 2015 (Despite Weak Metrics)

By Friday, May 1, 2015

Oil and Gas Penny StocksStrike While the Pump Jack Is Cold: Oil and Gas Plays an Opportunity While Down?With oil prices taking a beating, most investors interested in oil and gas are probably running for the hills or are taking a wait-and-see approach. (If you’re in the latter group, consider keeping an eye on the nine top oil and gas penny stocks for 2015 that we list here a little further down. Despite. Read More

How Pinterest Is Making Money and Why Facebook Should Be Scared

By Friday, May 1, 2015

How Pinterest Makes MoneyPinterest: How This Hot Potential IPO Is Making MoneyFrankly, 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 money, Pinterest could be one of the more interesting initial public offerings (IPOs) of 2015.While other social media platforms deal with. Read More

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

By Friday, May 1, 2015

How Facebook Makes MoneyFacebook’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 their profiles and browse, comment, like, post, and share. Those daily interactions are a marketer’s dream. Find out what’s trending and popular,. Read More

Xiaomi IPO: Why it May Be the Most Highly Anticipated IPO in 2015

By Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Xiaomi IPO 2015Xiaomi: China-Based Mobile Phone Upstart to Be Hottest IPO in 2015?In the crowded mobile market with a brutally high barrier to entry, Xiaomi Technology Ltd. Co. has gone from zero to hero in just a few short years. With a $45.0-billion valuation, Xiaomi is expected to be the hottest initial public offering (IPO) in 2015.(1) And nothing warms the wallets of Wall Street like the idea of getting in. Read More

U.S. Dollar Strength the Real Threat to Investors, Not Higher Interest Rates

By Friday, March 13, 2015

US Dollar strengthThere are issues brewing in the stock market with interest rates fears and the strengthening greenback that could drive the S&P 500 lower by five percent or more.When Will the Fed Increase Interest Rates?First, we have the fears surrounding rising interest rates after the strong improvement in the unemployment rate to a pre-recession low of 5.5%. This is well below the target, previously set by former Federal Reserve. Read More

Biotech Stocks Showing Strength Among Speculative Market Action

By Friday, March 6, 2015

Biotech Stocks Showing StrengthWith 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.Three Biotech Stocks with Momentum in a Slow MarketBristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) is one of these richly valued companies.. Read More

Chinese Stock Market Correction Ahead? Here’s How to Profit

By Friday, March 6, 2015

Chinese StocksChina 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, from neither an investment nor a trading standpoint. For me, there have been much better trading opportunities in the domestic stock market. Read More

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