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China’s economy is more than five times larger than it was at the dawn of the millennium, meaning that early investors in the country could just sit back and earn massive returns. The country played a starring role in world growth over the last two decades. And despite…

To be candid, my stock market analysis continues to yield one overriding factor for this market—it’s all about the Fed. That’s it. Chinese economic news matters increasingly, and Greece’s sovereign debt problems did affect sentiment. But make no mistake; U.S. equities are trading off monetary policy expectations and…

Earnings season is about to get underway and it’s exactly what this market needs. But realistically, based on my stock market analysis, there’s not a lot of robust earnings growth out there. Not only is it a slow-growth world, but the stronger U.S. dollar is once again going…

I hope you weren’t taken by surprise with the market sell-off last Tuesday; I have been warning that an adjustment was long overdue. For what you can do going forward this July, read on for my stock market analysis right now. Stock Market Analysis: What’s Behind the Sell-Off?…

Stock Market Analysis 101: what companies say about their businesses is the best outlook for the broader market. While the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is the single greatest catalyst for stocks on a short-term basis, corporate reporting is the most material information of all. Notably, two brand-name stocks…

I'm not sure if you noticed, but the big banks and bank stocks are back as attractive investments for both income investors and those looking for more conservative capital appreciation potential, as backed up by my stock market analysis. If you were one of the astute investors who…

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) is one of the most talked-about and heavily traded stocks on the market. My initial thesis about the company that lay behind my stock market analysis was that it was overpriced based on the sales of its electric car. The company counts its sales…

The current initial public offering (IPO) market in some circumstances reminds me of the glory days back in 1999 and 2000; when newly minted technology stocks with little business surged to superlative heights driven by euphoric frenzy buying. While the valuation back then was far more out-of-whack than…

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…

When I look at the stock market, I am worried. I see investors behaving like they do when markets are at their peaks or forming a top. I see irrationality, extreme valuations, and too much optimism among investors. Investors Buying Everything and Anything? Do investors really care about…

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…

There were no proverbial May flowers this year when it came to the stock market, with the month showing the worst decline since September 2011. The NASDAQ fell 7.19% in May and 8.54% from the end of the first quarter. The DOW, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 lost…

Looking towards 2012, many investors are worried about their assets. Europe is in disarray, the U.S.debt is continuing to balloon, unemployment levels remain high, and no real concrete steps have been taken by political leaders to stem the negative sentiment. With all of this pessimism, in my opinion,…

Here’s how the fable goes… Jim is in the boardroom talking to his three young analysts about where the mutual fund they manage should place its billions of cash, as the firm recently exited some equity positions. “Where are we going to park those couple of billion we…

For the most part, good timing results in the majority of your investment returns, whether you’re investing in the broader stock market or in a specific market sector. The problem, of course, is that nobody can predict the future and trying to time the stock market is extremely…

As we all know, this is a very difficult stock market in which to make investments, based on major trends in the global economy. And, even if you identify, research and feel confident about an investment theme or trend on which to speculate, outside shocks like the eurozone…

It’s a crazy trading environment out there. Whether you are in bank stocks, gold stocks, silver stocks, or even cyclical stocks, the stock market risk is high at this time, as we just completed a volatile week of trading. The European debt crisis is keeping buyers on the…

Everyone is looking for the next stock market winners, such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL), priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ/PCLN), or Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG). While gold and gold stocks have provided some of best performing stocks, I continue to feel that technology will be the place to be as an investment…