Stock Market Advice

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

By Tuesday, March 3, 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… Read More that we list here a little further down. Despite

How Pinterest Is Making Money and Why Facebook Should Be Scared

By Sunday, March 1, 2015

How Pinterest Makes MoneyPinterest: 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 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 Sunday, March 1, 2015

How Facebook Makes Money
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)… Read More 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,

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

By Sunday, March 1, 2015

Xiaomi IPO 2015
Xiaomi: 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. … Read Morehas 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

4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 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 already gone up.
There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it… Read More

Four Strategies to Protect Yourself from a Stock Market Crash

By Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stock Market Crash
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 to know how to protect themselves from an impending stock market crash. Because if there’s one thing we know about the stock… Read More

Consumer Spending Falls Most in Five Years: Proof Economy Getting Worse, Not Better

By Monday, February 2, 2015

Proof Economy Getting WorseA stock market can’t move higher if the companies listed on that market are not posting earnings and revenue growth. American companies are stuck on both fronts right now.
Corporate Earnings Dismal, Revenue Growth Embarrassing
As of January 23, 90 companies on the S&P 500 have reported their corporate earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014…and it doesn’t look good. The earnings growth rate among the companies that have reported… Read More

Sherwin-Williams: A Booming Business in a Slow-Growth Market

By Monday, February 2, 2015

Sherwin-Williams A Booming BusinessThree 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, one big game. In a sense, it is helpful, as published sales and earnings estimates for different periods are useful guides for… Read More

2015 Setting Up to Be One Big Disappointment for Investors

By Friday, January 30, 2015

Disappointment for InvestorsAs 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. It’s been a difficult month for the Dow Jones. Not even including today’s downdraft, the Dow Jones is down 2.5% for the… Read More

DuPont, 3M Report Earnings Growth, but Slow Sales: Stocks on a Break?

By Friday, January 30, 2015

Earnings Growing, Sales SlowThe bottom line is turning out to be one of the major stories this earnings season. A tough global environment and the stronger U.S. dollar (which was expected) are impacting sales. But earnings are mostly still coming through.
DuPont and 3M Reporting Decent Earnings, Slow Sales
One company that perfectly illustrates this trend is E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD)… Read More, or DuPont, whose share price is

×